Articles


  1. Blockchain in Telecom – Hype or Reality

    The telecom industry has been in a state of flux as it looks to optimize operations and generate additional revenue streams. It is keen on tapping the benefits of blockchain technology. Blockchain essentially facilitates faster ...read more

  2. Open Banking: More Than a New Compliance Norm

    The global banking sector is witnessing a lot of disruption brought about by FinTech players. This has prompted traditional banks to focus on developing/upgrading digital capabilities to avoid being rendered obsolete by new entrants ...read more

  1. Edible Vaccines – A Research Area Waiting to Explode

    Advantages Ease of administration and patient compliant due to oral delivery No requirement of sterile conditions for storing vaccines Elimination of contamination risk with animal pathogens Economical in production, easy production scale up and lower ...read more

  1. Twitter — A Crystal Ball for Asset Managers?

    Crowdsourcing through social media could be the next big thing in an asset manager’s analytical arsenal.  Newly elected US President Donald Trump has made Twitter famous, again. The president often takes to the s ...read more

  2. Saudi Labour Market Challenges

    In an effort to reduce unemployment, improve domestic workforce capabilities and participation, as well as boost productivity among SMEs and private sector players, Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant reforms as part of its shift toward ...read more

  1. Are business valuation approaches lagging behind?

    The finance world has been using the same methods to value businesses for a long time now. While the business world has changed significantly, valuation approaches remain the same. The changes in business environment and ...read more

  2. What 2017 Looks Like for Indian Start-up Valuations

    India’s start-up ecosystem savored 2015. Several dominant consumer driven tech-startups (such as e-commerce portals, food-tech sites, online marketplaces, and aggregators) enjoyed soaring valuations. 2016 was another story however. Although plenty of bright ideas and big dreams w ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more