Holding the right tools for regulatory challenge

New technologies and global regulations continue to reshape the terrain in which financial services firms operate.  To comply with a myriad of global banking rules, firms must change their practices, and position themselves differently in the marketplace. Watch video: The Importance of Partnerships —Thomson Reuters and Murex According to Maroun

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Meeting the digital demands of Asia’s wealthy

The demands of Asia’s high-net worth individuals (HNWI) are changing. What must private banks do to innovate and ensure they remain competitive?  With more than 5 million HNWIs and an estimated US$9 trillion in assets under management, Asia Pacific is now home to more wealthy individuals than any other region in the

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Wish tablets from devotees praying for wealth and good fortune hang from a tree on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing Photographer: Jason Lee

Why volatility drop is not just a summer lull

Is the drop in equity market volatility a summer fling or are other factors at play?  Markets are facing a dire array of event risks, most notably Brexit, the U.S. Presidential election, a Chinese slowdown, the potential fracturing of the euro, problems in the Middle East, and the uncertain outlook

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Photographer: Albert Gea Photographer: Albert Gea

Harnessing the power of data to identify supply chain risk

How can firms ensure their supply chains do not tarnish their reputation or trigger an unwelcome prosecution? Thorough due diligence depends on access to high-quality data. Hardly a day goes by without a company being dragged into the media or regulatory spotlight because of actions within their supply chain. There

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Photographer: Parth Sanyal Photographer: Parth Sanyal

Corruption in sport: lessons from Rio 2016?

Rio 2016 has captivated a global audience of billions, but the issues of bribery and corruption, doping and illicit activity in sport remain as important as ever. First it was concerns over the quality of the infrastructure projects in Rio de Janeiro. Now the Olympics are well under way, the

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Swimming - Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Victory Ceremony Photographer: Dominic Ebenbichler

Brexit wounds, part 2: what’s the global outlook?

How will the global economy react if Brexit signals a wider trend towards isolationism? Concluding our look at charts from Fathom Consulting, we consider the international outlook.   Fathom Consulting’s view is that Britain’s prospects following its vote to leave the EU points to slower growth, higher inflation and interest

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A taxi driver holds a Union flag, as he celebrates following the result of the EU referendum, in central London Photographer: Toby Melville

Tainted timber: cutting down risk in the supply chain

Illegal logging is not just a major environmental crime, it is one of the world’s most profitable organized criminal activities. Can firms be sure their supply chains are not contributing to this trade? Attracted by low risk and high rewards, the world’s criminal gangs are turning their attention to the

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Bangladeshi labourers pile timber on the bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka Photographer: Rafiqur Rahman

How liquidity squeeze is changing FX behavior

Fragmented liquidity is having a major bearing on foreign exchange markets. How are buy-side firms adjusting? Liquidity is the lifeblood of foreign exchange as much as any other asset class, and yet practitioners and public sector officials often struggle to agree on a common definition or benchmark to measure its depth.

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Will FX industry adhere to new code of conduct?

Efforts to rebuild trust in FX markets are focusing on a new voluntary code of conduct. Its chief architect has addressed an event hosted by Thomson Reuters in Sydney, Australia on the challenge of ensuring compliance.  The launch of the FX Global Code of Conduct marks an important milestone for

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Riders climb in single file at the Alto de Aguilar de Codes on the third stage of the Vuelta del Pais Vasco near Orduna Photographer: Vincent West