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Bob’s Guide To… asset management systems: Our survey revealed

15th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
The latest survey in the Bob’s Guide To… series has been published today, and this time we want to know your opinions of the current asset management solutions market. For this survey we would like to ask all asset management professionals, vendors, and consultants from the bobsguide audience to complete the survey below, which will... read more
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Can fintech deliver the personal touch in banking?

15th November 2017

Humans are social creatures. We crave interaction and attention. We like to be treated as individuals and not as “a number”. For example, you feel better when you are recognised at your favorite restaurant or when you are addressed by your name when flying on a plane or when a hotel receptionist says “welcome back”. We all... read more
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

15th November 2017

Company: SimCorp
Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles... read more
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Derivatives: Turning risks into opportunities

14th November 2017

Company: Objectway
Derivatives are financial instruments that are often considered complex and much specialised. Derivatives enable full or partial protection against downside losses by creating short position that can cover unpredictable events. While investing in derivatives can be used for hedging, using them to invest in underweighted segments can also... read more
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Evolution not revolution: How better customer data is at the heart of insurtech

14th November 2017

Company: SSP
It's often said we are on the brink of a technological revolution, where every aspect of our lives will be changed beyond recognition by AI and other high-tech developments. All this talk about the big tomorrow makes it seem that someone will throw a giant switch whereby technology is not relevant one day, and then is the next. This is, of... read more
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Everything you need to know about SWIFT gpi

14th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
With SWIFT announcing its new SWIFT gpi network, extensively covered at Sibos 2017, we’ve pulled together an overview and the best SWIFT gpi articles on bobsguide. Firstly, define SWIFT. If you’re a corporate or bank you’ve probably used SWIFT, or to use their far catchier name, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial... read more
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Does PSD2 lack the infrastructure to be enforced until 2019?

13th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Market uncertainty, a lack of necessary infrastructure and enforced regulatory standards means that the revised European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) may not be actively enforced until mid-2019. “There is a misconception that PSD2 will hit hard in January 2018 but it doesn’t really,” Lu Zurawski, solutions... read more
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Implementation challenges remain for PSD2

13th November 2017

Company: DTracks Limited
MiFID II fixes a number of issues with the original legislation to improve robustness in the soundness of financial systems across member states. It is due to come into effect very soon and organisations have until just 3 January 2018 to get themselves ready for compliance with the directive. MiFID II addresses far more than equity, which was... read more
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Declining "globalisation": Reshoring, localisation and today’s politics

13th November 2017

Company: Confluence
Revenue growth projections for offshoring software services and business-process outsourcing (BPO) activities are deteriorating – across the globe. 2017 sales projections for the big players have been reduced multiple times. Industry analysts are downgrading their projections as offshoring firms are continuously battered with increasing... read more
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KYC pain: Financial institutions and their clients are still struggling with ongoing challenges

10th November 2017

Company: Thomson Reuters
Dominic Mac - Global Head of KYC industry Solutions, Thomson Reuters New Thomson Reuters research into Know Your Customer (KYC) related challenges impacting financial institutions (FIs) and their corporate clients reveals that many of the issues raised by the company’s 2016 survey remain.  FIs report rising onboarding... read more