Industry Advocates Insights


Data should be treated as an asset rather than a liability or risk

4th November 2014

Company: bobsguide
Speakers at the RIMES II Data Governance Conference agreed that data governance must be used to promote value and that buy-side firms (asset management etc) should take a broader view of their challenges rather than focusing on one specific area. During the opening discussion, Gartner outlined what they see as areas of contention and what firms... read more

FCA launches hub to support fintech innovation

29th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Conduct Authorities (FCA) pledged to unlock the benefits of financial technology innovation at the launch of the Innovation Hub in London this week. Speaking at the launch, Martin Wheatley (Chief Executive of the FCA) said: “The FCA is here to make financial markets work well for consumers. Innovation can benefit consumers.... read more

An introduction to SWIFT and Sibos

29th September 2014

Company: SWIFT
As the major players from the banking, corporate and payments sectors discuss the key topics facing the financial services industry at Sibos (the annual banking seminar held by SWIFT) this week, bobsguide talks to Neil Gray, Senior Manager, Corporate Business – EMEA, SWIFT UK, about the history of SWIFT and keeping the financial services... read more

FSO and Dassault Systèmes offer support to international fintech start-ups in the UK

18th September 2014

Company: bobsguide
Dassault Systèmes announced the six finalists selected to participate in their 3D FinTech Challenge 2014, this week. Amongst the finalists are Heckyl, a big data processing company based in India and London, who transform unstructured data into actionable insights, identifying the most relevant information in real-time. Heckyl is just one of... read more

Discussing Risk Data Strategy: An Interview with Philip Chamberlain

29th August 2014

Company: marcus evans
Risk data is an area that has been largely overlooked for many years. Today the situation is different and the area is facing increasing regulatory scrutiny, as Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) rush to comply with the Basel 239 Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting. An enterprise’s success... read more

Debunking the Myths of Big Data

29th August 2014

Company: Recommind
A yottabyte equals 1 trillion terabytes (the largest data metric that most commonly used today).  That’s not just big data, it’s really big data, and it’s clearly the direction that things are heading in; particularly given the prevalence of today’s “keep everything” mantra.  It’s this thinking... read more

Modernise or face extinction

24th July 2014

Company: OutSystems
Today you can use your smartphone to take a photo of a cheque you have received, and pay it in by email or via your mobile banking app. While this system should dramatically reduce cheque processing times by allowing a digital image of a cheque to be cleared electronically, the question is, who uses cheques anymore?   I don’t think I... read more

Financial institutions should prepare now for the implications of IFRS 9

23rd July 2014

Company: bobsguide
2018 and the years leading up to it are going to be extremely busy for financial institutions if the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have anything to do with it. The application of IFRS 9 was confirmed by the IASB this year with tentative dates of 1 January 2018. The new standard developed by the IASB, an independent... read more

Now Is The Time to Invest In Technology that Enables Growth

23rd June 2014

Company: SS&C
The investment management industry is poised for change, driven by growth and globalisation. Numerous industry publications have highlighted how growth may fundamentally change how asset managers operate and compete. For example, PwC’s recent paper titled “Asset Management 2020: A Brave New World” predicts that global AuM will... read more

LEI - establishing increased transparency around financial transactions

17th June 2014

The global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is well on its way to establishing more transparency around financial transactions and the global financial markets. Implementation will highlight some specific data management challenges but its benefits for financial institutions and firms are wider reaching than simply reporting to regulators. ... read more