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Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

How data can become black gold for insurers

For the last few years, exponential development of the Internet of Things has translated into billions of connected devices producing zettabytes of data. This large pool of data can arm insurers with valuable insights on more tailored services, optimized pricing, and lowered claims to help improve the customer experience. Data can also help insure...

Digital Insurance Trends

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Retail banks should embrace digital tools to drive transformation

There is no question that banks have undergone a massive transformation in recent years, from branch network downsizing to large restructuring initiatives. However, the pandemic has increased pressure on today’s banks to accelerate new transformation efforts that will help them meet customer needs while also reducing costs and driving continuity. ...

/retail Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Asset Management: Drive a profitable growth agenda in a context of fee pressure

Tackling profitability challenges in asset management Henri Wajsblat, Anaplan’s Head of Financial Services Solutions, interviewed Accenture Managing Director Julien Ciroux about profitability challenges in the asset management industry, what asset managers should expect from technology, and the benefits of Connected Planning. 1. In a context of i...

/regulation Trends in Financial Services

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Demystifying banking stress tests

Henri Wajsblat, Anaplan’s Head of Financial Services Solutions, interviewed Chappuis Halder Director Vincent Wiencek about implementation challenges of banking stress tests, and what banks should expect from technology. Q: Among all banking regulations, stress tests seem to be a major concern. Why are stress tests a real challenge for the banks?...

/regulation Financial Services Regulation

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Mapping your journey to IFRS17 compliance

The International Financial Reporting Standard 17 standard (IFRS17) is not just another regulation – it will fundamentally change the way that insurers can and will operate around the world. At its core, IFRS17 will create an international, uniform view of insurers’ reporting of financial statements. Where previously each regional market disclosed...

/regulation Financial Services Regulation

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Don’t let ringfencing get the better of you: connected planning will make compliance a breeze

Increasing regulation is just one thing we’ve inherited from the 2008 financial crisis. While it may seem like a growing paranoia within the industry, making sure the economy is better prepared for upcoming financial challenges is a vital step towards post-crisis reform. From 1 January 2019, the largest UK banks must separate core retail banking f...

/regulation Financial Services Regulation

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

How bank CFOs are using technology to drive transformation

The CFO role in financial institutions has always been pivotal. But as the industry evolves and technology and data become increasingly critical to operations, CFOs have taken the lead in driving industry transformation, and technology is the vehicle they’re using for change. For the modern bank CFO who is embracing new strategy and performance re...

/retail Innovation in Financial Services

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

How Banks Can Thrive in an Uncertain World

The one certainty in the financial services sector today is that banks will be operating in an uncertain environment for the foreseeable future. Markets are volatile. Regulations are fast-evolving. The political environment is unstable. And customer demands are shifting. But there’s also good news — technology can help banks weather the uncertaint...

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

Using technology to drive private equity performance management

Over the last few years, we’ve seen regulatory changes and market volatility impact the business models of financial services firms, particularly private equity funds and investors. For example, private equity funds have had to adjust to new regulatory requirements including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Alternative Investment Fu...

/regulation Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology

Henri Wajsblat

Henri Wajsblat Financial Services Expert at Anaplan

2017 - The Year of Cost-Cutting

2016 was punctuated by a large number of banks announcing their intentions to cut costs. In the UK we saw efficiency drives from the like of HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group, with the latter publicly targeting a further 20% belt-tightening by the end of 2017. RBS made cuts on its investment banking side, and Barclays described itself as “unrelenting ...

/regulation Trends in Financial Services

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