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Culture and Society

SOCIAL INVESTING

Powering Potential

“Women’s financial inclusion” is defined as women having access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs as individuals, economic agents and entrepreneurs.

SOCIAL INVESTING

Return on Equality

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.

Investment Insights

REGULATORY CHANGE

RQFII and QFII: A New Chapter Begins

Magdalene Tay

China’s latest capital markets liberalizations aims to promote foreign participation through upgrades to the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) and RMB QFII (RQFII) schemes.

ASSET ALLOCATION AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Private Debt: Focus on Liquidity as Sector Scales New Heights

Dermot Finnegan, Brian McMahon, Tom Ahern

BNY Mellon experts discuss the growing interest in private debt among sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds.

GLOBAL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

Greater Gateway to China

As Asia Capital markets open and grow, they offer foreign investors opportunities to diversify their investments. With myriad access schemes and programs, how can foreign investors make sense of these schemes and turn insights into opportunities?

Regulation and Risk

REGULATORY CHANGE

Tax Relief in Global Markets: A Step Forward – or a Step Back?

Tax authorities across the globe are continuing to redefine their tax processes with respect to cross border withholding tax relief procedures.

REGULATORY CHANGE

Tax and Digital: Close to a Tipping Point

This blog is a continuation of our series exploring the tax and regulatory landscape, which was presented in detail at the Annual EMEA Tax and Regulatory Client Forum.

REGULATORY CHANGE

The Tax and Regulatory Landscape: Taking Advantage of Change

This blog is the first in our series exploring the tax and regulatory landscape, which was presented at the Annual EMEA Tax and Regulatory Client Forum.

REGULATORY CHANGE

Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision II: Challenges and Opportunities

The new version of the EU directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) is set to have a profound impact on workplace pensions. BNY Mellon’s new report looks at the challenges and opportunities it presents for European pension funds.

BNY Mellon Transformation

TRANSFORMATION

Tokenization: Opening Illiquid Assets to Investors

Frank Fehrenbach

In the first of a two-part series on the tokenization of assets, we explore the surge of interest surrounding tokenization and how it’s opening new illiquid assets to investors.

TRANSFORMATION

Digital Transformation: What Banks Can Learn From Digital Natives

Anthony Brady

Digital native companies tend to be data- and business intelligence-focused. They follow where the data leads and place great value on experimentation and innovation at speed.

TRANSFORMATION

New Technologies: What's Real and What's Hype

Christopher Mager

Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology, Internet of Things. Are they truly game changers?

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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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