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Is there really a future to trading on twitter?

22nd August 2011

By Dr John Bates, chief technology officer, Progress Softwarefollow Dr Bates on Twitter hereUK hedge fund Derwent Capital has bet 25 million pounds that Twitter can predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 per cent accuracy. While this sounds super cool, it is my view that predicting stock market moves using Twitter alone is about... read more
Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

22nd August 2011

Company: bobsguide
With less than four weeks to go, the planning stages for this year’s Sibos in Toronto are now well underway. Organised by the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), Sibos is one of the most important events on the financial services industry calendar. This is the place to be whether you’re looking to network, make... read more
Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

18th August 2011

Company: Equinix
By Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, EquinixLast year, high frequency trading (HFT) and the need for speed was all the rage. Then two things happened: firstly, the flash crash stunned the public consciousness, which was already reeling from crisis and recession; then secondly, an influx of market participants, including many small start-ups, rushed... read more
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An inconvenient truth in the financial services sector

17th August 2011

Company: Projective
By Kim Martens, UK manager, ProjectiveCan a concept as basic as a “single customer view” be the key to corporate survival? The financial crisis is so 2009, but don’t let the backburner surprise you, as any chief information officer or chief risk officer out there will confirm. For them, the 2011 buzz words Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
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Entity data - a key component in understanding risk and identifying exposure

2nd August 2011

by Darren Marsh, business manager, Risk Management & Compliance Services, Interactive DataSingle name exposure or ‘issuer risk’ is the exposure to a single name issuer or group of issuers by virtue of the securities held in an investment portfolio or fund. Understanding single name exposure is an essential component of the risk management... read more
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UK banking regulation must move beyond "confusing nonsense" say industry experts

11th July 2011

Company: bobsguide
“Confusing and complicated” and “an onslaught of regulatory nonsense” are not phrases often heard when discussing incoming financial regulation - but these were the comments made by Howard Davies, first chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division, when debating... read more
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Bank trading - Is there still a need for speed?

1st July 2011

Company: bobsguide
Bank trading has been increasingly dominated by speed over the past few years. As technology has advanced, brokers have clamoured forever lower latencies to achieve faster order processing times, increase their competitiveness and win more business. The demand has seen a number of technology solutions promising quicker execution times released to... read more
Building a complete mCommerce service

Building a complete mCommerce service

3rd June 2011

Company: Sybase
By Diarmuid Mallon, Senior Product Marketing Manager, mCommerce, Sybase 365Ask a hundred people for the definition of mobile commerce, and you’ll get a hundred answers. Just in this mobile commerce guide alone, you can see that each author has a particular emphasis or take on what is a mobile commerce service.So for the sake of clarity, here is... read more
Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

2nd June 2011

Company: Sybase
By Andrew Mikesell, mCommerce product director, Sybase, an SAP CompanyMobile banking introduces new ways to interact with customers, add revenue and enhance customer relationships. Start planning now to extend your market reach. mCommerce services and mobility have the potential to significantly improve both business customer and consumer... read more
Enterprise Data Management – Finding Our Nirvana

Enterprise Data Management – Finding Our Nirvana

9th March 2011

Company:
Manual data collection is proving to be a painful thorn in the side of financial services firms seeking to implement enterprise data management (EDM) strategies. Reliance on manually collected data could scupper drives towards enterprise data management in the financial services industry.While data projects remain high on the agenda for the... read more