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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

Dec. 2014

Retail Business

What kind of added-value are investors seeking from fund-wrap accounts?

Masataka Higashiyama

An NRI survey of fund-wrap account holders revealed the importance of the initial consultation with customers interested in opening a fund-wrap account and follow-up service after the account has been opened. It is crucial for fund-wrap account providers to improve not only investment performance but their overall services' added-value.

Financial Infrastructure

Impact on financial institutions of regulatory reforms related to personal data

Shintaro Kobayashi

Japan's Act on Protection of Personal Information is slated to be amended
for the first time in more than 10 years to facilitate utilization of personal data while continuing to protect privacy. In addition to imposing tighter restrictions in certain areas, the amendment will also enable utilization of data without the consent of the individual to which the data pertains. The amendment is likely to have a substantial impact on financial institutions.