Blogs from Simon Richards, tekVizion, Managing Director EMEA & APAC

Scientific research proves that bankers, when reminded of their profession, cheat more

Scientific research proves that bankers, when reminded of their profession, cheat more

7th April 2015

A recent study conducted by Alain Cohn and two other economists at Zurich University, points out that banker’s tendency to cheat accentuates once reminded what profession they belong to. This is generating doubt as to whether the strict regulations in place are capable of keeping the banking industry under control or whether the problem lies... read more
Bringing shadow banking out of the dark

Bringing shadow banking out of the dark

10th December 2014

The sinister-sounding ‘shadow banking’ sector may conjure notions of secret accounts and underhand transactions, but it’s in fact a legitimate industry now worth a staggering $75 trillion. But this somewhat opaque market is moving into the spotlight amidst calls for greater regulation – and warnings that it may pose a... read more
Breaking Bad Banking Habits with Compliance

Breaking Bad Banking Habits with Compliance

17th July 2014

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” said Aristotle. We all have bad habits, many of which are picked up from those around us such as our family, our friends and our colleagues. In fact psychologically speaking, ‘mimicking’ is an evolutionary and subconscious device we all adopt to... read more
Eating The Frog

Eating The Frog

23rd May 2014

This is something we should all be doing when we first settle down at our desks in the morning. It’s something that needs to happen before we’ve brewed our first pot of coffee or eaten our cornflakes. No matter how unpleasant or uncomfortable the sensation, we should all be eating the frog. For those of you scratching your heads and... read more