12.02.2014 in Belgium

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”  (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)   (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 12.02.2014 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
28.01.2014 in Belgium

Now 2014 has been kicked off, we can look back at 2013. We would like to share with you three events that were important for TriFinance last year.   (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 28.01.2014 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
17.06.2012 in Belgium

The TriFinance Financial Institutions Forum on Thursday was quite a success, with +/- 200 people present, outstanding speakers and a very lively Q and A at the end. Luc Coene faced the many problems the FI sector is currently knowing these days and looked forward.  An article appeared in De Tijd on Friday. André Bergen was brilliant, when he discussed what went wrong in the sector since 2000, starting his exposé with 5 rather bold statements by which he definitely draw the attention of the public. And Erik van den Eynden discussed the difficult balancing act of values to find in taking care of the customer. Doors closed after 10.30 PM after a very pleasant walking dinner.  (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 17.06.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
05.06.2012 in Belgium

Riddle #2 In preparation of the Financial Institutions Forum, a second seemingly inextricable problem : The European financial sector, and Europe as a whole, would benefit from a coherent unison approach. But the interests of the different member are so diverging, that the every state leader has to watch his local voting problem. That’s why observers say that measures are always of a “too little, too late” nature.  (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 05.06.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
23.05.2012 in Belgium

Looking forward to our Financial Institutions Forum on 14 June (Back to the Future?!), my hope is that some real interesting discussions will take place around the topic of the  future of Financial Institutions.  In a number of blogs during the coming weeks we will present you a number of riddles the banking and insurance sector, and the political world, will have to find the answers to. Feel free to react.  (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 23.05.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
01.03.2012 in Belgium

As an observer of the Financial Institutions sector, I am pretty astonished about the fact that the position of the rating agencies has not been fundamentally questioned.  Even outsiders understand now that banks have invested, in an improper way, in CDOs and other synthetic products.  But fewer people know that these junk securities were rated AAA by US rating agencies, despite the fact that the quality of the underlying (US) assets was often extremely poor.  Today, with respect to the evaluation of sovereign risk within continental Europe their opinion is less questionable, but many observers wonder whether they use the same standards regarding a number of other countries. Some voices therefore claim that the ECB should establish an independent European rating agency.  But how independent would that institution then be?  (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 01.03.2012 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
28.06.2011 in Belgium
I love my work

Our Financial Institutions Forum on 30 May in the Auditorium of BNP Paribas Fortis on strategic cost management was a great success with 175 people present. Filip Dierckx (deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis), Jan De Meulder (management committee member of La Bâloise in Switzerland) and Jan Muchez (CEO Tri ICT) were key note speakers.   (0)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 28.06.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium
24.05.2011 in Belgium
Inverted pyramid

“Employees First, Customers Second” is the rather provocative title of a book I have been reading this weekend.  The book is written by Vineet Nayar, a CEO who transformed his company – HCL Technologies – into one of the major leading global IT services companies.  His vision is that when you really put your employees in the centre of your attention, you create such a drive within your company that, in the end, it will appear to be largely beneficial for your customers.  The methods by which he puts his vision in practice in his own company are pretty unconventional, to say the least.  Inversing the organizational pyramid is one of them.   (1)

Peter Baert
Director Corporate Communication
Published on 24.05.2011 in the 3Red Trifinance Blog
Belgium