Infrastructure Insights

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EU start-up initiative “too late” to compete with US and China

1st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
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
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The six steps to prepare for, and respond to a security breach

1st June 2018

Historically enterprise security teams have spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of their networks. However, a quick look at these barriers suggests they are far from foolproof. With breaches becoming more common (and costly),... read more
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BNY’s Eagle moves to the Microsoft Cloud | Analysis of the deal

31st May 2018

Investment technology subsidiary of BNY Mellon, Eagle Investment Systems, recently announced the launch of its partnership with Microsoft, fitting in to the wider trend of harnessing cloud technology to comply with regulations and improve cost-to-income ratio. The cloud has seen a quiet revolution in financial services, with industry... read more
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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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Navigating Basel: how innovative lending strategies can maintain competitive advantage

25th May 2018

The deluge of regulations to have hit financial markets since the banking crisis has without a doubt completely reshaped the industry. As well as the burdensome nature of reporting obligations as regulators have attempted to create more transparent markets, capital requirements have fundamentally changed the makeup of each bank and lending... 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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Farewell, Excel jockeys

16th May 2018

Company: GlobeTax
Every asset servicer faces a trilemma: boost client satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, and decrease costs – all at the same time. In large part, the trilemma stems from the way in which information flows through the global custody chain. Because each intermediary uses customized systems to manage account and position... read more
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Half of companies within two years of real-time payments adoption

15th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll taken at the bobsguide Fintalk webinar, ‘Real-Time Payments: the growth opportunities and challenges’ revealed that 56% of the webinar audience would adopt real-time payments within two years. Interestingly, a further 36% were undecided on adoption highlighting how pressing the conversation around real-time payments... read more
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Why would I need a token?

14th May 2018

And it usually does in a stealth mode, sometimes under the tightly closed lid of our laptops. In its 2015 report, KasperskyLab points out that the dealings of just one hacker group called Carbanak, which targeted around 100 banks in Europe and China, brought a total loss of USD 1 trillion in the course of a year. Let us remember that the published... read more
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GDPR versus Open Banking: Two sides of the same coin

11th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Two hotly anticipated legislations of 2018, PSD2 and GDPR, are products of a new digital dawn. The former was met with wholehearted embrace from a host of third party fintech startups and the wider banking community who envisioned a more customer-centric and competitive Open Banking sector; ripe ground for healthy innovation. The regulators... read more