Services Insights

Sibos 2011 - And mobile marches on...

Sibos 2011 - And mobile marches on...

22nd September 2011

Company: bobsguide
After four days of intense “critical dialogue” both in the sessions and on the conference floor, the final curtain has almost come down over Sibos. And, as expected, the event’s debate has ducked and dived in and around the key agenda topics. Regulation re-visited, technology, global and local perspectives and changing landscape - new... read more
Improving business continuity for global financial stability

Improving business continuity for global financial stability

22nd September 2011

By Koji Nose, senior consultant, financial technology solution division, ERM project department, Nomura Research Institute (NRI). A sudden natural disaster or an unpredicted geopolitical event has come close to disrupting the way the global financial markets operate too many times. Whether it is an earthquake and tsunami, such as Japan experienced... read more
Sibos 2011 - Financial services need the “right medicine”

Sibos 2011 - Financial services need the “right medicine”

22nd September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Day three at Sibos and the advantage of opting for footwear other than high heels is becoming increasingly obvious. It’s quite a walk from the north building, where the large plenary sessions are held, down to the guts of the south building and the hubbub of the exhibition hall. That familiar word of ‘regulation’ was again being thrown... read more
Improving data through automation

Improving data through automation

22nd September 2011

Company: Omgeo
By Mark Bouchea, executive director of Product Management, OmgeoWith increased pressure for transparency and less tolerance for risk from regulators and investors alike, banks need to ensure that all of the information pertinent to completing their clients’ trades is accurate at all times. One area where custodian banks are becoming increasingly... read more
Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

21st September 2011

Company: bobsguide
“We’ve learned that what is extreme is much more plausible. And what is plausible is much more extreme.” (Lawrence Sweet, senior vice-president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) Regulation and its impact on the global financial services industry was a key topic as tongues at Sibos 2011 continued to wag well into the second day. Much... read more
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Six stages to a robust operational risk framework

20th September 2011

Company: Wolters Kluwer
Prior to the financial crisis, very few institutions were able to look at their overall risk profile holistically and truly understand the impact strategic decisions would have on the overall organisation. In most cases, these decisions were made based on single lines of business, operating entities, products, geographies or risk factors.... read more
Evolving view of counterparty risk

Evolving view of counterparty risk

15th September 2011

By Alberto Corvo, managing principal, Financial Services, eClerxAlthough the issue of risk management has been around for a long time in the financial services industry, current volatile market conditions, coupled with the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis, have brought risk management into sharper focus. Risk managers know they need... read more
SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

13th September 2011

By Marcus Hughes, director of business development, Bottomline TechnologiesCorporate adoption of SWIFT has been a growing trend for many years. As we head into Sibos in Toronto, the focus on SWIFT for corporates has been sharpened due to SWIFT’s new electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) initiative. Whilst there is general agreement on the payments... read more
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Anticipating the future of money management

9th September 2011

Company: FIS
By David Hamilton, president of SunGard's banking businessIntroduction: an internal focusThe impact of the financial crisis has been well documented and most are aware of government buy-outs, investor dismay at the industry’s mismanagement of finances, and the resulting loss of credibility and mistrust from the wider consumer world. However, a ... read more
Payments Infrastructure at the crossroads - will banks accelerate or stall on journey to grow payments business?

Payments Infrastructure at the crossroads - will banks accelerate or stall on journey to grow payments business?

19th August 2011

By Ramanan Seshadri, head of European Operations, Hexaware Technologies Payment solutions have reached a significant crossroads where existing infrastructure and requirements are under intense review. Banks and payment processors are faced with a perfect storm of issues that are large, complex and extremely dynamic. Banks and payment... read more