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Spend on compliance: necessary evil or business enabler?

28th September 2016

Company: Qumram
The expectation that financial services firms will continue to face more regulation — both volume and complexity — has become the norm for compliance teams. In 2015-16 an average of 200 international regulatory changes and announcements were recorded daily (source: Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence). Compliance teams face a... read more
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Swiss Fintechs to Watch

19th September 2016

Company: bobsguide
Head of Sibos Sven Bossu revealed in his interview with bobsguide that there would be something new to look out for at the event in Geneva, as banking executives are increasingly embracing fintech. An area called the Swiss Lounge will provide 25 fintech startups with a space and a voice to showcase their products and services to the SWIFT... read more
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State Street: Pensions are getting the innovation treatment

16th September 2016

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide caught up with JR Lowry, EMEA Head of State Street Global Exchange, before Sibos to talk about what the bank are working on for the corporate and the consumer world, as well as what they will be discussing in Geneva. What is your role at State Street? I am head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for State Street Global... read more
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What is wealth? 

14th September 2016

Company: eWise
The concept of wealth is becoming ever more nuanced and changeable. Fintechs must create the technology to reflect not only changing needs, and but also changing states of mind.    Current uncertainty in the financial markets juxtaposed with the relative faith in physical assets, for example, property and classic cars, reflects... read more
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Leading Bavarian Insurer Gets Better Contract Information Via Graph Databases

9th September 2016

Company: Neo Technology
Here we discuss the issues surrounding well-known Bavarian insurance giant die Bayerische using graph database technology to address and to provide consistent information on customers and contracts. Graph databases have a growing reputation in the financial services sector. That’s because unlike most other ways of looking at data, graph... read more
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Culture change: how the international payments industry needs to evolve

31st August 2016

Company: EQ Global
There’s a considerable conundrum in the payments industry, and that’s the question: “what is the industry?” There’s a great deal of ambiguity around its definition. It’s easy to collectively characterise anything involving a money transfer as a ‘payment’, but there is a big difference between the two,... read more
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Conducting Compliance Review of Swap Reporting Solutions and Processes

29th August 2016

Company: EZOPS
A review of a compliance solution is a requisite for institutions to identify areas that need improvement, gaps in their current processes, and the overall status of stability and functionality of said solution. As the new regulatory environment becomes more complex, and organisations face the challenges of keeping up with new regulations, audit... read more
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Enterprise Data Management (EDM) for the Whole Enterprise

23rd August 2016

Company: Xenomorph
One of the central tenets of EDM is that it should promote trust and confidence in a firm’s data assets by applying a consistent approach to assuring data quality. However, in order to achieve that goal (particular with regards to consistency), it is important that EDM teams can service all of their stakeholders’ data... read more
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The Regulatory Sandbox: A catalyst for innovation

22nd August 2016

Company: niu Solutions
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is moving with the digital times by playing a key role in creating a regulatory environment for fintech to thrive. As part of the FCA’s Project Innovate – an initiative introduced in late 2014 to promote competition through disruptive innovation – the FCA recently introduced the regulatory... read more
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Will Germany become fintech centre of the world post-Brexit?

18th August 2016

Company: bobsguide
According to new figures from KPMG and CB Insights, Germany sped ahead in the fintech race during the second quarter of this year and brought in $186 million in comparison to the $103 million that British businesses pulled in. The report highlighted that funding to venture capital backed fintech companies worldwide has fallen significantly, but... read more