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Imagine Software CEO: “Market risk is not physics. It just acts like it. Until it doesn’t.”

31st May 2018

Company: bobsguide
One of the early quants at former Wall Street heavyweight Salomon Brothers, Dr Lance Smith has a rich mathematical background, but believes there is much more to risk management than the mathematical models. “A tsunami strikes Japan, or a Brexit strikes the UK," says Smith. “Things happen that are not in the tea leaves of... read more
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What can asset managers learn from Netflix?

31st May 2018

Company: StatPro Group
"Hands up if you’re a subscriber to Netflix?" I asked at a conference in New York recently, and very nearly every single hand in the room went up. I then asked who was a Netflix stock holder, and a few hands were raised, mine included. So, for full disclosure, I am a stock holder of Netflix. This article isn’t intended to sell... read more
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Towards a CFO-CRO collaboration model: the real challenges for banks

24th May 2018

Company: Prometeia
Bank internal functions related to risk (CRO) and finance (CFO) nowadays have become key actors for a huge amount of regulatory and management/market requirements. Recent regulatory requirements, for instance, ask banks to develop comprehensive stress exercises which necessarily involve skills from risk management, planning and accounting... read more
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Top payment processing software solutions

22nd May 2018

Company: bobsguide
It’s virtually impossible to run a business of any kind without access to a dynamic payment processing solution. The needs of global firms and start-ups alike have advanced far beyond the payment software that managers used to rely on to stay on top of traditional merchant account activities. Much of that demand stems from the introduction... read more
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Best of both worlds: Utility or futility as fintech advances?

21st May 2018

The dictionary entry for the word Utility defines it as a 'the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial', but delivering all three in financial markets in a mutual, single proposition, is a challenge. It is also the root cause holding back the industry from a big bang change to using utility services. So why is the industry... read more
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Best practices for AXS-One archive migration

21st May 2018

If your company has traditionally depended on AXS-One email archiving software to help meet your business needs, you’re not alone. Many organizations used the AXS-One archiving solution for everything from managing the size of their Exchange mailbox to providing support for eDiscovery and compliance. But times change. For one thing,... read more
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Balancing the books: how process mining can turbo-charge internal auditing

11th May 2018

For years, auditors have used interviews and workshops to conduct successful company assessments. As more businesses become digitised, auditors need to blend traditional techniques with a more data-led approach. In the face of higher expectations for accuracy, internal departments need to take note: big data is changing the way organisations... read more
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Barclays' CIO: "The perfect storm for disruption"

10th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
"We took our eye off the ball," Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer of Barclays UK, tells bobsguide in this podcast, "and it was a gift." Rutter goes on to discuss how the challenger banks spotted the gap in the market, executed excellent customer-centric strategies with fantastic technology.  It was a time to... read more
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Anees: Crypto has yet to shake off it’s wild west reputation

8th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Cryptocurrencies may have yet to shake off their ‘Wild West’ reputation,” said Nauman Anees, CEO of ThinkCoin, in a recent statement. His statement follows the release of the trading platform’s survey of 1,000 UK adults that found trust to be the biggest barrier to buying crypto (37%), followed by understanding... read more
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Integrating political analysis into portfolio risk calculations

8th May 2018

“Political risk? SAD!” With the global economy continuing to grow steadily without evidence of a strong upsurge in inflation, recent market corrections have increasingly been driven by concerns about political developments. Whether these appear in the form of a tweet from the US president, Brexit, North Korea, Italy or any other... read more