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Two Convicted of Insider Dealing in Operation Tabernula Trial

13 May 2016

In a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and following a three-month trial at Southwark Crown Court, two defendants – a senior investment banker and a Chartered Accountant – have been convicted of conspiring to insider deal between November 2006 and March 2010. Three other defendants, Andrew Grant Harrison, Ben Anderson and Iraj Parvizi, have been acquitted. Continue reading…

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Tony de Bree
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Business Models in Fintech : an overview

20 April 2016

Last week, the European Fintech Awards were won by a number of companies from across Europe. The interesting thing was however that the number of Fintech-companies with real innovative (digital) business models and digital revenue models still seems to be rather limited. Continue reading…

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FSB meeting reported on Nordic experiences of cooperation on cross-border regulation and crisis resolution

10 May 2016

Last Friday, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) hosted in Basel, the tenth meeting of the FSB Regional Consultative Group for Europe (RCG Europe) under the co-chairmanship of Anne Le Lorier, First Deputy Governor, Banque de France (see photo) and Jon Nicolaisen, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank. At their meeting, members of the FSB RCG Europe discussed the progress made by two working groups set up by the RCG Europe. One has reported on Nordic experiences of cooperation on cross-border regulation and crisis resolution. The other will start its work on private pension schemes resilience. Continue reading…

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Tony de Bree
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About the USPs of new companies like Netflix, Uber and Airbnb

13 October 2015

Recently I was giving some workshops to students at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) on ‘How to create your own startup as ‘plan b”. One assignment from the ‘5-step Startup Blueprint’ we use was about the earnings models/digital revenue models and business models of companies like Netflix, Uber and Airbnb. After the students had looked at these companies, they saw a number of interesting characteristics. Continue reading…