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White papers

Explore our white papers on a variety of industry topics.

Last update: 1 September 2014

The Capital Markets Industry: The Times They Are A Changin’

The past 5 years have seen unprecedented change in global capital markets. Buy-side and sell-side participants...

Last update: 24 July 2014

Intraday liquidity reporting

The case for a pragmatic industry solution

Last update: 1 June 2014

ISO 9362:2014 BIC Implementation - Changes and impacts 

The Business Identifier Code (BIC) is a standard established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)...

Last update: 1 January 2014

Innovation in Financial Services: The Elastic Innovation Index Report

We were asked to study innovation in the financial services sector using the Elastic Innovation Index. As part of our...

Last update: 1 November 2013

Aite - Sibos 2013: One Thousand and One Reflections

The Middle Eastern city of Dubai was the backdrop for this year's Sibos conference, which kicked off proceedings at the...

Last update: 1 September 2013

Putting Growth Back on The Banking Agenda (McKinsey&Company and Swift)

This special report was produced jointly by McKinsey and Swift for Sibos 2013 in Dubai. It explores growth opportunities...

Last update: 1 September 2013

Fighting Poverty Through Payments (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Swift)

Poor people do not live in a static state of poverty. Every year, many millions of people transition out of poverty by...

Last update: 1 September 2013

 Africa Payments: Insights into African transaction flows

‘Africa is rising’ is a powerful phrase these days. The rising middle class will undoubtedly help to drive up demand for...

Last update: 1 November 2012

Aite - Sibos 2012: An Asian Lens on Global Developments

Swift’s five-year plan is to increase its on-the-ground presence in the Asian region by 53%, focusing on the main...

Last update: 1 October 2012

CPSS-IOSCO'S Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs)

Financial Market Infrastructures (“FMIs”) are important contributors to the removal of financial risks but must ensure...