Insurance Systems Insights
28th September 2016
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
19th September 2016
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
16th September 2016
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
14th September 2016
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
9th September 2016
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
31st August 2016
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
29th August 2016
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
23rd August 2016
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
22nd August 2016
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
18th August 2016
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