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Insurance beyond digital: The rise of ecosystems and platforms

– Insurance companies have the opportunity to create new sources of revenue by rethinking their traditional roles and adopting an ecosystem mind-set.

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Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes

– Record-high equity markets are prompting worries that stocks are overpriced. But a closer look finds that the market’s current... value may not seem so extreme.

An analytics approach to debiasing asset-management decisions

– Asset managers can find a competitive edge in debiasing techniques—accelerated with advanced analytics.

Turbocharging revenue growth in US treasury management

– Revenue growth in US treasury management tends to be lackluster. Enter new data sources and advanced analytics.

The Quality Payment Program under MACRA: Strategic implications for providers and payers

– Performance measurement for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) has begun. Although 2017 is a transition year, providers and payors... need to start planning for the future, given the QPP’s implications for them.

Bringing Basel IV into focus

– How banks can mitigate €120 billion in capital requirements and avoid an ROE haircut.

The new frontier in anti–money laundering

– New analytical tools and surgical automation can help banks take the fight to fraudsters.

The transformative power of automation in banking

– A second wave of automation in banking will increase capacity and free employees to focus on higher-value projects. To capture... the opportunity, banks must take a strategic, rather than tactical, approach.

Strategy at the stress-testing table for UK banks and beyond

– This spring, the Bank of England announced the Biennial Exploratory Scenario. Here’s a primer to understand key elements... of the stress test and how it can be used for strategic advantage.

How value creation is reshaping the payments industry

– The current wave of consolidation in payments is part of a long period of value creation. Over the past 15 years, ownership of... core payments processing assets has become more diverse, spanning banks, regional processors, and global organizations. We expect the trend of value creation to continue as profits rise further on the basis of strong growth, the adoption of new technology, and increased efficiency.

SME insurance in Australia—a market ripe for change

– The market for providing insurance to small and medium companies is changing quickly, necessitating that providers target customer... segments carefully.

The legal entity identifier: The value of the unique counterparty ID

– New research undertaken by McKinsey & Company and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) estimates that broader,... global adoption of legal entity identifiers (LEIs) could yield annual savings of over $150 million within the investment banking industry and up to $500 million for banks in the issuance of letters of credit. These findings form part of a white paper that examines the potential use cases of the LEI in streamlining legal entity identification.

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