Trading Systems Insights

Achieving international payments

Achieving international payments

25th February 2011

By Adrian Stafford-Jones, managing director, Albany Software, David Sear, global managing director, Travelex Global Business PaymentsOver the past decade the payments landscape in the UK has changed dramatically. From the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of Bacs payments to the explosive growth of the internet and online communities, companies... read more
Dynamics in payment processing for OTC derivatives trades

Dynamics in payment processing for OTC derivatives trades

14th February 2011

Company: Headstrong
By Vinod Jain, managing consultant, HeadstrongCaeson Potter, technical manager, HeadstrongThis paper seeks to highlight and address the various dynamics in payment processing for over the counter (OTC) derivatives trades. Introduction:Payment processing is a critical function within the lifecycle of OTC trades. The majority of trades in the $465... read more
Corporate actions - creating the perfect storm

Corporate actions - creating the perfect storm

10th February 2011

By Kevin Maxwell,Marketing Manager ValueLink,Understanding the underlying problems that create risk within the processing of corporate actions now demands a much more strategic thought process. Many firms have invested in people to research and interpret the details of a corporate action. However, this has proven to be costly, time consuming and... read more

Current trends in corporate treasury and risk management solutions

27th January 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdonchief technology officerThe backgroundIt is now over two years since the full fury of the financial crisis struck. Its effects have reverberated throughout the corporate treasury industry, changing priorities in cash, treasury and risk management, and in the demands and requirements placed on the technology solutions that support... read more
Managing risk in FX

Managing risk in FX

25th January 2011

Company: ActiveViam
By Xavier Bellouard, co-founder at Quartet FSFX is the most global market in the capital markets world and also one of the most liquid - it has an average traded value that exceeds $1.9 trillion per day and includes all of the globe’s currencies. With the growth of electronic access and trading, institutional investors are increasingly looking at... read more

The adoption of SWIFTNet connectivity

29th December 2010

Company: Nasarius
By Jørgen Jensen Nasarius directorNasarius, a Nordic consultancy specialising in payments, cash management and treasury, hosted a SWIFT industry reception in Copenhagen in early November 2010. With unique insights from SWIFT, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nordea and animated panel discussions, the participants considered how corporate customers can... read more
The arms race for low latency

The arms race for low latency

8th December 2010

By Ashley Atkins, business development director, Finance at Level 3 The way the markets trade has changed dramatically. Business which was once done by steely East End market traders, adept at calculating fast changing figures and securing the best price by shouting across a room, is now carried out almost entirely electronically. The market floor... read more

The practical management of market risk

7th December 2010

By Dr Lance Smith, chief executive officer, Imagine SoftwareManaging market risk is more than evaluating exposures and anticipating potential losses. Stressful market conditions like those during the 2008 credit crisis involve other issues: loss of liquidity, ballooning counterparty exposures and margin calls, forced sell-off of assets at deep... read more
Talking through the VDI options

Talking through the VDI options

29th November 2010

Company: Centralis Ltd
By Ewen Anderson, managing director, CentralisIf you were a fly on the wall at any IT department’s strategy planning meeting for 2011, chances are that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be on the agenda. While the financial arguments rage (quite correctly) about the costs and benefits, it is the good old foot soldiers of the IT department... read more

Meeting the challenges of governance, risk and compliance

22nd November 2010

By Steve Husk, FRSGlobal chief executive officerIntroductionThe current economic climate heightens the need for all financial services firms to accurately gauge required levels of regulatory compliance and economic capital in order to support their business strategy and risk appetite. More regulations are on the way, demanding increased... read more