Around the globe, voices clamoring for climate-aware investing and carbon controlsare increasing. Demand for ethical treatment of employees, customers and other stakeholders is also growing, as is indignation about poorly-managed companies.
Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and beyond.
Welcome to KPMG’s third annual report tracking developments in China’s pension industry. This is a topic of great economic significance. As the world’s most populous country, China has an ageing society and is developing the infrastructure to take care of a growing number of elderly people. The topic also has business significance, especially for financial companies able to find opportunities in the fast-growing pension sector.
This report updates and builds on our findings from last year. That report identified sector convergence as one of the most distinct features of the Chinese pension industry, as well as highlighted several strategic themes that will influence its long-term development. In the pages that follow, we explain the most recent developments and their strategic implications.
AP automation is often described as low hanging fruit in the
garden of digital transformation. And for a good reason – the
barrier to entry is impressively low in terms of both cost and
effort needed to get up and running, particularly in comparison
to the implementation projects for other business applications.
Despite that fact, the value provided from AP automation is
comparably high. For such an easy implementation, the benefits
reach throughout an organization, beyond the walls of the AP
department, and are near-immediate from day one of using the
Standard benefits include:
- Immediate value from day one with an expected ROI within the first year
- Up to 95% truly touchless invoice processing with access to real-time cloud data for benchmarking and reporting
- Easy access to financial data, such as cash flow & accrual reporting, with full visibility and control of the AP process
This guide will help you kick-start your AP automation project by
defining the 6 steps to build a solid business case and gain the
internal approvals needed to get started.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Account takeover. Synthetic identities. The security risks that financial services and online merchants face are endless, and the fraud landscape is changing dramatically. You not only need to be aware of how it’s evolving, but how to address these threats, protect your customers and your brand. iovation has analyzed data from our consortium made up of six billion devices seen, 55 million fraud reports, and thousands of fraud analysts to determine the most significant fraud trends and what you can do to combat them.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 13, 2019
Looking for a trusted partner for financial management that can help lead your organization today and into the future? Get analysis of the market, key recommendations for evaluating vendors, and more. Download your complimentary copy of the report.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Looking for a cloud partner for financial planning and analytics that’s flexible, easy to use, and always keeps you up-to-date with the latest technologies? Get analysis of the market, key recommendation for evaluating vendors, and more. Download your complimentary copy of the report.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 22, 2019
Read this eBook to learn how seven CFOs from midsize organizations are supercharging their financial reporting and leveraging real-time data. This eBook covers best practices and tips they have learned in their careers around data driven decisions and reporting.
According to the annual report on fraud and internet crime published by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a staggering total of more than $2.7 billion was lost through online fraud and financial crime in 2018, the last full year available. And according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports in that same time period. Many of these fraud events involved brand impersonation or illegal activities conducted via a brand’s website. In other words, the trust and faith the public has in your brand can be used as a cover for illegal activities, making fraudsters’ schemes appear authentic or trustworthy.
To keep the trust within your brand, download the whitepaper to learn how and why identifying and stopping online fraud is essential.
After evaluating all the options on the market, one company chose Automation Anywhere RPA to start its digital transformation journey and automate its invoice processing, help desk, and internal financial reporting processes. The company achieved its initial goals—and more. It got the first initiative—automating accounts payable—up and running in less than 6 months, and increased the efficiency of the operation by 300%.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
In the next five years, more than $2 trillion is expected to transfer between generations. To capitalize on this massive redistribution of wealth, financial advisors need to meet the demands of today’s clients who are social, mobile, more connected, better informed and looking to collaborate with their advisors when they want, where they want. In fact, according to the Salesforce Connected Investor report, 55% of investors want to work more closely with their advisors. To succeed, advisors must have relationships with their clients that are deeper than just the numbers, and focus on individuals and their unique needs.
2017 Trends in Financial Services and Insurance: Customer is Priority
The FSI sector is progressing with a digital, data-driven, marketing mentality, all centered around prioritizing customer experience and taking a more personal approach.
The 2017 Digital Trends in Financial Services and Insurance compiles the information shared by over 800 FSI respondents to see what opportunities and obstacles are shaping the future of FSI.
Read this report and find out:
How data and personalization drive digital transformation
How fintech is leading the FSI chase
Tips to help future-proof your FSI business
Adobe article that condenses/highlights key findings from the Econsultancy Digital Marketing in the Financial Services and Insurance
Sector 2017 Study, an in-depth, 5000+ word report covering FSI executives’ opinions on:
– General trends in retail banking, investment banking, and insurance
– Internal structures their companies are using to execute digital transformation
– The biggest threats/disruptions in the industry
– The biggest priorities in 2017 (leaders are focusing on both customer retention and customer acquisition, mainstream is focusing just
on customer retention)
– Main sources of sales and leads (digital + mobile are steadily increasing sources)
– Digital marketing budgets & investment areas (leaders are investing more in digital marketing automation and analytics)
– Use of the cloud and AI to automate analysis and marketing
– The importance of multichannel personalization
– Innovation in the types/formats of products/services provided (leaders are focusing on i
Analyst firm 451 Research interviewed 500 businesses and 1,000 consumers and found that Europe's online economy risks losing €57 billion when Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) goes into effect on 14 September.
SCA is intended to reduce fraud rates and enhance the overall security of online payments. But what does this mean for businesses and how can they best accommodate these new requirements in order to limit the financial impact? Download the report to find out.
Published By: PWC EMEA
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
The transition to New Energy is generating more and more investment opportunities than ever. Because New Energy M&A are often in areas which are either adjacent to the existing business, or completely new to it, the acquiring company will frequently need to build new capabilities and acquire new skill sets. This is where getting a grasp of culture is critical.
To explore the role of culture in new energy and the critical part it has to play, we interviewed senior decision makers at both acquiring and acquired organisations.
What do the findings tell us about culture?
Culture should be treated with as much importance in a deal as the valuation multiples. Ultimately, it will be those who can fuse financial engineering with culture management who will emerge as winners in the New Energy space.
Our report Creating Value Beyond the Deal: Why culture is critical in New Energy deal making found:
1. M&A is just as much about importing a new culture as well as acquiring new capabilities
2. A f
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeatability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
ENGAGE AND SATISFY FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMERS
In order to stay relevant and retain today’s “always-on”, mobile customers, financial institutions must prioritize and innovate. According to a recent Akamai FinServ industry survey conducted by TechValidate, almost half of the respondents are “behind” or “slightly behind” their peers with regard to their mobile capabilities.
Download a free report with detailed findings and takeaways from the survey to find out how to maximize customer acquisition, increase retention, and drive card usage. You’ll also learn:
- Current mobile strategies and barriers to adoption
- The right metrics to measure success
- The most important factors in a mobile banking experience
For many financial institutions, traffic from bots (aggregators, scrapers, crawlers) can account for up to 40-60% of their overall website traffic — from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad bots performing harmful activities. Banks, traders, asset managers, and insurers might know how much of their traffic is from bots, but what they may not know is the impact those bots may be having on their business.
Read the report to learn more about:
• Managing Financial Data Aggregators
• How Bots Affect the Digital Experience
• What a good bot looks like?
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, seeking to better understand how finance leaders aspire to support business decision makers in the pursuit of value creation—and how leading-edge financial planning and business analysis capabilities factor into those aspirations. This report is based on 335 survey responses from senior finance executives at companies with more than US$500 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
Organizations operating in the retail financial services sector – banks and insurers – need to work smart and fast to keep pace with the increasing demands of their customers. We may have a 24/7 love affair with our smartphones but it is clear that in the future we will be sharing information and making payments via fitbands, cars, TVs and white goods, as the Internet of Things fuses the physical and digital worlds. For incumbent banks and insurers, the challenge will be to leverage the possibilities of this new hyper-connected world to embed themselves in their customers’ daily lives. They need to change the way operate, which includes how they market, engage and communicate with their customer base. This will be a key defense against the growing ranks of digital newcomers seeking to disrupt and dislodge incumbents through an array of innovative and smart new offers. However, too many are moving too slowly, either from an excess of caution or complacency. This report should serve as a
The attacks and tools being used against financial
services organizations are part of a complex
ecosystem. This may seem like an obvious statement
at first glance. When you read most industry reports,
they tend to focus on a single aspect of the whole
ecosystem, as if it were unrelated to other types of
attacks. To be honest, we’ve been just as guilty of
having a myopic view of attack traffic as anyone else.
We wanted to do something different for this report.
Instead of looking at a single type of attack, we
stepped back to look at attacks against banks, credit
unions, trading companies, and other organizations
that make up financial services as a whole. Most
defenders only see a very small segment of the
overall traffic, whether they’re the target or the
vendor supplying defensive tools. The breadth of
Akamai’s products and our visibility into a significant
portion of Internet traffic allows us to research
multiple stages of the attack economy.
A tool for finance leaders to unify disparate customer data with financial and strategic ROI
If you’ve found yourself sweating in a smoky billiard room, wondering what role customer data should play in finance—as well as in your company’s long-term strategy—this eBook will help you hone your pool shark skills.
Inside, you’ll find insights about….
• How to identify patterns in your customer portfolio, and why it matters.
• Avoiding four critical data billiard blunders.
• Key questions to ask while you’re segmenting your data.
• How to tell if your portfolio segmentation strategy is working with the right reporting.
This eBook will help you navigate the crowded billiard room of customer data and how you can use it to drive cross-functional value for your team.
Creating predictive analytics from alternative data has become the current focus of the biggest quant trading firms in the industry
The democratization of financial services data and technology, together with more intense competition, makes the needs of today’s market participants vastly different from those of previous generations. Firms must locate untapped sources of data for both public and non-public companies. This alternative data, such as payment data and other non-public information, from sources beyond the common channels, can be a predictive indicator of market performance; a difference maker in assisting firms as they develop models to evaluate their investments.
By combining our unique data sets with advanced analytics, traders, analysts and managers can seek predictive signals and actionable information utilizing their own models.
View our research report to learn how alternative data, our 'Information Alpha,' can help you earn differentiated investment returns.
Talent management has moved to the top of the CEO’s agenda. In a 2012 global survey of CEOs and CFOs by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 53 percent of these leaders said that insufficient talent within their organization could harm them financially over the next 12 months. The number expressing financial concerns rose to 67 percent at organizations with more than 1,500 employees. Moreover, a full 83 percent of HR and business executives believe that talent programs need to be improved, according to Deloitte’s 2012 report Talent Edge 2020. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder there’s more pressure than ever on HR leaders to make the right talent decisions for their organizations and to source the right talent management systems to maximize the value of their workforce.
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