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Innovation: Top Papers From Recent Weeks

Top Innovation Papers - December and January

Fintech, IR 4.0, and the disruption of industries due to innovative technological advancements are themes that will likely be just as prevalent in 2019 as they were in 2018.  As a result, this list of papers focuses on innovation, starting with McKinsey & Company's discussion of the top trends in fintech for the upcoming year. 

We've also provided a link to the winning and commended papers from the Best Innovations category at the 2018 Savvy Investor Awards. 



Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech (McKinsey & Company, 2018)

McKinsey takes a closer look at current trends in fintech, and the implications for both incumbents and attackers within this industry.

Artificial Intelligence: Real opportunity (Franklin Templeton, 2019)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

Rising amounts of computing power, along with the rapidly expanding universe of available data, has increased utilisation of AI/machine learning techniques across multiple industries.

AI in Finance: Opportunities and risks you need to know (Intech, 2019)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Intech Investments presents a guide to several of the risks and opportunities for artificial intelligence within the field of asset management.

China: Innovation superpower (Wellington, 2019)

Chinese R&D has increased dramatically over the past 2 decades, benefitting several industries, including telecoms, industrials, the automotive sector, and health care.

Responding to technological change in high yield credit (Hermes IM, Dec 2018)

For compliance reasons, this paper is NOT accessible in the United States

So far, the global high yield bond market has been disrupted less by technological change than certain equity sectors. This issue of Hermes's Credit Spectrum advocates for an active approach to high-yield allocations that takes into account sectors that are more resilient to disruption.

New Kids on the Block: China as a New Force in the Wealth-Tech Market (Oliver Wyman, 2018)

Oliver Wyman looks at B2C wealth-tech companies in China and their rapid evolution in recent years.

The promise of innovation - a credit perspective (Franklin Templeton, Feb 2019)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

AI is reaching a tipping point. Franklin Templeton looks at the disruptive power of technologies like work automation and autonomous vehicles, as well as the opportunities that they are creating within credit markets.


The Best Innovations Papers of 2018 (Savvy Investor Awards)

The winner of this year's award for Best Innovations Paper was Invesco. Click here for more information about their paper as well as other commended papers recognized in the Savvy Investor Awards.