What are the major opportunities from digital in chemicals, and what must leaders do to capture them? A major polyurethane maker applied advanced analytics to half a billion data points that it collected from the main production process at one of its plants.chemical chemical industry companies data industry market opportunities plant potential sales
Today iShares rolled out a fund with an interesting twist on emerging markets: It omits China, the largest market in almost every emerging market product. Today United States Commodity Funds has launched the United States 3x Oil Fund (USOU) and the United States 3x Short Oil Fund (USOD) on the NYSE Arca.etf fund futures market oil product states United USOD USOU
Global X Funds, an ETF issuer with some $5.6 billion in assets under management across 57 ETFs in the market today, is looking to add another unique portfolio to its lineup.
The firm has put in registration a consumption-focused ETF, the Global X Iconic U.S. Brands ETF.brands business companies consumer etf fund global Iconic market year
Todd Rosenbluth is director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA.
CFRA thinks there were similarities to variations on existing themes in the broad suite of ETF launches last week: Some will sound similar to existing products, while others aim to break new ground.CFRA digit double Elkhorn etf fund July june products trust
This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Gary Stringer, president and chief investment officer of Memphis, Tennessee-based Stringer Asser Management.bank Central continue economies global improving management remain rising Stringer
There’s a monster that eats projects: scope creep.
The tendency of projects to keep increasing in size and complexity—“scope creep”—is a threat whenever a bias toward optimism leads people to think that adding a bit more won’t be too difficult or expensive.addressed agency costs delivery engineering option planning project scope stakeholder
To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.
Variability can occur in the execution of every process and needs to be carefully managed throughout the project life cycle.complex processes cycle delivery execution processes project review schedule times variability
Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s recent survey of global executives (Exhibit 1), which highlighted three digital-culture deficiencies: functional and departmental silos, a fear of taking risks, and difficulty forming and acting on a single view of the customer.business companies culture customer data employees executives organization product team
The question for most banks is not whether to deploy artificial intelligence–based technology but how to do so effectively.
McKinsey recently compared the penetration of digital execution and trade processing of eight banks in the cash equities business, and found that those with the highest levels of digital execution saw front-office revenues per producer increase by as much as eight times, while those with the highest level of post-trade digitization posted four times more trades per middle- and back-office FTE than the bank with the weakest digital resources (exhibit).bank capacity Cognitive technologies efficiency intelligence machine processing RPA tasks trade
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