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JP Morgan dominates GlobalData’s ranking of global M&A financial advisers in the financial services industry for Q3 2018

JP Morgan topped the rankings in the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the financial services industry for Q3 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData.

Citi leads GlobalData’s ranking of global M&A financial advisers in the Oil & Gas sector for Q3 2018

Citi leads the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the Oil & Gas sector for Q3 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData.

Goldman Sachs tops GlobalData’s ranking of global M&A financial advisers in Healthcare for Q3 2018

Goldman Sachs has topped the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the Healthcare industry for Q3 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton leads GlobalData’s top 20 global M&A financial adviser league table for Q3 2018

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton leads the latest M&A league table of the top 20 legal advisers globally for Q3 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data analytics company.

Citi tops GlobalData’s top 20 global M&A financial adviser league table for Q3 2018

Citi has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 20 financial advisers globally for Q3 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data analytics company.

Ten years on, Bitcoin now has no relevance to payments, says GlobalData

Ten years to the day from Bitcoin’s creation by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, the purpose of the cryptocurrency’s current role in the global economy is far removed from the vision of a global digital currency beyond the reach of government regulation laid out in Nakamoto’s 2008 paper, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company....

Wealth managers should stop making excuses and adopt blockchain, says GlobalData

It has been 10 years since the first blockchain was conceptualized and yet confusion persists, with wealth managers lagging behind when it comes to adopting the technology says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Attending the recent Money20/20 event, Heike van den Hoevel, Senior Wealth Management Analyst at GlobalData says, “Bring a panel of...

Money20/20: Wealthfront’s freemium tool shows how robo-advisors can capture market share from incumbents, says GlobalData

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, Wealthfront announced it is opening up its Path financial planning service to anyone for free. The freemium service is currently in beta and will be available by the end of this year. Heike van den Hoevel, Senior Wealth Management Analyst at GlobalData, who is attending the conference commented, “Our...

Money20/20: The newly launched UltraFICO Score set to broaden access to credit

Experian, FICO, and Finicity have launched a new credit score that leverages account aggregation technology and distribution capability, tapping into consumer-contributed data such as checking, savings, and money market account data, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. A consumer grants permission to contribute information from banking statements – including the length of time...

Money20/20: Wealth managers need more conversational chatbots as a quarter of millennials use chat applications when talking to their investment providers

Chatbots are not a new concept. However, by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), they have come a long way. As they will continue to mature, it won’t be long before the technology tackles the wealth management space and becomes the go-to solution for the younger generation says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Money 20/20: Fintech providing creative solutions to engage the unengaged

Selling highly commoditized products, the world’s big banks and wealth managers are facing low levels of customer engagement, while new fintechs have been able to grow their customer bases rapidly, observes GlobalData a leading data and analytics company.

Biometrics set to replace password-only banking by 2019 in bid to tackle fraud, observes GlobalData

Allowing for increased customer convenience while adding additional levels of security, multi-faceted biometric applications will soon be the norm, putting an end to password-only, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Heike van den Hoevel, Senior Wealth Management Analyst at GlobalData comments, “Biometrics is a key theme at the 2018 Money 20/20 conference in...

AI is the future of banking

Money 20/20 is the world’s largest fintech event which is taking place in Las Vegas over the next 4 days – 21-24 October 2018. The event attracts industry experts and entrepreneurs from around the world to share and discuss the latest trends shaping the financial services industry. Heike Van Den Hoevel, Senior Banking Analyst at...

Denmark will see 5,000 new millionaires by 2022

Currently there are nearly 20,000 high net worth individuals in Denmark and thanks to the country’s strong economic performance, this number will increase by nearly a quarter by 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report: ‘Wealth in Denmark: Sizing the Market Opportunity’ reveals that the value of investable...

Next-gen HNWs will boost demand for sustainable investing, says GlobalData

US millionaires demand for sustainable investments is the lowest demand level of any service in the US wealth management market, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s 2018 Global Wealth Managers Survey, although 90% of US providers interviewed have socially responsible investments in their HNW proposition, the demand they experience...

Goldman Sachs’s Marcus account set to disrupt the UK deposit market as 67% of savers say interest rate drives provider choice

Following the recent announcement that Goldman Sachs is to offer their ‘Marcus by Goldman Sachs’ savings account to members of the public in the UK,

UK pension providers will benefit from technological advancements, says GlobalData

Pension providers should utilise modern technology to provide easier access to pensions and help consumers save by making it easier to keep track of the status of their pension as currently, 35.4% of UK individuals under state pension age have never reviewed their pension, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Danielle Cripps,...

Tokyo leads GlobalData company based financial ranking of top 25 global cities

Japan’s Tokyo beat Beijing, Paris, London and Seoul to the No.1 position in leading data and analytics company GlobalData’s, company based financial analysis of 25 global cities in 2017. In its latest research, the company considered the 25 cities with the highest GDP globally and assigned them their ranking based on the total revenue generated...

Top 25 global banking institutions by market cap Q2 2018, researched by GlobalData

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global banking institutions by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q2), compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (Q1), have been analyzed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis revealed a number of...

Oil & gas, metals & mining, and construction are top performers in latest business sector performance analysis 2017, researched by GlobalData

In its latest research, leading data and analytics company GlobalData analyzed the total revenue and profit change of 10 core business sectors that it tracks, based on the performance of the top 25 publicly traded companies in each sector (2017 vs. 2016). Of the 10 sectors, oil & gas, metals & mining, and construction emerged...

Asia-Pacific dominates estimated US$4.3tn global net profit pool, says GlobalData

Asia-Pacific (APAC) held the maximum share of the estimated US$4.3tn global net profit pool in 2017, while Europe witnessed the highest company net profit growth, according to a new study from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The study, based on a sample size of 36,000 global companies across a number of core sectors...

Morgan Stanley tops GlobalData’s M&A financial adviser league table for financial services deals, Q2 2018

Morgan Stanley has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the financial services industry for Q2 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData. The bank lead the competition by value with 10 deals worth $44.4bn in Q2 2018, followed by JP Morgan with eight deals worth $27bn and...

No-deal Brexit plans will affect the Foodservice, Technology, Financial Services and Pharma Industries

Following the release of 24 Government papers (Thursday 23 August 2018) covering the likely impact of a no-deal Brexit,

Amazon could be a partner rather than a threat to UK Insurers with potential comparison site launch

Following today’s news that Amazon is considering launching a UK insurance comparison site,

JP Morgan tops GlobalData’s Top 20 global ranking of financial advisers in Healthcare M&As

JP Morgan led the pack of the top 20 global financial advisers for the Healthcare industry in the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&As) league table for Q2 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

US banking giants top GlobalData league table for Q2 deals activity

Morgan Stanley topped the deals activity league table for the second quarter of 2018, according to latest deals advisors research by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Top twenty ranking of law firms by deal activity revealed

US law firm Sullivan & Cromwell was top of the tree in terms of global deals activity in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new league table compiled by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Card infrastructure is showing its age

Following the news (Thursday 2 August) that NatWest debit cards were unusable for two hours this afternoon, Sam Murrant, Senior Payments Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the future of card-based payments: “The payments industry is increasingly moving towards an assumption that we will pay for everything electronically...

Cash is not dead yet

Following the announcement (Friday 27 July) that there will be a review for cash access after a surge in digital payments, Sam Murrant, Senior Payments Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the future of cash payments: “Cash in the UK is by no means as dead or dying...

Global venture capital funding grows in the higher value and early stage bands at Q1 2018

Global venture capital investments have continued to pour into higher value bands, marking a second straight quarterly rise for the segment in Q1 2018, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The >$500m-$1000m band witnessed a significant 191% rise from an average of 2.75 investments registered in the previous four quarters to 8...

Exploding levels of public debt in developed economies could force some governments to declare bankruptcy, says GlobalData

The sovereign debt levels of developed countries have risen to an alarming level in recent years, posing a serious threat to their economic prospects, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The debt to GDP ratio in developed nations in 2017 was 380% compared to over 200% in the developing nations according to data...

Top 25 Global Banking Institutions by Market Cap Q1 2018

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global banking institutions by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, have been analysed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis revealed a number of interesting insights.

Top 10 Global Venture Capital Investors investing more money on fewer deals in 2017

An analysis by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company of the investment activity of the top 10 global venture capital (VC) companies in 2017, reveals that collectively they are investing more money on fewer deals when compared to the average numbers for 2013-2016. IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION: Please Click Here: ‘Global Top 10 Venture Capital...

Top 25 Global Banking Institutions by Market Cap (end of 2017)

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global banking institutions for the year 2017 have been confirmed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis reveals a number of interesting insights. The top nine players in 2016, based on market cap, maintained their place in the...

All top 25 global economies set for growth in 2018

All of the top 25 global economies are set for growth in 2018, achieving an average growth rate of 2.8%, according to recent forecasts by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION. Please click link for chart: ‘Key Macroeconomic Indicators Forecast for 2018’ The top 3 fastest growing economies will be India, China...

Ageing and low fertility rate behind labour force shortage in Europe

As the ageing population rises and fertility rates fall across Europe the continent faces an increasing labour force shortage, according to a recent analysis by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Top 10 Global Venture Capital Investors investing more money on fewer deals in 2017

An analysis by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company of the investment activity of the top 10 global venture capital (VC) companies in 2017, reveals that collectively they are investing more money on fewer deals when compared to the average numbers for 2013-2016.

US digital businesses attracted the highest VC funding in North America during 2006-2017

According to research by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, US digital businesses have emerged as the most attractive sector for venture capital (VC) investment in North America during 2006-2017, with four out of the top five VC funded firms representing a digital business model.

Amazon poised to disrupt UK insurance

Amazon is currently recruiting insurance professionals in London to join a new team looking to disrupt the insurance market in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Multi-channel bank users are most at risk of defecting in 2017

Consumers who use multiple channels to interact with their bank are most likely to switch, according to research by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Macron must do more to bring French Wealth home

In France people with estates worth above €1.3m ($1.37m) are currently subject to wealth tax at rates varying from 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent of net assets. This generally unfriendly tax environment has been driving assets out of the country.

Insurability scores set to be a key trend in 2018

A trend that is on the verge of taking off in the insurance industry is the introduction of an ‘insurability score’, which is effectively a credit score for insurance customers, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

44% of Americans would struggle to find $400 to pay for an emergency

The four day Money20/20 event which took place in Las Vegas recently, featured presentations and discussions from leading company’s Cognizant, American Express, Intuit, IPsoft, Bank of America, HSBC, and Capital One exploring the customer experience and how technology can help improve the way in which financial providers serve their users.

71% of European consumers see the importance of living an ethical or sustainable lifestyle

Sustainability and ethics have grown in importance to European consumers over the past five years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Banking in the midst of a technology driven revolution which could cost a third of banking jobs by 2040

The four day Money20/20, event is currently taking place in Las Vegas – 22-25 October 2017. Money20/20 is the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in Payments and Financial Services, and on day two it turned its attention to the future outlook of the banking sector.

US Millennial’s’, saving more and keeping a tight control on their finances over the last 12 months

The four day Money20/20, event is currently taking place in Las Vegas – 22-25 October 2017. Money20/20 is the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in Payments and Financial Services, and on day two it turned its attention to the financial habits and attitudes of millennials in the US.

DCIO teams stand out from the crowd with GlobalData’s RPV Lead Generation Tool

In today’s ever changing financial services landscape where asset managers are finding it harder to get the attention of financial advisors, GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics, says that its lead generation tool can help asset managers grow their Defined Contribution-Investment Only (DCIO) business.

AI to have a hugely beneficial impact upon society

Las Vegas, a city where money talks like nowhere else on earth is hosting the annual Money20/20 event over the next 5 days - 22-25 October 2017.

The pet insurance market broke the £1bn mark in gross written premiums for the first time in 2016

The UK pet insurance market has continued to see significant growth, with gross written premiums (GWP) increasing by 7.1% to £1,045m in 2016, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

HNW Expats in Canada still going strong years after visa closure

New findings from GlobalData’s recently published, ‘Wealth in Canada: HNW Investors 2017’ report, reveals that expats accounted for almost 1 in 5 High Nett Worth (HNW) investors in Canada in 2016.

Brexit woes for UK mortgage market as lending slows, says GlobalData

An analysis of the UK mortgage market by GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics, has confirmed that the market started to show signs of slowing down in 2016. Faced by the headwinds of Brexit and a slowing economy, GlobalData’s Global Retail Banking Analytics tool has revealed that while gross advances in H1 2016 were £22bn higher than during the same period in 2015, lending in H2 was flat year-on-year.

Private banks in Australia need to up their game to seize the expat opportunity

The wealthy expat community in Australia is an attractive opportunity for wealth managers. However, increasingly stringent investment requirements under the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) mean that private banks have to work harder to compete successfully in countries with more favorable immigrations conditions, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Reforms are driving pension savings and changing how pensions are taken in the UK

The UK’s pre- and post-retirement pension markets have recently seen some of the biggest legislative changes for a century, which have begun to drive growth in pension savings and change how individuals are choosing to access their pension pots, according to the latest report by GlobalData.

Expansion of FinTech in Private Banking

FinTech companies are beginning to make their mark on the global financial services market.

Political uncertainties are driving European HNW wealth offshore

Wealth managers have to understand the reasons why High Net Worth (HNW) investors want to channel their assets offshore, and design their service propositions accordingly. In Europe, this means risk mitigation has to become a more prominent theme in a provider’s international investment offering, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

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