Trading Systems Insights

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Is Excel still useful for financial closure?

20th July 2018

Company: Conciliac
We are nearly at the edge of a new decade, and as we approach it, developments that once left like science fiction are widely considered part of our everyday lives. Video calls, smart phones, the end of physical money that every day draws closer as cryptocurrencies and digital transfers grow in popularity, the uptake in near-field communication,... read more
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AI has arrived - don’t leave data strategy behind

13th July 2018

Company: Finastra
Over the last century computers have sped up exponentially, according to Moore’s law, whilst their production costs have halved every 18 months. That pace is increasing even more with quantum computers that are already running at 50 qubits. By comparison, a 100 qubit computer could theoretically be more powerful than all the supercomputers in... read more
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Liberis CEO talks Open Banking and the future of SME funding

12th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
One of the major challenges facing small businesses can be finding the financing necessary to get off the ground and achieve growth. The difficulty of establishing a solid credit history in the face of unpredictable cash flows can make traditional credit providers wary, particularly those burdened by clunky legacy systems and changes in... read more
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A new world order: how regulations have transformed banking tech strategy

10th July 2018

Company: Profile Software
Regulatory changes and technological innovations lead banks to transform their business models to better manage risk, enhance client service and thus remain competitive, flexible and agile. In particular, the financial services organisations need to deploy a framework to support Basel III (for capital requirements and liquidity risk), Mifid II (for... read more
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CTO headache: choosing the right fintech solutions

10th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Over the past few years, financial market participants have come to rely more and more on third party tech vendors for a list of reasons. From risk management to trading to treasury and compliance, few financial firms don’t find themselves reliant on the expertise of the fintech community. But while selecting, negotiating, and dealing with... read more
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Mifid II call recording failure: problems of procurement?

9th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Few anticipated Europe’s largest set of financial rules to be a walk in the park – even after the one-year delay that many had hoped would give market participants time to get their compliance requirements in order. Several months in, however, and many are still struggling: recent research by communications specialists TeleWare suggests... read more
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The modern mainframe – a platform for the digital age?

9th July 2018

Company: Micro Focus
When we take money out of an ATM, open a new bank account, get a new car insurance quote online, or simply check our account balance on a mobile device, a mainframe somewhere is handling the request. Mainframes are the bedrock of the financial services industry. According to a study by BMC, over two-thirds of the mainframe community are now... read more
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The innovation capacity scale

5th July 2018

Company: Citisoft
Let’s imagine a scale against which all asset management firms could evaluate their power to innovate. In my opinion I do not think most asset management firms would appreciate where they would be located on an ‘innovation capacity scale’. If they had more of an objective understanding of their own characteristics, it would make... read more
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Behind the plastic: navigating the credit card landscape

4th July 2018

Company: bobsguide
Visa’s recent systems outage prevented merchants from accepting credit card payments. End-users lamented the queues for petrol, groceries, and disruption caused by rejected Visa credit and debit cards. Sources reported that the Bank of England contacted Visa immediately. Large and small merchants alike were unable to accept payment, leading... read more
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The hyper-adoption of voice technology

28th June 2018

My son takes out his phone hundreds of times a day. He is a real digital native. But I’ve noticed a fundamental difference in the way he uses it compared to how I or my colleagues use our devices. For my son and his generation, Siri is almost like a friend to them. They are innately at home asking for anything and everything, to the extent... read more