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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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Feb.2014

Asset Management

Smart beta's risks and costs

Atsuo Urakabe

Smart beta strategies currently being promoted by index providers and asset managers differ from both traditional active management and passive management. Investors should understand these differences before deciding to invest in smart beta products.

For Management at Financial Firms

New perspective conducive to success in Asian financial business
- Interview with Andrew Murfin, Regional Head of Group Operations, Asia Pacific at UBS AG -

Yasuki Okai

Many financial institutions have tried to expand into Asia in recent years in the wake of Asian economic growth, but more than a few ended up scaling down or discontinuing their Asian operations, unable to improve their high-cost structures. UBS is pursuing a shift in its operations strategy to overcome challenges facing its Asian business. NRI's Yasuki Okai talked to Andrew Murfin, UBS's head of operations in the Asia-Pacific region, about UBS's operations strategy.