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Research notes of the week – 10 July 2017

FSA presents a selection of research commentary released this week.







FSA has reviewed the week’s research notes and selected a few that we believe stand out from the rest. Click on the image to access the full report.



China MMFs’ Asset Concentration Raises Liquidity Risk

Fitch Ratings presents a detailed analysis of money market funds in China, one of the most popular investment product category among retail and institutional investors. The credit rating agency concludes that the high asset concentration in some of these funds raises liquidity risks, and that regulation of money market funds in China also lags behind international liquidity standards.


CIO Insights

In this economic outlook for the second half of 2017, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s Global CIO Christian Nolting and Apac CIO Tuan Huynh analyse ten themes for 2017: from policy divergence and protectionism, to interest rates and earnings, to next-generation technology. While their macro forecast is generally positive on the next 12 months, they caution about complacency and highlight risks.



The Hunt for Growth Across Asia-Pacific

Many financial services firms across Asia-Pacific are wary about committing themselves to growth targets amid low interest rates in Australia and Japan, and the continued cooling of the Chinese economy. However, firms in the region do see opportunities to exploit over the next few years.

The FIS report, which is based on a survey of around 1,000 senior executives, reveals key insights about how financial services firms must rethink their operating models to position themselves for growth.


EY Fintech Adoption Index 2017

The report, which covers 20 markets and is based on around 22,000 interviews, provides a global perspective on the fintech industry.

EY’s findings show considerable consumer appetite for new and innovative financial service products that take advantage of new consumer technologies. The report outlines the level of fintech adoption in various markets, adoption strategies and case studies.

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