Marketing / PR Insights

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How effective is your sanctions compliance programme?

10th October 2019

Company: Accuity
This is the first of a three part series. Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance. ... read more
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What asset owners need to know about GIPS 2020 compliance

7th October 2019

Company: Solovis
Marlena Fitts is Director, Product Marketing at Solovis Understanding GIPS 2020 Standards and what asset owners need to do from a compliance perspective has become crucial for those in the market. A recent StatPro article on bobsguide provides a high-level overview of the GIPS 2020 changes that would be required at the end of the... read more
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Getting affordability right in the age of challenger banks

18th September 2019

In August, challenger bank Monzo announced it will begin offering short-term loans to its 2.5 million customers. This is an interesting move for the challenger bank, particularly considering the animosity felt towards many payday lenders following the collapse of Wonga last year. In January 2015, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)... read more
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It’s a bot’s life

16th September 2019

The LED flickered then glowed, casting its green shadow onto the dust of the worn printed circuit board, known simply as Motherboard. A feint click had preceded the awakening of the power supply, summoned from standby and the temperature began to rise in the system unit. The stamped foil asset label on the casing, smudged on one upturned corner,... read more
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CAT scan: what’s the latest?

30th August 2019

The news in January that Thesys – the originally chosen consolidated audit trail (CAT) processor – had been fired, was seen by many in the Capital Markets industry as something of a mixed blessing. Here was a small, agile, disruptive technology firm ready to draw on emerging technologies and build an optimal solution without the... read more
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The future of payments is ISO 20022, how will you transition?

29th August 2019

Company: Finastra
The financial ecosystem as we know it is evolving. The world of payments is entering a new and exciting era that brings promise of modernization and flexibility brought on by the migration to the new ISO 20022 messaging standard. This transition will bring not only heightened opportunities but also challenges for banks, how will you ensure a smooth... read more
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People moves: Revolut, HSBC and more

31st July 2019

Company: bobsguide
InvestCloud appoints new CFO California-headquartered InvestCloud has appointed Rebecca Sanchez Sarmiento as CFO, the company announced on July 2. Sarmiento joins from ATTOM Data Solutions, where she held a similar role. Previously, she was at Smart & Final, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup. At InvestCloud, she will oversee the finance and... read more
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The future of risk management - challenge or opportunity?

26th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
The risk management landscape is one that is evolving rapidly, alongside new regulatory requirements and technological innovations. Firms are still feeling the aftereffects of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), while geopolitical events have led to challenging market conditions. To further understand the state of... read more
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Overconfidence and overreliance: the two mistakes of SFTR implementation

3rd July 2019

The investment banking sector has coped with relentless regulatory change over the last 10 years. However, despite these tighter regulations and updates, the industry has continued to flourish. Indeed, the regulatory demands have led to an increased focus on streamlined processes and innovative technology. For transaction reporting in... read more