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Pushing through undercurrents

Sectoral and regional forces influencing technology-driven systemic risk, and resulting mitigation opportunities

A report from World Economic Forum and Deloitte

The adoption of emerging technologies across the global financial services ecosystem continues to drive considerable benefits for institutions and consumers. However, it also introduces new risks, some of which may threaten the stability of the financial system if not properly identified and managed. 

To better understand these risks and identify approaches to address and mitigate them, the World Economic Forum and Deloitte launched the Technology, Innovation and Systemic Risk initiative. In 2022, the initiative published its first report, Beneath the Surface: Technology-driven systemic risk and the continued need for innovation. This report raised new questions about the sectoral and regional conditions under which risk can originate and spread across the ecosystem, and the targeted mitigation solutions that warrant further exploration.

In this new study, Pushing through undercurrents, we explore the implications of technology-driven risk originating in five sectors (banking, capital markets, payments, insurance and investment management), and investigate the regional implications of critical cross-sector risks.

The outcomes of the research have reinforced the urgency for financial services executives at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and risk management to better access the sectoral and regional forces contributing to their unique exposure to technology-driven risk, and the targeted mitigation opportunities available to them. Insights from this report also help policy-makers and regulators better understand how to focus mitigation strategies that support private entities for specific sectors and regions.

Read about sector perspectives that influence technology-driven systemic risk in financial services:
Read about sector perspectives that influence technology-driven systemic risk in financial services:



Forces in the Banking sector

Forces in the Capital Markets sector

Forces in the Insurance sector

Forces in the Investment Management

Forces in the Payments sector


We hope that you find this report useful as you consider new technologies for your organization.  Our team would be happy to explain what the report implications mean for your business.

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