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| By: Bill Tai, venture capitalist and entrepreneur
Mercer Announces Leadership Changes in North America and European/Pacific Regions EuroPac region President Simon O' Regan to lead North America. Martine Ferland appointed to President, EuroPac. NEW YORK---- Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh& McLennan Companies, today announced the appointment of Simon O' Regan to President, North America.
Source: Business Wire
UPDATE 1-Fintech explosion puts banks in digital firing line FRANKFURT, June 30- The world's top banks and insurers are seeing their business models challenged by "fintech" start-ups, which are reshaping what consumers and businesses expect from financial services, industry insiders and experts say. A report out Tuesday from the World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based corporate think-tank which runs the Davos summit of...
| By: Eric Auchard
World Economic Forum sees finance industry in digital firing-line The report by the World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based corporate think-tank which runs the Davos summit of world leaders each January, says major disruptions are in store for many once highly profitable financial services businesses. Exemplifying the trend, UK regulators last week granted a banking license to Atom, a "branch-free, paper-free" institution...
| By: Eric Auchard
Lending Club Platform Opens to Investors in Texas and Arizona "We are delighted to announce the addition of two key states today, which we believe will help drive more individual investors to our platform," said Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche. How are people using Lending Club? Borrowers who used a personal loan through the Lending Club marketplace to consolidate debt or pay off high interest credit cards report in a...
Source: PR Newswire
Booming education business helps some Africans move up a class JOHANNESBURG, June 29- Packed tightly at a row of graffitied desks in an overcrowded classroom, students at Masiqhakaze Secondary School near Johannesburg shiver as a chilly breeze blows through broken windows. In a 2015 report the World Economic Forum ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education and close to last at 139 out of...
| By: Tendai Dube