Asset Management Systems Insights
5th May 2016
FinTalk is a fresh new podcast series where we drill down into what drives the brightest minds in finance and tech today. Brought to you by bobsguide, GTNews and PaymentEye, join us each episode for candid conversations with the leaders, investors and entrepreneurs behind the biggest brands in fintech.
In episode #1:
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4th May 2016
With ILS (insurance-linked securities) heading into the London market, every effort is being made to push the corporation tax legislation through in 2016. UK companies will then be able to make the most of the business opportunities on offer.
So, what is this ILS regulation and what makes it different from traditional (re)insurance?
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3rd May 2016
Following the economic crisis, financial institutions are looking to reinvent their business models for capital markets activities. They are now exploring fresh, innovative organisation structures along with investigating how technology can empower risk, operations and trading functions. This fundamental shift is particularly apparent in the... read more
28th April 2016
The regulatory burden placed upon the asset management community increases year on year. If this wasn’t enough, growing cyber security breaches - for companies globally – have become a major concern; one that cannot be neglected. Luckily, we’ve recently caught up with Geoff Hecht, Partner at Ashland Partners, to share his thoughts... read more
22nd April 2016
AlphaGo beating Lee Sedol, Go World Champion, may make us humans feel uneasy when confronted with such intellect, but should we instead be embracing artificial intelligence (AI)? Optimists see AI to be the saviour of customer experience in the financial services industry. Siri and Cortana are now at the frontline of providing information services,... read more
20th April 2016
On July 24, 2014 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued the fourth and final version of its new standard on accounting for financial instruments – International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 Financial Instruments (completely replacing the former IAS 39 rule). The project was launched in 2008 in response to the... read more
12th April 2016
Innovation around financial technology is opening up financial services to unserved demographics and segments of the market, as well as changing the way people interact with finance. Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Financing & Capital released a report, titled ‘The Future of Fintech - A... read more
1st April 2016
As we move further into a year which has been predicted to be the year of the fintech enabler, blockchain technology has emerged as the enabler for financial institutions to help them move into the digital space. bobsguide spoke to Angus Champion de Crespigny, who leads blockchain strategy for Americas Financial Services at Ernst and Young, about... read more
22nd March 2016
Solvency II is finally upon us and much has been said about how the pressures will ripple across insurers and their asset managers. But how can asset managers ensure that they are managing the data quality demands of Solvency II and meeting the high standards of their insurance clients?
For asset managers, this has presented well documented... read more
11th February 2016
Accurate and timely security and position data provide the foundation for front and middle office decision support. Last month, Charles River discussed issues that buy-side firms face managing security data. This month we turn to position data management challenges and discuss how the Investment Book of Record (IBOR) addresses these issues by... read more