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Building Business Agility How finance and IT leaders can guide decisions amidst evolving market conditions

May 24, 2022

Building Business Agility How finance and IT leaders
Organizations experience pressures to finance growth strategies and improve their companies’ bottom lines while labor costs rise and global inflation soars. The cost of doing business is pinching profit margins across all industries. At the same time, changing customer behaviors and expectations force new business models to emerge.

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The Risk Management Association

RMA is a member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance sound risk principles in the financial services industry.RMA helps our members use sound risk principles to improve institutional performance and financial stability, and enhance the risk competency of individuals through information, education, peer sharing, and networking.

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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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ESG Investing Analytics

whitePaper | June 13, 2022

There are new global risks in the capital market that are impacting traditional investment approaches and investment managers’ decision-making capabilities. While extreme weather changes like floods and wildfires are becoming frequent, privacy, data security and regulatory pressures are accelerating new risks for investors. Investor perception towards investment has changed; they are increasingly thinking about methods to avoid investments that are harmful to the environment or contribute to societal problems; instead they are focusing on investments that are beneficial for all the members of investment stakeholder community.

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Restructure Your Bank for the Digital Age Using APIs and Microservices

whitePaper | July 27, 2022

It’s time for financial services providers to stop firefighting external challenges and technology developments and start taking control of their own destiny. That doesn’t mean taking on the full burden of core banking transformation as an individual enterprise, assuming it as a competition point – but instead working together with the wider industry to build a standardized model. From there, financial enterprises will be empowered to compete in the areas that matter – namely, the service and products they offer to customers.

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TRADE AND STOCK-FINANCE

whitePaper | November 5, 2019

Trade finance in its simplest form is when an exporter requires an importer to prepay for goods shipped. This gives the importer two main challenges. The first is that prepaying for goods from places such as China or India, for example, will seriously impact the company’s cash flow due to the long shipping times involved. The second challenge is how does the importer reduce the risks of paying for goods in advance? These two challenges are mainly resolved by the importer’s bank or independent trade finance provider providing a letter of credit to the exporter, or the exporter’s bank, guaranteeing payment upon presentation of certain documents. These documents may include a bill of lading.

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Digital Bank A Proposal for Licensing & RegulatoryRegime for India

whitePaper | November 30, 2021

In writing this Discussion Paper, “A Proposal for Digital Banks in India: Licensing & Regulatory Regime”, we are pleased to have collaborated with Black Dot Public Policy Advisors as the knowledge partner. Mr Mandar Kagade, Founder Principal at Black Dot made valuable contributions in developing this Discussion Paper. Ms Shehnaz Ahmed of the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy acted as external expert reviewer of the Discussion Paper and offered detailed comments and inputs. We acknowledge her valuable contribution. We are also grateful for the support and inputs from the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, representatives of public sector banks including the State Bank of India, and Sabyasachi Upadhyay, Associate, NITI Aayog. Useful insights were also obtained from the deliberations in the conference, “Neo-banking for Business: The Future of Digital Banking”, especially Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore. They are gratefully acknowledged. Last but not the least, the inputs offered by the fintech sector stakeholders who were approached for inputs in the course of drafting this Discussion Paper is acknowledged. NITI Aayog would endeavour to continue with the stakeholder consultation in evolving policy dialogue.

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Xand Technical Whitepaper

whitePaper | July 19, 2022

Paul Allen, an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, had a vision to create better money. He found it confounding that he with his billions would pay less to transfer money than the poorest amongst us. Paul wanted to make money more equitable by making it more efficient and independent of any one financial institution. His team at Vulcan, along with several experts in financial technology, distributed systems, software, and financial regulations, came up with a design they called Xand, playing off Alexander Hamilton’s name, and spun out a new company, Transparent Financial Systems (Transparent) to develop it.

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The Risk Management Association

RMA is a member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance sound risk principles in the financial services industry.RMA helps our members use sound risk principles to improve institutional performance and financial stability, and enhance the risk competency of individuals through information, education, peer sharing, and networking.

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