Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
26th June 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI)'s potential is difficult to pin down. In a competitive market like investment banking every advantage is needed to come out on top in terms of profitability, lead generation and customer experience.
Yet according to a June 2018 survey from Greenwich Associates, just 17% of investment professionals are... read more
25th June 2019
Alistair Rennie joined IBM in 2007 in the firm’s Toronto Software Laboratory and has held a number of senior and executive roles. Previously general manager for IBM’s Industry Analytics Unit, he is responsible for leading the creation and delivery of cognitive solutions for the financial services industry.
Bobsguide caught up with... read more
18th June 2019
From early-stage payments fintechs to giant acquirers, every company is asking themselves the same question: “How can we turn our data into dollars?”
After all, most companies these days are to some extent data companies, whether they are aware of it or not. Many businesses try to leverage certain types of data they capture, but... read more
10th June 2019
Four gambling businesses have been fined £4.5 million for failing to put in place effective safeguards to prevent money laundering as the UK Gambling Commission works to improve anti-money laundering (AML) compliance for online gambling.
The announcement - a result of an ongoing investigation into online casinos - comes on the heels of the... read more
24th May 2019
Banks’ middle management and specialists must do more to convince the executive of the opportunities and cost saving benefits posed by T2/T2S (TARGET2 & TARGET2 Securities) Consolidation.
Affecting some 1,700 EEA bank accounts, the T2/T2S Consolidation project - which is due to go live in November 2021 - is a great burden for European... read more
20th May 2019
The role of client and counterparty risk management has assumed greater strategic importance over the last few years in light of heightened regulatory scrutiny and the introduction of new rules around AML/KYC, ultimate beneficial ownership, global data privacy and investor protection rules. With the growth of AI/RPA-enabled compliance processes,... read more
15th May 2019
Client reporting is often seen as the sterile end of any investment process; a cost of doing business rather than an area that can add value for the end investor. Much of this perception is due to a lack of joined-up thinking on the part of the industry (investment managers, consultants and software vendors) concerning... read more
13th May 2019
We first published this piece in 2015 as a kind of checklist for those bank treasuries trying to achieve everything demanded of them but struggling to do so efficiently. The ‘seven signs’ were indicators of where fragmented, legacy treasury management systems may be letting them down as they tried to meet new demands.
If anything,... read more
30th April 2019
Stringent data and reporting requirements could negatively impact small business lending in the US, according to the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), while lawyers believe it could be an opportunity for fintechs to establish themselves in the market.
Under Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau... read more