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BNY Mellon Perspectives

BNY Mellon Perspectives

By BNY Mellon
Through times of calm and crisis, BNY Mellon’s perspective has made us the trusted steward of the financial system. To help our clients make stronger decisions, our experts explore the many angles of our industry.
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Catherine Keating & General Stan McChrystal: Risk, Resilience and Reinvention
How do successful organizations of all sizes navigate risk? Author and retired four-star General Stan McChrystal sits down with Catherine Keating, our CEO of Investment Solutions and Wealth Management, for a long-ranging discussion on McChrystal's decorated 34-year career in the U.S. Army, the importance of diversity and resilience for organizational health and the ongoing geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.
April 27, 2022
Emily Portney, David Linn, Dr. Emily Slotkin & Maurice Campbell: Cycling Toward a Cure
How did one family turn a cancer diagnosis into a powerful force for good? Our Chief Financial Officer Emily Portney sits down with Cycle for Survival Co-Founder David Linn, Memorial Sloan Kettering's Dr. Emily Slotkin, and our Head of Institutional Lending, Maurice Campbell, to discuss the future of cancer research and medical innovation. Cycle for Survival was founded in 2007, with a mission to raise awareness and accelerate the progress of rare-cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
April 06, 2022
Caroline Butler, Flori Marquez & Leah Wald: Female Founders and the Future of Digital Assets
How can we make the evolving digital assets space truly diverse, inclusive and innovative? For International Women’s History Month, Caroline Butler, BNY Mellon’s CEO of Custody Services, hosts an exciting conversation with Flori Marquez, co-founder and SVP of Operations for BlockFi, and Leah Wald, co-founder and CEO of Valkyrie Investments. They discuss challenges and opportunities as female leaders in a historically male-dominated space.
March 28, 2022
Emily Portney & Megan Smith: Breaking Barriers and Biases in STEM
“Science is not the facts that you learn. It's really an experience of trying to discover in failure and iteration.” In the latest Perspectives podcast, BNY Mellon Chief Financial Officer Emily Portney spoke with Megan Smith, CEO shift7.  From a science fair project on sustainability to serving as the third-ever U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan shares her experiences in STEM and some of the amazing women who inspired her along the way. The discussion also breaks down some of the barriers to entry by women and other historically underrepresented groups to help make the tech ecosystem more diverse and inclusive.
March 17, 2022
Jolen Anderson & Daymond John: Building Businesses and Empowering Entrepreneurs
What does the future of Black entrepreneurship look like? Investor and television personality Daymond John joins our Global Head of Human Resources Jolen Anderson on the latest Perspectives podcast.
February 25, 2022
Jason Granet & Edwin Schooling Latter: Keep Calm and Carry On in the LIBOR Transition
The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), long the most important number in banking, ceased publication for most tenors on January 1, 2022. Jason Granet and Edwin Schooling Latter discuss what comes next.
January 26, 2022
Akash Shah, Fangfang Chen & Matthew Blake: Defining the Future of Capital Markets
How are global capital markets evolving, and what will the future of the financial industry look like? As part of BNY Mellon's collaboration with the World Economic Forum, our Chief Growth Officer Akash Shah is helping lead a strategic initiative on the future of capital markets with the Forum's Matthew Blake. He and Matthew discuss trends they've identified in today's conversation with Fangfang Chen, our Asia Pacific Chair and Asia Pacific Head of Asset Servicing and Digital. For more on the future of capital markets initiative, please read Akash and Matthew's opinion editorial.
December 07, 2021
Jason Granet & JJ Redick: Being on Top of Your Game
JJ Redick: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) record setter, national player of the year at Duke, 11th pick in the 2006 NBA draft, ESPN sports analyst and guest on BNY Mellon’s latest Perspectives podcast. JJ sat down with our Chief Investment Officer Jason Granet to discuss being at the top of your industry.
November 03, 2021
Alejandro Perez & Mauricio Claver-Carone: How Latin America is Embracing Innovation
Alejandro Perez, our COO of Global Market Infrastructure, interviews Mauricio Claver-Carone, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, on opportunities for economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean through emerging technology and environmental, social and governance investing.
October 15, 2021
Robin Vince & Bill Dudley: Preparing for the Next Economic Stress Test
Robin Vince, our Vice Chair and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure, interviews economist Dr. William C. Dudley on the post-COVID recovery. Dr. Dudley,  having served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the post-2008 recovery, offers a unique vantage point on the relative efficacy of central bank policies, then and now, and shares his views on significant macroeconomic trends to watch out for.
September 28, 2021
Lory Kehoe & Sheila Warren: The Intersection of Digital Assets and ESG
Sheila Warren, World Economic Forum Head of Data, Blockchain and Digital Assets, joins BNY Mellon's Director of Blockchain and Digital Assets Lory Kehoe to discuss current challenges and rising opportunities at the intersection of digital assets and ESG.
September 01, 2021
Akash Shah & Christopher Cox: How Deadlines Drive Performance
Christopher Cox, author of The Deadline Effect, joins Akash Shah, our Chief Growth Officer, for a conversation on how the pressure of an impending deadline can actually help you take your work to the next level.
August 10, 2021
Todd Gibbons & Dr. Richard Sylla: Founding to Future | BNY Mellon’s 237 Years of Trust and Innovation
Dr. Richard Sylla, professor emeritus at New York University’s Stern School of Business, joins our CEO Todd Gibbons for a conversation on BNY Mellon’s founding in 1784, and how the firm’s history intersected with the founding of the United States.
July 03, 2021
Jolen Anderson & Eden Bridgeman Sklenar: Shining a Light on Legacy
Eden Bridgeman Sklenar, Chairwoman of EBONY Media, joins our Global Head of Human Resources Jolen Anderson to discuss her journey as a Black female entrepreneur relaunching an iconic brand in the digital age and helping make the media industry more accessible and inclusive to more people than ever before.
June 23, 2021
Oliver Bader & Tom Wipf: The Endgame for LIBOR
The first quarter of 2021 has seen the release of a number of highly-significant LIBOR announcements, including the definitive LIBOR end dates. BNY Mellon’s Executive LIBOR Program Director Oliver Bader sits down with ARRC Chair Tom Wipf to reflect on what these announcements are likely to mean for most firms as they re-configure their plans to cease using LIBOR.
June 08, 2021
Hanneke Smits & Mark Carney: Finding Value in Values
Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England, joins Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, to discuss how policies and regulation can drive responsible investment and impact.
May 24, 2021
Robin Vince & Rosie Rios: Crisis and Recovery, from 2008-Present (Part 2)
Rosie Rios, 43rd United States Treasurer, discusses the post-pandemic recovery and the future of industries and entrepreneurship with Robin Vince, our Vice Chair and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure.
May 21, 2021
Robin Vince & Rosie Rios: Crisis and Recovery, from 2008-Present (Part 1)
Robin Vince, our Vice Chair and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure, discusses parallels and differences from the financial crisis of 2008 to the post-pandemic recovery with the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios.
May 17, 2021
Mayor Francis Suarez: Technology and Digital Assets Are Transforming Miami
Roman Regelman, our CEO of Asset Servicing and Head of Digital, and Mayor Francis X. Suarez discuss his vision for Miami as a hub of innovation, technology and digital assets.
May 03, 2021
Caroline Butler & Michael Shaulov: Digital Assets and the Future of Banking
Caroline Butler, BNY Mellon's Global Head of Custody, and Michael Shaulov, CEO and Co-founder of Fireblocks, discuss how the digital assets space is accelerating and becoming more mainstream in banking and finance.
April 09, 2021
Catherine Keating & Dr. Bernice A. King: The Future of Social Change
Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, joins Catherine Keating, CEO of Wealth Management at BNY Mellon, to discuss her parents’ example of leading with compassion, the importance of allies and how to drive sustained social impact and change.
March 26, 2021
Akash Shah & Ian Bremmer: Repairing the Global Trust Deficiency
Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, and Akash Shah, BNY Mellon’s Head of Strategy and Global Client Management, discuss the optimism emerging in today’s challenging times — how nations and individuals can rebuild trust, create a fair and just political and economic system, and find common ground and unity.
February 18, 2021
Jennifer Xi & Claire McCaskill: Turning Opposition Into Consensus
Former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill joins our Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy Jennifer Xi to discuss the importance of trust in government at this extraordinary moment in U.S. history, as well as areas where the incoming administration may be able to gain bipartisan support.
January 15, 2021
Jolen Anderson & Arianna Huffington: Thriving in the 'New Normal'
Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, joins our Global Head of Human Resources Jolen Anderson to discuss how individuals and organizations benefit when they prioritize wellbeing during this period of unprecedented change. They also talk about the power of human connection and practical ‘microsteps’ that one can take to find downtime and recharge.
December 21, 2020
Akash Shah & Carla Harris: The Future of Leadership - Authenticity & Inclusion
Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris (Vice Chair, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor) joins BNY Mellon's Akash Shah (Head of Strategy and Global Client Management) and Madison Gray (Senior Specialist, Compliance Governance and Risk Architecture) on our latest podcast, where they discuss the need for a more diverse and inclusive workforce to improve innovation and to attract top talent. Carla also shares her passion for bringing one’s authentic self to the workplace to enhance company culture and create competitive advantage, as well as how taking risks and even making mistakes can be used to one’s own advantage for career progression.
December 09, 2020
Hani Kablawi & James Stavridis: (Part 2) Purposeful Leadership for Turbulent Times
The conversation continues as Kablawi, Chairman of International at BNY Mellon, and Admiral Stavridis, USN (Ret.), discuss the role the private sector can play to bring about meaningful change for a broad array of stakeholders, as well as how to find common ground with others who hold differing beliefs.
November 24, 2020
Hani Kablawi & James Stavridis: (Part 1) Purposeful Leadership for Turbulent Times
In the first of a two-part conversation that took place during a recent virtual client event, our Chairman of International Hani Kablawi and guest Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret), discuss the effective leadership traits that have withstood transitional moments throughout world history.
November 12, 2020
Todd Gibbons & Satya Nadella: From Resilience to Reinvention
Even amid the chaos that has wreaked havoc on our world economy, an optimism has emerged that a digital transformation is well under way—one that will lead to more collaboration, flexibility and transparency. Our CEO Todd Gibbons and Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, discuss this vision of the future and how it might play out in financial services.
October 28, 2020
Three Global Megatrends Affecting Financial Services
BNY Mellon Chairman of International Hani Kablawi explores how financial services companies have found inspiration in changing times, with a renewed search for purpose and value. They are driven by three megatrends: the rise of the individual investor, the importance of technology, and geopolitical and economic shifts.
August 25, 2020
Innovation and the Multiplier Mindset
How do you challenge what’s possible and bring boldness to innovation? Get key takeaways from Hans Brown, BNY Mellon’s Global Head of Innovation, who says now is the optimal time to experiment and reinvent. Hear how the “multiplier mindset” and rapid experimentation can create new outcomes for your organization; and why diversity in experience is critical to fostering a spirit of innovation.
May 19, 2020
Operational Continuity Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Even with unprecedented global disruption, BNY Mellon has remained fully operational, showing our capacity to support clients when they need us most. Months before the pandemic hit, we reinforced our business continuity plan to prepare for any situation. Go “behind the scenes” on how BNY Mellon protected the health and safety of employees while maintaining operational strength and resiliency during one of the worst pandemics in history.
May 07, 2020
Supporting Our People and Communities
With the coronavirus pandemic, company employees and communities are facing unprecedented challenges. Working from home has become a juggling act, as managers need to ensure team cohesion and business continuity while moving the business forward. And corporate giving—whether of money, time or talent—must address the immediate needs of our communities in uncertain situations. Hear our experts discuss new approaches for helping employees and communities during this time.
April 23, 2020
The Shape of Economic Recovery to Come
With the turmoil markets are finding themselves in at the moment, we’re seeing behavior we haven’t seen before. In this new environment, those who commit cautiously will be rewarded. This podcast features our experts discussing the macroeconomic view of the global markets, availability of liquidity and what the path to recovery could look like.
April 15, 2020
Strengthening Cyber Resilience
With the onset of the pandemic, the sheer number of people working remotely invites new risks for companies -- including the heightened threat of cybercrime. Learn how we’ve implemented proactive cyber defenses to keep financial information safe. This podcast features our experts discussing cyber wargaming and how to keep information secure in an alternative work environment.
April 06, 2020