Hello and welcome to Finance Monthly’s first edition of 2017!
Firstly, I would like to wish you a very happy New Year! I hope you join us over the coming months for what promises to be a very exciting year for Finance Monthly!
As year-end figures roll in from 2016, the New Year has started with a bang, with Donald Trump’s inauguration, which was met by protests and uncertainty. One thing is certain though: 2017 definitely won’t be a tedious year. While 2016 was a historic year with events like the EU referendum and the US election, we are yet to fully understand how the decisions of 2016 will impact businesses and the economy in 2017 onwards.
To explore what analysts expect for the year ahead, this month’s magazine provides a number of features dedicated to predictions for the next 365 days. We reached out to futurist speaker and Fast Future Publishing’s CEO – Rohit Tawlar and concept editor Katharine Barnett to learn more about what to expect for 2017 and the disruptive implications for Finance and Commerce. We also benefit from two insightful articles written by Tommy Petrogiannis, the President of eSignLive by VASCO and Claire Coleman, Technology Partner at Bond Dickinson, which explore observations and future trends in the FinTech sector. Our January issue also provides a round-up of one of the most important economic events of the year – the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as well as an article by Philip Letts, the CEO of the procurement platform blur Group, who explains how technology is changing accounting and financial management.
This month Finance Monthly had the privilege of interviewing Filipp Chebotarev, who you must have already seen on our front cover. Filipp is the Chief Operating Officer & Principal Partner at Cambridge Companies – a leading private equity firm with a focus on commercial real estate and venture capital transactions. Be sure to not skip the interview if you want to find out more about the company and one of the top subject matter experts on real estate and venture capital transactions in the US.