Shanny Basar

Senior writer

A Senior Writer at Markets Media who became a financial journalist in 2000 after working in banking for over a decade. As a journalist, Shanny has previously worked in New York close to a decade, which included covering the financial crisis in 2008, before venturing home to the UK. Shanny studied Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate. Her passion for the arts led her to complete an Arts & Humanities degree, currently, Shanny is aiming for a Masters in Art History. When Shanny is not too busy studying, she writes plays with the goal of seeing one performed on stage. With a passion for travel, Shanny has been known to take a year off to travel round the world.

Latest From Shanny Basar

How much do investors care about social responsibility?

On average, investors are willing to forgo some monetary gains in order to promote social interests but one third have a strong preference for maximizing monetary gains, and are unwilling to forgo even very small amounts to advance any social goal...

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Digitising Capital Markets

Yassamin Issapour, CFO & COO and co-founder of agora Digital Capital Markets, talks to Shanny Basar about using DLT to transform capital markets, taking the road less travelled, the importance of synchronicity and funding female founders. Iss...

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Increase in mandates awarded to diverse owned asset managers

The total number of mandates awarded to diverse-owned firms doubled from 10% in 2018 to 21% in 2021, according to Wilshire Associates’ latest Diverse Asset Managers Initiative. The report also found that the number of diverse-owned firms in the...

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Connecting the dots

Shanny Basar talks to Dr. Stephanie Eckermann, Head of Strategy & Controls, Pre- & Post-Trading at Deutsche Börse Group, about transforming Clearstream, preparing for digital assets and the importance of sponsors in her career. Dr. Step...

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Derivatives – the ‘elephant in the room’

Derivatives have the potential to increase a bank's climate risk exposure and should be included in disclosures of firm-wide total financed emissions according to Ceres. The nonprofit organisation that works with capital market leaders on sustain...

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Setting strategic parameters

Daniela Peterhoff, SVP, President Clearing and Head European Markets Strategy at Nasdaq talks to Shanny Basar about risk managing increased volatility, setting strategic goals and the value of playing sports. Daniela Peterhoff joined Nasdaq in Ja...

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ESG’s role expected to grow in M&A activity

Just under half (42%), of experts believe environmental, social and governance factors currently play an important role in their organization's M&A activity but this is expected to increase to 68% over the next two years according to a survey ...

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Data as a nucleus

Sabrina Bailey, Global Head of Investment & Wealth Solutions at London Stock Exchange Group, talks to Shanny Basar about data being a nucleus for wealth and asset managers, understanding customers’ DNA and calling out unconscious bias. Sabrin...

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