Infrastructure Insights


The influencer interview: Jim Marous, publisher of the Digital Banking Report and co-publisher of The Financial Brand

20th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Jim Marous is a regular keynote speaker with a wealth of experience in banking, financial services innovation and consumer trends. When he's not speaking at conferences, he regularly writes for the The Financial Brand, a media outlet and website for financial marketers and executives. He is also the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking... read more

Powering financial spread betting with in-memory computing

17th February 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Nikita Ivanov, Founder & CTO, GridGain Spread betting is an increasingly popular form of wagering. It allows traders to bet on whether the outcome of an event will be above or below a spread set by a bookmaker. Events can include changes in housing prices, the movement of a stock index, the difference between the two final scores at a... read more

Will payments technology be a springboard for the mass adoption of wearables?

16th February 2017

Company: FIME
The wearables market is in a period of impressive and sustained growth. By 2020, global shipments of wearables are expected to double to over 220 million, with the market set to be worth $31.27 billion. There’s no denying that wearables are here to stay. With such impressive market growth, and equally impressive potential, device... read more

Finovate Europe 2017 review part two: The top five trends the conference predicted for 2017

16th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
As the name suggests, Finovate prides itself on showcasing the most significant innovations that are set to the take the world of fintech by storm. Finovate Europe 2017 was therefore crammed with new ideas, companies and products, hoping to catch the eye of a packed-in audience of buyers from many of Europe’s premier financial... read more

Four key considerations for a successful payment factory initiative

15th February 2017

Managing global enterprise payments is more complex and demanding than ever before. Credit is tight, the macroeconomic environment is fast-changing and the typical backbook of mergers and acquisitions have led to a host of complexities. Multiple divisions and business sites within organisations combine with legacy back-office systems and processes... read more

From creative destruction to disruptive technology: Finding opportunities now that change is the norm

15th February 2017

Company: AxiomSL
Alex Tsigutkin, CEO AxiomSL Some of you might remember Harvard professor and economist Joseph Schumpeter, who believed that Creative Destruction was what a firm faced when the choices that once drove its success become those that destroy its future. Many more theories followed, including the Innovator’s Dilemma, Disruptive Innovation and... read more

Blockchain and insurers: Something or nothing?

13th February 2017

Blockchain has been much considered by the media in recent months as a relatively new concept. As part of this discussion there are many explanations out there for what it is, and its likely advantages for financial services generally. It is important to find some independent definitions for what blockchain actually is. One great source is the... read more

The top five influencing trends in investment banking in 2017

10th February 2017

Company: Adsatis
Laurent Chemla, Principal Consultant, Adsatis The second half of 2016 suggested that the outlook for the investment banking industry was positive, with the U.S banks leading the way as FICC revenues began to recover. Many commentators are suggesting that the golden days of banking are over and that the combination of digital disruption and the... read more

Finovate 2017 review part one: Five innovative product launches in mobile banking

10th February 2017

Company: bobsguide
Finovate Europe 2017 took place this week at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, showcasing innovative new products and bringing together industry experts from the fintech sector and senior financial, banking, and technology executives. The conference was focused around two days of presentations, where fintech start-ups and established... read more

Risk measurement: A call for standards

9th February 2017

Company: StatPro Group
Risk measurement has grown beyond the ‘Wild West’ mentality of its youth and needs standards in order to fulfil its promise of protecting investors, says Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk, and Carl Bacon, Chairman, at StatPro Group. Professional risk managers are a curious combination of artist, scientist and practitioner,... read more