Millennials, a demographic aged 20-35, have surpassed the baby boomers in numbers. Now the largest generational cohort, millennials are naturally being courted by financial services. Understanding this audience and their preferences should be a priority. How can financial institutions enhance their appeal to the millennial generation?
Economic theory traditionally suggests that interest rates are a core lever in determining corporate investment. Instead, a set of three interconnected indirect drivers are at play, which investors must grasp if they are to understand what determines the level of corporate investment and indirectly the capacity of companies to generate attractive long-term returns going forward.
According to a recent report by BNP Paribas, SAP, PwC and the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, continued innovation, anytime anywhere treasury, and cybercrime and fraud are changing the present and future corporate treasury landscape.
Long driven by venture capital (VC), the rapid growth of the digital sector is now seeing a new kid on the block: the corporate. Old economy "bricks and mortar" firms are increasingly eager to harness the opportunities presented by the new economy and have started to enter the digital technology bazaar.
Cybercriminals are increasing the scale and sophistication of their attacks on companies, employing a combination of electronic and social engineering techniques to break through firms' cyber-defences.