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


Risk Management and Social Finance Investing

Debra Baker

In 2015 we continue to see that our clients and the market have a laser-like focus on risk measurement, management and mitigation. Debra Baker, Head of Global Risk Solutions, discusses the recent trends and how investment practices have expanded in the area of ESG investing.


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.

Investment Insights


Big Data and Investment Management

The application of data to product development and client satisfaction.


A Good Start by the ECB

David Leduc

Standish Chief Investment Officer David Leduc and Chief Economist Tom Higgins comment on the debut of the quantitative easing program from the European Central Bank.


Turning Capital Flow Insight Into Action

Samarjit Shankar, Jiangang Dou

Given the market gyrations and volatility in the past week, we turn to key G-10 flows after last week's coverage of the EMFX sell-off.


Freeze Frame: When Will the U.S. Move?

Raman Srivastava, Sinead Colton, Clifford Corso, Chris Barris, Peter Hensman, Todd Wakefield

Following the 9-1 vote to keep U.S. rates at the same level they've been for almost seven years, near zero, speculation has started as to when a rate hike may occur. Here portfolio managers from across BNY Mellon boutiques discuss the September decision and outline what they think may happen next.

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.


The Money Market Fund Reform Landscape

Money market funds have historically offered investors liquidity, preservation of capital, and yield (rate of return). Regulatory reforms for money market funds have been central to the activities of regulators in the U.S. and Europe for several years, following the 2008 financial crisis.


EU Capital Markets Union

Capital Markets Union could fuel economic growth across the EU.


The Effects of AIFMD on Tri-party Collateral Management

Ross Whitehill, Gesa Benda

The rules for asset segregation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) may have an adverse impact on tri-party collateral management.



Enabling Innovation

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


The Future of Money    Wired Logo

A sponsored series with WIRED on money's progressively digital future.

Not since the arrival of the free-floating dollar has currency been poised for a more dramatic leap forward. The future is digital, even for money. Peek into the future.


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 Corporate Treasury Solutions

Joanne Scheier

Joanne Scheier, Corporate Segment Market Manager, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, discusses our commitment to the corporate segment.