Transforming Finance Operations - Beyond The Blockbuster Model

Genpact, February 24, 2014 Comments

The life sciences industry is at an inflection point. The business model built on blockbuster drugs and high reimbursement rates can no longer be counted on to produce strong revenues and returns. It is estimated that life sciences industry could lose $100B in sales due to patent cliff. The new economic e...

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Transforming Finance

Big Data: Profitability, Potential and Problems in Banking

Editorial, April 23, 2014 Comments

60% of financial institutions in North America believe that big data analytics offers a significant competitive advantage and 90% think that successful big data initiatives will define the winners in the future.

More than 70% of banking executives worldwide say customer centricity is important to them1. However, achieving greater customer centricity requires a deeper understanding of customer ...

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Big Data And Banking

Deutsche Bank’s Big Data Plans Held Back By Legacy Infrastructure

Editorial, April 23, 2014 Comments

Deutsche Bank has been working on a big data implementation since the beginning of 2012 in an attempt to analyze all of its unstructured data. However, problems have arisen while attempting to unravel the traditional systems — mainframes and databases, and trying to make big data tools work with these systems.

The bank has been collecting data from the front end (trading data), the middl...

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Big Data Plans

Facebook Finance: Brave New World Or Leap In The Dark?

Mark McSherry, April 17, 2014 Comments

Is the world ready for Facebook financial services? Speculation that it will soon secure authorisation from Ireland’s central bank to become an “e-money institution” will confirm predictions the company, and its main competitors, could make a big move into the broader industry.

Money transfers, mobile payments and migrant remittances could be just the first financial services...

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Facebook Finance

China Shares Drop Over 1% As Banks Hit By Weak Data

Editorial, April 15, 2014 Comments

China shares fell sharply on Tuesday as the banking sector took a beating after data showed the country's money supply grew at its slowest pace in more than a decade.

The Shanghai Composite Index ended down 1.4 percent at 2,101.60 points. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings lost 1.7 percent.

The CSI300 banking subindex fell 2.3 percent after statistics show...

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Banks Hit By Weak Data

Why Europe Needs The City’s Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Jeremy Warner, April 15, 2014 Comments

They were the “financial weapons of mass destruction” which blew up the world economy, yet perhaps surprisingly, they are poised to make a comeback – and what’s more, it is with the active encouragement of Europe’s new generation of central bank governors.

Ever since the financial crisis, “securitisation” – the bundling up, then slicing and dicin...

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The City's Financial Weapon

Transforming Finance

Comments Genpact, February 24, 2014

Profitability in Baking

Comments Editorial, April 23, 2014

Legacy Held Back

Comments Editorial, April 23, 2014

Leap In The Dark?

Comments Mark McSherry, April 17, 2014

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