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The importance of thoughtful financial planning during turbulent times
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Having a strong financial plan can help investors address their financial priorities, even during turbulent times

Q&A: SIFMA’s Bentsen on the unprecedented response to COVID-19

SIFMA President and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., discusses the economic policy response to COVID-19

Microsoft and Smarsh team up to boost Teams compliance

Smarsh enters co-sell partnership with Microsoft aimed at meeting the compliance needs of financial services firms

Contractors encouraged to form an “ideal” financial dashboard

As the coronavirus pandemic bears down on the construction industry, contractors should have a dashboard to keep track of their financial health.

Mobile banking apps: industry overview + looking forward

Mobile banking apps have already changed the way we interact with our finances, and the pace is accelerating.

SIFMA’s Bentsen discusses industry-wide BCP efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic

SIFMA president and CEO Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., discusses business continuity planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How financial services can best use digital marketing
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Digital marketing varies across countries. Learn how to make the most of marketing your financial firm, while meeting regulations.

CBA's Hunt discusses the industry's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt shares insights on the banking industry's response to coronavirus pandemic

5 best practices for a remote workforce in the age of COVID-19

Insights for financial services firms undergoing a rapid transformation to a suddenly-remote workforce.

How Standard Chartered won Davos 2020

Few noticed, but Standard Chartered notched an important victory at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

2020 Finance Trends:  Industry Poll + Interview

SmartBrief readers share their top finance trends for 2020, plus an interview with the editor of SmartBrief for CFOs.

Fintech trends for 2020 and how data is changing the landscape

Technology and the ways data are being used to make trading decisions and better understand markets continue to evolve quickly for financial services firms.

Wealth management 2020: Embracing the shifting tides in the digital race
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Wealth managers need to digitize their businesses in order to compete in today's environment

Sustainability gains momentum in derivatives industry

The importance of sustainability appears to be on the rise in the derivative industry.

Exchange executives share insights on data, market structure, Hong Kong unrest

Executives share insights on the evolution of financial exchanges