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Guernsey: IBM and Northern Trust Pioneer Use Of Blockchain For Private Equity

IBM and financial services firm Northern Trust have launched the “first commercial deployment” of blockchain for the private equity market. Northern Trust and IBM built a security-rich blockchain, or distributed ledger solution, based on the Hyperledger Fabric. It is available for use for managing the administration of a private equity fund managed by Unigestion, a […]


Top UK Universities Approved To Become Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

  As announced in the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy last year, Academic Centres of Excellence will specialise in developing the latest cyber security techniques and contribute to the UK’s increased knowledge and capability in this field. Chosen from more than 20 applicants from across the UK, the 14 selected universities are: University of Birmingham […]


Essential Tips on Closing a Candidate

It’s the job of a successful recruiter to carefully orchestrate the offer and acceptance process. Below, are ten tips on how to close a candidate, compiled by Gary Stauble . 1. Get Leverage Get the candidate to go over benefits of the new job.  Get them to review original reasons (pain) for making a change. 2. […]


Fintech Developments to Affect Channel Island

New fintech partnerships expected to sweep the global financial services industry within the next five years are likely to have a knock-on effect in the Island, experts believe. A new survey carried out by PwC concludes that nearly 90% of traditional companies are running scared as innovative technology start-ups begin to make inroads into the industry, […]


UK: 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In The Booming Fintech Industry

Last month Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a release announcing the Treasury’s first-ever fintech week: “The FinTech sector is one of our fastest growing sectors, adding more than £6.6 billion into the UK’s economy and attracting more than £500 million of investment.” With rapid growth in the sector, concerns have emerged over the talent needed […]

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