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Banks seek ways to cover cost of legislative headwinds

Private banks have come up with a number of ways to try to boost revenues in the face of increased regulation, including adopting a more disciplined investment approach and increasing productivity through digitalisation

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Reacting to an avalanche of regulation

Private banks have increased their legal and compliance teams to deal with new regulations and the cost has led to some consolidation. But does technology offer a different solution?

Regulation a chance to better align interests of clients and their advisers

It is predicated that the fiduciary rule in the US will mean mass affluent clients miss out on financial advice, just as they did in the UK following the Retail Distribution Review. Wealth managers must respond by filling this advice gap with technology-led solutions such as robo-advice

Martin Moloney, Central Bank of Ireland

Regulators wrestle with rapidly expanding ETF industry

As the exchange traded fund industry continues its record-breaking growth, are these investment vehicles sufficiently regulated?

Denise Voss, Alfi

ESA proposals could harm European fund industry warns Luxembourg fund body

The European Commission’s proposals to strengthen financial supervision are likely to prove costly and are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist, according to Alfi

Christoffer Malmer, SEB

Is MiFID II a headache or an opportunity for private banks?

With the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive coming into force in January, what will the impact be on private banks? Christoffer Malmer from SEB, LGT's Thomas Piske and Uner Nabi from EY give their views

Patrick Barnert, Qumram

Fintech on Friday: omni-channel under MiFID II – eradicating risks and ramping up revenues

Documenting client communications is now a top regulatory concern for wealth managers, but addressing this thorny compliance challenge can actually yield big business benefits

How regtech can help banks conquer compliance mountain

The years since the financial crisis have seen a massive expansion in regulation and a corresponding boom in the number of compliance officers. Could technology cut costs and lower the error count?

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Fintech start-ups take aim at banks' regulatory burden

The financial services industry is well aware of the need for it to improve its digital capabilities. The 3D Fintech Challenge 2016 showcased how start-up companies can provide some of the solutions it is seeking 

Ana Claver, Robeco

Regulation and technology lead Madrid’s transformation

The Spanish capital’s financial landscape has been transformed in the last five years with consolidation in the banking sector and asset managers using the city as a springboard to Latin America

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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