Gamechangers in BT Weekend

Gamechangers in BT Weekend
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In the dog-eat-dog world of fintech startups, three Singapore companies stand unicorn-like, each led by banking veterans who found a niche and worked it for a winning proposition. Saturday’s Brunch feature in The Business Times Weekend sets out the ones to watch, and why.

This weekend’s Raffles Conversation is with Krishnan Rajagopalan, the newly-installed global CEO of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, who shares on the “new breed of leader” organisations are looking for and how he plans to take the business forward in a digital world.

Who’s afraid of volatility? In our Investing section, Teh Hooi Ling’s Value Insight column reminds us that volatility is the price to pay for higher returns from equities, and it is precisely because of volatility that value investors are able to generate above market returns over time.

CFA Singapore Insights tackles an ethical issue: is your investment adviser keeping proper records to ensure that your current investment needs are being met? 

In the workplace, HR is an easy scapegoat when it all goes wrong, as they are often the bearer of bad news and the doer of all things thankless. But as a crucial touchpoint between staff and management, HR cannot afford a bad rep. This week, Cubicle Files finds out what HR can do to put the ‘human’ back into HR.

You thought fake news was bad? Fake history is worse, so let’s not reward films, while entertaining in their own right, that are shot through with historical howlers, says  Saturday Soapbox. 

The first matches of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 begin on Wednesday. The Finish Line looks out for the teams capable of springing some upsets.

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