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In this new episode of FInsight: Global Financial Institutions Industry Podcast, Karen Man and Jennifer Klass, financial regulatory partners in Hong Kong and New York respectively, talk about the survey and and share perspectives on what clients are experiencing in the market. They also give situational examples in light of the continuing push for digitalization and sustainability, including relevant action items for senior executives.

Everything to Gain? Funds and New Frontiers for Artificial Intelligence is a new infographic created by Euromoney Thought Leadership Consulting and commissioned by Baker McKenzie, outlining opportunities and challenges for AI in the Financial Sponsors sector. With increasing activity around AI in the space, this infographic outlines the potential, current applications, challenges, and risks relevant to market players.

As 2021 comes into view, what can we expect to be at the top of regulators’ agendas? As well as continuing priorities like sustainability, innovation and consumer protection, we think prudential reform will be a key issue in 2021, along with the reshaping of the UK regulatory landscape beyond Brexit. We’re delighted to share our predictions in our briefing What does 2021 hold?, which explores regulatory hot topics for financial institutions to watch in 2021.

Financial institutions face two categories of emergencies arising out of the coronavirus disease that could impair their functioning. The first is directly financial: a sudden drop in the value of financial assets, or loss of liquidity, whether domestically or elsewhere in the world that could lead to a national or even global financial crisis. The second is operational: the failure of the support structures that underpin the financial system.