Human forecasting wins the race when data is absent

Phil Young learns what happens when FP&A go beyond the numbers [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q32019_569cc21c970cbd/53″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The apocalyptic effect artificial intelligence will have on financial planning and analysis  (FP&A) jobs presents as a foregone conclusion. But it isn’t. In my previous column (Dialogue, Q2 2019, page 53), I showed how … Read more

Innovation underpins the performance of some of the world’s quickest-moving companies

New research from Joe Perfetti reveals how fast companies keep pace [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q4_2019_final_co/60″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Speed. It is perhaps the most potent advantage a company can have in a complex, ever-changing world. Change is no longer linear and predictable, but exponential and volatile. That means that speed can be … Read more

‘Brand equity’ is a poor term for a valuable asset

Brand equity is an imprecise moniker for a valuable thing, writes Phil Young [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q4_2019_final_co/59″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] I was partly amused. But I was mostly confused. The first time I heard the term ‘brand equity,’ my immediate reaction was one familiar to finance guys: “There go those marketing people … Read more

Consumer trust is vital to the online money transfer market

The booming market in online money transfers has changed the financial sector, but how can businesses build consumer trust? Helen Scott reports [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q4_2019_final_co/62″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] More than US$5 trillion in foreign exchange payments is traded every single day around the world. Yet for many consumers, sending money abroad … Read more

Transforming Nedbank

A fast-changing business environment demands speed and agility from executives. Dean Retief explains how Nedbank shifted gear [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q32019_569cc21c970cbd/54″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Like many banks, in 2015 Nedbank faced a combination of circumstances that were reshaping the business environment. Increasing regulation, competition and changing customer expectations were combining with a … Read more

Trust in the transfer

The booming market in online money transfers has changed the financial sector, but how can businesses build consumer trust? Helen Scott reports Plenty of consumers will be all too familiar with the historically laborious and costly task of sending money abroad. The outbound UK retail FX transfer market is worth around £60 billion a year, … Read more

The jewel in the crown

Nikhil Raval surveys the opportunities and challenges facing the fast-growing Indian financial services industry [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q2_2019_full_book/58″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] ‘Brand India’ is a big talking point in business circles, and rightly so. India has leapt up global rankings as a place to do business over the last three years, thanks … Read more

Everyone needs to fix gender bias at work – starting with women themselves

Ilka Dunne explains how Rand Merchant Bank aims to help women take the future into their own hands [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/full_book_dialogue_q32019_569cc21c970cbd/60″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] South Africa is still a highly patriarchal society. Inevitably, that affects the way that our businesses operate: and one of the biggest challenges it creates is that … Read more