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  1. The performance of large EU banks in the wake of the financial crisis

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    This policy paper attempts to provide an overview of the performance of 50 large EU banks in the wake of the financial crisis. Several questions are addressed for this purpose: What is bank performance about? What are the top 50 banks that best represent EU banking activity? How did banks’ performance evolve since before the crisis? Who are the best and worst performers in the wake of the crisis? Is there a link between bank size and performance?

  2. Corporate partners reward Masters graduates

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    During the Masters graduation event on 1 July, our corporate partners were delighted to present awards to students who excelled in a field that is close to our partners’ hearts. A gesture that symbolises the strong interaction between our students and the corporate world.

  3. Premium Talent Partnership brings Vlerick Alumni closer to the school

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    The Talent Partnership, which aims at recruiting Vlerick talent, has been recently improved with optional add-ons. Companies opting for a Premium Talent Partnership also get access to our Vlerick Alumni Association, are offered a Student Traineeship in their company and can use our infrastructure for free.

  4. “Together in uncharted territory”

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    The rise of new forms of decentral energy production and the growing importance of the prosumer has forced DSOs to thoroughly review their business model. "Data analytics are an essential part of this,' says Jorn De Neve (KPMG). Via interviews with data professionals and a case study of Enedis KPMG wants to map the digitization of DSOs.

  5. Reconceiving your business to win in the digital age

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    Reconceiving your current business to win in the digital age puts you into the realm of digital transformation, which is a form of end-to-end, integrated business transformation where digital technologies play a dominant role. But where to start? In order for leadership teams to move into the digital economy with confidence, they first need to see and feel that their current enterprises were not built to compete in this new environment, where the digital and physical world are blended seamlessly. Moreover, they need to fully understand the dynamics of the digital economy, and know what is happening out there in the business environment.

  6. The need for a uniform database for real-world evidence and data

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    Ever heard of ‘real-world evidence & data’? The healthcare sector is attaching more and more importance to this kind of information on medication use. Particularly in the field of oncology, where quite a few innovative medicines are brought to the market at a fast pace. The search for a uniform, easy and standardised way to collect relevant real-world data is a challenge. Together with our Chair Partner Roche, we are happy to put our shoulders to the wheel within the research field of the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre.

  7. #NFC – New Financial Culture

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    Optima Bank has gone bankrupt. This is another smack in the face for the financial sector. There are already enough challenges for banks today: regulation, digitisation, and governance. But all these external challenges seem irrelevant compared to the continuous stream of scandals that totally undermine trust in banks. Can we be outraged about what has happened again? Absolutely. Indeed, we must be. But let's not start talking again about ‘the banks’. The sector is also in the midst of transformation. Thanks to the new bankers of tomorrow.

  8. Vlerick Masters in Financial Management climbs in Financial Times ranking

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    Vlerick’s Masters in Financial Management programme has improved its position in this year’s Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking by 3 spots. We are now ranked at 23 worldwide and are the only Belgian programme in the ranking. Our CFA-accredited Masters in Financial Management programme provides an excellent broad and in-depth corporate finance education complemented with relevant managerial skills. Currently, the programme has 59 students representing 15 different nationalities.

  9. Belgian companies are missing the e-commerce train

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    Belgian companies are still too likely to wait until the government removes the barriers to e-commerce. High time they took part in the action themselves. After all, foreign competitors who get in first will end up taking the biggest slice of the pie.

  10. Digitisation high on the manufacturing industry’s agenda

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    In the past, a lot of the production in the manufacturing industry was delocalized . However, as wages are also rising in many low-wage countries, companies are now wondering whether to bring activities back to the west, but this time with far-reaching automation. Digitisation suddenly seems to have shot up the manufacturing industry's agenda. An interview with professors Ann Vereecke and Robert Boute.

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