Financial Services

Below are some of our thought leadership publications.




Across the boards: Views from the financial services boardroom

In our 2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, we asked financial services directors to tell us about the challenges they face. And they did: we heard candid opinions about succession planning, activists, risk management, cybersecurity, and more. How can boards get better at what they do? How can directors stay on top of a flood of information and make their oversight role more manageable? Find out what financial services directors think about cyber, IT, risk, meetings, activists, and more.

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Blurred lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services

This report assesses the rise of new technologies in the FS sector, the potential impact of FinTech on market players and their attitude regarding the latest technological developments, through the responses of almost 550 senior FS and FinTech executives.

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Enhancing business resilience: Transforming Cyber Risk Management through the role of the Chief Risk Officer

It is time for financial institutions to see cyber threats for what they are: strategic enterprise risks that have the potential to severely impact their business. Institutions should focus on becoming more “cyber resilient;” in other words, able to anticipate, withstand and recover from cyber incidents.

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Facing the future of Risk

Financial Services businesses rise, fall or run on the spot by their ability to price and manage risk. Unlike almost any other sector, their business is risk. Manage that risk well, and they take their opportunities and grow, confidently and responsibly. Do it badly and they boom and bust, stagnate, or cause more pronounced shocks to the real economy.

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Financial Crime in funds transfer systems

Actions to counter an emerging international threat

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Financial Services Industry: Continuous Model Monitoring

Ultimately an institution's motivation for implementing Continuous Model Monitoring (CMM) should be the recognition that it is a crucial tool in using models safely thereby leveraging their benefits to maximum effect for both shareholders and regulators.

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Financial Services Tax Bulletin

This publication provides updates and analyses of regulatory and other developments relating to corporate tax in Singapore.

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Financial services technology 2020 and beyond: Embracing disruption

To succeed in this rapidly changing landscape, IT executives will need to agree with the rest of the management team on the posture they wish to adopt. Will they try to be industry leaders, fast followers, or will they just react? Whichever direction they choose, they will need to devise a clear strategy to move forward.

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) thought leadership

A periodic update on FATCA issues and developments

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Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) 2016

As cyberattacks continue to escalate, forward-leaning financial services firms are beginning to leverage and link innovative cybersecurity tools, many of them cloud-enabled. These organisations are improving their security programmes with technologies such as cloud-based cybersecurity services, Big Data analytics, and advanced authentication and biometrics.

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GSISS 2016: Reclaiming Cybersecurity (Singapore Highlights)

As organisations continue to invest heavily in digital technology, many executives are declaring cyber as the risk that will define our generation. Following key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016, this version with specific Singapore analysis provides some food for thought for the local management on how to strengthen their organisation’s cyber resilience.

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Managing Upstream Risk

PwC’s Regulatory Reform Review: An Asian perspective.

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Operational Risk: the end of internal modelling?

While the demise of the advanced measurement approaches for operational risk (AMA) may spell the end of internal models for capital purposes, it may well free up analytical capabilities to develop different internal models that could arguably be far more useful to the management of operational risk than the AMA.

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Risk in review - Going the distance

Balancing risk agility and risk resiliency for enduring success: 5th Annual Study.

We live in turbulent times. In recent years, widespread business disruption has spurred companies to focus on acquiring the agility to quickly identify and seize new opportunities. In our survey, we asked companies questions about their risk-resiliency and risk-agility capabilities, processes, and corporate characteristics.

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Sink or swim: Why wealth management can’t afford to miss the digital wave

Globally, technology is a real disruptor altering how we live and the speed with which we engage with one another. But how does this impact wealth management? Until now, wealth management’s personalised response has relied on human effort.

Asia Pacific’s high net worth individuals suggest that consumers will continue to place more value on wealth management’s provision of technological products and services. How can the wealth management industry prepare for this?

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