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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. 2013

Capital Markets

Is HFT the culprit?

Sadakazu Osaki

The Japanese equity market experienced a bout of extreme volatility from May 23, when the Nikkei 225 plunged 1,143 points. It had previously been in a nearparabolic uptrend fueled by growing expectations that Abenomics, the second Abe Cabinet's economic policy, will prove successful.

Asset Management

Nowcasting the real estate market with news articles and Internet search data

Tomohiko Taniyama

Because real estate market data are released with a lag, real estate investors are prone to misread current market trends as a result of being influenced by the market's rapidly changing mood. By utilizing real-time data such as news articles and Internet search data, investors can predict the present of the real estate market by quantifying market sentiment and interest in real estate.