The Bracken column

Bracken

The Bracken column is named after Brendan Bracken, the founding editor of The Banker in 1926 and chairman of the modern-day Financial Times from 1945 to 1958.

Latest articles from Bracken

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Better indices would deliver stronger impact

August 16, 2021

Sustainable investors are driving industry-wide disruption for the largest ESG index players.

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ESG rankings, greenwashing and the need for competent managers

August 2, 2021

Sustainable investment markets can improve thanks to scientific rigour.

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Investors’ expectations key in climate risk

June 21, 2021

Accounting for investors’ expectations in climate scenarios is vital to risk supervision.

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How to regulate SPACs

May 14, 2021

Listing reform promises hope for UK special purpose acquisition companies, but is it enough?

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Is NPL securitisation banks' unlikely saviour?

March 25, 2021

A wave of non-performing loans threatens the banking sector, the solution may come from an unexpected source. 

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A new era for combatting illicit finance

January 27, 2021

Sweeping changes to the US’s anti-money laundering laws will modernise the fight against dirty money.

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A social green deal for Europe

November 19, 2020

A just economy will need social as much as green elements, says Fisma's Marcel Haag.

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Easing emerging market instability amid Covid-19

November 2, 2020

Equity interventions by governments, rather than large loans, could help prevent financial instability across Latin America.

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Central banks, political theory and Covid

September 30, 2020

The lenders of last resort doctrine must extend to the real sector if economies are to escape the pandemic relatively unscathed.

What legacy will Covid-19 leave for UK businesses and banks?

August 28, 2020

The UK needs a proactive supervisor and community banks to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic, says Philip Sinel.

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