MiFID II regulation provides transparency and investor protection, however, the European Union’s new approach creates conflict for US-based firms where bundling research is a common practice. So what is the need for the US to be compliant?
Saudi Arabia’s macro-economic indicators have put a big question mark on the sustainability of Saudi riyal (SAR) peg to the US dollar at 3.75. Devaluation appears to be the only potent weapon for the kingdom to rein in soaring fiscal deficit, without constraining economic growth.
The new legislative proposal is expected to have a global impact on the ecosystem of how buy-side consumes sell-side research. The changes will create fresh challenges for the industry, but they will also bring some attention-worthy opportunities.
The asset management industry is already facing a number of challenges. How is the industry geared to meet technology-led disruption, including from FinTechs? Also, how are asset managers driving innovation across their value chain? Read to find out more.
It’s 2030 and you’re in the APAC region for a meeting with your investment banker or financial advisor. Who will you meet? 1) someone in a sharp suit, 2) a 25-year-old data expert in a hoodie and jeans or 3) a machine? My guess is a mix of 2) and 3).
Since the LIBOR scandal, financial regulation has tightened throughout the index industry. The need for greater risk reduction and compliance is more important than ever. What options are available for index providers and users such as asset managers?
Banking success hinges on continuous transformation, which is a truly herculean task. What is the best course in light of recent sector trends? ‘The Future of Banking’ seminar discussed critical problems facing the sector, the pros and cons of different banking approaches, and if technology will emerge as its backbone in the near future.
Making the assessment of whether the right data source is being used is difficult and has always required considerable research experience. However, new technological developments are making it possible for even a newbie researcher to have this information readily available.
Complying with the risk data management principles in BCBS 239 is challenging for many banks. Why are they struggling to bring their risk data aggregation and reporting in line with that framework? We take a look at the reasons for these difficulties.
Wealth management fintech opens up new possibilities for companies and clients. Even though they haven’t captured a significant market share, robo-advisors are having an impact on the wealth management industry. This new article looks at the case in detail.
Database subscription management is a high-priority activity for financial services firms. Not surprisingly, data managers place enormous emphasis on being compliant, beating subscription costs, and optimizing subscriptions through scalable processes.