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Esri® Uses Human Geography and the Power of Social Mapping to Help Banks Cut Costs and Increase Customer Bases

Esri® Uses Human Geography and the Power of Social Mapping to Help Banks Cut Costs and Increase Customer Bases

In a Nutshell: Financial institutions today are charged with being everywhere their customers expect them to be without blowing their budgets by constantly opening new locations. To help connect with their customers, Esri has harnessed its half-century of experience as the market leader in mapping and analytics software. The company empowers more than 350,000 worldwide clients with hyperlocal studies on the markets they serve. Studies show how individual communities interact with... read more »

Boston College Economists Link Exorbitant Privilege and the Dollarization of Global Trade to Help Explain US Predominance in the World Economy

Boston College Economists Link Exorbitant Privilege and the Dollarization of Global Trade to Help Explain US Predominance in the World Economy

In a Nutshell: You might look at the massive US trade deficit and think the country is in particularly bad shape. While America undoubtedly has debts to pay, our nation is actually in an advantageous position in the world economy thanks to two phenomena: exorbitant privilege, which allows the US to borrow at lower interest rates because the dollar is the international currency reserve, and dollarization, which refers to the disproportionate share of world trade dominated in dollars.... read more »

Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Brings Market Structure and Fintech Research to a Global Audience

Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Brings Market Structure and Fintech Research to a Global Audience

In a Nutshell: The collapse and subsequent bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 knocked over the first domino that would topple several respected global financial institutions. From the chaos of that September came the birth of Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy. The center’s founding principle was to give a voice to the financial market at a time when few wanted to speak. Its focus today — on market structure and policy, corporate governance, and... read more »

Study Suggests the Impulsivity that Results from ADHD Can Cause Financial Distress in Adults

Study Suggests the Impulsivity that Results from ADHD Can Cause Financial Distress in Adults

In a Nutshell: People who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often find it difficult to stay organized, meet deadlines, and plan details of their everyday lives. While this phenomenon typically manifests during childhood with issues at school, a new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University and the University of Florida suggests ADHD can also have negative effects on financial behavior, like missing credit payments and issues maintaining... read more »

Columbia Business School Research Exposes Volatility Within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency System

Columbia Business School Research Exposes Volatility Within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency System

In a Nutshell: As values of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin increase, demand by investors to get in on the cash cow also grows. News organizations that normally ignore digital currency now recognize the budding power of crypto-keepers and the miners that keep the infrastructure sustainable. A trio of Columbia Business School professors have extensively researched the topic and detailed their findings in a recent paper, Monopoly without a Monopolist: An Economic Analysis of the Bitcoin... read more »

Q3 Data Shows Home Sales in Canada are Falling, But Prices Remain on the Rise

Q3 Data Shows Home Sales in Canada are Falling, But Prices Remain on the Rise

In a Nutshell: After seven years of rapid growth, the Canadian housing market showed its first signs of slowing down in June of 2017 when it suffered its worst single-month sales drop since 2010. Recent provincial and federal rules charging a 15% premium to foreign buyers has motivated many of the speculators supporting the boom to withdraw from the market. Interest rates are on the rise, but the country is heading into a buyer’s market, with a glut of available homes both in and out... read more »

BrightScope — How Two Brothers Leveraged Open Government Data to Add Transparency to Researching 401(k) Plans and Financial Advisors

BrightScope — How Two Brothers Leveraged Open Government Data to Add Transparency to Researching 401(k) Plans and Financial Advisors

In a Nutshell: Designed to bring a massive database of public information to light, BrightScope ranks and rates 401(k) plans and financial advisors to help guide employer and consumer decisions. The rankings are intended to add transparency to the retirement planning process, arming investors with vital information in choosing trustworthy partners to grow their savings. More than 200 factors go into the rankings, making BrightScope one of the most comprehensive resources for... read more »

Next-Generation Eikon™ Financial Analysis Platform Earns Thomson Reuters Our Editor’s Choice™ Award

Next-Generation Eikon™ Financial Analysis Platform Earns Thomson Reuters Our Editor’s Choice™ Award

In a Nutshell: Thomson Reuters, a global media and information distribution company, is known as a trusted source of real-time financial information to business leaders and market makers worldwide. To further this cause, Thomson Reuters created a proprietary financial analysis platform it calls Eikon that combines built-in collaborative tools and powerful research capabilities with access to news, data, and analytics from hundreds of markets and thousands of sources globally.... read more »

RateHub™ Sources the Best Rates on Everything from Mortgages to Credit Cards to Help Canadians Compare and Save

RateHub™ Sources the Best Rates on Everything from Mortgages to Credit Cards to Help Canadians Compare and Save

In a Nutshell: Whether you're applying for a mortgage or credit card, choosing a bank, or signing up for a new auto, life, or home insurance policy, smart shoppers know to look around for the best prices. RateHub is a website tailored to help Canadian consumers make informed decisions by sifting through the fine print and sourcing the best rates in all of these categories to add transparency to often-complicated choices. Users are not only getting a clean, organized browsing... read more »

Why the World’s Leading Companies Turn to Brand Finance™ to Value Their Good Name

Why the World’s Leading Companies Turn to Brand Finance™ to Value Their Good Name

In a Nutshell: Playing a unique role in evaluating and determining the intangible value of a company’s brand image, London-based Brand Finance is the world’s leading brand and branded-business valuation company. The information provided by Brand Finance allows its clients to make informed decisions about the future of their brands, and where to focus their marketing efforts. It also allows companies, such as credit card issuers, to see where new technologies might be eroding the... read more »