Infrastructure Insights

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Automation tipping point for financial transaction taxes arrives

14th September 2020

Company: GBST
Financial transaction taxes (FTT), a levy on financial transactions such as the purchase or sale of financial instruments, have been on the radar of capital markets firms for over a decade. The 2008 global financial crisis created political pressure to ensure that the financial sector contributed fairly to the costs of the crisis. As a result,... 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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Accessibility emerges as a commercial differentiator

2nd September 2020

Company: Onfido
The global pandemic and lockdowns have compounded awareness of how technology enables consumers to stay connected to goods and services in a digital age. And companies are responding – according to a June study by IFS, 70 percent of firms globally are increasing or at least maintaining their digital transformation spend following the... read more
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UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

3rd August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England’s (BoE’s) new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be compatible with distributed ledger technologies (DLT), says BoE’s executive director for banking, payments and innovation Victoria Cleland. “It was decided a while ago in the program that we didn’t want to use DLT to build the new... read more
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Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

3rd August 2020

Company: GBST
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it? A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more
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Traders keep eye on Libor transition

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bearing little impact on preparations. “We have personally not seen any slowdown because of coronavirus from our clients, whether it’s on the fallbacks per se or even other solutions they... read more
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Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate cloud services

28th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Take the survey here.  As capital markets continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, firms face a crossroads in the development of their core tech infrastructure. Once cautious of the cloud, organisations are now flocking to cloud solutions amidst the promise of heightened security and lowered operational costs. But challenges... read more
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How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?

23rd July 2020

Company: Profile Software
Amid the pandemic, the expanding role of the treasury function and the accelerated pace of innovation and technology, treasury officers are facing a new reality. This new landscape is urging them to reassess their risks and enhance their visibility getting prepared for multiple scenarios ensuring business continuity. It is therefore obvious that in... read more