A new era of smart banking in Hong Kong is anticipated to begin at the end of this year with the establishment of virtual banks. Competent players will embrace enormous opportunities to challenge the city's traditional banking model.
For foreign players looking to set up a securities business in China, effectively monetising the JV opportunity isn’t so straightforward, and necessitates an in-depth understanding and review of strategic, regulatory, financial, and operational considerations.
President Trump's proposal to shift earnings reporting from quarterly to just every six months will mean less transparency, which will be harmful to investors and the public.
The Facebook controversy around user data hasn’t discouraged it from advancing its ambitions in financial services like payment and remittance processing.
ASIC's plan to embed its own staff as officers at major Australian banks will affect risk taking and how the Australian public is served by the financial services industry.
Companies and their staff need cyber training and education to ensure they are aware of the need to protect customer information at all times, and in particular, of the reputational and business interruption risks of having cyber incidents, says Willis Towers...
Enhancements to DTCC's Global Trade Repository service in Singapore will support the MAS's next phase of derivatives trade reporting requirements, as well as improve usability and reduce complexity for users.
If banks are serious about avoiding future fines and losses, the solution lies first and foremost in developing a robust risk culture across the entire organisation.
Stricter regulations are intended to limit abuses, improve government oversight and allow the entry of foreign enterprises for the first time. But, a more comprehensive framework is needed to manage systemic risk posed by the sector’s rise.
The Chinese government has allowed unregulated online participants to innovate and grow in a sector traditionally dominated by state banks. Systemic risk has increased by not imposing strict and comprehensive regulatory regimes.