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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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May. 2012

Asset Management

AIJ scandal: superficial and deeper issues facing Japanese pension funds

Sadayuki Horie

Japanese pension funds suffered huge losses from fraud perpetrated by AIJ Investment Advisors. To avoid such fraud, pension funds need to possess sufficient asset management expertise on staff. Also needed are legal reforms to permit pension funds to appoint outside experts to their governing boards and enlarge their scale through pooled management of assets.

Chinese Capital Markets

China unveils detailed roadmap for financial and capital account liberalization

Takeshi Jingu

A recent PBoC report and press conference have clarified China's plans vis-a-vis financial and capital account liberalization. China appears ready to proceed with liberalization while exercising care to prevent risks through such means as establishing a deposit insurance program.