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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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Nov. 2015

Financial Infrastructure

Japanese exchanges set to keep upgrading infrastructure as JGB futures market turns 30 years old

Yoshiyuki Kiwata

This year is the 30th anniversary of the JGB futures market, established by the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 19, 1985. Although its infrastructure has undergone various upgrades over the past decade to better meet investors' needs, JGB futures trading volume has stagnated. Meanwhile, overseas investors' share of that volume has grown to over 50%. With the Japan Exchange Group placing priority on derivatives markets, the JGB futures market will hopefully benefit from its efforts going forward.

Financial Infrastructure

Utilization of artificial intelligence in finance

Ryoji Kashiwagi

Artificial intelligence is now entering a new boom phase, the third in its history, in the wake of a technological innovation known as deep learning. Artificial intelligence is being utilized in various forms even in the financial sector. Financial institutions should utilize artificial intelligence more actively through such means as open innovation.