Financial Market Trends

OECD’s twice-yearly journal providing timely analyses and statistics on financial matters of topical interest and longer-term developments in specific financial sectors. Each issue provides a brief update of trends and prospects in the international and major domestic financial markets along with articles covering such topics as structural and regulatory developments in OECD financial systems, trends in foreign direct investment, trends in privatization, and financial sector statistics covering areas such as bank profitability, insurance, and institutional investors.

Periodically, a small number of articles within one field of financial sector developments – constituting the so-called special focus for the particular issue – may be included.


Convergence in the Financial Sector

Where Are We Coming from and Where Are We Going?

There is an increasing overlap with, and stronger inter-linkages among, banks, capital markets, insurance companies, and other financial institutions such as hedge funds, resulting in a steady blurring of sectoral and product boundaries. Looking ahead, the pace of overall financial sector convergence is unlikely to slowdown so that the future financial landscape will be characterised by ever stronger interdependences and inter-linkages among financial institutions. Increased interdependence and inter-linkages have led to growing convergence among institutions and products in the OECD area. These developments have led to important new challenges for market participants, ...


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