Treasury Management Systems Insights

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
Take the stress out of stress testing

Take the stress out of stress testing

2nd February 2011

By Diana Ouamar, risk consultant, Rule FinancialSince the start of the year, it has been made clear that European governments are likely to face fresh attacks about the state of their economies throughout 2011 and beyond. The UK’s chancellor of the exchequer followed the New Year festivities with a stark warning to European finance ministers in a... 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

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

Future IT for future-proof banking

3rd November 2010

Company: CGI
By David King, chief technology officer, LogicaThe information-centric nature of financial services could see it become one of the largest adopters of cloud services. But there are still many factors institutions need to consider, such as which services to move to the cloud, the benefits of the different types of cloud and how they fit into the... read more
Sibos 2010 Day Four - ‘Cost reduction and risk monitoring is key’

Sibos 2010 Day Four - ‘Cost reduction and risk monitoring is key’

29th October 2010

Company: bobsguide
As Sibos lumbers into its fourth day, signs of flagging are showing. Premature greyness has affected certain delegates at the conference centre while other attendees now resemble suit-wearing zombies, only capable of mumbling to themselves and shuffling between the stands. The amount of sessions, meetings and networking events has certainly been... read more
Sibos 2010 Day Three - Banks and corporates need to ‘collaborate’ to anticipate risks

Sibos 2010 Day Three - Banks and corporates need to ‘collaborate’ to anticipate risks

28th October 2010

Company: bobsguide
Day three in Amsterdam and the Sibos “bubble” of networking, meetings, talks has well and truly descended over the RAI conference centre. Although the event is well past the half way point, those still standing will know that the pace and volume of dialogue surrounding the core themes of the event has refused to let up. The spectres of... read more

Entity risk – be prepared for understanding issuer exposure intra-day

14th October 2010

By Mark Basch, Senior Business Analyst, Reference Data Product Development, Interactive DataThe turbulence in the global financial markets over the last 18 months has heightened awareness about the risk management practices of financial institutions around the world. Firms are focusing on many types of risk, including liquidity, market and... read more