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Capital Markets & IT -lakyara

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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Oct. 2009

Asset Management

Will Japanese Asset Management Companies Embrace Front-Office Outsourcing?

Sadayuki Horie

A recent NRI study revealed major differences in cost structures between investment trust and investment advisory businesses, with front-office operations accounting for a much smaller share of total costs in the former than in the latter. In the investment trust businesses, which has promising growth prospects, front-office outsourcing could be a viable management strategy for asset management companies based in Japan.