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Upgrading banking systems: A Finastra/HBL case study

8th October 2019

Company: Finastra
The relationship between a bank and its fintech partners is one that needs gentle management, on both parts, as well as regular review. Throughout implementation and across the lifeline of the relationship, close project management and systematic assessment is paramount. Two organisations that have been working together for some time now are... read more
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Using AI for safekeeping capital investments and portfolio optimisation

8th October 2019

With the increasing volatility of markets and complexity of products available for investors today, wealth managers are bound to use artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their overall strategy. There is a need to embark on new technologies in order to keep up with the ever-growing challenges faced by wealth managers and their clients alike.... read more
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Buy-side must be ready for early SFTR go-live

7th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Fund managers may be required to provide data under the EU’s Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) ahead of their reporting deadline, according to Catherine Talks, product manager, UnaVista. Under the rules, firms must be able to report counterparties' details. Credit institutions, investment firms and relevant third... read more
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Video: Treasury's great disruptors

7th October 2019

Company: Calypso
The influx of regulations over the past few years – from Emir, Mifid II, Mifir in the EU, and Dodd-frank in the US – has put significant pressure on treasury managers, and has changed the role of the treasury management system. Once considered a middle and back office function, treasury management has grown to become of great strategic... 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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John Glen MP: "Rapid" evolution of cash alternatives needed

3rd October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Innovation in alternatives to cash must become a priority, according to John Glen, economic secretary to the UK government's treasury. “I completely embrace the opportunities that exist in other [payment] sources. I am not trying to hold onto cash, what I am trying to do is to say that the recognition that we feel in government,... read more
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Hurdles in real-time payments despite accelerated uptake

3rd October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Adoption of real-time payments has been picking up recently, according to a recent report by FIS, but not without barriers. Research by the payments giant suggests retailers and fintechs are embracing open payment initiatives, with firms such as Amazon, Facebook, Alipay, Tencent (WeChat), Baidu and Google expanding their presence in real-time... read more
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London Lord Mayor: Emerging markets threaten UK’s fintech status

3rd October 2019

Company: bobsguide
The UK must drive innovation to remain a key fintech hub as emerging markets scale rapidly, according to Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London. “We’ve talked about the sheer strength of fintech here in the UK and it is a mark of quality and it’s regarded for that quality around the world. But if you look at scale,... read more
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Commerzbank’s Weitzel: Germany looks to lead Europe with blockchain legislation

1st October 2019

Company: bobsguide
The German Federal Ministry of Finance’s proposal to legislate for blockchain technology is an example of how German policy makers and regulators are looking to move ahead of the rest of Europe, according to Enno-Burghard Weitzel, cluster lead trade finance, Commerzbank. “Companies and regulators are waking up, no longer is... read more
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Ripple builds liquidity capabilities

1st October 2019

Company: bobsguide
US-based Ripple is ramping up its instant liquidity capabilities in a bid to stand out in the increasingly competitive cross-border payments sphere, and has been on an acquisition spree to build back end capabilities.  “We’ve been ramping up our efforts around On-Demand Liquidity,” says Amir Sarhangi, vice president of... read more