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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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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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Mystery shopping becomes an important supervisory tool in retail banking
Date: Apr 19, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | News Analysis
Rapid developments and increasing competition in the retail banking landscape require greater need for closer supervision and monitoring from industry regulators to protect the rights of the consumers.
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The merger of equals: What’s next for UAE banks?
Date: Aug 02, 2016   |   Author: Amandeep Ahuja | News Analysis
The boards of directors of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and First Gulf Bank (FGB) have approved a proposed merger of the banks, which will create the largest bank in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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Crowdlending tries to make its mark in Asia Pacific
Date: May 03, 2016   |   Author: Research | Research Note
While crowdlending in Asia Pacific shows early promise, its fate will be dictated by how regulators and banks respond to the challenges they pose.