Retail Banking 2020 Evolution or Revolution?

Powerful forces are reshaping the banking industry. Customer expectations, technological
capabilities, regulatory requirements, demographics and economics are together creating an
imperative to change. Banks need to get ahead of these challenges and retool to win in the next era.
Banks must not only execute on today’s imperatives, but also radically innovate and transform
themselves for the future.

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Wall Street Ren

The Wall Street Ren is a leading nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan organization of Chinese American leaders in finance, business and economic. Our mission is to provide an open forum for the promotion of sound capital market standards and practices. Each member has achieved positions of leadership on Wall Street in a broad range of professions. As a financial market leader, we has cultivated relations with China, advocated for opening the country’s financial markets and encouraged its integration into the global financial community .

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The Future of Neobanking: How can Neobanks unlock profitable growth?

whitePaper | May 30, 2022

Few developments within financial services have happened with such breathtaking speed as the evolution of Neobanks. Less than 10 years after the first next-generation mobile banks entered the market, these digital disruptors developed into a global standalone industry segment. At Simon-Kucher, we have created a Global Neobanking Radar which tracks and ranks Neobanks around the world, based on several factors – including level of activity, funding, and valuations.

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Weathering the storm of ESG complexity by leveraging AI

whitePaper | October 6, 2021

ESG investing has grown exponentially in the last decade and is estimated to be somewhere between 35.31 to 40.52 trillion USD (according to the GSIA, 2021, and OPIMAS, 2020). The ESG investment industry is constantly in transition, with rapid developments across ESG strategies, approaches, and technologies reshaping the industry towards best standards of practice. This transition is leading to variations in the scale and growth of sustainable investment in different regions, according to GSIA. Many regions continue to see strong growth in sustainable investment assets under management – most notably Canada, the United States and Japan. Other regions are slowing down their rate of growth or have seen a reported reversal – in particular Europe and Australasia. In both cases, this is largely due to changes in how sustainable investment is defined, either by law as in the case of the EU, or by new industry standards as is the case in Australasia.

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DEFINING THE EVOLUTION OF FP&A: BENCHMARKS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

whitePaper | June 4, 2022

Historically, FP&A has been viewed as a back-office function. A provider of historical data, it was often regarded as the “scorekeeper,” focused on producing routine management reports with limited forward-looking capability. Now, many FP&A leaders are regarded as trusted advisers for both strategic and operational decisions. How empowered are FP&A leaders to support CFOs who have more strategic, customerfacing, disruptive roles?

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CORPORATE BANKING MARKET SCAPE – BEYOND 2020

whitePaper | February 10, 2020

With corporate treasurers already adopting open banking in a strategic move to create further value in their organizations, it is now time for financial institutions (FIs) to both align their future product and servicing roadmaps to those of their clients, as well as begin to embrace the opportunities that present themselves in the open digital ecosystem.

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How finance can become the next frontier to champion sustainability in business

whitePaper | March 30, 2022

Sustainability has, in recent years, become more intrinsically linked to the financial performance of a business as consumers have steadily changed their purchasing decisions based more on environmental and social factors. Four out of five Singaporeans said they cared about the environment while half of those polled said carbon emissions and climate change were their top concerns. Importantly, 41 per cent said they were largely motivated by sustainability features when making purchasing decisions. This can have a significant impact on the bottom line for organizations that fail to keep pace with the evolving market and invest in more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

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FinTech Trends for 2021 - What will 2021 bring us in FinTech Innovation?

whitePaper | April 14, 2021

So what will 2021 - and beyond - bring us in FinTech innovation? Central Bank Digital Currencies? - perhaps - but some would argue that most currency is already digital: how much physical cash did you handle in the last year? And how much was transacted by digital money transfer, real-time payments, card transactions, mobile wallets… Does money actually exist? The news is full of how multi-million-pound artworks can now be represented by ‘non-fungible tokens’ which represent ‘digital’ but not physical ownership of the artworks.

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Wall Street Ren

The Wall Street Ren is a leading nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan organization of Chinese American leaders in finance, business and economic. Our mission is to provide an open forum for the promotion of sound capital market standards and practices. Each member has achieved positions of leadership on Wall Street in a broad range of professions. As a financial market leader, we has cultivated relations with China, advocated for opening the country’s financial markets and encouraged its integration into the global financial community .

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