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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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Aug. 2012

Capital Markets

Government bond purchase by the ECB

Tetsuya Inoue

Whatever it takesComing on the heels of ECB President Draghi's speech in London in late July, the ECB's Governing Council meeting in early August attracted a great deal of attention in spite of the summer holidays. It was at this meeting that the ECB announced its intention to undertake a new round of government bond purchases, which represents a major shift in policy strategy inasmuch as the ECB's Security Market Program (SMP) was conducted largely on an ad hoc basis. However, Mr.

Retail Business

Seeking a bigger role for the online investment trust sales channel

Hisashi Kaneko

Currently, 20% of investment trust investors buy and sell investment trusts online. Investment trust investors who use only the face-to-face channel for their investment trust transactions include many highly IT-literate individuals. Banks should cultivate online investment trust customers by first targeting such individuals. Such an approach should help expand their overall investment trust sales.