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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Japan’s Corporate Governance Code is now in the third year since its inception. In July 2017, NRI surveyed companies on how they are putting the Code into practice. The Code seeks to promote engagement between companies and institutional investors but such engagement may not be worthwhile for all companies at present.
While RPA (Robotic Process Automation) applications are starting to expand, the industry is seeing disappointing results and starting to reevaluate RPA’s actual ability to reduce costs. We need to take the actual potential of RPA technology into consideration to see more benefits such as enhancing employee value rather than cost reduction alone.