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TradeTech Europe Report: Day 2 - Running to stand still

18th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
In among all the thousands of runners registering for this weekend’s London Marathon, the second full day of the TradeTech Europe 2013 show got underway on Thursday 18 April at London’s Excel Arena, writes Neil Ainger, with the arguments about high frequency trading (HFT) still dominating. There was also much discussion about... read more
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Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched

4th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
A new networking group and business best practice forum was launched at the prestigious City Club of London last Thursday night to support financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals and aid their career development, reports Neil Ainger. News about a forthcoming FP&A certification programme was also unveiled, alongside the... read more
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Examining the Technology Options for Portfolio Oversight

21st January 2013

Company: bobsguide
The ever-increasing importance of portfolio oversight and more flexible reporting in the asset management field cannot be overstated, says David Adams in this Bobsguide feature looking at the regulatory and market drivers for increased oversight and the need for technology assistance. Regulators and clients increasingly want asset managers... read more
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2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security

8th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
As is usual at this time of year, the Bobsguide bunker HQ, has been receiving many submissions from vendors predicting what they think will be the big technology issues in the year ahead. In this compilation, collected by Neil Ainger, we take a look at some of the predictions for the compliance sector, including AML and the new regulatory... read more
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Digital Natives – The Technology Know How Driving the Banks of the Future

10th December 2012

Company: bobsguide
The upcoming generation of digital natives born around the millennium will soon start to open their first bank accounts, if they haven’t done so already, and before you know it they will be entering the workplace and demanding that their technology needs are met. Adam Ripley, chairman of the Certeco consultancy, thinks that it is time to... read more
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Sibos 2012 – Day 1 Report: New CEO speaks and making technology work

29th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
The Sibos 2012 trade show started today in Osaka, Japan, with an opening plenary from the new chief executive officer (CEO) of SWIFT, Gottfried Leibbrant, recounting his first 120 days in charge and his plans for the future, says Tom Groenfeldt. A panel of bankers, consultants and technologists also addressed the key question of the role... read more
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Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting the big smoke?

20th August 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger Benjamin Lawsky. The name has a certain ring to it doesn’t it? Even the surname hints at his profession as a lawyer and evokes images of other great Gotham-based crime fighters of the past such as Rudy Giuliani, the untouchables’ Eliot Ness or even that other Eliot who didn’t end up so well, Eliot Spitzer,... read more
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Live trailling enables big IT changes to be made safely

24th April 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Maeña Twomey, integration programme manager, Lloyds Banking Group Maeña Twomey, programme manager for the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) Live project, which integrated the bank’s operations and its disaster recovery capabilities into Lloyds Banking Group’s over-arching IT infrastructure, looks at the issue of... read more
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Managing Content for Competitive Advantage: ECM in the FS Industry

8th March 2012

Company: IBM
By George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK How can financial services (FS) firms empower employees to manage their own content? How do they discover and manage dormant content? George Parapadakis, IBM’s head of enterprise content management (ECM) Strategy in the UK, examines how... read more
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Breaking the back of the PPI mis-selling challenge

5th March 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Mark Dunleavy, Managing Director, UK, Informatica A recent report from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) showed that UK retail banks are still struggling to manage payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling cases, with 3,000 fresh compensation cases every week. The latest complaints figures against UK banks also show that PPI... read more