Infrastructure Insights

Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

22nd September 2011

Company: ActiveViam
Allen Whipple, US director, Quartet FS. Collateral sufficiency is a well established risk management process but has become a growing concern for the financial community in recent years. Thanks to regulatory initiatives, as well as the increasing complexity arising from the large and ever-growing volumes of collateralised deals, banks need a... read more
Improving data through automation

Improving data through automation

22nd September 2011

Company: Omgeo
By Mark Bouchea, executive director of Product Management, OmgeoWith increased pressure for transparency and less tolerance for risk from regulators and investors alike, banks need to ensure that all of the information pertinent to completing their clients’ trades is accurate at all times. One area where custodian banks are becoming increasingly... read more
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Taking on the modern day financial criminal: How banks are fighting back

21st September 2011

Company: Fiserv
by Erik Stein, vice-president, Financial Crime Risk Management Solutions, FiservFinancial crime is at an all time high and regulators are increasing the pressure on financial institutions to take more preventive measures. To mitigate loss, improve customer service and soothe regulators, financial institutions need to re-think their strategy for... read more
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Six stages to a robust operational risk framework

20th September 2011

Prior to the financial crisis, very few institutions were able to look at their overall risk profile holistically and truly understand the impact strategic decisions would have on the overall organisation. In most cases, these decisions were made based on single lines of business, operating entities, products, geographies or risk factors.... read more
Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

20th September 2011

Bart Vandekerckhove, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch IntroductionCurrently, influential leaders of financial institutions, technology vendors, market infrastructures and multinational corporations are meeting at the 25th edition of the Sibos Conference held at Toronto. Basel III will most likely be the talk of the day. With the rules... read more
NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

15th September 2011

Company: Microsoft
By Colin Kerr, industry solutions manager, worldwide financial services, Microsoft The problem with mobile payments is that everyone has a different definition. Efforts to define what constitutes a mobile payment are complicated by different geographic expectations, mobile users’ experiences, payment systems, regulations and the relative strength... read more
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Social media - how are financial services companies using these new tools to their advantage?

15th September 2011

Company: IBM
As Sibos fast approaches Gerry Mellett, product executive of financial services industry sales at IBM, looks at social media opportunities for finance firms in this ever-evolving digital age... In today’s digital age, customers are approaching financial service providers armed with extensive information from more sources than ever before; a lot... read more
Evolving view of counterparty risk

Evolving view of counterparty risk

15th September 2011

By Alberto Corvo, managing principal, Financial Services, eClerxAlthough the issue of risk management has been around for a long time in the financial services industry, current volatile market conditions, coupled with the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis, have brought risk management into sharper focus. Risk managers know they need... read more
Customer retention through innovation

Customer retention through innovation

14th September 2011

Company: ACI Worldwide
Wholesale payments businesses are expected to be innovators in what has become a commodity market. Craig Ramsey, Wholesale Solutions Lead at ACI Worldwide, offers a three-stage outline on how innovation can be leveraged for competitive differentiation and increased market share.Retail banking is facing a seismic shift in consumer expectations... read more
iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

14th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
The adoption of the iPad and other tablet devices by corporates is a key driver behind the increased take up of mobile banking applications, an IT vendor has said. George Ravich, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Fundtech, a provider of mobile banking applications, said: “Although consumers have been using mobile technology for a while, in the... read more