Trading Systems Insights

The future landscape of payments

The future landscape of payments

18th August 2011

Company: Cognizant
By Tony Virdi,vice-president and head of banking and financial services practice, CognizantTony Virdi, vice-president and head of Cognizant’s banking and financial services practice for the UK and Ireland, discusses the changing face of the payments industryThe last fifty years have seen a vast change in the way that payments are undertaken. At a... read more
Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

18th August 2011

Company: Equinix
By Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, EquinixLast year, high frequency trading (HFT) and the need for speed was all the rage. Then two things happened: firstly, the flash crash stunned the public consciousness, which was already reeling from crisis and recession; then secondly, an influx of market participants, including many small start-ups, rushed... read more

An inconvenient truth in the financial services sector

17th August 2011

Company: Projective
By Kim Martens, UK manager, ProjectiveCan a concept as basic as a “single customer view” be the key to corporate survival? The financial crisis is so 2009, but don’t let the backburner surprise you, as any chief information officer or chief risk officer out there will confirm. For them, the 2011 buzz words Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

16th August 2011

By Selwyn Blair-Ford, head of global regulatory policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial ServicesOver the last few years measures have been proposed and debated at length by regulators, bankers, politicians and others in order to address the issues raised by the financial crisis. As the organisation responsible for providing a supranational framework for... read more
Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

15th August 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO, ClusterSevenTransparency, control and validation of critical business data is an increasingly serious concern for the financial services sector. Banks, insurance companies and actuarial firms are facing up to the fact that they need to tackle the data risk issue as a matter of urgency. However, a major part of this challenge... read more

Don’t get caught out by cybercriminals

3rd August 2011

By Sascha Breite, head of the e-commerce competence centre, SIX Card SolutionsIn the past few years, payment fraud levels have on the whole been decreasing thanks to industry wide efforts to combat this criminal activity. However, the recent actions of hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous have put the threat of card-not-present (CNP) fraud... read more

Entity data - a key component in understanding risk and identifying exposure

2nd August 2011

by Darren Marsh, business manager, Risk Management & Compliance Services, Interactive DataSingle name exposure or ‘issuer risk’ is the exposure to a single name issuer or group of issuers by virtue of the securities held in an investment portfolio or fund. Understanding single name exposure is an essential component of the risk management... read more

Know your insider

1st August 2011

By Simon Romp, principal consultant, Rule FinancialThere has been much publicity around the recent data security breaches of high profile firms such as Citibank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While these have made anti-heroes out of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous, the attacks have also raised the issue of data protection... read more

Bank trading - Is there still a need for speed?

1st July 2011

Company: bobsguide
Bank trading has been increasingly dominated by speed over the past few years. As technology has advanced, brokers have clamoured forever lower latencies to achieve faster order processing times, increase their competitiveness and win more business. The demand has seen a number of technology solutions promising quicker execution times released to... read more
Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

2nd June 2011

Company: Sybase
By Andrew Mikesell, mCommerce product director, Sybase, an SAP CompanyMobile banking introduces new ways to interact with customers, add revenue and enhance customer relationships. Start planning now to extend your market reach. mCommerce services and mobility have the potential to significantly improve both business customer and consumer... read more