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.


Culture and Society


Return on Equality

Monique R. Herena, Jyoti Chopra, Heidi DuBois

The potential economic and development gains from gender equality are vast and well-documented — and yet they are currently being bypassed. This joint report by BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation explores the market potential of advancing gender equality.


Social Finance at Scale: Creating Value for Investors

We seek to answer: why hasn’t social finance caught on in the past and what is needed to extend and broaden the recent growth?


Invested in a Risk Culture

James Wiener, Monique R. Herena, Lucille Mayer

At BNY Mellon, risk management is part of everything we do. Our Risk Culture is built on the core concepts of personal responsibility for risk awareness and risk management across our organization.

Introducing the BNY Mellon Big IdeasTM App

BNY Mellon's iPad® app features the latest thinking on the forces shaping the global financial markets.

Investment Insights


Why Do Earnings Seasons Matter?

Jeff Mortimer

In Jeff Mortimer’s latest Investment Update, he discusses how earnings recessions are used as a forecasting tool to reveal the direction of the economy.


U.S. and Canada Equity Market Update 2017

Bill Kelly, Simon Derrick, Robert Chiuch, Richard Marquis, Phil Zywot

At our first securities finance webinar of 2017, the BNY Mellon Markets team discussed Canadian and U.S. equity trends and strategies for driving agency securities lending revenue in these markets.


Depositary Receipt Market Review

BNY Mellon's 2016 Depositary Receipt Market Review finds strong price performance growth in emerging markets, led by Brazil and Russia, despite global economic uncertainty and volatility.


Investment Update: Our Family Motto

Jeff Mortimer

Jeff Mortimer’s April Investment Update discusses how each year BNY Mellon develops a set of asset class return and volatility assumptions that form the basis of our investment guidance. While assumptions provide an anchor for our long-term outlook, short-term views must also be considered.

Regulation and Risk


A Focus on Regulation Readiness

The financial services industry is facing a rapidly changing and increasingly complex global regulatory landscape. Find your way forward with trending, timely and relevant content to help keep you in compliance and get ahead.


OTC Derivatives Reform: Part 1

The challenges and opportunities presented by OTC derivatives reform prompted BNY Mellon to engage the University of Cambridge Judge Business School to analyze the impact on asset owners and sovereign wealth funds. This report provides recommendations for an evolving environment. Part 1 of 3


DOL Rule – Another Ingredient for ETF Growth

Frank J. La Salla

On April 10, 2016 the DOL finalized its Conflict of Interest Rule, which re-defines the term fiduciary for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. This paper will explore the basics of the rule, and look at potential effects on the ETF industry.


Practical Guidance: The GIPS® Standards for Asset Owners

Frances Barney, CFA

Our whitepaper reviews the key areas of focus for asset owners when seeking to become GIPS compliant, identifies requirements that are different for asset owners as compared to investment managers, provides a guide for an asset owner to become GIPS compliant, and answers to commonly asked questions.

BNY Mellon Transformation


Next Generation for Esoteric ABS

Sonal Patel, Andrew Taylor

Interest in esoteric asset-backed securities is gathering momentum as investors seek to diversify portfolios and earn high yields. At the same time, advancements in technology are presenting new opportunities to create, analyze, market, sell, securitize and process these complex assets efficiently.



Philip J. Falivene

Changing dynamics in investment management and related operations have driven some asset owners to add new asset classes to their internal mix, while others choose to outsource the associated investment operations.


The Future of Money

Lucille Mayer

From alternative currency to big data, the future of money is changing. Learn more about the next generation of the financial industry through our sponsored series with WIRED, The Future of Money.


Reinventing Payments in an Era of Modernization

Anthony Brady, Christopher Mager

Despite the challenges that banks face, there is reason for optimism. Like never before, advances in technology have opened the door for banks to collaborate in pursuit of our clients’ desire for a global real-time payment experience.

Meet our Experts

As the investments company for the world, BNY Mellon is a trusted financial authority for the world's most vital institutions. In Big Ideas, our panel of experts bring you the latest in global financial news and commentary.

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