Banking & capital markets

IFRS 9 - impairment for banking


PwC Assurance Partners Ryan Leopold and Chris Wood discuss the new financial instruments standard and how it impacts the banking industry.

Valuation multiples and purchase allocation trends


What are the latest comparable statistics for mergers and acquisitions and active trades in the financial services industry? Check out PwC's quarterly valuation summaries for the Banking, Insurance and Asset Management sectors. Insights include: trends in market multiples, related transactions, and transaction benchmarking analysis.

Not a game of chance: The case for stronger collateral management


Everyone in the capital markets these days is rethinking collateral management. The sell side, the buy side, market utilities, and regulators all want to make the most of it as they strive to reduce risk and boost liquidity. The rewards are significant, but so are the costs and risks. Financial institutions need a strategic approach that optimizes capital, integrates operations, and is enabled by straight-through processing technologies.

Less is more: Leaner, integrated IT platforms for the new capital markets arena


Most sell-side financial institutions have sacrificed a coherent IT architecture in favor of speed to market. However, can a firm justify a growing web of applications, tangled in expensive interfaces, now that it’s easier to untangle the mess? In this report, we identify leading application features that can help firms shift to simpler, more integrated IT platforms. We analyze these features across critical functional areas and show how IT executives can make the business case for change.

Chapter 11: Applications and Advantages in European High Yield Restructurings


The European high-yield debt market has seen tremendous growth since the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to 2008, most European issuers with non-investment grade credit ratings obtained financing privately from banks rather than issue debt on public markets. That pattern has changed dramatically, however. More stringent capital requirements under Basel III have prompted European banks to reduce their corporate lending, forcing many lower-rated companies to borrow on public markets for the first time

An objective look at high-frequency trading


Today’s trading is complex and frequently involves little human intervention. Five years after the "Flash Crash," do you know how high frequency trading and dark pools work? Our new report separates fact from fiction.

Ditch the product pitch: Winning through customer-focused content


Pitches don’t sell products—emotional connections do. How to win customers’ hearts through personalized content.

Capital Markets 2020 - Will it change for good?


The world of 2020 will be more complex for the users of capital markets. Learn what factors are transforming the global capital markets landscape and the 6 imperatives for success in PwC's second instalment of our Banking and Capital Markets 2020 series.

Is it time for consumer lending to go social? How to strengthen underwriting and grow your customer base with social media data


Is it time for consumer lending to go social? How to strengthen your underwriting and grow your customer base with social media data.

Volcker underwriting: It's simple ... no need to overanalyze


Leverage current processes to take the underwriting exemption.