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Level playing field in finance takes focus at CBA LIVE 2021

Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt weighs in on group's priorities

Q&A: How next-gen technologies are shaping finance

Michael Tae, chief transformation officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, discusses how new technologies are driving change in the industry

Q&A: Broadridge's Kevin Moran on the role of digital labor in financial services

Kevin Moran, global head of business process outsourcing at Broadridge, discusses the role digital labor is playing in the financial services industry and how the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating digital transformation.

Digital bank engagement at all-time high

Digital bank engagement at all-time high

Q&A: Dr. Richard Sandor on launching the AMERIBOR benchmark

Legendary finanical industry innovator discusses his benchmark interest rate aimed at replacing Libor

Q&A: Why online compliance training is more important than ever
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As mobile gaming, sports betting and digital currencies become increasingly popular, virtual training to combat rising rates of cyber and financial crimes has become more critical -- and effective -- than ever.

Regional banks leverage cloud to level the playing field

Regional banks are embracing flexibility, scalability of the cloud

Quarles: Getting CBDC right is more important than being first

The Federal Reserve vice chair and the head of the CFTC have divergent views on how aggressively the US should pursue a central bank digital currency.

Tarbert: Public-private partnership key to Libor transition

The top US derivatives regulator praised the leadership of the ARRC in preparing markets for the switch.

Gorman: Industry performed “extraordinarily well” through pandemic volatility

Morgan Stanley CEO tells SIFMA's Annual Meeting the financial industry did what was previously considered impossible during the coronaivrus pandemic

Panelist: Digitized documents “clearly the way forward”

The financial industry has ramped up its adoption of digitized communications amid the coronavirus pandemic

Economists discuss outlook for global economy's recovery

The global economy is experiencing a better-than-expected rebound, but policymakers' actions will play a large role in the longer-term recovery, said economists at the SIFMA Annual Meeting.

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan execs discuss diversity efforts

The CEOs of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan U.S. Wealth Management discussed their companies' efforts to address diversity and inclusion as well as the racial wealth gap during SIFMA's Annual Meeting.

Pandemic accelerates cloud, analytics, digital channel trends for advisers

Wealth management firms are seeing accelerated trends in cloud adoption, digital channels and analytics, panelists said during SIFMA's Annual Meeting.

Companies accepting bitcoin: Why corporate is taking crypto

Increasingly more companies are accepting bitcoin payments as cryptocurrencies grow in popularity. Here’s why.