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Synpulse and NDGIT partner up to connect banks and insurers with digital ecosystems
Synpulse and NDGIT partner up to connect banks and insurers with digital ecosystems
The internationally established management consulting company Synpulse and NDGIT, provider of the first API platform for banking and insurance in Europe, entered a strategic partnership. Synpulse will provide consulting and implementation services for the NDGIT API platform in Switzerland and other selected international markets. With new regulations and increasing digital user experience demands, the partners consider an API management platform key to succeed for banks and insurance companies. They combine NDGIT’s PSD2 compliant API solution and Synpulse’s implementation in financial industry experience as the basis for successful joint digitalization initiatives.
Billte announces CHF 450K seed investment from Synpulse Management Consulting
Billte announces CHF 450K seed investment from Synpulse Management Consulting
Billte, a FinTech startup specializing in digitizing the invoicing for both, customers and consumers, announces CHF 450K in seed investment. The financing comes from Synpulse Management Consulting, an internationally established management consulting company.

Synpulse and M.W.BERGEN BRYGGEN merge
Synpulse and M.W.BERGEN BRYGGEN merge
After TYSKE BRYGGEN Advisory und Implementation GmbH merged with Synpulse Deutschland GmbH (Management Consulting) in January 2018, the sister company" - M.W.BERGEN BRYGGEN Management Consultants GmbH - is now bundling its range of services under the joint roof of  the Synpulse Deutschland GmbH. 
 
Synpulse Appoints André Burger as Partner and Elects Two New Managing Partners
Synpulse Appoints André Burger as Partner and Elects Two New Managing Partners
André Burger has been appointed partner of the international management consultancy Synpulse. Burger has been working for Synpulse for around ten years and has been a member of the Management Board of Synpulse Deutschland GmbH since 2015. Dr. Christoph Nützenadel, CEO of the Group, and Konrad Niggli, will join Raphael Jung as a Managing Partner - Nützenadel with immediate effect from Singapore. The personnel expansion of the partner team results from the continuing strong international growth of the management consultancy for financial service providers.
Synpulse and TYSKE BRYGGEN Announce Merger
Synpulse and TYSKE BRYGGEN Announce Merger
The merger will serve to bundle the strengths of both companies and further strengthen Synpulse’s position on the German-speaking market.
Squirro appoints Synpulse as its first global gold partner
Squirro appoints Synpulse as its first global gold partner
Squirro, the AI driven context intelligence and insights solution provider, has announced that Synpulse has become a global gold partner.
Synpulse Strengthens APAC Footprint
Synpulse Strengthens APAC Footprint
Synpulse, an internationally established management consulting company, is strengthening its North Asian management team with the hire of an expert from the private banking and investment management industry. Michael Benz has been appointed as Senior Advisor in Hong Kong.
Synpulse and Additiv Partner to Fast-Track Robo-Advisory Delivery
Synpulse and Additiv Partner to Fast-Track Robo-Advisory Delivery
The partnership aims to deliver Robo-Advisory offerings for financial institutions in Asian emerging markets targeting the retail & affluent client segments.
Synpulse opens new office in Geneva
Synpulse opens new office in Geneva
In addition to its headquarters in Zurich, Synpulse has opened a second subsidiary in Geneva and is now also present in Switzerland’s second largest financial center.
Event: The Pearl of the Orient
Event: The Pearl of the Orient
Synpulse Strengthens APAC Office
Synpulse Strengthens APAC Office
Synpulse is reinforcing its Asian management team with two seasoned experts - Ashley O’Reilly & William Lee have been appointed as Associate Partners in Singapore and Hong Kong, respectively.
Best Solutions & Integration Adviser 2016
Best Solutions & Integration Adviser 2016
Competing with 100 submissions across 16 categories - Synpulse emerged as the winner of the Best Solutions & Integration Advisor for the second consecutive year
Thomas Schaffner appointed as new Partner at Synpulse
Thomas Schaffner appointed as new Partner at Synpulse
Since January 23rd Thomas Schaffner (born 1979) has become a member of Synpulse’s senior management team.

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Hong Kong vs. Mainland China: A Series of Framework Comparison (Part 2)
Hong Kong vs. Mainland China: A Series of Framework Comparison (Part 2)
As China opens up the banking sector to foreign players at an unprecedented rate, many international banks — especially those that already have a strong presence in Hong Kong, and have shown a keen interest in exploring the Mainland China market. In this series of three articles, we will examine the regulatory differences between Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as the challenges of complying in a dynamic regulatory environment.
Hong Kong vs. Mainland China: A Series of Framework Comparison (Part 1)
Hong Kong vs. Mainland China: A Series of Framework Comparison (Part 1)
As China opens up the banking sector to foreign players at an unprecedented rate, many international banks — especially those already have a strong presence in Hong Kong, show keen interest in exploring the Mainland China market. In this series of three articles, we will examine the regulatory differences between Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as the challenges of complying in a dynamic regulatory environment.
Regulatory requirements on Investment Suitability: Comparison between Hong Kong and Mainland China
Regulatory requirements on Investment Suitability: Comparison between Hong Kong and Mainland China
This paper illustrates the importance of industrialization from the point of view of providing a fully digital client advisory service. Synpulse has created a market radar of the current state of different industry players and made predictions about optimal operating models of banks in the future. The analysis measures the industrialization degree in the private wealth management sector in Asia and indicates a trend towards a digital client advisory proposition. We also define the target operating model in the industry and assign target states to different market participants depending on their current positions.
Next Generation Private Banking: Unlocking the Fully Digital Advisory Journey Through Industrialization
Next Generation Private Banking: Unlocking the Fully Digital Advisory Journey Through Industrialization
This paper illustrates the importance of industrialization from the point of view of providing a fully digital client advisory service. Synpulse has created a market radar of the current state of different industry players and made predictions about optimal operating models of banks in the future. The analysis measures the industrialization degree in the private wealth management sector in Asia and indicates a trend towards a digital client advisory proposition. We also define the target operating model in the industry and assign target states to different market participants depending on their current positions.
Switzerland decommissioning LIBOR
Switzerland decommissioning LIBOR
With the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) about to be phased out and replaced with SARON for the Swiss franc, banks and other financial institutions have a lot of work to do, very quickly. We take a first look at what’s involved and the reasons why you have to get started now.
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 3
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 3
In our last two articles we looked at the challenges involved in preparing data and defining the Unit of Account (UoA). These are the two things insurers tend to think about first when getting ready for 2022. But IFRS 17 is much more than an accounting and actuarial topic: it goes far beyond this, spanning the insurance industry’s entire operating model and affecting many other non-functional requirements.
 
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 2
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 2
Many insurers attempt to derive their Unit of Account (UoA) definition based on test or simplified datasets. They are shocked when they first see their IFRS 17 results based on real data. It’s much better to take steps early on to avoid these nasty surprises.
Part 1: Operational Excellence
Part 1: Operational Excellence
This is Part 1 in a 5 Part series publishing the results of the Next Generation Risk Engineering Market Study. 
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 1
IFRS 17 Challenges – Part 1
The real challenges in IFRS17 are not accounting or actuarial topics, but essentially related to data, as the new standard requires a much finer granularity and enforces very strict data management controls.
You've applied for a virtual bank license, what's next?
You've applied for a virtual bank license, what's next?
You’ve applied for a Virtual Bank license, what’s next?
You’ve applied for a Virtual Bank license, what’s next?
 
IFRS 17 Implementation
IFRS 17 Implementation
A radical new reporting requirement is changing the face of data management for insurers. IFRS 17 establishes internationally consistent accounting for insurance contracts effective by 2022. The impact on data management and reporting will be huge.
Underwriting Compass
Underwriting Compass
The best underwriting decisions are those made with as much relevant information as possible. At the same time, cost pressures are mounting and companies need to realize efficiency gains. Our solutions deliver on both sides of the equation.
Know the 6 Components of Blended Learning to Enhance Your End-to-End User Training
Know the 6 Components of Blended Learning to Enhance Your End-to-End User Training
Statistics show that businesses could lose USD13.5 million per year due to ineffective training, yet the majority of employees are not very satisfied with job-specific training.
Unlocking Opportunities by Serving the Underserved Affluent Segment
Unlocking Opportunities by Serving the Underserved Affluent Segment
A look at how private banks can utilize platform initiatives to unlock new opportunities in the affluent segment.
How Banks Can Survive
How Banks Can Survive
In the previous article in our series we discussed why banks are well advised to improve customer experience consistently across all touchpoints. In this article we investigate how banks can set up their IT to become more responsive to market changes.
How Banks Can Survive - Part 2
How Banks Can Survive - Part 2
Banking is being changed irrevocably as the development of technology drives digitalization. Customers’ growing expectations and bargaining power are posing a challenge. Rapid digital evolution would appear to be both the cause and the cure.
Impact of Genomics on Insurers - Part 10
Impact of Genomics on Insurers - Part 10
Progress in genomics is creating opportunities and threats for health and life insurers. In our market study, we asked insurance experts how they assess the impact on claims.
How Banks Can Survive
How Banks Can Survive
Banking is being changed irrevocably as technology develops. To be able to survive, banks have to be more client-focused and technologically fit. And they have to get agile. In this series of three articles appearing at two-weekly intervals, we’ll be looking at the challenges and possible solutions.
Enforcing Your Advisory Process
Enforcing Your Advisory Process
As HNWIs continue to increase in Asia, is your advisory approach robust enough to outperform competitors and draw in new customers? Learn about Synpulse’s 3 phases to define and enforce an advisory vision.
The Homecoming Revolution
The Homecoming Revolution
While RPA is a familiar term to most in the industry and is projected to have high annual growth rates for the coming years, the drivers of adopting RPA are changing leading to the evolution of the labour arbitrage markets.
In Search of Banks’ Moral Compass
In Search of Banks’ Moral Compass
Looking beyond regulations towards cultural reform: how can conduct and culture be operationalised, measured and regulated?
Valuable Insights From Unstructured Data
Valuable Insights From Unstructured Data
80% of data is generally considered unstructured data and is left unused for decision making. Find out what 4 insights are you missing out on by not utilising that 80% of data.
Banking on Robo Advisors
Banking on Robo Advisors
Know thy enemy, know thy self. Let Synpulse’s latest field research guide you to a winning battle by demystifying 16 of the top Robo-advisors in Asia.
Delayering AML
Delayering AML
The use of traditional methods and technologies to tackle Anti-Money Laundering (AML) are resulting in more cost overhead and inefficiencies rather than addressing the real risks.

Studies & White Papers

Synpulse regularly exchanges views with science and economy. This cooperation often results in interesting (case)studies, analyses, and market research reports, which are at your disposal for reading in the online archive below.


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