Financial services publications

FS Viewpoints
Our series of timely, thought-provoking and informative publications on current issues impacting the financial services industry.


An ounce of prevention: Why financial institutions need automated testing An ounce of prevention: Why financial institutions need automated testing
Need a reliable way to prevent costly—and potentially catastrophic—software errors? Try automating functional testing.

Stay informed: Financial Services 2014 SEC comment letter trends Stay informed: Financial Services 2014 SEC comment letter trends
Understanding the SEC staff’s recent areas of focus and applicable accounting or reporting guidance for financial services registrants.

A flex-able future: Integrating workplace flexibility at financial institutions A flex-able future: Integrating workplace flexibility at financial institutions
The demand for flexibility in the workplace is rising. Find out how to implement flexibility at your financial institution.

State of compliance 2014: Financial services industry brief State of compliance 2014: Financial services industry brief
Even though the corporate compliance function is better developed in the financial services sector than in other industries it continues to evolve.

Mending the Gender Gap: Advancing Tomorrow's Women Leaders in Financial Services
Despite making up more than half the workforce in financial institutions, women continue to dramatically lag behind their male counterparts in leadership roles. The lack of women leaders is grabbing the global spotlight. That’s because it’s far more than a social issue — it’s a problem with financial, legislative, risk management, and talent retention implications.

Successful financial institutions know that sustaining a distinctive and diverse leadership culture is critical to thriving in the marketplace. PwC has developed a strategy for financial institutions to create and retain a strong pipeline of female talent. This strategy, which is embedded as part of an overall talent strategy, includes a framework that helps companies advance the women in leadership agenda and can pay off with both short- and long-term benefits.

2012 US financial services M&A insights: Balancing uncertainty and opportunity 2012 US financial services M&A insights: Balancing uncertainty and opportunity
PwC's annual review of financial services industry mergers and acquisitions with a review of major trends and an outlook on future m&a activity.

Round 3 of FATCA guidance: IRS Notice 2011-53 provides transitional rules for Foreign Financial Institutions Round 3 of FATCA guidance: IRS Notice 2011-53 provides transitional rules for Foreign Financial Institutions
On July 14, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2011-53 (the Notice), which provides a timeline for Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and U.S. withholding agents to implement the various provisions under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of 2009, which was enacted in the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010.

When the Growing Gets Tough: How Retail Banks Can Thrive in a Disruptive, Mobile, Regulated World When the Growing Gets Tough: How Retail Banks Can Thrive in a Disruptive, Mobile, Regulated World
As the United States emerges from the financial crisis, retail banks are striving to outperform their competitors while grappling with unprecedented regulatory challenges and shifts in consumer behavior. Banks are also assessing the implications and opportunities created by mobile phones and social media.

regulatory highlights
 
Financial services regulatory highlights: March 2011
Monthly newsletter providing insight on current regulatory issues.