Digital interactive entertainment group Electronic Arts has appointed Blake Jorgensen as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). He will join early next month, reporting directly to chief executive offficer (CEO) John Riccitiello and will have responsibility for the company’s global financial operations. He will start at EA in early September 2012.
Jorgensen joins the company after serving as EVP and CFO for Levi Strauss since July 2009. Prior to this, he served as CFO of Yahoo! and as the chief operating officer (COO) and co-director of investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998.
Prior to Thomas Weisel Partners, Jorgensen held roles at Montgomery Securities, MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics in 1982 and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1988.
The US money market fund reforms came into effect in 2016 and are already dramatically shaping US fund industry with investors flooding out of prime funds and into government securities. While the reforms are similar, they are not the same. GTNews interviews Yeng Bulter, global head of the cash business at State Street Global Advisors on the differences.
The top five sectors Asian fintech investors are interested in are data analytics, blockchain, lending, payments and regtech, according to Gary Hwa, EY regional managing partner.
On the third day of the Singapore Fintech Festival conference, there was a focus on specific applications of fintech innovation. One was trade finance, which is clearly is ripe for a revolution.
Kicking off day two of the Singapore Fintech Festival, Deloitte Chairman David Cruikshank said that fintech is significant for three reasons. First, customer expectations of services are higher than ever. Second, barriers to entry are lower than before. And finally, financial institutions (FIs) face a threat of what a competitor might do.