The COVID-19 pandemic is an additional catalyst for financial institutions to generate fundamental structural change as they seek to implement Basel reforms, says AxiomSL’s Mahim Mehra.
After decades of chasing the prestige of a US listing, Chinese companies can’t go private fast enough – here’s why.
Social distancing has put KYC into sharp focus, with regulators reiterating their support for digital onboarding to ensure financial transactions are possible.
The trade-off between the needs of today and the desires of tomorrow is challenging the retirement savings systems in Asia as Covid-19 forces early withdrawals.
Given its geographical location and reputation as a major finance and trading hub, Singapore firms need to take extra care to avoid implicating themselves in sanctioned transactions.
With full ownership now on the table and various alternatives also open, foreign fund groups in China are weighing how to expand into a fast-changing market with lots of potential.
Boards must prioritise and assess culture as a strategic asset, and develop an appreciation for how it may lead to behaviour with material consequences, says Siew Kai Choy.
Industry veteran Jamie Lloyd Evans takes a detailed look at digital banking regimes in Asia, and the stated – and unstated – motivations behind them.
Claus Christensen at Know Your Customer Ltd identifies four e-KYC models in use across the world, but says that harmonisation and consolidation of these schemes is likely.