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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.
*Organization names and job titles are current as of the publishing dates

Jun. 2011

Retail Business

A retail financial services growth market for the 2010s

Hiroyuki Miyamoto

Japan's population of singles aged 40 or older is projected to continue growing for a while.In Japan's highly mature retail financial services market, financial institutions would be well-advised to develop financial products and services targeted at this market segment ahead of the competition.

Chinese Capital Markets

China's equity index futures market is poised to take off

China's equity index futures market, launched in April 2010, is currently dominated by retail investors but it should evolve into more of an institutional market once regulations are eased and additional products introduced. Futures brokers are engaged in fierce competition that has driven down their profitability. Almost all of them, however, including non-Chinese brokers, are willing to temporarily endure subpar profitability in hopes of tapping into the market's enormous growth potential.