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EU disclosure rules to shape ESG strategies

7th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
Many European firms are unprepared for reporting under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), set to commence in March 2021. “There’s a little bit of the industry taking for granted what it now entails to be an [Environmental, Social and Governance] (ESG) fund or firm. Whether or not that causes people to shift their... read more
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Fund managers must accelerate digital transformation to overcome this crisis

7th August 2020

For fund managers battling against the fallout from the pandemic, the need for fundamental digital transformation has never been more urgent. Technology will play a critical rule in safeguarding the sector’s resiliency to future shocks, but tackling this challenge requires a collaborative, cross-industry approach that begins at the market... read more
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CFTC’s flexible capital requirements to benefit non-bank swap dealers

6th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s latest ruling on capital requirements for swap dealers will favour watchful non-bank dealers, according to lawyers. “They’ve made this option that you can basically follow the bank rules and it will be interesting to see how many people choose to do that,” says Geoffrey... read more
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Tracking the accelerating technology transformation

5th August 2020

It’s rapidly become a platitude that financial services will look utterly different post-crisis.   At Broadridge we wanted to understand in more detail the views of financial services leaders at this juncture. We surveyed c-suite executives and their direct reports from 500 financial institutions globally, with fieldwork completed... read more
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UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

3rd August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England’s (BoE’s) new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be compatible with distributed ledger technologies (DLT), says BoE’s executive director for banking, payments and innovation Victoria Cleland. “It was decided a while ago in the program that we didn’t want to use DLT to build the new... read more
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Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

3rd August 2020

Company: GBST
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it? A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more
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Traders keep eye on Libor transition

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bearing little impact on preparations. “We have personally not seen any slowdown because of coronavirus from our clients, whether it’s on the fallbacks per se or even other solutions they... read more
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Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Debate is growing over the implementation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (Isda’s) common domain model (CDM), as uptake remains slow nearly three years after the project’s launch. “Lack of standards creates a self-perpetuating mess,” says Daniel Schwartz, head of fintech and capital markets... read more
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Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the public and private clouds

29th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the pandemic caused an unprecedented market disruption, hedge fund liquidation surged in the first months of the crisis. Stevie Morrow, chief operating officer at Options Technology – a company that delivers full technology solutions to hedge funds and asset managers – explains how reliance on tech has skyrocketed over the past few... read more