Sibos is the world's largest event in the transaction banking sector. It connects more than 9,000 executives, decision makers, and thought leaders from financial institutions, major corporations, and technology partners. BCG is hosting three sessions at Sibos 2019 in London, which begins on September 23. The firm's senior leadership team in payments will attend the event, share insights, and lead deeper discussions with other attendees.
Monday, September 23, 2019 —15:15-16:00, Conference North, Conference Room 2
Moderated by Sumitra Karthikeyan, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Asset managers are facing demands from regulators for greater transparency and better protection of investors. This is increasing operational risks for service providers, and inflating demands for richer and more up-to-date information. With fees compressed and margins under pressure from falling equity markets, asset managers are also looking to cut costs in the middle and back office, leading to unbundling of fees and downward pressure on prices in the securities services industry. Lower and more volatile returns in the equity and bond markets are encouraging asset managers to invest in private and out-of-network asset classes and expand distribution into new markets. New digital technologies are simultaneously reducing the reliance of asset managers on their service providers. With their revenues squeezed, risks increasing, service demands rising, and clients more mobile, securities services providers are looking to reinvent their business models with innovative cost-saving technologies, partnerships with asset managers and technology companies, and new data-management services. At Sibos 2018 in Sydney, we asked industry experts whether new asset management business models had the power to disrupt the post-trade ecosystem. In this session, we will continue to explore how the pace of change on all fronts has accelerated across the industry.
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Monday, September 23, 2019 —15:15-16:00, Conference South, Conference Room 4
Moderated by Jean Clavel and Michael Strauss, Managing Directors and Partners, Boston Consulting Group
BCG and SWIFT each year build a data-driven view on the payments landscape, which we jointly publish as our Global Payments Report. Join us to hear about this year's findings. The challenging global economy is bringing some headwinds to payments providers. As such, after many years of rapid growth in the payments space for the vast majority of players, we are beginning to see a true divergence of winners and losers. Our BCG 2019 Global Payments Report explores the bright spots for incumbent payments providers, and examines where they can look for the next wave of growth.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 —10:00-10:45, Conference South, Conference Room 3
Moderated by Sukand Ramachandran, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
The trade finance landscape has been dominated by the emergence of new technologies and tech-driven platforms over the last few years. How have corporate needs for trade finance evolved? Is there a change in demand compared to the past or are funding, pricing, and service still the primary drivers for corporate demand? What are the growing trade finance products and how are banks responding to slowing documentary trade volumes? How do corporates see the value proposition of existing solutions versus those that are emerging? Hear from industry leaders from the banking, corporate, and technology world to understand the challenges, opportunities, and impact of these new technologies.
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