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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

Oct. 2013

IT & Operation

Foreign-domiciled investment trust order processing should be automated

Takayuki Nakata

Foreign-domiciled investment trust assets are growing, but most orders to purchase or redeem shares in such investment trusts are still processed manually. The investment trust industry should swiftly automate order
processing to reduce workloads, lessen the risk of clerical errors and, in turn, avert a loss of confidence in foreign-domiciled investment trusts.

Asset Management

J-REITs' true value lies in their income returns

Sung-Yun Kim

J-REITs have been resurgent lately but many investors are uncomfortable with their price volatility. When investing in J-REITs, investors should not focus on temporary capital gains and losses. Instead, they should adopt a long-term investment horizon and focus on J-REITs' stable, high income returns.

Chinese Capital Markets

Alibaba Microfinance's asset securitizations

Asset securitization is garnering renewed attention as the Chinese government attempts to revitalize existing financing channels in response to an economic slowdown. Against such a backdrop, Orient Securities and Alibaba have issued China's first securitized product backed by
microloans.