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 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.

Investment Insights


Trump Victory

Sinead Colton, Paul Brain, Nick Clay, Paul Lambert, Vincent Reinhart

For the first time since the 1950s, the U.S. electorate has chosen a non-politician to be president of the country. After an extremely atypical general election cycle, the Republican candidate Donald Trump has claimed victory. What does this mean for global markets?


Position for Expected, but Plan for Unexpected

Jeff Mortimer

Jeff Mortimer of BNY Mellon Wealth Mgmt applies an old lesson of planning for the “just-in-case" scenario to investing. While we are well-positioned for an election outcome similar to the current political backdrop, it is always best to thoughtfully consider and be prepared for the unexpected.


Nuclear Power: Is the Future Bright?

David Sunderwirth

Nuclear energy, with nearly zero-greenhouse gas emissions and its reliability, is advocated by many as a critical tool in the arsenal to combat climate change.


Investment in Alternative Assets: Split Decisions

Frank J. La Salla, Tracy Nickl

Senior executives were surveyed from 450 large hedge funds and institutions, revealing 3 perspectives on portfolio management and alternative investing trends. Part 1.

Regulation and Risk


OTC Derivatives Reform: Part 3

BNY Mellon experts and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School did a deep dive on OTC reforms and their impact on SWFs. Concluding our series, we lay out a cost-benefit analysis of SWFs’ options for OTC derivative clearing, touching on broader strategic counterparty implications.


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

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.


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.

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.


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.

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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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