Data Solutions Insights

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Beyond STP: setting the scene for smarter trading

3rd December 2018

Becoming smarter with the management of data is key to driving efficiency, accuracy, and innovation in most industries, via rules-based automation. However too often data complexity, caused by integration issues, incompatibility and poor visibility, makes it difficult for Capital Markets organisations to move forward.... read more
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Muted interest in quantum computing threatens early adoption

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll in a bobsguide webinar found that 47.7% of industry professionals do not consider quantum computing a priority with concerns around implementation and premature adoption. But for panellist, Dr Nikitas Stamatopoulos, vice president of quantitative research analytics at JPMorgan, the results weren’t... read more
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In the FCA’s back end: processing 31 million Mifid II transactions daily

27th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The run up to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), which came into force on January 3 this year, posed challenges for all involved. Market participants gawped at the new compliance requirements. The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – the body assigned the task of penning the directive –... read more
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The AI workhorse: demystifying RPA | podcast

26th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The story of automation in financial services is one told with heavy hype. Reportedly driver technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, the buzzwords artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) have seen an explosion in growth and investment, according to Guy Kirkwood of automation specialists,... read more
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Interview: Barclaycard CIO on Open Banking APIs and blockchain non-adoption

23rd November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new Barclaycard survey of 100 UK chief information officers (CIOs) goes some way to clarifying how the role is changing in the face of fast technological progress. Among the findings, 42% of companies are scaling up their R&D spending to leverage emerging technologies, and 77% are executing new approaches to implementing technologies. ... read more
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Capital markets participants look for fintech assistance

19th November 2018

According to a PwC report, 86% of banking and capital markets CEOs indicated that over regulation is their top concern, with the speed of technological change came a close second at 85%. A poll of the bobsguide audience conducted during a recent webinar, suggested many firms are looking to external service providers... read more
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Google IPs redirected: Williams highlights risks of cloud for financial services

19th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
On November 12, a prefix leak resulted in Google’s IP addresses being redirected to ChinaTel, according to a bobsguide source. “While this is a redirection of IP addresses of Google’s data for search and cloud services, it would have been a different story if it had affected financial companies and particularly trades which are... read more
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Outmuscling Stripe, PayPal and Adyen: new attitude vital for banks

19th November 2018

Company: TAS Group
The race to market domination is well and truly underway as fintechs rub elbows with established banks in the payments space. And the ideal conditions for fintechs seem to be converging to label 2019 a make or break year for the banks. From the regulators, a year on from PSD2, fintechs are now able to combine more and more insights from... read more
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Feedzai’s Bizzaro: regulation a challenge for cybersecurity providers

19th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The need to anonymize certain data because of regulations is providing an added challenge for cybersecurity providers, says Pedro Bizzaro, co-founder and chief science officer at Feedzai. “In some cases, when you have to anonymize let's say the name or the address of something, obviously if you are anonymising then there are some... read more
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How to start using AI to combat money laundering

19th November 2018

According to a recent Europol report, combatting global money laundering continues to be a challenge. “The banks are spending $20bn a year to run the compliance regime … and we are seizing one percent of criminal assets every year in Europe”, Rob Wainwright, director of Europol told Politico recently. At an institutional... read more