Capital Markets & IT - lakyara August 2017
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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The Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF), one of the main activity bodies that support the APEC Business Advisory Council’s Finance & Economics Working Group, is promoting awareness and collaborative discussions between public and private sector across the region to better navigate the transformations of the future of our environment via six work streams. As one of the work streams, the APFF Financial Market Infrastructure Work Stream has formulated a roadmap on how to best develop financial market infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. The outcomes of the discussion will be beneficial for not only the emerging markets but also developed markets in Asia Pacific such as Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore since these markets have been responding to the global regulatory changes after the global financial crisis (GFC). Adding to the changes from GFC effects across the region, market participants have also started to re-expand their roles and markets are developing legal/regulatory frameworks to benefit from advanced technologies while mitigating various types of risks that can arise from the early stage of technological development.
US FinTech Innovation Race-What we can learn from Capital One
US FinTech industry has entered a new phase of competition. In this competition, how compelling the innovations can be a key differentiator. The case study below details how Capital One adopted a DevOps Model in an effort to drive effective innovation.