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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

Nooyi shares what it takes to get more women in the C-suite

The former CEO of PepsiCo identifies hurdles that stand in the way of female executives

Pioneers push the business case for space

Reusability of equipment a big game-changer for the business of space

Former Goldman Sachs boss Blankfein dishes on the markets, the economy and politics

Former Goldman Sachs CEO shares his thoughts on an array of topics

McNamee warns of the dangers of a new data economy

Silicon Valley veteran sounds stark warning about Big Tech

Challenges remain in protecting senior investors, panelists say

Panelists say Senior Safe Act, FINRA rules help in combating issue

Experts dissect the severity of the opioid crisis

Experts discuss epidemic that continues to ravage parts of the US

Rules, taxonomies for sustainable investing shouldn’t be too burdensome, experts say

Establishing objective criteria for what constitutes a sustainable investment should involve flexibility and steer clear of overly burdensome rules, said panelists on at the SIFMA Annual Meeting.

Additional Opportunity Zone rules will give investors more clarity, lawmaker says

Work on additional rules around qualified Opportunity Zone funds is aimed at providing greater regulatory clarity to encourage further investment, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said at the 2019 SIFMA Annual Meeting.

Business Lessons from 3 of the highest-paid CFOs

Every CFO has a unique career story, but a lot can be learned from the experiences of Denton, Porat and Stanley. Creativity, diversity and adaptability are obvious strengths that the highest-paid CFOs possess.

Smarsh releases findings of 9th electronic communications survey

Compliance teams struggle to meet electronic communications compliance rules