Check out this video overview of our 2013 London Project Management Unconference:
At only seven years old, the youngest ever member of our Financial & Risk UX Design & Engineering Group joined the London team to design and develop her very own ‘sound-board’ app. Entirely Haley’s idea, the app allows users to tap on the faces of different team members, see their mouths move and hear fun catchphrases.
Based in New York, Helen Johnson, Head of Application Development FI FX, was visiting the South Colonnade office and brought along her daughter Haley to meet the team. Haley managed the complete end-to-end process of the app design and development, taking on multiple roles including Creative Director, Project Manager, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Client Engagement – and became Head of Strategic Development, Krishna Corinaldesi’s new manager (salaried in sweets!). Haley even whipped the team into shape when they were falling behind schedule half way through the week! (more…)
One needn’t take too many steps in any direction within The City to be reminded of its long, great history as a financial center. Since its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD, it has been a fundamentally commercial place. And the Square Mile, both geographically and colloquially known for the financial industry long rooted there, is equally defined by the artifacts of past glories and declines and the new order continuously built upon them. Two Cities – the ancient and future.
The City today ranks as the leading center of global finance and has enjoyed prominence since the late 16th century, when the Royal Exchange was founded by Sir Thomas Gresham, its location at the corner of Cornhill and Threadneedle to this day the very heart of banking. In recent years its prestige has been battered by the global financial crisis and scandals closer to home, but it still commands first among rivals New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, and other increasingly competitive Asian, European and Canadian contenders. And trust will be an important battleground upon which that position will be defended. (more…)
Early in the morning on Friday June 14th, the Thomson Reuters Mark Square office in London started filling up with a group all wearing orange t-shirts. The 2013 London Technology Unconference organizers had arrived, and they were soon joined by over 100 attendees, all passionate about technology, to kick off the 2013 Unconference.
In the second year of London Technology Unconferences (read last year’s post), the majority of attendees were still from London (82%), but word had spread. Colleagues joined us from Exeter, Nottingham and even further afield: Paris, Oslo, Baar and Eagan. Just about every part of Thomson Reuters was represented. (more…)
What are the issues and challenges facing the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, and what’s ahead?
Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! The currency crisis rages on in Europe with political uncertainty gripping Italy, the euro zone’s third largest economy. Investors are speculating which country will be the next to seek a bailout, leaving the region vulnerable to large capital outflows.
The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented stimulus plan announced in early April has raised concerns about “currency wars”, injecting the world’s largest and most liquid financial market with volatility. That has triggered a surge in currency volumes across all trading platforms.
Investors are also grappling with new regulations in Europe and the United States that are effectively changing forex trading practices while in Asia regulators are trying to inject more transparency in illiquid currency markets.
But there is some stable ground to be found. The issues and challenges facing the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market will be explored at the first-ever Reuters Global FX Summit on April 22 2013, when, during closed sessions, reporters and editors in London, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo interview the industry’s top newsmakers and movers. (more…)
By Mike Peacock, EMEA Economics Editor
Reuters’ Summit on the future of the euro zone created huge waves last week as Reuters exclusively interviewed an exceptional array of top policy makers and leaders over three days in Brussels, Paris, London, Madrid and Berlin. The roster of interviews with the finance ministers of France, Germany and Spain, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other leading names from Brussels and the ECB, came at a crucial time, with the Italian election disaster freshly minted and the banker bonus curbs agreed.
The Summit gave Reuters clients and readers an exclusive glimpse of Barroso’s reaction to Italy’s fractured election result, which has put fresh pressure on the euro zone and its austerity mantra. The stories from the Reuters Euro Zone Summit covered a wide range of other themes – from transatlantic trade and competition policy and Spain’s reforms to Cameron’s risky EU gamble, banker bonuses and France’s economic challenges. For a summary recap report of the Summit, click click here.
Among the many highlights were: (more…)
To mark the launch of the Thomson Reuters Intern Program, a dinner was hosted in our Canary Wharf office in London on 29thJanuary in conjunction with diversity graduate recruitment specialists, Rare. Rare sources exceptional students from diverse backgrounds and connects them with world class organizations. Founded in 2005 and chaired by Sir David Bell, former CEO of the Financial Times, Rare has placed hundreds of brilliant people in top jobs in the last eight years.
24 people were invited to the Insight Dinner and attendees of the event included current and alumni graduates from various graduate programs across Thomson Reuters, as well as business managers from all areas of the organization and a representative from TReuBEN. Also in attendance were 12 top candidates from RARE Recruitment, who are in their penultimate or final year of university. The evening began with an introduction to Thomson Reuters, a tour of the UKI newsroom, a networking opportunity, followed by a three-course meal.
The Thomson Reuters Intern Program will be an 8 week internship program with interns sitting across all areas of Thomson Reuters and it will be launched in London this summer. We are excited to launch a program of such a unique nature and look forward to meeting our first intake in July 2013. Applications are now open on the Thomson Reuters career site.
Rachel Strobel is one of two students who had the chance to attend the Trust Women Conference after winning a contest that we ran at the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference. Here is her recap of the conference:
The cold crisp London air reminded me that I was really here; I was really in London. A little less than a month before, I never thought that I would get to visit London for a prestigious human rights conference with some of the most brilliant minds and icons in the field. I am only a simple graduate student and an aspiring activist. I could not believe that I was about to meet some of my heroes. When I opened the conference doors, I was expecting thousands of people but then I began to realize that the conference included a little over 300 people in attendance with 28 countries represented. It was an honor to be one of the few that could hear the words, stories, ideas, and experiences coming from the mouths of truly inspiring people that are changing the world.
The focus of the Trust Women Conference was to come up with tangible solutions for human trafficking, female genital mutilation, and women’s violence in the Arab Spring. I specifically research ways to counter human trafficking with technology so I was in my element at the conference and hanging on every word that was being spoken. My favorite panel focused on using business to counter human trafficking. I thought the ideas presented were excellent and I was able to hear from my heroes in the field like Lydia Cacho, Kevin Bales, and David Batstone. In addition to what I learned during the panels, I walked away from the conference with more questions than I came with.
The questions that have stayed in my mind drive me and have set the stage for this upcoming spring semester in graduate school. I am currently trying to build mobile applications for counter human trafficking specifically geared towards a foundation called Reintegra that works with survivors of human trafficking in Mexico City, Mexico. Attending this conference was a great encouragement to me in knowing that I am on the right track towards following my dreams and using my talents towards this issue. Thank you Thomson Reuters for all you do and especially for your Trust Law initiative; it is truly changing lives around the world.