Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more

How to automate cash forecasting processes

10th December 2018

Company: CashAnalytics
Cash forecasts are vital tools for all businesses. Depending on what the corporate objectives of the cash forecast are, they may vary in form, time horizon, and granularity. What unites them, however, is how frustratingly long the process can be if it is run entirely manually. As a result, increasingly, CFOs and Finance Directors are looking for... read more

Europe’s financial services turn to data for competitive advantage

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
This past year has been a variety of regulations mean banks, traders, brokers, big insurers, asset managers and other market participants restructure their data management systems and completely reassess internal resources. From the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) to the second payments directive and of course... read more

5 ways disruptive technologies will transform AML compliance

3rd December 2018

Company: Fenergo
There is no doubt that the financial world is undergoing radical transformation, aided by the plethora of newer and more disruptive technologies. In fact, it’s safe to say that financial services will be virtually unrecognizable in the next 10 years. However, some things remain the same. Banks will always have client, regulatory, operational... read more

The digital transformation puzzle: no more shying away from technology

3rd December 2018

Company: Feedzai
With banking customers expecting higher quality and faster interactions, customer experience has become the battleground where banks compete to retain existing customers and attract new ones. Many banks are embracing digital transformation (DT) as a strategy on which to build new and advanced customer experiences and better, more compelling... read more

Muted interest in quantum computing threatens early adoption

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll in a bobsguide webinar found that 47.7% of industry professionals do not consider quantum computing a priority with concerns around implementation and premature adoption. But for panellist, Dr Nikitas Stamatopoulos, vice president of quantitative research analytics at JPMorgan, the results weren’t... read more

UK’s incumbent retail banks must embrace commercial risk

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Banks must find their niche and “bloody well deliver” or face losing customers to challengers. according to Alison Jaap, head of change at First Direct. Speaking at an event in London this week, Jaap argued that incumbents need to take more commercial risks as innovative products flood the market. Banks simply can’t afford to... read more

Leading order management systems

28th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
Efficient order management is critical to the success of any organisation. Yet achieving flawless orders on an ongoing basis can be challenging for organisations of all shapes and sizes. There are dozens of hurdles to overcome along the often tumultuous road to order fulfilment – from opening orders, keeping track of available inventory,... read more

The AI workhorse: demystifying RPA | podcast

26th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The story of automation in financial services is one told with heavy hype. Reportedly driver technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, the buzzwords artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) have seen an explosion in growth and investment, according to Guy Kirkwood of automation specialists,... read more