“Time and tide wait for no man.” – Geoffrey Chaucer
The pace and scope of change in our industry continues to accelerate and expand to touch nearly every aspect of business. Whether driven by competition, innovation, disruption, regulation, global economic, market or political conditions, the landscape that financial and risk professionals work within today is ripe with opportunities and challenges. Opportunities and challenges that Thomson Reuters is uniquely able to support our customers in understanding, managing and mastering with the news, data, analysis and solutions to help them survive and thrive with speed and confidence.
In this issue of Exchange we invite our readers to explore a Fast Forward world with insights on a range of topics about the road ahead. These include my conversation with Julian Birkinshaw of the London Business School and author of Fast/Forward on the rise of “adhocracy” (and the importance of decisive action and emotional conviction to businesses’ success); an interview with Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, on growth, culture and Google’s “big bets”; and a discussion of US equity trading trends with Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland. You will also find thought leadership from a number of our colleagues on the future of digital identity, NAFTA, MiFID II and Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), as well as articles on innovation in Know Your Customer, and modern slavery.
All important topics for our industry, I think you will agree, and we look forward to continuing to provide the trusted information, intuitive technology and insightful people that deliver the answers our customers need to succeed in a Fast Forward world.