Frontiers in Finance – November 2019

Frontiers in Finance – November 2019

This edition focuses on challenges and opportunities facing banks, insurers and asset managers as they transform for sustainable growth.


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Harinder Takhar

Reshaping financial services

In this edition, we explore the challenges and opportunities facing banks, insurers and asset managers in transforming their businesses, by focusing on three main drivers of change: the desire for efficiency, the shift to digital, and the evolving regulatory environment. We also interviewed executives from leading financial services firms for their practical insights towards industry and operational change.

Financial services leaders understand the urgent need to transform. Yet, many seem to be worried they may not have the people, processes or organisational agility to be able to do what is necessary to compete. Based on discussions with industry executives, Jim Liddy, KPMG’s Global Financial Services Chairman, looks at how they are Finding the fortitude to transform, and five focus areas to achieve the right foundations for sustainable change.

As financial services leaders strive to balance their short-term objectives against their longer-term imperatives, and move to re-evaluate, re-imagine and re-define their business models and operating strategies, the ability to take bold steps in making radical changes, will be the key to finding and creating opportunities for sustainable transformation and growth.


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Featured articles

Finding the fortitude to transform
Do financial services executives have the organisational capabilities, capacity and fortitude required for sustainable change?
Authors: Daniel Knoll, KPMG Australia, James P. Liddy, KPMG International

An agile transformation journey of Transaction Banking
Ranjana Clark shares her thoughts on using agile strategies to transform Transaction Banking at MUFG.
Authors: Ian Pollari, Brett Watson, Hessel Verbeek, KPMG Australia and Chris Hadorn, KPMG International

Paytm: Solving problems to create opportunity
Paytm is revolutionising India's payment environment, and creating massive opportunities for banks, insurers and asset managers during the process.
Authors: Ian Pollari, Brett Watson, KPMG Australia

Tax implications of next-gen banking technology
As operating models change, tax teams in traditional banks must broaden their horizons.
Authors: Damian Ryan, KPMG Australia, Robin Walduck, KPMG LLP UK, Richard Iferenta, KPMG UK and Burcin Nee, KPMG US

Pursuing transformative value beyond signing the deal
Financial services firms are putting M&A and Corporate Development teams on the front line of their transformation strategy – are they ready?
Authors: Craig Mennie, KPMG Australia, Ram Menon, KPMG US, Giuseppe Latorre KPMG Italy

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