Alternative Finance in France Grows Driven by Crowdlending While Equity Crowdfunding Continues its Decline

Recently the French Crowdfunding Association Financement Participatif France or FPF published their annual report on alternative finance in France. The report, produced in partnership with KPMG, is now in its third year and provides an important snapshot of sector growth for online capital formation including both debt and equity-based financing. At the end of 2018, there were 194 registered…

Honing Finance’s Focus on the Business: William Rogers, CFO, CenterPoint Energy

With the completion of the recent transaction between CenterPoint Energy and Vectren Corporation, the veteran chief finance officer discusses advances in the energy industry and the importance of focusing on the customer. Although William Bill Rogers recently announced his retirement as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, ., he remains…

Anti Money Laundering

Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source, and/or destination of money, in order to hide the proceeds of an illegal activity.  The goal of the money launderer is to make cash derived from an illegal activity into the financial system so that the transaction ultimate…

Fortune Favours the Bold

Racquel was finally convinced that now was the right time for her to package her banana bread and try to market it commercially. If she had received J$100 every time she had heard, “Why don’t you sell this in the supermarkets? It tastes great!” she would be a wealthy woman today. Apart from the fact that she…