Data Solutions Insights

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From business principals to business principles

25th June 2019

Company: NorthRow
If you are a payments firm, you are no doubt very conscious that onboarding checks for merchants need to be undertaken painstakingly to meet current regulatory and legal requirements, covering both the business ’KYB’ and individual ‘KYC’ checks. At the same time, however, there are requirements for rapidity and cost control... read more
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Q&A: Alistair Rennie, IBM Watson Financial Services

25th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Alistair Rennie joined IBM in 2007 in the firm’s Toronto Software Laboratory and has held a number of senior and executive roles. Previously general manager for IBM’s Industry Analytics Unit, he is responsible for leading the creation and delivery of cognitive solutions for the financial services industry. Bobsguide caught up with... read more
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For issuers and acquirers, PSD2's impact will be felt differently

25th June 2019

Company: Featurespace
The exponential increase in non-cash transaction volumes and the ever-rising valuation and buyouts of payments groups reflect the incredible growth in cross-border and cross-channel commerce. Instant connectivity is redefining marketplace dynamics and its effect on the relationship between banks and merchants is undeniable. In this evolution,... read more
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Bipartisan AML bill takes aim at US federal governance

20th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Draft legislation aimed at improving the US’s federal anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CFT) supervision would be a step towards solving issues around anonymity and transparency, according to Livia Benisty, head of financial crime at ComplyAdvantage, especially after a spate of scandals in 2018. “Requiring... read more
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CFTC’s lack of data security to hit capital markets

18th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s inadequate cybersecurity provisions could impact capital markets, according to the CEO of an alternative data source for investors and hedge funds, while lawyers say it will bring into question the budgetary allowance for enhancing protection of proprietary data given to the US regulator. ... read more
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Calculating performance and questions to ask potential providers

17th June 2019

Company: StatPro Group
Transaction vs holdings-based performance calculations It’s important for your firm to know the pros and cons of each method. Whilst both methods provide inputs to analysis providing a breakdown of the returns, enabling the effectiveness of various investment strategies to be evaluated and explained, it is important to understand that... read more
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Q&A: BNY Mellon’s Sinha on the future of blockchain

12th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Subhankar Sinha was appointed head of blockchain for BNY Mellon in May. Prior to this role Sinha founded Nabartham LLC, which advised start-ups on ecosystem governance, strategic partnerships, and the market fit of blockchain products. Sinha was also a director at PwC in the US, where he was the co-founder of the firm’s blockchain... read more
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The changing face of asset management technology in 2019

28th May 2019

Company: bobsguide
Juggling an ever-tightening compliance burden, fending off technological challengers and satisfying customer expectation is a tall order for many established asset and investment managers. As profit margins shrink, asset managers must find alternative avenues to generate income and remain competitive. Europe’s second markets in... read more
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GDPR one year on: Mistakes still being made

23rd May 2019

Company: bobsguide
A year since the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), errors continue to be made, and three countries have yet to implement the regulation into national law. On May 22, figures published by the European Commission revealed that since 2018, 89,271 complaints have been lodged to data protection authorities... read more