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AI will replace robos to create new forms of customer value around advisory
Date: Nov 30, 2017   |   Author: Chris Kapfer | Interviews
Catherine Flax, chief executive officer of Pefin (US), a financial advisory firm that has built an enterprise wide artificial intelligence (AI) platform in the last six years, discusses the future of wealth advisory and why AI will beat robos and experienced relationship managers, without replacing the latter.
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On the way to the first fintech bank
Date: Nov 08, 2017   |   Author: Vladislav Solodkiy | Opinion
Vladislav Solodkiy, managing partner at Life.SREDA, a Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) venture capital firm, shares his thoughts on the establishment of fintech banks and its difference from traditional banks.
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Hanfor’s Han: “Without the ability to manage your people, you can’t outrun your peers”
Date: Nov 06, 2017   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interviews
Xueyuan Han, chairman of Hanfor Holdings, shares how the company started its core businesses, the products and services it offers, and the role that financial technology plays in transforming the organisation.
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An unrelenting lack of normality
Date: Oct 17, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | AB500
The annual Asian Banker 500 largest banks ranking does not only measure and track the numerical changes in asset size but also the fundamental transformation of these institutions as they confront an unprecedented level of disruption on various fronts; regulation, technology, competition and customer.
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Bitcoin exceeds expectations but risk spikes
Date: Sep 05, 2017   |   Author: Rochelle Padolina | News Analysis
Bitcoin took the finance services community by storm when it reached its highest price. However, as regulators set up rules on digital currencies, its status as a safe haven currency is now being questioned.
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Will artificial intelligence take over your banking job?
Date: Jun 21, 2017   |   Author: Pathik Gupta | Opinion
Pathik Gupta, an associate partner and regional head of wealth management for Asia Pacific at McLagan, discusses the future of jobs in the financial services industry.
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"Regulators have ‘upped their game’ in ways that would have been considered to be very ‘un-regulator-like'"
Date: Apr 20, 2017   |   Author: Serdar Guner | Opinion
Serdar Güner, director of supervision at the Dubai Financial Services Authority, in a speech during The Future of Finance, Middle East and Africa 2017, discussed how the regulator is facilitating innovation amidst the changes happening in the global financial and regulatory landscape.
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More banks are investing in new technologies to improve customer experience
Date: Apr 10, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Analysis
2016 saw a rapid progress in disruptive technologies bringing a paradigm shift in the thought process of institutions towards technology adoption and transformation. What will be the top technology priorities and trends in the banking industry in 2017?