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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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Jun. 2010

Retail Business

Financial Institutions Begin to Prepare for the Advent of Japanese ISAs

Hisashi Kaneko

Financial institutions have started preparing for the advent of Japanese individual savings accounts in 2012. To provide a diverse range of services conducive to expansion of the Japanese ISA user base, financial instructions must be ready to evaluate the ISA system's effectiveness soon after its inception. To do so, financial institutions and tax authorities must compile objective statistics.

Capital Markets

Reform of US Circuit Breakers and Ongoing Investigation Into the Flash Crash

Sadakazu Osaki

On May 18, 2010, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed that it intends to mandate new circuit breakers that temporarily halt trading in the event of a steep decline in not only broad equity market induces but also individual stocks. These stock-by-stock circuit breakers are the first measure unveiled to prevent recurrence of the May 6 "flash crash" and ensuing market volatility.