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. Through our lakyara reports, NRI identifies the various capital markets and IT issues impacting our clients and the future of their business.
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Assets in defined-contribution pensions have increased steadily since Japanese pension laws were amended to allow them. The potential for further growth exists given possible migration from other pension plans and ongoing reviews of the legal framework.
The sale of investment products to retail customers has become a key focus for financial institutions. As a result, management firms that traditionally dealt only with institutional investors now need to consider managing assets for individuals. This report examines opportunities in the sub-advisory business.