Financial Services


Global payments 2016: Strong fundamentals despite uncertain times

– Strong fundamentals will propel growth in the global payments industry over the next five years. However, macroeconomic factors will continue to be a headwind, and digital innovation will be central in payments providers' efforts to succeed in an uncertain environment.

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Insurers need to plug into the Internet of Things—or risk falling behind

– Insurance companies have a great opportunity to benefit from the new range of business models emerging due to the Internet of... Things.

The hallmarks of digital leadership in P&C insurance

– The new bar for property and casualty carriers is not simply to invest in technology, but to focus on the practices most correlated... with strong financial and customer performance.

Taking courageous action on cost in life insurance

– Strategies and lessons learned for reducing costs in life insurance from newcomers and traditional players.

How wealth managers can transform for the digital age

– Wealth-management incumbents can meet digital disruption head on by understanding core changes in their industry—and focusing... on what really matters in a digital transformation.

Price to win under interest-rate liberalization at China’s banks

– The central bank has eased interest-rate regulations. To take advantage of the change, institutions must adopt smarter pricing... strategies.

Compliance in 2016: More than just following rules

– The traditional approach is losing effectiveness. Banks must turn the page and build a new model.

Fintechs can help incumbents, not just disrupt them

– While true for other financial services, it’s most striking in corporate and investment banking.

The future of bank risk management

– Banks have made dramatic changes to risk management in the past decade—and the pace of change shows no signs of slowing.... Here are six initiatives to help them stay ahead.

Bracing for a new era of lower investment returns

– The conditions that led to three decades of exceptional returns have either weakened or reversed. A wide range of stakeholders... will need to adjust their expectations.

The Life Journey Asia: How life insurers in Asia can grow value

– Asian life insurers on average deliver returns below their cost of capital, but a few carriers create significant value. What... do they do differently?

Blockchain in insurance—opportunity or threat?

– The digitization technology could be of strategic interest to insurers. Yet before starting down the long road of implementation,... individual companies and the industry need to investigate use cases, establish collaborations and better understand the technology’s conditions and limitations.

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