The IIF is leading efforts to help our members and the public sector understand and leverage the technology-driven transformations reshaping financial services. We focus on distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, data policy, digital identity, cloud, and other technologies. Our industry-leading work on digital asset regulation engages global standard setting bodies and central banks to help understand and shape the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and private tokenization solutions. We advocate for financial services innovation as well as making cross-border payments more efficient and our events bring together senior public sector officials, financial services leaders, and technology experts.
The crypto industry moves into the new year reshaped by a tumultuous 2018. Despite ongoing regulatory and technical challenges, the underlying technology and crypto-based applications continue to move slowly towards mainstream adoption, as evidenced by recent private and official sector activity.
In this forerunner to deeper IIF analysis that will follow in 2019, we look at some potential scenarios where innovative disruption could have an asymmetric effect on banks’ balance sheets.
Trade finance is a business line ripe for innovation, and Mike Hogan (MUFG) and Richard Chenga-Reddy (Standard Chartered) join FRT to discuss how to modernize, with a fascinating case study in Japan and many opportunities for distributed ledger technology (Brad Carr).
Marcus Chromik (Commerzbank CRO) and Harold Marcenaro (BCP Head of Digital Risk) join FRT at the RiskMinds International conference in Amsterdam, sharing their insights with Risk practitioners’ perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in digital transformation (Brad Carr).
Hear the latest from the IIF's experts on where the dynamic world of digital innovation in finance intersects with key regulatory and public policy considerations. Specific topics include access to innovative technologies, digital assets, data sharing and protection, machine learning, cloud computing and cultural change within firms in the digital era.