Regional Differences as South-east Asian Banks Review Post-crisis Strategies
A recent survey of banks in south-east Asia, conducted by SunGard and IDC Financial Insights, highlighted the emergence of institution-specific business strategies as banks address their post-crisis opportunities and threats. The survey results, which were compiled from the responses of 168 banking executives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, showed significant differences of focus, particularly at a country level. The survey results also outlined some of the key challenges for banks in the region.
Highlights of the survey include:
Nicholas Brewer, vice president, global banking for SunGard’s banks business, said: “The financial crisis has led many banks to realise that they need a prudent, long-term balanced view of their business. Regardless of size, type, priority or credo, banks recognise that sustainable growth and profitability is provided by their customers; that their business operations rely on the expertise of their staff, however much this is leveraged with technology; and that their capital represents their ability to survive into the future.”
In other news, SunGard launched its Ambit Capital Management and Ambit Liquidity Risk Management solutions in China. China Everbright Bank (CEB), Shenzhen Development Bank (SDB) and Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank (SRCB) are using SunGard’s Ambit to help meet increasingly complex international regulatory compliance requirements, and minimise the cost of, and exposure to, risk.