Capital Markets & IT - lakyara July 2015
Financial institutions are under constant pressure to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, adapt to regulatory changes and grow their business. NRI believes that a combination financial knowledge and information technology are crucial to the industry’s growth and development.
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Real estate has historically been an opaque, inefficient asset class marked by an unlevel playing field and pronounced information asymmetries. In recent years, however, so-called real estate tech companies have been garnering attention, following in the footsteps of their FinTech counterparts in the financial sector. In addition to the fusion of real estate and finance, the fusion of real estate and IT is also starting to gain momentum.
Japanese listed companies have started to adopt Japan’s new corporate governance code. The code is expected to promote a healthy entrepreneurial spirit among corporate management. To gain insight on the keys to improving Japanese corporate governance, Sadayuki Horie spoke with Sir George Buckley, formerly a long-serving CEO of 3M, among other companies, and still active as a director of several leading global companies, including Hitachi.