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No let up for CAT obligations

2nd November 2020

The latest Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting obligations went live on October 26. However, there’s no time to rest for firms, who are now tasked with preparing for the next set of requirements in January 2021. Having moderated a CAT webinar with leading industry experts from FINRA CAT, Morgan Stanley, RegEdge, and Cboe Global Markets... read more
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Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models

29th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Lack of sustainability threatens challenger bank longevity, according to a panel at Money 2020 Moneyfest yesterday. “Of course companies have to be profitable, but most of all they have to be sustainable. This is the point, and to be sustainable you can’t always reach out to the market and do fundraising,” said Paola... read more
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Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?

29th October 2020

At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade settlement failure? While there will always be trades that fail, the tolerance levels of banking boardroom execs must be at breaking point right now if the latest Esma Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities (TVR)... read more
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Traders and venues urged to prepare for non-equivalence

26th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
With Brexit looming, politicians and trading market participants are growing increasingly sceptical of equivalence between EU and UK trade reporting. “I have not the impression that the European Commission is inclined to move forward with an equivalence decision for trading venues swiftly, particularly in the absence of an overall... read more
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Pandemic forces UK dispute resolution rethink

22nd October 2020

Company: bobsguide
The disruption and financial pressures caused by the pandemic are likely to give rise to some common challenges for businesses across sectors, whether the problem concerns a supplier or a customer. While each case will require specific advice, parties should be generally aware of some recent changes to legal remedies available when approaching a... read more
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How banks can leverage the potential of data in cash management and treasury

21st October 2020

Data has been a hotly discussed topic in the banking world for some time now. And as firms learn to adapt to the latest pandemic pressure – whether that be new working environments or unprecedented levels of market volatility –  the need for real-time visibility of their data has never been more important. But when it comes to... read more
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Why does the Bank of England think that post trade is in need of reform?

12th October 2020

In June this year, the Bank of England published the findings from its Post-Trade Technology Market Practitioner Panel, which brings together post-trade specialists to identify and discuss the key challenges facing firms. The banking industry was still very much in fire-fighting mode with respect to the coronavirus crisis and whilst the paper... read more
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Lack of tech standards complicates audit

5th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Despite advantages, technological advancements could complicate the already complex shared audit process, according to a panel of accountants during an Accountancy Age Live Discussion on October 2. “I think potentially audit technology could be a barrier to some of the reforms, particularly in shared audits,” said Richard Spofforth,... read more
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Accountants encourage tech investment despite pandemic uncertainty

30th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
Accountants must invest in long term technological change, according to a panel of accountants and tech providers during an Accountancy Age webinar yesterday. “We’re in a situation now where if you can get the streamlining right and the process and the technology right, it’s cost effective to do so,” said Simon Michaels,... read more