Trading Systems Insights

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Top software solutions and software for mutual funds

25th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
These are challenging times for many fund managers. Regulators in key jurisdictions across the globe have started to place fees and charges under a microscope, introducing tough new legislative hurdles in a bid to improve transparency for clients. Yet this shifting regulatory landscape has consequently driven up compliance costs and placed a... read more
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Building with blockchain: the first steps

25th June 2018

Blockchain isn’t a disruptive technology, but a foundational one. Innovative technologies will be built upon it, just as bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency was. With blockchain we could build better supply chains, create better health care systems, and make more efficient payment systems. Blockchain is changing how some businesses do their... read more
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Preparing for SFTR: where does the industry stand?

22nd June 2018

The industry was committed and worked hard to meet the January 3, 2018 deadline for the go-live of Mifid II. It is evident now that market participants need to analyse the potential impact across firms in terms of resources and budget to be compliant ahead of SFTR transaction reporting go-live in towards the end of 2019. At the current stage, many... read more
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Two year technological forecast for European banks - an insiders account

21st June 2018

Company: BIAN
Open Banking has been the phrase on everyone’s lips during the first half of this year. Of course, APIs lie at the heart of this – the connectivity code that will unlock data communication and sharing between banks and third parties. Such a short acronym, but an enormous technological feat and significant change of mindset for banks... read more
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Rise in cryptos leads bid to tackle addictive trading

20th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Huge volatility and emerging institutional interest in the cryptocurrency market have made many traders incredibly wealthy, but the dark underbelly rarely discussed is the new wave of crypto trading addiction. Recently, Castle Craig hospital on the Scottish borders became the first of its kind to offer crypto trading addiction therapy. ... read more
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Case study: global acquiring for Russiantrains

18th June 2018

Company: ECommPay
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, spread out across 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities, offers a chance for leading travel platforms to demonstrate the capabilities of their online booking systems. As a major sporting event, the World Cup is expected to attract over 1.5 million foreign tourists between June 14 – July 15, most of whom will opt for... read more
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US deregulation "a factor" in regtech deal slowdown

15th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
RegTech startups setup to help banks and other financial institutions manage risk and meet compliance requirements imposed by stricter regulation in the wake of the financial crisis have thrived since 2010. However, since taking office Donald Trump has made good on his promise to unwind Dodd-Frank rules, reducing the the regulatory burden on... read more
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Global fintechs aim to crack Chinese markets

14th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
The Chinese government has been promising to open up its financial markets ever since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Yet over the course of the past two decades, foreign investors and corporate entities looking to enter China’s thriving finance sector have been continually met with fierce regulatory roadblocks. With the threat of a... read more
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US regulators clamp down on crypto criminals

12th June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Early this year, in a concerted effort to clamp down on fraudulent firms operating in the cryptocurrency and blockchain market, officials at the US Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) teamed up. Since joining forces, the regulators have made it clear they intend to closely govern the... read more
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Top treasury management software and solutions

7th June 2018

Global treasury management is in a constant state of evolution. Hurdles like FX volatility, regulatory reforms, fraud and shifting market restrictions are causing unprecedented challenges for CFOs and treasurers – limiting financial visibility and slowing efficiencies with clunky and unfamiliar management processes. As a result of those... read more