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Role of testing in error-free user-friendly trading systems

11th August 2010

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By Sai Chintala,vice-president, Technical Services,AppLabsThe structure of the equity markets has witnessed major changes due to budget pressures, new market regulations, and emerging technology advancements, leading to the evolution of new private exchanges to compete with established exchanges. The exchanges were swift in adopting these... 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
Co-location, co-location, co-location: the role of the neutral data centre in 21st century trading

Co-location, co-location, co-location: the role of the neutral data centre in 21st century trading

15th July 2010

Company: Equinix
By Robin Manicom, director of financial services, EquinixThe complexity and volume of electronic trading has increased exponentially over the past decade as the financial industry continues to invest heavily in computer-driven technology. The Financial Information Forum reports that from 2006 to 2009 peak messages per second increased more than... read more
Change – will it bring success or suffering for UK lenders?

Change – will it bring success or suffering for UK lenders?

11th June 2010

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By Mikael Krohn, VP at EDB Business PartnerLiquidity and risk management will stand out as key challenges for the financial sector over the next year, not least due to the huge potential cost of compliance. In fact, the French Banking Federation predicted that Basel III proposals would lead to a €360 billion core capital deficit for eurozone... 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
Managing the hedging risk

Managing the hedging risk

21st May 2010

By Elie Zabal, senior vice-president of Treasury and Regulatory Compliance,Triple Point Technology.Hedge accounting is an operational problem. Getting it wrong points to failure in corporate governance and can completely erode investor confidence in a company. That makes it a real enterprise risk, and it needs to be managed as such, argues Elie... read more
The race is on to prepare for Solvency II

The race is on to prepare for Solvency II

21st May 2010

Company: Capgemini
By Vincent Pit, European Leader, Compliance and Risk Management, Capgemini.The deadline for Solvency II, the set of new European Union wide rules bringing into force new capital adequacy and risk management requirements for insurers, is fast approaching and the insurance industry faces a major task in preparing for these rule changes. Many insurers... 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
The marriage of compliance and risk

The marriage of compliance and risk

20th May 2010

Company: Fidessa Group
By Steve Carrier-Simon,Fidessa LatentZero. With a new regulatory regime in the offing, and the promise of more stringent controls likely to be fulfilled, Steve Carrier-Simon of Fidessa LatentZero, looks at how asset management firms can prepare themselves by breaking down the barriers between legal, risk management and compliance teams. The... read more