An Interview with Richard Harding, Chief Executive Officer, Tower Insurance26/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next six months? Harding: This question is very timely for us.. As a general insurer in New Zealand and the Pacific, we are focusing on our core business; and our business...
An Interview with John Brisco, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Manulife Asia26/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Brisco: A major focus for Manulife in Asia is to continue the digitization of our capabilities which is vital if we are to deliver an unparalleled customer...
'"Fintegration": How Citi Views Disruption as Opportunity,' John Hogue, Head of Global Consumer Innovation Labs, Citi Fintech23/08/2016 Executive Columns
Powered by technology, we have seen the likes of Uber, Amazon, and Airbnb, amongst others, offer customers completely new, seamless and differentiated experiences. As a result, customer expectations are now shaped by the differentiated experiences...
An Interview with Phil Copeland, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Avoka Technologies18/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Copeland: Our goal is to assist and help many of those large, traditional financial services organisations to modernise their business and to help them with...
An Interview with Andy Weir, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive General Manager, Enterprise Services, Bankwest11/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Weir: These are very much intertwined as we move into an increasingly digital economy where differentiation will be based around the customer experience. As a result...
An Interview with Aaron Klein, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Riskalyze11/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 12 months? Klein: We continue to innovate at the centre of how advisers engage with their clients. We’ve recently rolled out a new feature called ‘Check-ins’, which allows...
An Interview with Toru Masutani, Regional Head for Oceania, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi03/08/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months? Masutani: The Bank has now operated in the Australian market for 30 years, and today we rank as the largest foreign bank behind the “Big Four” in corporate lending. We want to...
'Why fintech is here to stay,' David Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FundX01/08/2016 Executive Columns
Luckily, Horace ignored this advice, and his $5,000 worth of shares were sold for a neat $12.5 million 16 years later. Though we might consider such a comment lacking in foresight now that motor vehicles are pervasive to the point of being a...
An Interview with Angus Sedgwick, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, The Invoice Market29/07/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Sedgwick: Our key business priority is to continue to ‘inform and educate’ SMEs and potential referrers about cash flow funding, its benefits and competitive...
An Interview with Milton Samios, Chief Executive Officer, Investec22/07/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months? Samios: For the last five years Investec has been restructuring and simplifying the business. We have made excellent progress but for the next 12 months we must be outwardly focused...
'The millennial consumer meets in the new age of fintech,' Clayton Howes, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Fintech, MoneyMe14/07/2016 Executive Columns
From choice of distribution channels (online, please) to product design (convenient, digital, fast), this group is even influencing the way companies talk about themselves and their products in the public arena. Exaggerate even slightly, and you...
An Interview with Chia Tek Yew, Head of Financial Services Advisory, KPMG Singapore07/07/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Chia: Collaboration has been a key theme in the financial services industry, either with external accelerators who bring multiple start-ups to a bank or within...
An Interview with Dirk Hofman, General Director, Credit Savvy08/07/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your priorities for the next 6 months? Hofman: To help Australians understand the importance of monitoring and managing their credit reputation. With more credit providers expecting into comprehensive credit reporting (CCR)...
An Interview with Simon Isaacs, Founding Director, eBroker05/07/2016 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Isaacs: To remain at the forefront of the non-bank lending industry and continue our growth by helping our customers (SME’s) to obtain funding and capital...
'The opportunity for peer-to-peer lending in emerging markets,' Peter Tavener, Chief Financial Officer, Beehive UAE05/07/2016 Executive Columns
With the advent of technology, however, the landscape is changing and opening up new and considerable prospects for emerging markets to accelerate growth and leapfrog other markets. One industry undergoing disruption is the field of Finance, where...