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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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Jan. 2013

Chinese Capital Markets

Deregulation of Chinese insurers' investment activities

Takeshi Jingu

In 2012, the Chinese insurance industry experienced a slowdown in premium revenue growth and downturn in investment returns. Against such a backdrop, regulatory restrictions on their investment activities were eased. The deregulatory measures are expected to have an impact on insurers' operations.

Retail Business

Financial institution should prepare for ISAs' advent as an urgent priority

Hisashi Kaneko

In September 2012, we surveyed banks about their preparations for the coming advent of ISAs. We found major differences in their state of preparation, with some cautious about ISAs and others aggressively targeting them. With little time remaining until ISAs' launch date, advance preparations will be a key determinant of success or failure in the ISA market. Financial institutions should hasten to prepare.