Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

9th September 2010

Company: Hanse Orga
By Mickey Vonckx,business development manager,Hanse OrgaIn the last two years a great deal of literature has been published around the financial crisis and its implications for corporate treasury. The demand for efficiency gains is stronger than ever before and has become a catalyst for treasury departments across the world to undertake the... read more
Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

8th September 2010

Company: Patsystems
By James Tomlin,director of Risk Systems,PatsystemsOver the last few years, a growing proportion of volume on the financial markets has come from automated trading engines, capable of thousands of trades per second. Exchanges have introduced co-location facilities and other measures to facilitate this activity, and clearing firms increasingly... read more
The evolving payments lifecycle

The evolving payments lifecycle

29th July 2010

By Adrian Stafford-Jones, managing director, Albany SoftwareThe cashless society may be rapidly dawning but are UK businesses realising the benefits of electronic payment mechanisms? Organisations now have the chance to rationalise payment methods by removing expensive cheques, CHAPS and credit/debit cards from the mix and consolidating to the... read more
Risk management for corporate treasurers

Risk management for corporate treasurers

26th May 2010

Company: FIS
By Paul Bramwell, SVP Treasury Solutions,SunGard’s AvantGard. As we gradually emerge from the financial crisis, strong risk management measures are being hailed as the solution to previous failures that caused the credit bubble to burst. But for corporate treasurers, what does risk management mean, and how can the right risk management techniques... read more
Supply chain management back on the corporate agenda for 2010

Supply chain management back on the corporate agenda for 2010

24th May 2010

By Paddy Earnshaw CRM Director, Travelex Global Business PaymentsAs the UK creeps out of recession, growing numbers of British businesses have increased their focus on cash management strategies. With short-term cost cutting measures such as headcount reductions exhausted in 2009, cost reduction through more effective supply-chain management has... read more
Sailing the five Cs – managing enterprise counterparty credit risk in a post-crunch world

Sailing the five Cs – managing enterprise counterparty credit risk in a post-crunch world

20th May 2010

By Dan Reid, Triple Point Technology. There are any number of reasons why firms should take enterprise counterparty risk seriously and manage it appropriately. A perceived failure will start investors, rating agencies and counterparties questioning an organisation’s business processes and corporate governance procedures. The merest whiff of a... read more
Cashing in on cash management

Cashing in on cash management

19th May 2010

By Les Gosling, head of EMEA,TwoFour. The impending liquidity regulation’s demand for greater transparency and reporting, combined with the need to increase the optimisation of available funds, has led to an increased focus on risk across the inter-bank market. Here, Les Gosling, head of EMEA at TwoFour, discusses how banks can best meet their... read more
Global transaction banking and integrated product offerings – a bank’s mantra in troubled times and beyond

Global transaction banking and integrated product offerings – a bank’s mantra in troubled times and beyond

19th May 2010

By K Nanda KumarSunTec Business Solutions CEO.Banks are increasingly focusing (or needing to) on sourcing more dependable and recurring fee income due to the pressures of abating interest income, combined with the economic slowdown and credit crisis.Banks today are going through probably one of the toughest times in their modern existence. The... read more
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Risk in the boardroom – arming the c-suite for future black swans

19th May 2010

By Dr Willi Brammertz,Senior risk advisor,FRSGlobal. As the dust of the financial crisis settles patterns of a new order have begun to emerge. Recent market volatility, has led to increased risk awareness at board level, fuelled by additional internal and external regulation driven-demands. The board therefore needs better risk management tools... read more