Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
5th April 2018
Distributed Ledger Technology and the General Data Protection Regulation can be like in-laws. The former, complex, the latter for many, downright scary. But together they can become the perfect parents, the foundation for next-generation data management and financial services.
The need to demonstrate secure data storage and consented data... read more
29th March 2018
The customer is often considered king, but it’s debatable how many organisations embrace this perspective. Of course some are better than others, and the most successful enterprises constantly adapt to meet evolving customer expectations. Those that have followed this key business rule have come to redefine and raise the standard of customer... read more
20th March 2018
bobsguide reporter, Dave Beach, recently attended the Objectway 2018 wealth management conference in Rome. After a great pollo parmiggiano and a tour of the Sistine Chapel he made his way to the conference with one question in mind: What’s up with wealth management digitisation?
Slow to the digital party?
Wealth management technology... read more
13th March 2018
Once considered simply a conduit between the front and back office, the middle office is playing a more active part in the investment process for buy-side firms. New regulatory mandates require support for collateral management, risk reporting and commission unbundling. Expansion into new geographies and the increased buy-side use of OTC... read more
23rd February 2018
bobsguide sat down with CEO of Smart Valor and 'Bitcoin Queen' of Switzerland, Olga Feldmeier. Olga explicitly outlines the real use cases of blockchain and digital cryptography and how smarter regulation can promote innovation. She also predicts the roadmap to bank disintermediation in the next two to three years.
Tell us about... read more
16th February 2018
The cloud has long been an object of scepticism in the financial services, but how genuine are those concerns when you pick through the details?
When film producer Darryl Zanuck declared in 1946 that “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months - people will soon get tired of... read more
12th February 2018
The second installment of our ‘fintechs to watch’ series looks at the exciting world of newcomer fintechs since 2015.
These are the companies we’ve come across (and spoken to!) who we think have a fantastic product and proposition as well as the right people and passion to guide them to success in 2018 and beyond.
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6th February 2018
bobsguide spoke to Sean Clark, tech entrepreneur and founder of Hut 8, a crypto mining service who’ve recently partnered with Bitfury. Sean has seen firsthand the parabolic success of cryptocurrencies and offers unique and candid insight from the frontline.
When did you get into crypto?
I worked in e-commerce since 2012 and... read more
17th January 2018
Scott Dam, Director at Synechron Business Consulting
Basel III is a major piece of legislation that aims to improve the capital in banks and help manage risk. Its ultimate aim is to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crash, which makes it a vital part of how banks can do business in the modern world. In December 2017, the Basel... read more
12th January 2018
Four little letters bely the huge impact that PSD2 will set on the banking world. It spells a new era in how we perceive data whilst also encouraging (or dragging) the banking industry to fully embrace the brave, new digital world and all its benefits (and pitfalls).
Depending on who you talk to, PSD2 will lead to bank... read more