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What Surprised You the Most About 2021?
December 27, 2021

What Surprised You the Most About 2021?

To round out 2021, we asked a cross section of our BRINK experts to name — in a couple of sentences — what they...

What Will Be the Greatest Challenge of 2022?
December 27, 2021

What Will Be the Greatest Challenge of 2022?

On December 26th, we asked a cross section of our experts to name — in a couple of sentences — what had...

Why the Cybersecurity of the .1% Is Relevant to You
December 17, 2021

Why the Cybersecurity of the .1% Is Relevant to You

The 0.1% are particularly rich targets for cybercriminals and hackers, but their strategies for deterring hackers hold...

Are Apps Becoming Gateways for Cybercrime?
November 28, 2021

Are Apps Becoming Gateways for Cybercrime?

How we travel and where we can go now depends on a smartphone. Freedom of movement is app-based. This is a major...

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Third Quarter 2021
November 12, 2021

Global Insurance Pricing Increases in Third Quarter 2021

Global commercial insurance prices increased 15%, on average, in the third quarter of 2021, the same rate of increase...

Data Localization Is Now a Big Part of Doing Business Globally
October 21, 2021

Data Localization Is Now a Big Part of Doing Business Globally

More than 100 countries now require their citizen data stored in servers physically located inside their borders. These laws...

What Does Globalization Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?
October 11, 2021

What Does Globalization Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?

The global economy is emerging from the pandemic with global supply chains in disarray and companies struggling to...

How Will Digital Currencies Change the Financial Sector?
October 4, 2021

How Will Digital Currencies Change the Financial Sector?

Digital and crypto currencies are rapidly changing the nature of money itself. Digital currencies issued by central banks...

The Era of Cash Is Ending
October 3, 2021

The Era of Cash Is Ending

Digital and cryptocurrencies are rapidly changing the nature of money itself. This will have big implications for currency...

Evergrande Is the Consequence of An Unsustainable Model
October 1, 2021

Evergrande Is the Consequence of An Unsustainable Model

The Chinese real estate sector has long been too big and too risky, and it is not coincidental. It was central in the Chinese...

What Have Treasury Professionals Learned From the Pandemic?
September 20, 2021

What Have Treasury Professionals Learned From the Pandemic?

In May 2021, as the dust was beginning to settle from a worldwide shutdown and some semblance of “normalcy” had...

Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Surging
September 12, 2021

Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Are Surging

According to Temple University’s Cybersecurity in Application, Research & Education Laboratory, ransomware attacks...

ASEAN Economies Are Starting to Falter Because of COVID
August 22, 2021

ASEAN Economies Are Starting to Falter Because of COVID

COVID-19 is raging across the five ASEAN countries, and the reliance on mobility suppression to control the virus is taking...

Decentralized Finance: The Next Big Threat for the Finance Sector
July 13, 2021

Decentralized Finance: The Next Big Threat for the Finance Sector

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a fast-growing segment of the financial markets. Based on a blockchain platform, DeFi...

The Clean Energy Transition Starts With Company Culture
July 6, 2021

The Clean Energy Transition Starts With Company Culture

Climate change is the biggest risk we are facing, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Risk Report. In...

When Will International Air Travel Reopen With a Health Passport?
June 29, 2021

When Will International Air Travel Reopen With a Health Passport?

Domestic air travel in the U.S. is getting back to 2019 levels with an average of 2 million passengers a day. However, many...

Going Beyond Investments — The Role of Commercial Underwriting in the Climate Transition
June 24, 2021

Going Beyond Investments — The Role of Commercial Underwriting in the Climate Transition

The financial services industry is an accelerator in the transition to net-zero targets, for example with the focus on...

3 Major Political and Credit Risks Amid Pandemic Recovery
June 10, 2021

3 Major Political and Credit Risks Amid Pandemic Recovery

As governments continue to implement fiscal and monetary policies in response to COVID-19, country-level economic...

Are We About to See an End to Corporate Tax Havens?
June 7, 2021

Are We About to See an End to Corporate Tax Havens?

On the agenda of this week’s G7 meeting is whether to approve a global minimum corporate tax. As governments seek...

Multilateral Banks and the Role They Play in Climate Change Reduction
June 2, 2021

Multilateral Banks and the Role They Play in Climate Change Reduction

There is growing pressure on multilateral development banks (MDB), such as the World Bank and the Asian and African...

Finding the Balance Between Infrastructure and Cybersecurity
June 1, 2021

Finding the Balance Between Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

It seems a day does not pass when a government anywhere in the world does not discuss the threat posed by...

The Global Economy is about to become the Climate Economy
May 6, 2021

The Global Economy is about to become the Climate Economy

In the next 20 years, climate will move from being a sector of the economy to becoming the dominant force in macro...

Why Business Interruption Risk Affects Us All
April 27, 2021

Why Business Interruption Risk Affects Us All

Catastrophic risk is the hardest risk of all for business to protect itself against. In the third of our occasional series on how...

Six Ways to Better Serve Your Mobile Workforce
April 14, 2021

Six Ways to Better Serve Your Mobile Workforce

Digital tools for managing a mobile workforce have become a lifeline for businesses and employees in less than a year...

6 Traits That Advanced Investors Share
April 13, 2021

6 Traits That Advanced Investors Share

After a year of reacting to the many risks brought upon by COVID-19, institutional investors need to adapt in an effort to...

Construction Will Lead Economic Recovery — Are Joint Ventures Ready?
April 8, 2021

Construction Will Lead Economic Recovery — Are Joint Ventures Ready?

We can expect the global construction sector to lead the post pandemic economic recovery, with a corresponding...

10 Questions That Will Determine the Future of Work
March 10, 2021

10 Questions That Will Determine the Future of Work

In the span of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rethink not only of how workers work, but of long...

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