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

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 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.


Carbon Efficiency Investing

Will Cazalet, Karen Q. Wong

As investors, what solutions do we have in our hands to build a greener economy? In this paper, we discuss an investment approach that we term Green Beta, which we believe can help contribute to a lower carbon economy.


An Environment and Sustainability Leader

BNY Mellon has recently been recognized as a leader in sustainability and climate change responsibility by two highly regarded indices.

Investment Insights


Generation Lost

Paul Traynor, Vincent Pacilio, Adriano Koelle, Gregory Roath, John Buckley, Sandra Carlisle

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.


Big Data and Investment Management

The application of data to product development and client satisfaction.

Investing at the Crossroads

Stephen Kolano

All worthwhile stories feature a villain of some kind — and for investors in current markets that bad guy appears to be deflation.


Investment Update: Look Before You Leap

Jeff Mortimer

Market volatility presents opportunities to either make mistakes, or take advantage of the mistakes of others.

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.


Three Key Securities Lending Trends for 2016

Steve Kiely

After a bumpy ride in 2015, what trends can beneficial owners expect to see in the securities lending markets over the next 12 months?


Collateral Management: Navigating the Regulatory Maze

Mark Higgins, Brian Leddy, Paul Traynor, 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.


SEC Proposes Mutual Fund Rules Related to Liquidity Risk

Charles S. Hawkins

Charles Hawkins reviews a proposed rule which would require mutual funds to establish and operate a board-approved liquidity risk program if the rule is adopted as proposed.

BNY Mellon Transformation


Enabling Innovation

Discover how BNY Mellon helped broaden a surgical robotics company’s investor base and capital markets reach.


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.

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.