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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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Sep. 2011

Brokerage Business

Current state of brokers' back-office systems serving foreign institutional investors in Asia

Hiromichi Minami

In Asia, trade orders from foreign institutional investors have historically been routed to their destination market through Hong Kong or Singapore. Recently, with trading volume growing throughout Asia, brokers are increasingly upgrading their computer systems even in markets other than Hong Kong and Singapore.

Chinese Capital Markets

Recent developments in China's bancassurance market

Takeshi Jingu

In China, insurance sales by banks have been plagued by problems such as unethical sales tactics and bribery to gain access to sales channels. Recently, regulators have issued new regulations to protect consumers' interests while insurers have pursued further sales channel diversification.