Trading Systems Insights

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Top interviews from Q1 2017 part two: MangoPay, Moven, Barclays, LexisNexis and Margaris Advisory

17th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
1. "Because of PSD2 we might see a number of companies enter the tri-party payments space in an effort to maintain growth, but there is a lot of work they’ll have to do to catch up to where we are": James Morton, Mangopay Country Head UK & NL The crowdfunding and marketplace model industries have blossomed in recent years,... read more
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Fintech M&A round-up Q1 2017

7th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
March was a busy month for fintech M&A, a potential early indicator that the predicted acceleration in market consolidation might be starting to take effect. The most notable deal of the month was the C$4.8bn acquisition of DH Corp by private equity group Vista. DH Corp will immediately be merged with Vista’s other fintech... read more
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How financial services should be preparing for GDPR

31st March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Dr Jamie Graves, CEO, ZoneFox With the likes of MiFID II and Priips, the financial sector is well versed in the multitude of regulation that needs to be sorted and addressed each time they arrive. However, the impending GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a very different proposition; one that will impact almost every corner of a... read more
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"There’s a large set of MiFID II requirements coming to the community, so it’s important to understand the FIX standards": Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse

30th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Hanno Klein is Senior Vice President at Deutsche Börse Group which also provides the technology for Eurex, its main derivatives exchange. He joined the company in 1997 and worked in various positions and projects of strategic and operational nature in Germany and the USA. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Deutsche Borse Systems... read more
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MiFID II: Meeting voice and archiving requirements

29th March 2017

Company: IPC
Robert Powell, Director – Compliance, IPC Systems With MiFID II implementation high on financial firms’ agenda, there is going to be a major change in the way that trading communications are recorded and stored. Both mobile and electronic trading communications have increased significantly over the last few years, which is reflected... read more
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Busting the eight myths of digital trade finance

28th March 2017

Company: Bolero
Simon Streat, VP Product Strategy, Bolero International  The digitisation of trade finance offers huge potential to deliver significant benefits to corporates, banks, carriers and other trading partners. As well as reducing the time, costs, and risks of trading, digitisation opens up a new level of visibility, from one end of transactional... read more
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“It’s important for us to find ways to co-create and embrace the digital and disruptive technologies”: Peter Crawley, Citi Country Officer, South Africa. MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head Sub-Saharan Africa

27th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Peter Crawley currently leads Citi’s franchise in South Africa and provides senior leadership in dealing with risk, franchise and business issues. He is also responsible for Citi’s treasury and trade business in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 11 presence and 26 non-presence countries. Since Citi re-entered South Africa in 1995, it has... read more
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“Thanks to pressure from fintechs, wealth management services are finally being forced to offer good products for their clients”: Novofina CEO Harald Helnwein interview

24th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Harald Helwein is one of the most well-known and respected wealth management figures in Central Europe, after whom an algorithm-based trading system is named. He is also a strong advocate of clients getting a fairer deal from their wealth management services, which was the motivation behind launching investing fintech Novofina in 2013. In an... read more
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Eliminating the key flaw in the multi-factor authentication process

22nd March 2017

Company: Crossmatch
Jeff Carpenter - Vertical Market Director, Crossmatch More and more valuable information becomes digitally warehoused, and at the same time an increasing number of corporations and individuals are being allowed access to systems that contain that valuable information. In other words, a target is painted on that information. Ease of... read more
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Enabling blockchain and Bitcoin with in-memory computing

21st March 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Nikita Ivanov - Founder & CTO, GridGain A 2016 Deutsche Bank survey of 200 participants in the global financial industry found a very high degree of enthusiasm for blockchain, the digital-ledger technology behind Bitcoin. A remarkable 87 percent of respondents expect it to have a major impact on the securities services market, with 75... read more