From Push to Pull: Examining the Case for Direct-to-Consumer Digital Distribution in Hong Kong’s Insurance Industry
This presentation examines the key challenges facing incumbent Hong Kong insurers due to their heavy reliance on intermediaries while also exploring the lucrative opportunities on offer from developing a D2C digital distribution proposition.
The Value of Investing in Values: The ESG Opportunity for APAC Asset Managers
This presentation explores the opportunities and challenges facing regional fund managers with respect to ESG adoption and integration. In addition to exploring the broader ESG opportunity for fund managers in APAC, the report aims to provide a framework for regional managers to develop a fit-for-purpose strategy and operating model that allows them to truly capitalise on ESG, beyond mere regulatory “box ticking.”
Spactacular: The Dawn of a New Era for SPACs
This report explores in detail at how the SPAC model stacks up against traditional listing routes, including the comparative benefits it delivers, the salient challenges it currently faces, and the key ingredients needed for sponsors to create a recipe for success.
Hong Kong’s Virtual Banks
This presentation provides a holistic view of the progress made by the eight Hong Kong virtual banks since their launch in 2020, examining in granular detail their shareholders, target customer base, customer acquisition channels, digital product and service offerings, cutting-edge technological innovations, and much more.
Time To (Ex)change: The Evolution of Stock Exchanges from Trading Venues to Data Providers
This report explores in detail how stock exchanges in Asia can accelerate their growth and prepare for a digital future by selling their exhaust data, developing index services, and striking lucrative third-party partnerships.
End of the Opt-In Era: Hong Kong’s Clampdown on Virtual Asset Trading Platforms
This report looks at the recently announced ban being proposed on the trading of cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets by retail investors in the city. Many exchanges are starting to re-evaluate their future strategy and operating model, including the implications of being licensed entities.
Fixing the Train(ing) Wreck
This report examines the shortfalls of existing compliance training processes (particularly eLearning) in the financial services industry, with respect to driving meaningful changes in risk culture. In particular, it looks at how a new breed of “CultureTech” can enhance training processes, with the potential to save the industry USD 10-15 billion p.a. in misconduct-related penalties.
Get On Board
This report looks at how technology can be leveraged to address the growing regulatory responsibilities being placed on company boards across the world, including the benefits of digitalising corporate governance processes. In particular, it examines the vast potential for “Gen 5” board portals to become mainstream collaboration and workflow solution tools for boards worldwide.
Scaling New Heights
This report explores the difficulty that every startup eventually faces – developing an effective sales strategy to rapidly scale. In particular, this report looks at how startups can leverage both direct and indirect sales channels, including how to appropriately manage sales partners, in order to maximise top-line revenue growth.
Banking On The Cloud
This report explores the usage of cloud technology in the banking industry. In particular, the report explores how cloud-based applications can be leveraged to facilitate a change in mindset from competitive to co-operative and to enable internal collaboration within financial institutions.
Traversing The Great Wall
This report looks at the implications of China’s recent liberalisation measures on securities companies, with a key focus on Sino-foreign securities JVs. It discusses key changes and their anticipated impact for international players in China, the opportunities presented by the growth of the onshore market, and associated strategic and operational considerations to set up a successful JV onshore.
Chasing The Tail
This report looks at the aggressive client off-boarding drive by leading global banks in recent years in an effort to de-risk the business and optimise returns on coverage. It also examines how digitalisation can help banks access the tail in a profitable manner and reduce their overall operating costs.