Intense Regulatory Focus On Consumer Protection Poses Strategic Challenges For Financial Service Institutions
Heightened regulatory zeal over consumer protection in financial services requires senior executives in banking, insurance and investment management to re-evaluate their core strategies.
Central Banks, Faced with Paltry Bond Returns, Buy More Stocks
Central banks, among the most conservative asset managers in the world, are buying more stocks because of the paltry returns and negative yields available from top-rated sovereign bonds.
Frontiers in Finance
Financial services firms need to develop new strategies and business models for the changing economic environment. But in doing so, it's important asset managers stay focused on their clients as they work through and around the changes in the global financial system.
Evolving Investment Management Regulation: A Clear Path Ahead?
Investment managers face a challenging new regulatory landscape. The vast, fast-paced regulatory reform agenda on a national and global level and subsequent responses from industry participants will decide the future shape and success of the sector.
Overview of the Financial Industry's Response to the Volcker Rule
For the most part, the controversy of this rule revolves around one central question: How can regulators enforce a ban on proprietary trading without inadvertently impacting legitimate types of trading done by banks to help keep markets flowing smoothly for investors?
Adapting Business Strategy to the Regulatory Outlook
A recent KPMG survey shows how business leaders are applying a new regulatory lens to strategic planning and traditional organizational structures in anticipation of the road ahead.
Executives Show Guarded Optimism about M&A in the Year Ahead
Merger and acquisition activity should hold steady or increase in 2012 due to low interest rates and record levels of cash on hand held at corporations, according to a survey conducted by KPMG LLP and Knowledge@Wharton.