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Art as an Alternative Asset Class
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Art as an Alternative Asset Class

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Art today, is defined by its relationship to wealth as never before.  Prices of Artworks have been driven to unprecedented heights, as conventional boundaries within the Art world have rapidly collapsed.  A recent example, being the record sale held by Sotheby’s, for Artworks produced by Englishman, Damien Hirst, which attained a record $200 million on the very eve of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

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Art as an Alternative Asset Class
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Art as an Alternative Asset Class

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Art today, is defined by its relationship to wealth as never before.  Prices of Artworks have been driven to unprecedented heights, as conventional boundaries within the Art world have rapidly collapsed.  A recent example, being the record sale held by Sotheby’s, for Artworks produced by Englishman, Damien Hirst, which attained a record $200 million on the very eve of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

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The changing role of the CFO and the finance function.
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The changing role of the CFO and the finance function.

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The search for today’s CFO is one heck of a challenge.

The role of the CFO is evolving such that it requires razor-sharp intelligence, the ability to deliver instantaneously and a whole lot of charming influence.   It is safe to say that the CFO in under intense scrutiny, both internally and externally.  Below are just some of the evolving requirements preoccupying CFOs in the current economic climate.

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The changing role of the CFO and the finance function.
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The changing role of the CFO and the finance function.

cfo-interim

The search for today’s CFO is one heck of a challenge.

The role of the CFO is evolving such that it requires razor-sharp intelligence, the ability to deliver instantaneously and a whole lot of charming influence.   It is safe to say that the CFO in under intense scrutiny, both internally and externally.  Below are just some of the evolving requirements preoccupying CFOs in the current economic climate.

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التمويل الإسلامي  1
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التمويل الإسلامي 1

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With an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide, significant increases in the UHNW population and wealth being generated in the Middle East and Asia, the demand for Islamic Finance and Shari’ah acceptable investment products is on the rise. Following the financial crisis, time and time again, the topic of whether the principles embedded in Islamic Finance could be used as the backdrop to a more stable financial system is being debated

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Asset Managers Adapt or Fold
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Asset Managers Adapt or Fold

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The traditional wealth management model which emphasises short-term revenue gains for asset managers instead of longer-term steady returns for the client, is broken. Without doubt, the return on investment made for the client needs to take priority over the returns to shareholders

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Spotlight Big Data Analytics
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Spotlight Big Data Analytics

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Big data initiatives which answer specific business questions are poised for explosive growth! Customer retention, product development, deepening customer engagement not to mention surpassing competitor offerings are just some of the reasons why Big Data really is Big Business. If a company is not yet using Big Data in some form or another, you better bet their competitors are

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