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Ferber: Multiple questions remain for Libra

16th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Politicians in Europe are still concerned over potential risks the Libra Association’s cryptocurrency could bring to markets. “As regulators we have to take care that there is no regulatory arbitrage and everyone plays by the same rules,” said European Parliament member Markus Ferber, in an email. “That is why we need a... read more
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How cross border is shifting the transaction banking landscape

15th October 2019

Company: Finastra
Real-time cross-border payments are growing in presence and show no signs of stopping. A growth that will affect, not only the corporates’ treasury but also the banks’ own treasury operations. The time has come to learn how to effectively manage this change. What’s driving this change? In spite of the increase in popularity for... read more
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How Canary Wharf almost became a ‘yuppie tombstone’ - a lesson to be learned when modernising your treasury systems

14th October 2019

In 1987, the then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher telephoned Canadian property developer Paul Reichman asking him to develop London’s derelict docklands into a glittering new financial centre. The urban myth is that Reichman, who already boasted similar successes in New York and elsewhere, looked at a small-scale map of London and deduced... read more
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Algo trading innovations stoke fear despite increased popularity

11th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Once feared by traders and regulators alike, attitudes towards algorithmic trading have changed. The development of more sophisticated algorithms, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and an increasingly regulated market have shifted perspectives on the strategy. But tension lingers, as fear of the unknown has been replaced by anxieties around... read more
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Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2019

11th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Voting is now open for the 2019 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for technology firms they believe have really stood out during the year. The Rankings look at functional capabilities offered by vendors, as well as market specific attributes.  Firms selected in the Rankings... read more
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BNY Mellon on multiyear cleanse of internal data

10th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
It will take a couple of years for BNY Mellon to cleanse its data so it can be used across the company, according to the bank's global head of digital partnerships, Lucien Foster. “We are creating a data lake for ourselves and that is really the foundation of what the digital group is looking at and hydrating that lake,”... read more
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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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No commercial use for blockchain, say banks

9th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Challenges around scalability and cost pressures have resulted in an inability to create a viable commercial use case for blockchain technology, according to two bankers. “We know that blockchain does suffer from scalability issues, which is one of the challenges,” said Rob Scott, managing director and senior banker at... read more
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Deutsche Bank’s Maley: Banks let fintech take market share

8th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Banks have allowed fintechs to take a large portion of market share, according to Paul Maley, managing director, head of corporate bank UK and Ireland at Deutsche Bank “[Banks] have as a community allowed the fintech and certain providers to actually take away a lot of market share, a lot of access to clients, and therefore, a lot of... read more
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Barclays had "fingers burned” interfacing bots across systems

8th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Barclays has run into problems when project managing end-to-end system upgrades, according to Martin King, head of process transformation for risk, finance and technology at the UK bank. "Where we have had our fingers burned in the past is where we have tried to interface things like bots with many, many strategic systems across an... read more