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Capital Markets & IT - lakyara October 2016

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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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  • Special Edition

    Fiduciary best practices for Japanese asset management companies

    Senior Researcher Financial Technology & Market Research Department

    Sadayuki Horie

    How long has it been since fiduciary duty first became a topic in Japan's asset management industry? Personally, I distinctly recall the term, with its definition appended, entering the asset management and pension fund industries' general lexicon in the latter half of the 1990s, when government first started talking about passing the Defined Benefit Corporate Pension Plan Act. Why is this term now attracting renewed attention more than 20 years later?

  • Financial Infrastructure

    Investment banks embrace collective reference-data utility model

    Senior Researcher Financial IT Wholesale Business Planning Department

    Ken Katayama

    Faced with a challenging business environment, major investment banks have been pursuing improved efficiency and risk reduction by teaming up with each other to establish reference data utilities. Data management expertise is now more crucial than ever.

  • Financial Infrastructure

    FinTech is key driver of financial inclusion

    Senior Researcher Financial Digital Innovation Department

    Ryoji Kashiwagi

    With better access to financial services widely recognized as essential to reducing poverty, financial inclusion has been gaining importance on the global policy agenda. Governments and international institutions have been pursuing FinTech-enabled initiatives to promote financial inclusion in recent years. Financial inclusion will likely remain a high-priority policy objective in not only developing countries but developed countries also.