Podcast Interview on 401(k) Plans and Behavioral Finance Trends

Steve Shu Consulting

Save(d) by Design Loss Aversion Calculator (personalized finance tool) Personalized Pension statement Personalized video technology with live action Thanks to Rick Unser for having me recently on his 401(k) Fridays podcast.

Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance Manifesto

Steve Shu Consulting

In this post, I want to share my thoughts on design values related to behavioral economics and behavioral finance (which going-forward in this post I’ll simply refer to as behavioral science for brevity). With that as backdrop, here’s my Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance Manifesto (much like I did with my Management Consulting Manifesto back in 2011 ). Behavioral Economics General Management Innovation Behavioral Finance Behavioral Science Nudge

Disrupting Finance

Harvard Business

Citigroup leading analyst Ronit Ghose, Lemonade Insurance founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber, and OakNorth Bank founder and CEO Rishi Khosla discuss the new possibilities that AI offers the finance industry. Those who manage to use this emerging technology to reduce friction for customers will win. Disruptive innovation Technology Managing organizations Audio

Disrupting Finance

Harvard Business

Citigroup leading analyst Ronit Ghose, Lemonade Insurance founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber, and OakNorth Bank founder and CEO Rishi Khosla discuss the new possibilities that AI offers the finance industry. Those who manage to use this emerging technology to reduce friction for customers will win. 3392 1585 105786 110003

Finance vs Strategy

Tom Spencer

A successful firm will need to pursue sound strategy and, at the same time, stay on top of its finances. Business Strategy consulting finance Management Consulting The financier cares about the next 3 months or less. The strategist cares about the next 3 years or more. The financier wants the deal to close as soon as possible so that he can earn his bonus.

New technology, new rules: Reimagining the modern finance workforce

McKinsey

Innovations in technology and management practice are creating new opportunities for the finance function to add value to the business. Here’s how finance teams will need to evolve to make the most of them. Insights on Operations

Bots, algorithms, and the future of the finance function

McKinsey

Automation and artificial intelligence are poised to reshape the finance function. Knowing what to automate and managing the disruption can lead to a new era of productivity and performance. Our Insights

Global Finance Resets

McKinsey

The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system, write Susan Lund and Philipp Harle in International Monetary Fund. MGI in the News

Taking conservation finance to scale

McKinsey

Environmental projects are woefully underfunded. Improving their risk-return profiles and structuring larger investment products could unlock private capital to narrow the gap. Our Insights

The Brazilian experience in financing infrastructure

McKinsey

A former finance minister makes the case for openness and discusses “de-risking.”. Our Insights

Memo to the CFO: Get in front of digital finance—or get left back

McKinsey

Companies are still in the early stages of applying digital technologies to finance processes in ways that will create more efficiencies, insights, and value over the long term. Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsHere is how the CFO can lead the way.

Health system financing: Tips for emerging markets

McKinsey

Many countries with emerging economies are considering health system financing transformation. Five no-regrets tips can help them build a strong foundation for their future health system. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

The debate over private infrastructure financing in the United States

McKinsey

Financing costs are higher, but the results are worth it. Our Insights

Disruption in European consumer finance: Lessons from Sweden

McKinsey

Strong earnings in European consumer finance have drawn the attention of attackers, including large retailers and fintechs. To maintain their position, banks must focus on the customer and transform their operating models. Insights on Financial Services

Navigating risks in project finance

McKinsey

When it comes to infrastructure and capital projects, managing risks and incentives correctly can be a major enabler for opening up new funding streams and creating bankable project pipelines.

How are consumers feeling about their finances?

McKinsey

In many countries, consumer sentiment has improved since 2015. Consumers have become more bullish about their ability to spend. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

Looking beyond finance

McKinsey

Global leaders in infrastructure development confront a multi-trillion dollar gap in investment. New analysis from MGI estimates US$69 trillion of investment will be needed between now and 2035, write Jan Mischke and Diaan-Yi Lin in The Business Times of Singapore. MGI in the News

Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance

Harvard Business

Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. He says the practice of finance, with increasing quantification, has lost touch with its foundations. But he says finance can be principled, ethical, even life-affirming. Desai is the author of the new book, The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return. He also writes about finance and the economy for hbr.org.

How digital finance could boost growth in emerging economies

McKinsey

Delivering financial services by mobile phone could benefit billions of people by spurring inclusive growth that adds $3.7 trillion to the GDP of emerging economies within a decade. Employment and Growth

Democratizing digital finance: An interview with PayPal CEO Dan Schulman

McKinsey

By working to be a better champion of its customers, PayPal has seen its transactions and customer base grow and satisfaction among employees swell. Insights on Financial Services

Spending reviews: A more powerful approach to ensuring value in public finances

McKinsey

Spending reviews have the potential to provide significant insight into budget allocations, enabling higher productivity and greater operational efficiency. Public Sector Insights

Car Deals: Must Be Subprime, Must Finance Through Chrysler Capital

MishTalk

The fine print is rather amusing: Must be subprime and must finance through Chrysler Capital. Reader Bian emailed an ad for huge discounts on cars. more…). Economics

The promise of digital finance

McKinsey

Digital technologies, starting with mobile phones, can rapidly fix problems encountered when savings are stored outside the financial system and foster faster, more inclusive growth, write Laura Tyson and Susan Lund in Project Syndicate. MGI in the News

Finance and HR: The Executive Partnership That Transformed a Company

Strategy+Business

The relationship between a chief financial officer (CFO) and chief human resources officer (CHRO) can turn a company around. Between them, they control the major sources of capital available to a company: human, financial, and often information technology.

China Faces "Minsky Moment" on Ponzi Financing

MishTalk

Inquiring minds are tuning into a report on the Ponzi finance setup in China. Our analysis indicates that China’s economy has arrived at that unstable state where speculative and Ponzi finance appear to dominate. Most assume China can grow at 7% a year, a notion that I have challenged on many occasions. Morgan Stanley agrees. Please consider Morgan Stanley: China''s Minsky Moment is Here.

What digital finance means for emerging economies

McKinsey

In emerging economies, using a smart phone to provide access to financial services, could help boost the economy, write James Manyika, and Rodger Voorhies in Fortune. MGI in the News

What Will It Take to Make Finance More Gender-Balanced?

Harvard Business

It is no wonder we came to fear our gender would keep us from achieving the same level of success as our male peers in finance. We turned to those most able to effect change in finance: the professionals actively working in the field. shutterjack/Getty Images.

Speculative Financing in Technology Companies Strikes Again

MishTalk

The last bubble is seldom reblown, but what about bubbles twice removed? In what seems like a reply of 2000, … Continue reading → Economics

How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

Harvard Business

The unstoppable force of blockchain technology is barreling down on the infrastructure of modern finance. Our global financial system moves trillions of dollars a day and serves billions of people. But the system is rife with problems, adding cost through fees and delays, creating friction through redundant and onerous paperwork, and opening up opportunities for fraud and crime.

My Past Life as Director of Finance in a Management Consulting Firm

Management and IT Consulting

Finance is critical for supporting all areas of a management consulting firm from budgeting to cash management to financial reporting. The work finance does empowers the firm to succeed and make sound decisions based on relevant data

Michael Pettis Calls Surplus Trade Statements by German Finance Minister “Utter Lunacy”

MishTalk

A few days ago I pinged global trade expert Michael Pettis with my post Germany’s Finance Minister Blames ECB For … Continue reading → Economics

Creating high-performance innovation teams at scale

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsFor innovation initiatives to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent.

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Spanish Government Threatens to Seize Catalan Finances to Stop Referendum: Juncker in Hot Water

MishTalk

In its latest move to stop an October 1 independence referendum, the Spanish Government is Poised to Seize Catalan Finances. Finance Minister Cristóbal Montoro said a mechanism had been approved for the state to take control of the autonomous region’s finances.

The Criminal Finances Act 2017: What UK Enterprises Engaging Independent Professionals Need to Know Now

MBO Partners

What UK enterprises need to know about the Criminal Finances Act 2017

The diversity opportunity for new CEOs

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsNew McKinsey research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance.

How to beat your biases and make better investment decisions

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsCognitive biases can trip up even the most experienced executives but can be defeated using proven techniques.

Germany’s Finance Minister Blames ECB For German Trade Surplus; Why the Eurozone Will Destruct

MishTalk

Fireworks are going off in Germany again in yet another battle between Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, and the ECB. Schaueble … Continue reading → Economics