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Past articles by Anna:

Meet UBS’s new IT boss

Tech chief Michael Dargan has the operations experience needed to lead the Swiss banking group’s transformation and push for greater efficiency → Read More

Fintech lags rest of finance for women on boards

Just 7% of UK fintech companies' board members are female, less than a third of the average across financial services → Read More

Institutional investors warm to UK P2P despite US troubles

The share of debt originated by institutions in the UK continues to grow, in contrast with weakening demand in the US → Read More

Icap buys hedge fund analytics startup in fintech push

Michael Spencer's interdealer broker brings fintech startup it has invested in since 2013 into the fold → Read More

European regulators call for closer supervision of fintech

National watchdogs urged to join forces so they can respond more quickly to the risks that digital technology could pose to the finance sector → Read More

Losses mount at fixed-income startup Algomi

Latest accounts underscore the difficulties facing initiatives aimed at restoring liquidity in the fixed-income markets → Read More

JP Morgan revamps fintech investing unit

The bank has combined its strategic investments team with its private equity business Heritage Private Equity → Read More

Blythe Masters responds to blockchain doubters

Former JP Morgan commodities chief says many of the barriers to mainstream blockchain adoption are 'being surmounted' → Read More

HSBC operating chief doubts blockchain's short-term impact

The bank's chief operating officer believes a 'terrible year' for wholesale banking could hit the development of blockchain technology in finance → Read More

Fintech evangelist Bussmann steps down as UBS CIO

One of the most outspoken supporters of fintech innovation in banking is leaving the Swiss bank → Read More

Goldman looks to machine learning to solve legacy conundrum

The US bank is trying to make its computers learn how to take care of themselves. But with 5,000 critical bank systems, it's a complex undertaking → Read More

DTCC partners with Masters on blockchain for repos

The post-trade giant emerged as a backer to Blythe Masters' fintech startup, Digital Asset Holdings, in January → Read More

Blockchain Q&A with Paladin Capital's Europe chief

Financial News speaks to Alex O’Cinneide about the cybersecurity and tech VC firm's foray into blockchain investment → Read More

Ripple reaches UK shores

Blockchain company backed by CME Group and Santander picks London for new European headquarters → Read More

VC investors keep calm with their cash amid blockchain hype

Venture capital firms, a go-to source of capital for tech wizards, are not rushing to open their chequebooks for blockchain – the technology that has captured the imagination of Wall St → Read More

First crowdfunding platform gets LSE membership

Syndicate Room will be able to offer investors access to initial public offerings → Read More

Takeaways from the FCA's consultation on financial innovation

The UK regulator has given a glimpse of how it plans to encourage the financial industry to go digital → Read More

Former head of Fidelity International joins equity research startup

London-based StockViews recruits asset management veteran as chairman → Read More

Nasdaq joins race to sell blockchain tech

The global exchange group is participating in bids to provide distributed ledger services and solutions to capital market firms → Read More

Nutmeg searching for new CEO

The online wealth manager in which Schroders owns a stake is looking for a successor to Nick Hungerford → Read More