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October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Observe - Practice - Demonstrate: Systems Training That Works

When any company is contemplating whether or not to upgrade to a new system, one big question always emerges: How are we going to train all of our employees?

The easiest and most effective way for employees to master a new system is to have an expert sit down with each of them for one-on-one training. But with hundreds or thousands of employees and very little time to prepare for a rollout, this usually isn’t a realistic option. Enter The Edcomm Group Banker’s Academy’s System… Continue

Added by Dr. Linda Eagle on October 29, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Senior Consultant – Quindiem Consulting Financial Inclusion Practice

Quindiem Consulting (Pty) Ltd is a dynamic Johannesburg based consulting firm specialising in actuarial science, insurance-related consulting and financial inclusion. The Financial Inclusion practice consults to banks, MFIs, insurers, donors, regulators and governments across a number of strategic areas.

The practice is expanding its operations and is seeking to hire a Senior Consultant with experience in inter alia transformational banking, payments and distribution, e-commerce, and… Continue

Added by Sarah Langhan on October 19, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Learning from the Anti-Consolidation Attacks on the Nigerian Banking System

Anti-consolidation efforts have re-emerged in the Nigerian banking industry in an effort to shake public confidence in five of Nigeria’s largest banks. The recent Nigerian bank consolidation, an effort to pool bank resources to raise the 25 million Naira (NGN) required for capitalization by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is intended to improve services rendered by the banks and the overall stability of the banking system.

Adequate capital is vital to maintaining any stable… Continue

Added by Dr. Linda Eagle on October 14, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

International Basel II Training: More Important Now than Ever Before

Financial institutions across the world have implemented the Basel II framework for measuring capital adequacy in an effort to protect customers, employees and the organizations as a whole. First issued in June of 2004, Basel II is the second accord to come from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which outlines appropriate capital adequacy requirements banks should abide by in order to prevent bank failure. As a result of the current tumultuous times in Financial Services, this… Continue

Added by Dr. Linda Eagle on October 13, 2009 at 9:11pm — No Comments

US/UK Investment (fact finding) Team visit to South Africa

Hi All, i’m looking to take my Asset Management group from the US on a roadshow to South Africa. They’re looking to achieve 2 things (i) bridge the gap between US investors, managers and African Funds/ Hedge Funds (ii) discuss how South African Funds/Hedge Funds can get involved in US Exchange Traded Funds (iii) discuss the possibility of Sub Saharan African Exchange Traded Funds listed on the JSE. Hopefully these funds will be keen on getting extra alpha in Africa’s (ex SA) other markets. This… Continue

Added by Martin Orji on October 13, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

What do you think about the CBN's latest announcement?

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be considering the establishment of regional or specialized banks in the aftermath of the cleansing of the banking sector.

Lamido Sanusi, the CBN governor, gave this indication in an interview granted. The Africa Report in Istanbul, Turkey. He said though there may be the possibility of more banks in the country, the scenario has

been that very big banks as currently exist, tend not to serve small businesses.

"We have to look at… Continue

Added by Dr. Linda Eagle on October 12, 2009 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Africa Business Women Network

Today Africa Business Communities launches the Africa Business Women Network.

All African business women - and African women who want to start a business - are more than welcome to join!

Follow this link to visit the Africa Business Women Network:…


Added by Bas Vlugt on October 1, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

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