Financial Management, Investments

The DNA of Future CFOs: Research Insights

April 14, 2023

The DNA of Future CFOs: Research Insights
A Chief Financial Officer is central to the success of any organization. So any changes to that role, especially if those changes are being driven by broader trends impacting the function of the CFO across multiple industries and operational models, are important to recognize and understand.

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

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How to think strategically about digital transformation and data privacy in financial services.

whitePaper | February 1, 2020

Traditional financial services firms around the globe — banks, insurers and asset managers — need to embrace both digital transformation and data privacy simultaneously to thrive in the coming decade. These two objectives are deeply intertwined because the success of digital transformation programs is highly dependent on an organization’s ability to engage with personal data, including data privacy compliance and ethics issues.

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Reimagining the Future of Finance

whitePaper | May 10, 2023

Fintech” is a word that’s barely a generation old. But in that nanosecond of historical time, this amalgam of “finance” and “technology” or, more specifically, the array of products and services that fintech companies have brought to life—has had an impact on the daily lives of billions of people.

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A Proposed Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Hosted by the World Bank

whitePaper | May 17, 2022

COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for collective action to augment the existing global health security financing system and mobilize additional resources for increased investments in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPR). Avoiding future pandemics requires investing substantially more in PPR; these investments will help avert the much larger costs that the world would have to incur if we were to be caught unprepared for the next global health crisis. Countries must step up domestic investments in the core capacities needed to prevent and contain future pandemics, in accordance with the International Health Regulations. This must be complemented by enhanced external financing, particularly for developing countries. The joint World Bank-WHO paper on PPR financing needs and gaps1 prpeared for the G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force (JFHTF) estimated that external financing amounting to an additional $10.5 billion per year, over the next five years, is needed for investments at the country, regional and global level to strengthen the capacity of low-income and middle-income countries. PPR is a global public good. Mobilizing the needed external financing to strengthen PPR in lowand middle-income countries and regions, that are the most fiscally stretched and in need of financial support, is the collective responsibility of the international community.

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whitePaper | May 8, 2020

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Banking cybersecurity & cybercrime

whitePaper | October 25, 2022

Financial institutions’ pre-pandemic investments in technology and the increased adoption by the public of online banking services helped banks and credit unions continue serving and, in some cases, expand their reach of customers. However, accelerated technology adoption and institutions’ growing reliance on third-party partners amplify the importance of cybersecurity measures for protecting private data, financial assets, and systems.

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ECMS: a game changer to access your central bank

whitePaper | June 21, 2022

Central banks play an important role in ensuring sufficient liquidity is available to financial markets. Historically, they have always acted as lenders of last resort by providing distressed institutions with liquidity, in addition to processing more routine operations, for example by providing credit to support settlement in central bank money. Perceptions around accessing central bank liquidity have been progressively changing and today using central bank credit has become a commonly used liquidity management tool for many financial institutions. This shift started as a result of the financial crisis of 2008.

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Rand Merchant Bank

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

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