What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 3: Lead asset managers in ESG integration

The global Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) market is worth around 20 trillion EUR (25% of the total worldwide asset under management), half of which is managed in Europe.  Over the past decade, this market grew for over than 200% becoming today one of the main growth target for asset managers. Who are the major ESG… Lire la suite

What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 2: Regulatory framework and impact on asset managers in Europe

As presented in Part 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and responsible investing, in order to fulfill its commitment to social, economic and environmental issues, the European Commission has undertaken two actions: the release of the “Shareholder Rights Directive II” in June 2017 and the appointment of a “High Level Expert Group” (HLEG). Both initiatives share… Lire la suite

What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and responsible investing

“Sustainable development is a development that meets the need of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Definition by the United Nations). In 1992, after years of slight and shy awareness on sustainable development, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held its first summit in Rio… Lire la suite

Digitalization in Retail banking: threats and opportunities

Digitalization in Retail banking: threats and opportunities   “Φάρμακον” (“Pharmakon”), in ancient Greek, means at the same time “poison” and “remedy”. French philosopher J. Derrida noted in his famous Plato’s Pharmacy that when this term refers to the sophists, “pharmakon” should mean poison, while when Socrates’ speaking, pharmakon should mean remedy[1]. There is one concept,… Lire la suite

Focus on the rising difficulties of carrying out correspondent banking activities

Currently, international attention is focused on the new “tariffs war” that the US and China have begun to wage. Many experts have expressed their concern on increasing trade barriers between the world’s largest economies. Rising regulatory scrutiny has also given many large institutions a cold feet which is being felt in some parts of the… Lire la suite

Expérience client : la France sort du lot (mais a priori pas du bon côté)

Les consommateurs français sont-ils plus insatisfaits que les autres ? C’est ce que peuvent laisser penser les résultats des éditions 2017 du « Customer Experience Index » de Forrester Research quand on compare les résultats de différents pays en l’occurrence les US, le Canada, l’Allemagne, l’Inde, le UK et bien sûr la France. Avec le « Customer Experience Index »,… Lire la suite

#UPPERCUT – Mort lente et agilité

Depuis des années, des décennies à présent, on annonce la mort des structures bancaires à la façon de ce qu’a connu la sidérurgie au siècle dernier. On imaginait déjà la fermeture de sites entiers, des manifestations de refus et de soutien. Rien de cela n’est arrivé. L’industrie bancaire se restructure par petites touches, dans le… Lire la suite

Vu par e-délit [1ère édition]

Dans le cadre de notre partenariat avec l’association Transaction EDHEC, nous vous proposons une sélection d’articles de leur blog e-délit, parce que la vision de jeunes étudiants intéressés par la finance nous semble compléter et enrichir les réflexions que nous avons en interne sur le monde de la finance et le futur des services financiers…. Lire la suite

Open market, could PSD2 change the banking world as we know it ?

With summer (hopefully) almost coming, holiday’s planning becomes a major concern. As every year you book your flight on a comparator platform. You think this is common, and yet you just used one of the disruptive methods able to completely modify banking industry. Indeed, imagine finding the best offer on financial services being as simple… Lire la suite

La mixité dans le secteur financier : « It is not a women issue, it is a business issue »

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Début mars, le Centre des Professions Financières a organisé un petit déjeuner débat autour de la place des femmes dans le secteur financier. Et si les constats et statistiques laissent encore songeurs, les invitées nous ont donné espoir en incarnant des modèles encore trop rares dans le secteur : 5 femmes étaient invitées : Isabelle Hébert,… Lire la suite

Gender diversity: the best way to boost your transformation into a new management model?

New Management Models: Levers to increase performance Large financial institutions have started their journey to rethink and transform their organization, in order to bring more agility, promote creativity and ultimately increase their performance. These new management models have many levers, and their benefits are maximized when implemented simultaneously: Review the hierarchical organization, by refocusing manager… Lire la suite

Back to the future of securitisation? Learning from the past to boost the economy…

Securitisation 101 – the basics Securitisation is a financing technique by which income-generating assets are pooled and sold to a specially created third party, which uses them as collateral to issue securities and sell them in the financial markets. Securitisation is a useful tool used by a wide range of stakeholders in the financial industry:… Lire la suite

BREXIT: The clock is ticking

On Monday, 19 March 2018, the UK and the EU came to an agreement regarding a 21 months transition period. This weekend, an EU summit is due to formally approve the latest evolution of negotiations and set the tone for the EU. This article highlights what you must know on the issue.   One year… Lire la suite

Pour en finir avec la transformation Digitale

La course folle à la transformation Digitale : quand le moyen devient une fin. Dans tous les établissements financiers, l’heure à la transformation Digitale. Une sorte de frénésie s’est emparée d’entreprises d’ordinaire prudentes, notamment dans leurs choix technologiques. Pas une semaine ne passe sans lancement de « proofs of concept » (autour de la Blockchain, de l’intelligence… Lire la suite

Will the Ripple revolutionize the international payment system?

If Ripple Lab has become famous since a few months, because of its crypto currency incredible rise (it went from $0.20 in October to $2.50 in December, and went up to 22 000 % in 2017), it has been developed since 2004 and officially launched in 2012. One of the most striking features of this cryptocurrency… Lire la suite

Need to address regulatory emergency? Compliance needs to re-think itself

Under the oppressing regulatory overburdens, Compliance has become a strategic function attracting banks management’s full attention Non-compliance risk is defined as the risk of not complying with regulatory obligations applying to banking and financial activities including the prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and relating to professional and ethics norms. Non-compliance risks takes the form… Lire la suite

Best of 2017 : vos articles préférés de l’année

Une belle année se termine. L’occasion pour nous de faire une petite rétrospective de vos articles favoris de l’année 2017, classés par grande catégorie thématique. Directive sur la distribution d’assurances Tout d’abord, et de façon incontestable ce sont nos différentes publications sur DDA / IDD qui ont eu le plus de succès en 2017 :… Lire la suite

Quels seront les 9 grands sujets pour le secteur bancaire en 2018 ?

L’année dernière je m’étais prêté au jeu des pronostics pour 2017 avec plus ou moins de bonheur. Au-delà des scénarios chocs, voici quelques sujets chauds à suivre de près en 2018. 1) Le jour d’après le Big Bang réglementaire (MiFID II, PRIIPs, IDD, GDPR, DSP2…). Les premiers mois de 2018 seront consacrés à la finalisation… Lire la suite

An afternoon at Station F – Speedmeetings with Fin&tech Community

The 8th of November, our partnership with Finance Innovation brought us to Station F, the biggest startup incubator in the world. There,  we had the chance to bump into some FinTechs. Of all those thought-provoking conversations, four particularly caught our attention: Cardabel Cardabel applies unsupervised Machine Learning to fraud detection. Instead of relying on pre-defined… Lire la suite