More effective risk culture in banking
The immediate anger at the excessively risky and unacceptable behavior of banks in the lead-up to the crisis has faded. In its place, there is now a determination to construct a more stable and sustainable framework for the future.
Moving on – Does the industry get it?
One of the early responses to the crisis was anger that professionals in the financial services sector, especially bankers, appeared not to accept responsibility for the results of their previous behavior.
Putting the customer first- For real
Insurers face challenges which are in many ways unprecedented: not simply as a result of the crisis, but also in the face of the major changes – the global mega-trends – which are transforming the business and social environment.
Insolvencies change the investment landscape
The bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and MF Global sent shockwaves through the investment industry. The issues raised could have fundamental implications for
the ways investment firms do business, manage their liquidity and treat customer assets.
Western banks in Asia- what does it take to succeed?
In most Asian countries, the market share of Western banks is very low, and this has not changed much over the last 5-10 years. Why is this? And what do Western banks need to do if they are to make a success of growing in Asia?
The foundations of the capital markets sector are shifting. A range of external pressures is forcing already-stretched operational environments to the breaking point.
Derivatives reporting: Deadline looming
The financial crisis focused intense scrutiny on complex derivatives especially those bespoke instruments traded off registered exchanges on the over-the-counter (OTC) market.
Dark pools: In the spotlight again
Dark pools will not be – and in practice could not be – regulated out of existence. But they present a real threat when the volumes traded through them become a significant proportion of total market activity.
Cutting through concepts
As part of the recurring Cutting through Concepts series, where a timely & salient yet complex issue is explained, this issue looks at Shadow banking.
Derivatives: Clearing the way
To reduce the risk in derivatives markets, migration of transactions to recognized exchanges or central counterparties (CCPs) should be encouraged.
FATCA: Impacts and implications
Companies transitioning to FATCA compliance will have a significant impact on the relationships with their customers, investors & counterparties.