Industry Advocates Insights


Risk measurement: A call for standards

9th February 2017

Company: Confluence
Risk measurement has grown beyond the ‘Wild West’ mentality of its youth and needs standards in order to fulfil its promise of protecting investors, says Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk, and Carl Bacon, Chairman, at StatPro Group. Professional risk managers are a curious combination of artist, scientist and practitioner,... read more

Online lending fraud: A temporary glitch or a long-term issue for lenders?

6th February 2017

William Wagner, CMO/Vice President of Marketing, Cloud Lending Solutions Online lenders have been disrupting the lending ecosystem by combining innovation with advanced financial technology to improve borrower experience, address underserved markets, and reduce operating costs. In 2014, the US marketplace lending origination volume was around... read more

London Blockchain Week preview: Luis Carranza interview

20th January 2017

Company: bobsguide
London Blockchain Week returns to the capital next week, with blockchain industry professionals and financial services providers from across the UK and further afield set to descend on the city. The event kicks off with ‘Hack-The-Block’, a three-day hackathon competition where teams will be challenged to use blockchain technology to... read more

Preventing financial fraud with in-memory computing

17th January 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Americans currently lose $50 billion a year to a variety of fraudulent practices, according to estimates from the Financial Fraud Research Center at Stanford University. These practices include theft of credit cards and personal financial information, unauthorized checks, forged documents, tax evasion, and the manipulation of mortgages, corporate... read more

Contactless payments: a new opportunity for fraudsters?

5th December 2016

Company: bobsguide
The surge of mobile banking services and ease of tap and go payments has inevitably brought on fears about increased opportunities to make fraudulent payments. Contactless payment cards can be unsafe as thieves can carry out multiple contactless payments before they are flagged by the consumer or bank. Around £9.3bn ($11.5bn) was spent on... read more

Wealth management: an insight into the future

2nd December 2016

Company: bobsguide
The International Customer Conference was recently held in Amsterdam, addressing the imperative changes in the wealth and finance management industry. GTNews discussed how wealth and investment managements firms should put more emphasis on digital platforms and incorporate innovative ideas to keep up with the pace of the fintech market. The... read more

Meeting the Challenges of High-Frequency Trading With In-Memory Computing

18th October 2016

Company: GridGain Systems
High-frequency, algorithmic, and quantitative trading is becoming the norm. Financial services firms are looking for ways to gain a technical edge to reduce latency, increase performance, and handle ever-greater analytical complexity. At the same time, they must maintain their transactional-level compliance and risk-management controls. To... read more

Innovation in finance? It's all about the community - Head of SWIFT Innotribe

27th September 2016

Company: bobsguide
This week is SIBOS: probably the most significant gathering taking place in the global financial community each year. Run by financial messaging services provider SWIFT and hosted in Geneva this year, the conference first launched back in 1978 with 300 attendees. By last year the community of attendees had boomed to 8,000, highlighting not just the... read more

Swiss Fintechs to Watch

19th September 2016

Company: bobsguide
Head of Sibos Sven Bossu revealed in his interview with bobsguide that there would be something new to look out for at the event in Geneva, as banking executives are increasingly embracing fintech. An area called the Swiss Lounge will provide 25 fintech startups with a space and a voice to showcase their products and services to the SWIFT... read more

Swiss fintech vs. the world

2nd September 2016

Company: bobsguide
In conversation with bobsguide, Head of Sibos Sven Bossu highlighted that “Geneva is a very important financial marketplace within Europe and has a very strong private banking presence there. Switzerland also has a lively fintech scene.” This year’s Sibos will be held in this city at the end of this month and most importantly,... read more