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Pandemic forces UK dispute resolution rethink

22nd October 2020

Company: bobsguide
The disruption and financial pressures caused by the pandemic are likely to give rise to some common challenges for businesses across sectors, whether the problem concerns a supplier or a customer. While each case will require specific advice, parties should be generally aware of some recent changes to legal remedies available when approaching a... read more
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Pressure rises for small banks to improve liquidity visibility

22nd October 2020

Company: Planixs
As financial institutions adapt to the pandemic, business continuity planning (BCP) has emerged as a key area of improvement for banks of all sizes. While small banks have previously had less regulatory pressure to demonstrate liquidity management and stress testing, this fact is now changing. “I can see smaller institutions trying to get... read more
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How banks can leverage the potential of data in cash management and treasury

21st October 2020

Data has been a hotly discussed topic in the banking world for some time now. And as firms learn to adapt to the latest pandemic pressure – whether that be new working environments or unprecedented levels of market volatility –  the need for real-time visibility of their data has never been more important. But when it comes to... read more
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AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

20th October 2020

Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial intelligence that I hear. I believe that most of us in the investment management world still do not truly understand artificial intelligence. What we often refer to as AI (and read about in the... read more
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Data challenges persist with SFTR buyside go-live

19th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
With the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) for the buyside now live, reconciliation issues linger from July’s implementation date. “People have been getting generally very good matching rates on the primary matching for SFTR, but there’s lots of work to move on in terms of actually reconciling all the other... read more
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FMIs face more cyber threats than ever but remain robust to attacks

14th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Despite growing risks of cyberattacks and the need to switch to remote working, Financial Market Institutions (FMIs) adapted well to the crisis, according to speakers at Sibos. “FMIs could quickly move to the new mode of working, especially during volatile markets. It all went smoothly,” said Fiona Van Echelpoel, deputy... read more
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Congress faces criticism over bigtech M&A analysis

13th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
According to Scott Marcus, senior fellow at think tank Bruegal, the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee’s report on bigtech mergers highlights crucial structural issues, but falls short in justifying its claims. The report - an investigation of competition in digital markets - assesses the impact of bigtech acquisitions on... read more
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Q&A: Financial data reconciliation – new mindset, new technology

12th October 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
What are the main reasons these days for companies to pursue reconciliation automation? Reconciliation automation fits into the broader concept of business transformation in the realm of finance & accounting. To put it in a perspective, those efforts are aimed at reducing manual operations, tackling complexity, securing greater reporting... read more
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Why does the Bank of England think that post trade is in need of reform?

12th October 2020

In June this year, the Bank of England published the findings from its Post-Trade Technology Market Practitioner Panel, which brings together post-trade specialists to identify and discuss the key challenges facing firms. The banking industry was still very much in fire-fighting mode with respect to the coronavirus crisis and whilst the paper... read more