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TradeTech 2014: Conference report Day 1

10th April 2014

Company: bobsguide
The TradeTech conference has returned to its home in Paris, and proven a hotbed of discussion for traders and technologists alike. TradeTech 2014 opened under the shadow of Michael Lewis's latest book 'Flash boys' which launched on 31 March 2014 and argues that the electronic equity market is rigged. The book is an examination - in... read more

The FCA one year on: firms need to take great responsibility for compliance

3rd April 2014

Company: DST Systems
This month marks one year since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) arrived on the scene with a tough new remit to clamp down on client detriment before it happens. This has led to an onus on firms to prove they have incorporated the regulator’s Treating Customer Fairly (TCF) principles into their business model and can prove the six TCF... read more

Banks need to find a new IT approach to tackling regulation

24th March 2014

Company: Micro Focus
Since the Enron scandal and in the recent period of economic austerity, the public has borne witness to unprecedented scrutiny into industrial-scale problems. High profile banking outages – such as those reported at RBS, Santander, Barclays and HSBC – hand in hand with LIBOR rigging, PPI mis-selling and insider trading, has fuelled... read more

Show Report: 6th Annual FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference 2014

11th March 2014

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide was present for the sixth annual FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) trading conference for financial market participants in Europe, Middle-East and Asia (EMEA) which took place in the City of London last week at the Old Billingsgate market. The event was a great opportunity for both buy and sell sides to see what vendors and exchangers are doing... read more

Why centralised derivatives clearing will benefit all sides

5th March 2014

Company: SS&C
It turns out that it is far easier to enact regula­tory reform than to implement it. In September 2009 G20 leaders agreed that all standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties (CCPs). The G20 also stated that... read more

Interview: Weveing together the mobile future

28th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Weve, David Sear, an experienced payments professional who has worked at Travelex and VocaLink, and now heads up the Weve UK joint venture from Vodafone, 02 and EE, thinks that the mobile m-commerce ecosystem is finally close to hand. After many years of hype, he tells Neil Ainger, that he can at last glimpse an... read more

Show Report: Strike it Rich at Finovate Europe 2014

11th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
The financial innovation ‘Finovate’ Europe 2014 trade show came to London today with lots of technology firms from start-ups like Excess Return and five degrees, to more established players like GMC Software or IND - which has just been bought out by Misys - all pitching their ideas, new products or apps in a bid to strike it rich,... read more

Businesses should not delay SEPA migration regardless of the extension

7th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
The European Commission (EC) announcement outlining an additional transition period during which payments that differ from the single euro payments area (SEPA) formats can still be accepted - effectively delaying the 1 February 2014 end-date by six months - came as a surprise to many in the treasury industry, says Nick Diamond, head of cash... read more

News Analysis: BoE report on FS cyber-security test ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’ suggests forming single BCP body

5th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England (BoE) has published its long-awaited report on ‘Operation Waking Shark 2’, a large business continuity planning (BCP) and resiliency exercise that was carried out last November to test the UK wholesale banking sector’s  ability to cope with a cyber-attack by a hostile nation. bobsguide’s Neil Ainger... read more

Big data: A definition and what it means for FS

4th February 2014

Company: bobsguide
Big data is here to stay, although it means various things to different people, depending upon who you ask, says bobsguide blogger (aka contributing editor) Andrew Witney, Barclays’ CIO in this second instalment of his blog. In its simplest form ‘big data’ means the mass of metadata, structured and  unstructured... read more