ZURICH, Aug 30- Switzerland's central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg, part of a mushrooming stock portfolio that is likely to grow yet further. Nevertheless this example illustrates how the Swiss National Bank has become a multi-billion-dollar equity investor due to its campaign to hold down the Swiss franc.
A market update, with Ben Willis, Princeton Securities managing director.
Dominic Johnson, CEO of Somerset Capital Management and chairman of New City Initiative, explains the difficulties of launching a fund in Europe.
The nation's megabanks need to be split up like the old AT&T monopoly in order to foster innovation, St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard tells CNBC.
Wendy Huang, from Macquarie, identifies the pros and cons of the Fintech investments made by the big internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent.
Former UK PM Gordon Brown has become an adviser to Pimco, his first major role in the private sector, the FT reports.
Adyen President Kamran Zaki explains how the financial services company faces a crowded market.
China's wealthy are moving to the U.S. in rising numbers. This banking start-up hopes to capitalize on the migration.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, Premier explains why the waterside Barangaroo development will be central to Sydney's economic activity.
Investors who stayed put in the Pimco Total Return fund that Gross had managed for decades are up 1.7 per cent, the FT reports.
The Hong Kong-listed Fosun group may now have to switch its focus after a series of large acquisitions, the Financial Times reports.
BlackRock has bought a "robo-adviser" that crafts automated portfolios in the hope of winning Millennial clients, the FT reports.
A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.
Anyone can invest in disruptive start-ups, thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. It has helped fund blockbusters like Oculus Rift
With 1.3 million consumer wallets created and 32,000 merchants on board, Coinbase may be the closest thing bitcoin has to a central bank.
The wolves of Wall Street won't stand a chance if the next generation truly embraces an algorithm as its wealth manager.
Lending Club has become a lender of first resort to consumers and business owners. The peer-to-peer market has put Wall Street on notice.
No industry is more resistant to change than the 'clunky' payments space, but if you think PayPal is the biggest threat, think again.
When two friends living in Europe got fed up with money-transfer fees, they knew there had to be a better way, and PayPal's founder agreed.
Personal Capital, an Internet-based personal finance platform, is aiming to end the stranglehold of Wall Street's high-fee brokerage model.