2020 banking and capital markets outlook

January 3, 2020

A NEW WAVE OF disruption more forceful and more pervasive than what we have seen in recent years will likely unfold in the next decade. While the roots of this disruption— technological, economic, geopolitical, demographic or environmental—may remain the same, the unique convergence of these factors should unleash unprecedented change in the broader society and economy, and, consequently, in the banking industry as well.

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Best Practices in Social Listening FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE

whitePaper | December 23, 2019

Whether you’re obtaining new clients or recruiting talent, the Financial Services space is incredibly competitive. In order to meet the collaborative and transparent demands of clients, firms must work to develop an involved community that’s loyal to them. With that goal in mind, customer satisfaction and relationship development are imperative, and—as clients seek out advisors and agents that are thought leaders and specialists, and Financial Services firms strive to become exactly that—personal branding is more important than ever. In fact, branding must become a focus of all client-facing employees.

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Core Banking Modernization in Europe - Taking the Composable Route

whitePaper | July 3, 2022

Founded in 1896, Barclays is among the world's oldest banks and enjoys the patronage of some of Europe's most profitable corporations. In 2021, Barclays claimed over 48 million customers, amassed over its 120+ year history. On the other hand, Revolut is a UK neobank that has acquired over 15 million account holders in less than a decade since its founding. These numbers are illustrative of a larger shift in the global banking system, with agile, digitally empowered financial service providers making inroads into mainstream banking territory. Currently, traditional banks, with their large product and service portfolios and legions of loyal customers, still hold the lion's share of the European banking market.

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Cloud momentum is building in retail banking

whitePaper | November 24, 2021

For retail banks entering a post COVID-19 world, the only way is cloud. Today, the world’s most disruptive banks are in the cloud. For newcomer banks, cloud has been the only option for some time – and the same is increasingly true for established banks as well. Why? Because cloud is not only disruptive in its own right, but also provides the foundation for harnessing other emerging technologies. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to play out, the need for banks to transform digitally using cloud is accelerating by the day. To do this, banks must steer their operations toward a new operating model. One that delivers a highly relevant customer experiences, provides easy access to innovation, and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) without the burden of managing security and infrastructure. The way to achieve all this? Cloud. And banks worldwide are getting the message.

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Empowering Instant Credit Through Open Banking

whitePaper | April 15, 2022

The global consumer finance market has rebounded at pace from the turbulence of the pandemic, led by an accelerating shift online and an accompanying wave of investment and innovation. With many people managing financial uncertainty, the segment has seen a step change in its progress, supported by new approaches to credit decisioning and the emergence of buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) as a major force in the payments landscape.

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Muni 360 The comprehensive view of the municipal bond market.

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

MacKay Municipal Managers™ employs a relative value investment approach across all of their municipal strategies, with a focus on total return. The team seeks to capitalize on opportunities created by the mispricing of securities and will move along the credit curve based on where they find the best relative value. An emphasis is placed on risk management, and they currently do not employ leverage in the mutual funds they manage, which can increase volatility. The team’s active research-driven process and keen emphasis on risk control may benefit investors seeking attractive tax-free income.

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The Future of Financial Centres

whitePaper | June 30, 2022

The UAE is currently celebrating its Golden Jubilee. In a mere 50 years, the UAE and especially Dubai has earned an eminent place on the world map. Dubai has diversified away from hydrocarbons through progressive policies, proving that building a foundation that supports innovation can lead an economy to surpass geographical, time and age constraints.

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