Currency Forwards in Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis

Currency forwards developed rapidly in the late 1970s following the collapse of the Bretton Woods Agreement, a system for monetary and exchange rate management established in 1944. Subsequent to Bretton Woods, governments relaxed their currency controls. Variations in monetary policies resulted in exchange rates that became less coordinated and more volatile. That volatility created a need for hedging mechanisms to mitigate the currency risk associated with international transactions...

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Founded in early 2008 to address challenges created by the growing housing crisis, our company is committed to providing innovative servicing solutions for both performing and non-performing mortgages.Until recently, the existing traditional mortgage servicers were adequately able to handle the mortgages under their care. The functioning premise of their servicing models was a high volume, low delinquency approach. However, in the last two years, due to many factors, residential mortgages have begun experiencing unprecedented levels of delinquency. As a direct result, many servicers quickly found themselves overwhelmed and unable to effectively manage the resulting complications.

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2020 banking and capital markets outlook

whitePaper | 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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What is the Value Proposition of Stablecoins for Financial Inclusion?

whitePaper | December 11, 2021

Financial inclusion is a well-recognized global issue: 1.7 billion people are “unbanked” – lacking an account at a financial institution or mobilemoney provider – according to the World Bank.1 Meanwhile, many small- and medium-sized businesses face challenges in realizing benefits from the current financial system. Individuals and small businesses may not be able to access financial services; if they can, those services may not be of high quality, suitable or affordable. The World Bank defines financial inclusion as the ability of individuals and businesses to access “useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs”.2 Financial inclusion is a complex global problem that existing systems and offerings have so far failed to solve.

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TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN CAPITAL MARKETS

whitePaper | February 4, 2020

Banks are also open to innovation, with a perhaps surprising 83% focusing most of their technology efforts on the front office and 56% on CRM in the last three years. This reflects a focus on improving the digital customer experience and becoming more customer-centric. We're now seeing the wave of digitalization that has swept through retail banking move through SME business banking, which represents $1 trillion (20%) of bank revenues worldwide but sees the biggest gaps in funding and customer satisfaction (estimated at $5tr by the World Economic Forum).

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6 Keys to Credit Risk Modeling for the Digital Age

whitePaper | February 18, 2020

Organizations that develop their own credit risk models see long lead times to get them built and deployed. Business users determine a need for a new model, which triggers weeks or months of data collection and model development effort – as much as a year. By the time the new model is deployed, market conditions and customer needs have changed, so the process starts over.

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Video Banking: The Next Generation

whitePaper | October 21, 2021

Some might say Video Banking is already a "next-generation" technology, and in many ways it is. But even though using video to provide face-to-face communication with remote experts is a welcome addition to online banking, most deployments to date add little more than a trust element. We can still find much room to further improve the customer experience as it relates to video and digital banking, as we will demonstrate in this paper. Video Banking is a remote one-way or two-way connection between you and a bank representative working in a call center, branch office, or from home. There are several use cases for Video Banking, depending upon your location and need. A common Video Banking model is the Personal Teller Machine (PTM),calso called a Video Teller Machine (VTM). A PTM functions like ancautomated teller machine (ATM) outfitted with a built-in monitor, camera, microphone, and speakers to facilitate video interactions. That allows a connection with a remote banker to answer questions about transactions when you need help. PTMs often have the convenience of 24-hour service with remote bankers on a shift-based roster to cover the customer load.

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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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Fay Servicing, LLC

Founded in early 2008 to address challenges created by the growing housing crisis, our company is committed to providing innovative servicing solutions for both performing and non-performing mortgages.Until recently, the existing traditional mortgage servicers were adequately able to handle the mortgages under their care. The functioning premise of their servicing models was a high volume, low delinquency approach. However, in the last two years, due to many factors, residential mortgages have begun experiencing unprecedented levels of delinquency. As a direct result, many servicers quickly found themselves overwhelmed and unable to effectively manage the resulting complications.

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