Disruptors and banks – GT News

P1100395AS ALWAYS, it was a pleasure working with Earthport on the post-Money2020 wrap-up. This piece was produced for GT News.

Two years ago, there was a degree of agitation between the new kids on the block, the fintechs, and those staid, suit-wearing bureaucrats – the bankers. The fintechs talked of eating lunches, kicking the banks in the rear and creating a new world that turned the old upside down. In 2016, there was something a shift towards working together and the word “collaboration” could be heard in dialogue between market players. Now, we are in the “summer of love” period, the year of reciprocity, of mutual respect and joint ventures.

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Money2020 review for Deutsche Bank

P1100386MONEY 2020 was another step along the way towards creative co-existence between the disrupters and the traditional world of banking, which has woken up to the threat of financial technology and is talking boldly about “transformation” and “reinvention”.

Isherwood Editorial provided a review for Deutsche Bank.

You can see the story here

Insight on China

(SP)CHINA-TIANJIN-SOCCER-CSL-AXEL WITSELISHERWOOD enjoys working with a broad range of clients and our latest work with KPMG’s Football Benchmark was published this week by Soccerex. We provide editorial support to KPMG and it dovetails nicely with our Game of the People site.

Click here to see the Soccerex article on China

Wonderful in Copenhagen

P1100386ISHERWOOD EDITORIAL was present in Copenhagen for the recent Money2020 conference, the largest and certainly most impressive fintech conference around.

We’ve helped our client, Earthport, with a series of through the conference reports.

Click here to see some of the content we’ve assisted with. 

Brexit and the banks: Careful what you wish for

City_of_London_skyline_from_London_City_Hall_-_Sept_2015_-_Crop_AlignedTHIS ARTICLE was published on LinkedIn and has generated a lot of interest, with phenomenal hit rates.

I WAS standing in a Doncaster pub when I read my former employer had announced that around 4,000 jobs were being reviewed as a result of Brexit. The chap next to me, wearing a Mansfield Town football shirt, looked over my tablet and said, “good bloody riddance…we don’t need the xxxxxxx bankers.” I was in no position to argue or even defend the much maligned banker, but this reaction highlighted the underlying sentiment about a profession that has never truly been liked or trusted.

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Isherwood mentioned in national press

New EuropeanISHERWOOD gets a mention in this week’s New European newspaper. The article, “The day football beat fascism” tells the story of how football in Britain has – to some extent – defeated xenophobia.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“GLANCE at today’s Premier League and you see a multi-national circus of talent that has – rightly or wrongly – transformed football in England into the most intensely marketed, lucrative and, arguably, most controversial league across Europe.

Football in Britain relies heavily on foreign players, to such an extent that its critics claim it has damaged, perhaps irreparably, the fabric of the England national team.

But the situation English football finds itself in today is a marked contrast to the xenophobic game we once knew, characterised by periods of isolation, suspicion of foreigners and nervous trips to “the continent”. At one point, football folk even talked about leaving UEFA in the 1970s.

Notwithstanding the very conspicuous racist element of some football grounds down the years, and the reaction to the introduction of black players in the 1960s and through to the 1980s, Britons eyed the antics of footballers in European countries such as Italy and Spain, not to mention behind the “iron curtain”, with no small degree of wariness.”