Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 198

Sarah Mason

03 April 2020

Issue #198 of the Fintech Analyst Report looks at investor reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, how risk practices are being exposed, the importance of payment systems and the response from corporate banks to the crisis.

Gartner: Coronavirus exposes outdated risk practices

Coronavirus has exposed organisations who are not able to tackle the complex risk environment they now face. The answer lies in dynamic risk governance.

Celent: How corporate banks can respond to COVID-19

Corporate and commercial banks have a central role to play in supporting the global economy during the crisis and will play a key role in economic recovery afterwards.

Greenwich Associates: Investor resilience during a pandemic

Institutional investors are questioning what they can or should be doing to insulate portfolios from long-term damage. Asset managers that step up to the plate can stand out as shiny beacons of hope.

McKinsey: How payments systems are adjusting to COVID-19

Despite the scale of the emergency measures, payments systems have proved to be resilient and reliable, with both systems and providers enjoying a high level of trust from the general public.

IDC: Consumer concerns over robots and AI

While innovation in digital advice and customer support has continued at speed, some consumers are still concerned over the replacement of humans with robots and AI in banking channels.

Global Data: Wealth management trends for 2020

An expected growth in equities and offshore investment could precipitate a bump in fees and client assets. But increased competition, digital players and geopolitical issues may make for a bumpy ride.

Aite Group: Securing APIs in a digital economy

APIs are misunderstood by many security and digital transformation professionals, who are still using less-than-effective traditional networks and application security methods.

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