Asset Management Systems Insights


Outages, regs and tech discussed at the 2013 Mondo Visione Exchange Forum

14th November 2013

Company: bobsguide
Amid a discussion about the prevalence of outages at trading venues at the 2013 Mondo Visione Exchange Forum this week, Jon Ross, chief technology officer (CTO) at KCG, which of course suffered its own brokerage technology problems last year, said that he welcomed recent developments such as NYSE saying it’d use BATS’ systems in the... read more

Post-trade Processing: Examining The New Environment

10th October 2013

At a recent summit on synthetic finance, Laura Craft, co-chair of the FIX Trading Community Global Post-Trade Working Group and director of product strategy at Traiana, moderated a panel discussion which focussed on the role of post-trade in equity swaps. The panel was comprised of HSBC’s Dominic Amura, JP Morgan’s Stuart Neale and... read more

MPoS: Is the physical card or card reader dead?

1st October 2013

Company: bobsguide
Long experience has taught me to pay no attention whatsoever to any expression of public opinion about electronic transactions or the future - and most especially to ignore pronouncements on the future of electronic transactions, says bobsguide blogger Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion. So I don't know why I accidentally started looking at a... read more

The takeaway dessert from the desert: Reflections on Sibos 2013

26th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
With the 7,500 delegates from the Sibos 2013 trade show in Dubai, UAE, now back home and hopefully recovered from their exertions last week, Neil Ainger reviews some of the major themes and discussion points revealed by the bobsguide daily show report. This summary covers everything from the obvious anger at the regulatory burden being placed upon... read more

Regulatory Change: A New World for OTC Derivatives as SEFs Swap Things Around

25th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
When the G20 leaders met in Pittsburgh, US, in September 2009 almost a year to the day since the collapse of Lehman Brothers the year before - which itself is now five long years ago - political leaders agreed that in future all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including swaps, should be traded effectively ‘on exchange’. This... read more

Sibos 2013: Day 4 Report – Africa and Middle-East focus, vox pops and tech winners

19th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fourth and final day of Sibos 2013 focused on the growing Africa and Middle-East region with a whole day devoted to the banking, trading and technology opportunities in the area, writes Neil Ainger. The winners of the Innotribe Challenge were also announced overnight and the technology companies on the exhibition floor share their vox pop... read more

Cloud computing in FS: An essential guide

12th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this first bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) submission from Barclays’ CIO Andrew Witney the issue of cloud computing is addressed. The pros and cons of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for financial services (FS) firms are examined alongside uptake; the Infrastructure (IaaS), Platform (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service... read more

Lehman’s Anniversary Blog: The New Normal for Capital Markets

11th September 2013

Company: FIS
The 15 September 2008 is a historic day in finance. As the date nears when Lehman Brothers' declared bankruptcy five years ago, starting the full-blown financial crisis which is still shaping the financial world today, it provides an opportune moment to look back. A raft of regulations emanating from that day are now hitting compliance... read more

Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Rise of mobile payments

9th September 2013

Company: bobsguide
In this preview blog anticipating some of the likely ‘hot topics’ at the Sibos 2013 trade show, Nick Diamond, head of cash management and payment sales at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, highlights mobile payments as one issue to look out for in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September. I anticipate the rise of mobile channel payments will... read more

Interview: Bottomline director discusses Sterci takeover

6th September 2013

The news that Bottomline Technologies has acquired Sterci and Simplex for a combined total of $109m in order to boost its financial messaging technology capabilities demonstrates the strength of the consolidation trend in this sector at present. Neil Ainger talked to Bottomline’s director of business development, Marcus Hughes, about what... read more