Risk Management Systems Insights
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
16th January 2018
Software development is one of those occupations that has no ending. There is never a point in time where you can sit back, look at your work and say: “Well I’m glad that’s finished." The reason is that development never ends because the rate of change and new demands are accelerating.
It is fascinating to observe the... read more
2nd January 2018
Aaron Hughes – Managing Director, Equiniti Riskfactor
Invoice finance, where a company secures borrowing against the money it is already owed by its customers, is now the preferred method of business lending. It outstrips overdraft lending to SMEs and suits increasing numbers of businesses in the service-led economy, where debtors are... read more
26th December 2017
In this round-up of the articles that garnered most attention in 2017, we revisit the thought leadership contributed by leading industry figures that most piqued the attention of the bobsguide audience in the past 12 months.
The top five ways that AI is transforming banking
Mohit Joshi, President - Head, Banking, Financial... read more
20th December 2017
It is a constant arms war that costs banks millions of dollars each year to combat the attacks of increasingly sophisticated criminals.
Do banks have the resources and skill to get ahead of the cybercriminals?
The short answer is no.
Ever since criminals realised that bank heists were no longer a viable risk strategy, they’ve... read more
19th December 2017
As part of our yearly roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made early in 2017 on the blockchain companies set to make a difference. The question is: were we right?
What we thought then: Despite qualms over Brexit, the UK still remains the financial hub of Europe and a popular choice of jurisdiction for blockchain-based companies.... read more
15th December 2017
Over the last few decades, big banks have treated transactional data as any old tit and tat to be crammed and forgotten into the landing cupboard; they just didn’t know what to do with it.
Now the fintechs are demanding access, not only to stack it neatly, but to find value there.
Indeed, for years the big banks have been keeping the... read more
13th December 2017
Asset managers and owners increasingly implement their investment strategy by buying funds from a number of providers. These funds can represent a significant portion of the firm’s portfolio, and complicate their ability to manage risk, measure performance and comply with global shareholder disclosure regulations.
Managing fund holdings... read more
11th December 2017
Tech buzzwords such as AI and blockchain have certainly garnered plenty of attention in the past year, and quite rightly so. But no single trend, objective, or concern has piqued the interest of the bobsguide community more in 2017 than regulation compliance, particularly in relation to three of the most significant pieces of legislation to affect... read more
8th December 2017
This article on 2017’s AI comes very recently after Google’s AutoML project created an AI child that was smarter than AI built by humans. The ‘child AI’ called NASANet was created by two parent AIs and utilises ‘reinforcement learning’ that enables it to report, learn and improve from its parent AIs.
Whilst... read more