Global Positioning for Financial Services is a broad-based examination of the changes occurring in financial services. The forces of privatization and securitization are but two of the factors that are changing the way financial services are delivered. Technology has enabled direct sale of securities to ultimate investors in ways that have not been possible until now. Regulators must adjust their perceptions of risk and reward to maintain safe systems. Astute industry participants must have a clear understanding of these dynamics in order to develop effective strategies for the future.