Risk Management Systems Insights

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AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

20th October 2020

Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial intelligence that I hear. I believe that most of us in the investment management world still do not truly understand artificial intelligence. What we often refer to as AI (and read about in the... read more
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Data challenges persist with SFTR buyside go-live

19th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
With the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) for the buyside now live, reconciliation issues linger from July’s implementation date. “People have been getting generally very good matching rates on the primary matching for SFTR, but there’s lots of work to move on in terms of actually reconciling all the other... read more
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FMIs face more cyber threats than ever but remain robust to attacks

14th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Despite growing risks of cyberattacks and the need to switch to remote working, Financial Market Institutions (FMIs) adapted well to the crisis, according to speakers at Sibos. “FMIs could quickly move to the new mode of working, especially during volatile markets. It all went smoothly,” said Fiona Van Echelpoel, deputy... read more
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Q&A: Financial data reconciliation – new mindset, new technology

12th October 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
What are the main reasons these days for companies to pursue reconciliation automation? Reconciliation automation fits into the broader concept of business transformation in the realm of finance & accounting. To put it in a perspective, those efforts are aimed at reducing manual operations, tackling complexity, securing greater reporting... 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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Sibos panel: “revolution” in payments will be in data

8th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
“Data-only transactions already dwarf payment transactions and that will just increase tenfold over the next few years, both at the domestic payment system level and at the cross-border level,” said Paul Stoddart, president, new payment platforms, Mastercard during a Sibos panel yesterday. According to Stoddart, data-only... read more
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Sibos panel: Appeal of CBDCs is programmable nature

6th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
As central banks show increased interest in developing their digital currencies, understanding, and grasping the benefits of implementing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) remains at the core of the debate. Arwen Smit, author and senior adviser at MintBit, believes the decline in the usage of cash is not the only driver for adopting... read more
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Health and wealth: happy together

5th October 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
The last year acquisition of InstaMed, a healthcare payment solutions specialist, by JP Morgan, has delivered significant benefits to customers of both parties of the deal. It allowed for combining innovative solutions and the vast payment capabilities using the strength and scale of the bank, and healthcare industry experience of the technology... read more
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Market risk looms following Esma equivalence announcement

2nd October 2020

Company: bobsguide
With Brexit negotiations still pending, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) risks perpetuating instability with an extended European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) equivalence period. “The EU were firm in their statement that they expect firms to reduce their exposure to systemically important UK clearing houses.... 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