Banking & capital markets

Assessing the effectiveness of your Compliance Testing Program webcast - December 8, 2015


During this webcast, we will share the results of the 2015 Compliance Testing Survey and our perspectives on what financial institutions can be doing to keep pace with the evolving risk and regulatory compliance landscape.

Bank culture: It's about more than bad apples


Organizational change won’t be easy, but regulators from around the world expect it.

Cyber: Global data transfer in disarray


The EU's invalidation of "Safe Harbor" poses significant risk to US banks.

Click on the dotted line: How digital mortgage processes are streamlining the borrower experience


Exploring the considerations mortgage lenders face as they rethink their paperless strategies to begin to reap the long-awaited benefits of adopting digital processes.

Matching SOX? CFO attestation for stress tests


The Fed raises the stakes on data quality and internal controls.

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