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  • Impact of Bank Structural Reforms in Europe: Report for AFME: PwC
    on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Impact of Bank Structural Reforms in Europe Report for AFME In January 2014 the European Commission published a proposal for a new regulation on structural reform of the EU banking sector calling for the prohibition of proprietary trading and the economic separation of trading activities PwC was commissioned by the Association for Financial Markets in Europe AFME to undertake a study of the impacts of the proposed regulation Our work focused on an assessment of the financial impacts on banks for markets and the end users of banking services and ultimately on the impact to the EU economy We conclude that the costs are large because the application will make a number of new capital markets non viable reducing market liquidity and driving up spreads costs to users We separately performed an econometric analysis of the costs of funding for European banks looking for evidence about the effects of implicit guarantees and whether these were creating a funding advantage for large banks Based on the data our conclusion is that this implicit subsidy once large is currently too small to be statistically insignificant Finally we built a catalogue of all the major structural and operational changes announced by 24 of the largest G SIBs to demonstrate the scale of change already underway within these banks Our work is available here as three files The main body of our report which includes a summary of all three

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  • Rahoul Chowdry
    Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Rahoul Chowdry Global and Canadian Banking Capital Markets Assurance leader Rahoul Chowdry is the Global Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Leader as well as the National Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Leader in Canada He s also a partner in PwC Canada s Financial Services practice and has been based in Toronto since November 2012 Rahoul is an acknowledged financial services specialist who has provided a wide range of audit risk management litigation support due diligence and consulting services to a number of the firm s major clients He has worked in many of the world s leading financial centres Previously Rahoul was with PwC Australia where he variously held a number of responsibilities including Financial Services Practice Leader for Australia member of the firm s Extended Leadership Team and lead audit partner for two of Australia s major banks and the Central bank Rahoul graduated with a B Comms Honours degree from the University of Calcutta He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered

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  • Regulations and client expectations change status quo in wealth management industry, finds PwC - Global Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey
    gender when segmenting their client base Wealth managers should they choose to outsource non core elements of their services must remember that they retain fiduciary responsibility They will need to master negotiating service levels and assuring data security with their partners Digital change presents the promise of a re imagined client experience It presents opportunities for competitive differentiation Older investors are already using tablets while smart phones have become an essential part of millennial daily life Wealth managers will have to get better at viewing the future through their clients eyes As regulation continues to reshape the industry successful players will reposition their business models to better adapt to the regulations Cyber security and privacy protection is now a C Suite issue Traditional approaches to cyber security are no longer appropriate To build digital trust and ensure confidence in their cyber security strategy wealth managers must take a different approach Firms should not underestimate the importance of culture value and employee engagement as they look to achieve their business objectives especially as they seek to provide incentives and appeal to a more diverse employee population Private banks and wealth managers need to be courageous and proactive if they are to rebuild external public perceptions and engender higher levels of client confidence and trust Going forward clients will demand a better client experience providing opportunities for both traditional and new wealth managers Fully exploiting data is a challenge as wealth managers have fragmented technology architectures Differences in timing release levels packages and versions have all made the problem worse affecting the roll out of new implementations previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next About the report The 2013 survey gathered insights and perspectives on critical aspects of the challenges confronting participants with a host of different

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  • Central bank advisory group
    Current notes on these discussions from the most recent meetings are available by clicking here PwC s commitment to ensuring central banks achieve the best practices in financial reporting is further underlined by our contribution to the joint Central Banking Publications PwC publication Accounting Standards for central banks described by one G10 central bank head of finance as the bible in this field PwC is also leading the debate on Forging the Central Bank of the Future based on the Project Blue Framework Our client deliverables are managed through our local office network around the world coordinated via our Central Bank Advisory Group CBAG a unique specialist team based in London which develops and delivers a wide range of support activities specifically aimed at ensuring our global network of client service teams are at the forefront of thought leadership and technical advances in their work with central banks Our teams communicate through a specially created PwC intranet with product methodology a technical discussion forum and a quarterly Newsletter The CBAG team regularly contribute to publications and speak at conferences Audit services We have in recent years served as the central bank auditor in 8 of the 10 leading industrial countries¹ with the US Federal Reserve Bundesbank Canada Italy Switzerland Netherlands Russia and the Bank of England as our clients We recently completed 5 years as the inaugural auditor of the European Central Bank and our recent audit portfolio includes the central banks of Australia New Zealand South Africa Spain Portugal Ireland and Turkey as well as the Bank for International Settlements the banker to the central banks Emerging market central banks are as important to us with clients extending through Central Europe former Soviet states into China Asia and Africa Our signature is on the audit opinions and Audit Committee reports of more central banks than any other of our competitors Our Central Bank Advisory Group supports this global client network through audit proposal support a specific central bank audit methodology technical IFRS solutions for financial reporting and a methodology of risk and quality which ensures our local teams deliver the high quality service our clients expect from PwC Regulatory and advisory services We coordinate our Regulatory Advisory services through regional groups across the globe able to respond to the specific demands of each territory and to support our offices We meet regularly with regulators to discuss topical issues We are working closely with many regulators concerning Basel II and IFRS and we have completed an extensive consultation funded by the European Commission to study the impact of Basel II on the financial services industry and the economy of the EU We have advised several financial regulators on a number of key areas in particular on the impact of IFRS on central banks and on the financial services industry they regulate We are spearheading an initiative in the Middle East to advise regulators on the implications of corporate governance for the financial services industry and the importance and relevance of

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  • Banking & capital markets: Central Bank Working Group reports - Living in interesting times: PwC
    Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Central Bank Working Group reports Current issue PwC s Central Bank Working Group series January 2014 Living in interesting times Navigating the new era for central banking Since the financial crisis confidence in traditional monetary policy has been shaken forecasting tools are being modified central bankers objectives are being debated and the issue of financial and operational independence has been tested The central banks operating environment is also in transition Financial markets remain fragile sovereigns debt laden central banks are providing massive amounts of liquidity banks are under regulatory pressure economic growth is limited and there are concerns about the future impacts of current interventions All of these and more suggest that we are likely to remain in interesting times as we continue to navigate our way through the crisis In September 2013 PwC organised a two day round table to discuss these and other issues with invited central bankers and PwC representatives from around the world This report sets out the challenges of a new era of central banking in which longstanding economic and policy making certainties no longer apply

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  • Structured finance
    insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Our Structured Finance Groups SFG We are leaders in serving the global securitisation industry With extensive experience and significant industry knowledge we are an innovator in the structured finance marketplace Our two groups the European structured finance group and the US structured finance group service the globe We offer clients A robust combination of coordinated accounting tax and advisory capabilities along with a variety of functional specialties including capital markets investment banking transaction structuring investor reporting and technology A team of professionals who are based in New York Washington DC Brussels Belgium London England Sydney Australia and other locations worldwide They represent the singular comprehensive team necessary to support a securitisation transaction from start to finish and Experience in virtually all asset classes including residential and commercial mortgages commercial loans and bonds automobile loans and leases trade receivables credit cards home equity loans equipment loans and leases student loans manufactured housing loans franchise loans timeshare receivables and mutual fund fees Our US Financial Instruments and Credit Group We offer strategic advisory transaction closing post transaction services and technology solutions We also employ transaction oriented professionals who provide high calibre solutions comprehensive capital markets and securitisation skills

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  • Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate: PwC
    list of PwC territory sites Financial Instruments Structured Products and Real Estate FSR FSR Insights Understanding Regulation AB II Are you prepared to implement the final rules of Regulation AB II Read our latest paper on what you need to know to be compliant New consolidation guidance has been issued are you prepared Learn more about how your organization may be affected Risk Retention 19 questions Are you prepared to meet the new risk retention standards FSR Insights Consolidation Results of the extended review process and next steps Results of the FASB s extended review process and next steps Learn more about details of the decisions reached at this meeting Financial Instruments Structured Products and Real Estate Group PwC s Financial Instruments Structured Products and Real Estate Group FSR is a global team of over 400 financial products specialists operating in over a dozen cities across the U S and several key locations throughout the world PwC s FSR team interacts and has built lasting relationships with those in the financial services and corporate industries This coupled with their ongoing conversations with the regulators makes FSR uniquely placed to partner with clients to deliver sustainable solutions whether that be in the regulated or non regulated space Regulation or a lack of is the driving force of discussions throughout boardrooms across the world FSR is working with their clients to understand how to manage the requirements of numerous regulations as well as implementing effective plans to restructure businesses to meet these new needs on an ongoing basis For non regulated entities FSR is partnering with clients to help them take full advantage of the opportunities within the market FSR is comprised of subject matter experts on virtually all asset classes including Residential and Commercial Mortgages Auto Loans and Leases Credit Cards

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  • European structured finance group: PwC
    by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites European structured finance group Who we are Our European structured finance group is a key part of our global structured finance group and is led by Peter Jeffrey We operate from London whilst drawing on our innovative structure blending professionals in the areas of securitisation tax accounting and capital markets in many European countries to provide a pan European service We have an established reputation for professional excellence and leadership by developing innovative cost effective solutions to complex problems We can bring to bear detailed knowledge of individual industries and expertise capabilities in specific types of asset pools based on our extensive corporate

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