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E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

15th December 2011

By Randy Croce CPCU, CIC, Tata Consultancy Services The insurance industry is cautious by nature; after all, it is a business based on managing risk. Slower to embrace e-business strategies compared to securities, brokers and investment companies, this industry has made circumspective steps in progressing towards an online presence; primarily, by... read more
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OTC markets: Increasing transparency in the valuation process

15th December 2011

By Anthony Belcher, director, EMEA Valuations, Interactive DataIn the post-crisis world there has been a much greater demand for information in the financial markets. Clients, auditors and regulators are seeking a holistic view and are calling for more openness and insight into the investment activity of financial firms. The need for greater... read more
And so here comes the egg before the chicken

And so here comes the egg before the chicken

15th December 2011

Company: Fixnetix
Snippets from pending regulatory environments in Europe and USKaren Bertoli, chief marketing officer, Fixnetix and Bob Fuller, chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group and director, FixnetixNews is news when it first occurs and we have all heard the phrase “old news is no news”. One would be hard pressed to not see, hear or read the daily worldwide... read more
TradeTech Liquidity  - “These are challenging times”

TradeTech Liquidity - “These are challenging times”

7th December 2011

Company: bobsguide
Nikkie Beattie, managing director at the Market Structure Practice and chairman of TradeTech Liquidity, voiced what many delegates must have been thinking for much of 2011 during her opening address: “These are challenging times.” Her statement echoed sentiments expressed at many events in this year’s conference season. It is with good reason... read more
Liquidity risk management to boost performance

Liquidity risk management to boost performance

5th December 2011

By Nancy Masschelein, head of Product Strategy, FinArch and Nele Matthys, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch The financial crisis revealed weaknesses in liquidity risk programs at financial institutionsThe causes and the unfolding of the financial crisis have highlighted a number of concerns and issues for practitioners, policy makers as... read more
Bank regulation and trade finance

Bank regulation and trade finance

28th November 2011

Company: Surecomp
Attempts to impose blanket regulations on something as diverse as modern banking was bound to have some unintended consequences, says Raphael Barisaac, Surecomp vice-president Europe and head of Trade Finance Products.When world trade suddenly contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, it demonstrated how vitally important trade finance is to the... read more
Mobile banking adoption will be twice as fast as online, says tech vendor

Mobile banking adoption will be twice as fast as online, says tech vendor

23rd November 2011

Company: bobsguide
The adoption of mobile banking among consumers will be twice as fast as the take up of online banking, a technology vendor has predicted. Carl Tsukahara, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Clairmail, a mobile banking solutions provider, said: “Mobile has been growing at a much faster rate of adoption than Internet banking. The biggest difference... read more
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Getting social in the financial industry - putting the customer at the heart of business strategy

22nd November 2011

Company: IBM
By Gerry Mellett, product executive of financial services industry sales at IBMThe finance industry has long been regarded as complex, restrained by regulation and too internally focused, paying more attention to its own development than providing the financial products and services that customers are looking for. However, in today’s economic... read more
FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

14th November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Telephone calls and electronic messages have been the focus of scrutiny from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) since March 2009 - but these regulations are now due to see a significant change. The FSA’s phone recording rules will be updated on Monday 14 November to include all interactions conducted on mobile, which was exempt from the... read more
Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

10th November 2011

By Michael Diefenthaeler, Director, Product Management, Interactive Data Managed SolutionsUsers of financial websites are becoming increasingly mobile and active in social networks. To attract this new generation of customers, banks need to be present in the same channels as they are. From smartphones to social network applications - it is... read more