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Reinventing equity research as a profit-making business

– The traditional business of providing equity research to asset managers has been under pressure in recent years. Nonetheless,... equity research still offers an attractive business opportunity for banks and broker-dealers that can adapt to deliver the types of research the buy side values and successfully transform their operating models.
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How the capital markets infrastructure industry is reinventing itself

– The outlook for capital markets infrastructure firms is bright. To take advantage of the opportunity, providers need to step up... services and tap new revenue streams.
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A brave new world for global banking

– Our annual global banking review finds that a weak global economy, digitization, and regulation threaten the industry’s... near-term profitability.
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Capital markets and investment banking: Time for real change and bold actions

– The industry’s restructuring has failed to help it fully recover from the global financial crisis, but new operating models... can bring about transformational success.
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The silver lining: Converting stress-test tools to strategic assets

– In response to regulatory mandates, banks in the United States and Europe have developed some of the most robust risk management... and stress-testing capabilities in history. The next step is for banks to convert these capabilities into true strategic and business assets.
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Fintechs can help incumbents, not just disrupt them

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

– In its fundamentals, correspondent banking—that is, one financial firm carrying out transactions on behalf of another—has... actually altered little since it first emerged centuries ago. Today, three forces are leading to change: increasing customer expectations, regulatory demands and the emergence of digital innovators.
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The road ahead: Perspectives on German banking

– The road ahead for German banks is uncertain. A number of significant trends are shaping new traffic patterns, putting pressure... on all banks—even those that weathered the financial crisis and are in good shape today. Banks that do not act to mitigate the impact of these trends will continue to struggle over the next three years.
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Beyond the hype: Blockchains in capital markets

– Blockchains have the potential to dramatically reshape the capital markets industry, with significant impact on business models,... reductions in risk and savings of cost and capital. However, the revolution will not happen overnight.
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The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book: Implications and actions for banks

– The FRTB framework promulgated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to improve trading book capital requirements will... necessitate rapid and potentially drastic change for all banks with a trading presence. There are five critical steps banks should take to prepare.
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Two routes to digital success in capital markets

– There are two routes to digital success in capital markets. The first, the all-in approach, makes sense for only a handful of... banks with a strong propensity for electronic trading and a track record of technology delivery. The second route is targeted, with digital investments limited and tightly focused on protecting client franchises and reducing operating costs. Both approaches will deliver significant savings.