Case study: Small things can grow to powerful titans

bondsmart has an international perspective and works across many markets. We often come across an interesting story that fits with our mission and has had an interesting impact not known widely. Yu’e Bao (pronounced “Yoo Uh Bow”) arrived in 2013 and has turned cash management into a serious business. The business is connected to AliPay, […]

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Bridging the wholesale – retail divide

Most industries have a supply chain from the distributor to the wholesaler to the retailer to the consumer. At each stage the minimum quantity gets less until at the consumer end they can buy a single item. The problem with financial services is that sometimes the consumer does not actually get the same product as the […]

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How we work: The crofting for savings

Let’s continue our series of short stories by choosing a new example to explain what we do in a simple manner. After picking the cake and allotment example this time we are north of the border, in Scotland, crofting. How does it work? Crofting has been popular in Scotland since the 19th century, especially in […]

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How we work: allot in community growing

Here is the second article in our series taking the complication of the financial world and explaining our purpose in a non-financial sector example. This time around, we visit the quintessential British allotment. Previously we were sharing cake. An allotment divides a field into parcels where individuals can grow their own produce as part of […]

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How we work: a piece of cake

Financial jargon is a curse of the investment profession, turning the intangible into PhD rocket science. So in a short series of articles we want to take our business and explain it in terms that are far more tangible to everyday life. It is hard to explain an idea clearly without being dry. We believe […]

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