Industry Advocates Insights
21st June 2018
Regulation, compliance and legacy systems have, for so long, been the stumbling blocks for financial institutions to capitalise on the new digital age where there are few barriers to international trade.
Cross border payments, clearly essential when trading internationally, go to the heart of the conundrum currently facing tier two and three... read more
1st June 2018
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets.
But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late.
“The politicians have only... read more
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
26th April 2018
By 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator and for the most part, the experience will be digital.
That’s the prediction by customer intelligence consultancy, Walker.
As the gap in the mobile and online experiences between financial brands widens, wealth and investment managers must become... read more
9th April 2018
“We are living in extraordinary times: when trade wars, unwindling of globalisation and volatility across markets has become the norm,” says Yvonne Zhang, now CEO and co-founder of tech outfit Aquifer Institute.
Zhang says shifting global conditions, as well as the ever-increasing search for arbitrage within financial markets, have... read more
5th January 2018
The financial services industry has entered the Age of the Customer -- in this era, the singular goal is to delight. With offerings that are faster, better and cheaper, new fintech entrants have the edge over traditional institutions who struggle to keep pace with consumers’ rising expectations around service. Yet this is not the first or... read more
4th December 2017
With all of the talk about how London’s fintech scene is likely to fare after the UK leaves the European Union, you could be fooled into thinking that it was the global capital for this particular tech industry sector. However, some of the most exciting innovations in fintech are actually taking place more than 10,000 kilometers away.
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20th March 2017
Simon Paris, President, Misys
We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade... read more
6th March 2017
Last week bobsguide attended the Fix Trading Community conference which was held at The Old Billingsgate Market in London. The trading conference hosted over 950 attendees for it’s 9th year, and saw industry experts discuss trends, topics and what the future of trading holds. Read on to see our five key takeaways from the show.
1. MIFID II... read more