Our Thinking

BNY Mellon is invested in the power of big ideas. With some of the sharpest minds and most innovative thinkers in financial services, our unique perspectives can have a profound impact on investors’ attitudes and actions. Our forward-thinking insights are shaping the future of finance.



Generation Lost


Building for the Future

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Building for the Future

Alan Flanagan, Ned Siegel, Brian McMahon

In the past ten years, the real estate, private equity and infrastructure industries have enjoyed exponential growth. While this is welcome, we at BNY Mellon believe the investment landscape is on the brink of a significant, long-term shift.


Investment in Alternative Assets: Split Decisions

Frank J. La Salla

Senior executives were surveyed from 450 large hedge funds and institutions, revealing 3 perspectives on portfolio management and alternative investing trends.


Generation Lost

Vincent Pacilio, Adriano Koelle, Gregory Roath

Millennials face considerably greater challenges than their parents when it comes to providing for their retirement. But this group, which comprises those born between 1980 and the turn of the millennium, are not being told about the scale of the savings mountain they must climb.

Key Securities Lending Trends for 2016

After a bumpy ride in 2015, what trends can beneficial owners expect to see in the securities lending markets over the next 12 months? At BNY Mellon, we believe familiar regulatory and macro-economic developments will continue to influence the market.

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Collateral Management: Navigating the Regulatory Maze

Mark Higgins, Brian Leddy, James Day, David Allen

Second in the Collateral Management and Regulation series co-written by The Field Effect and BNY Mellon, shining the spotlight on specific industry regulations and directives by distilling their aims and objectives.


Sovereign Institutions Enhancing Global Liquidity

This Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) - BNY Mellon report focuses on the role that sovereign institutions may have to play in improving overall market liquidity, and contains results of OMFIF’s survey of 25 sovereigns with over $4.7 trillion AUM.


Collateral Management: A Review of Market Issues

This background paper, co-written by The Field Effect and BNY Mellon, is the first in a series of papers which will focus on the wide ranging collateral management challenges and opportunities currently facing the market.

T2S: Opportunities for Insurers Arising From Europe's New Post-Trade Landscape

Our Insurance Industry Roundtable series considers the challenges facing Insurers in EMEA and how, by accessing BNY Mellon’s comprehensive Investment Management and Investment Services solutions, we can help them achieve their business objectives.

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Crossing the Collateral Rubicon

Vincent Pacilio, Adriano Koelle, Gregory Roath

Sovereign investment institutions around the world or Global Public Investors have since the 2008-09 financial crisis been gradually adjusting to their positions as systemically important players in the world economy.


Fintech’s Sway: Blockchain, Big Data and More

An influx of fintech innovations, investments and start-ups are disrupting and reshaping the financial industry. What does this mean for the future of finance and which advances could be here to stay?


Innovation in Payments: The Future is Fintech

Dominic Broom

The global payments industry is in the midst of rapid change as financial technology's ("fintech") potential to alter how, when and where payments are made gains momentum. This paper examines fintech's growing capabilities and explains why bank-fintech partnerships hold the key.


Invested in Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

We’re invested in helping make infrastructure and energy investments a reality. BNY Mellon Corporate Trust can help meet the demand for financing long-term infrastructure and energy projects with our project finance administration services.

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New Rules for Engagement

A new study, in partnership with Oxford University, highlights that millennials are not connecting with banks as they plan for the long term.

The Buck Started Here

In 1784, amid profound political and economic change, we were founded by a visionary thinker, Alexander Hamilton. This same focus on innovation has driven us ever since.

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