Data Solutions Insights

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The costs of a coronavirus: Tips for re-evaluating tech spend in a pandemic

16th November 2020

With the global pandemic came a global need to reorganise, replan and rethink spending for businesses across industries, as the impact of lockdowns and changing consumer behaviour was felt. While IT costs are just one element of business budgets, technology now underpins the effective function of almost every organisation. At the same time,... read more
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Video: Automation to drive evolution of financial services

27th October 2020

Company: FactSet
In this bobsguide video, sponsored by FactSet, Drake Bushnell, VP director of content and technology solutions strategy at FactSet and Byron Bianco, managing director of BMO Capital Markets discussed how the use of data will change the financial services industry. Asked what the future of data management looks like, Bianco said: “For... 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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Harnessing alternative data in the fight against fraud

28th September 2020

The recent global crisis has set off a major fraud resurgence. With the world continuing its acceleration towards becoming digital-first, and with everything from work and transactions to entertainment and shopping happening online, potential attack vectors and opportunities are exponentially growing. The UK alone has seen a 66 percent rise in... read more
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How to save a million dollars on bank operating costs

15th September 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
An AML analyst spends an average of an hour analysing a suspicious case. Each time they have to perform a series of simple, repetitive actions. Search for a given client in the database of suspects, verify if the client is not on the warning lists, check what is known about the client from the internet. In some institutions, even a dozen or so... read more
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Q&A: Options VP on the remote IT department

14th September 2020

Company: Options
Bobsguide spoke to Michael Russo, vice president of managed applications at Options to discuss how the explosion in remote working has affected the IT department, what this means for cloud services and how it impacts firms who still rely on on-premise IT solutions. Flexibility and “fleet-footedness” have become a priority over the... read more
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“We don’t stand still”

2nd September 2020

Company: Kx
As regulators demand greater levels of transparency, firms adapt to the evolving landscape in which new requirements have risen in the surveillance market. Whilst some areas have undergone more changes than others, the need to access multiple layers of data remains vital within an organisation – a challenge that Kx believes to have addressed... read more
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Report: Securities industry in the dark over CSDR

1st September 2020

Company: bobsguide
With a further delay to the EU’s Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) just announced, market participants and tech vendors face an uncertain future. “There’s a level of uncertainty and to be able to plan for that is hard. Do you carry on, or do you wait? More time is great and broadly welcomed, but there’s a... read more
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Data bias shrouds personalisation in insurance

19th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The insurance industry continues to face a crisis of trust while attempting to make advances in customer personalisation, according to market participants. “We’ve got a lot of challenges ahead of us in insurance because of personalisation,” said Sam White, chief executive of Pukka Insure during an online MoneyNext Summit... read more