Risk Management Systems Insights

OTC automation could spur cross-asset crashes

OTC automation could spur cross-asset crashes

12th December 2011

Dr Richard Bentley, Industry Vice President, Banking & Capital MarketsRegulators in Europe and the US are grappling with how to make over the counter (OTC) markets more transparent and easier to monitor. Automation is the key and the mandated use of swaps execution facilities (SEFs) and central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) will revolutionise... read more
Fostering innovation through academic research

Fostering innovation through academic research

6th December 2011

Company: OneMarketData
By Louis Lovas, director of Solutions, OneMarketDataResearch is the cornerstone of technological change and innovation. Research is the process by which science investigates and analyses to yield conclusions - sometimes an ascribed hypothesis of some phenomena in pursuit of the facts, or often a stated theory as the explanation of the facts. As... read more
Liquidity risk management to boost performance

Liquidity risk management to boost performance

5th December 2011

Company: Wolters Kluwer
By Nancy Masschelein, head of Product Strategy, FinArch and Nele Matthys, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch The financial crisis revealed weaknesses in liquidity risk programs at financial institutionsThe causes and the unfolding of the financial crisis have highlighted a number of concerns and issues for practitioners, policy makers as... read more
A busy year for Big Data errors

A busy year for Big Data errors

2nd December 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO at ClusterSeven2011 should go down as the most significant year yet for errors in the sea of unstructured financial data - increasingly seen as part of the Big Data problem engulfing all modern institutions. One wonders what 2012 will bring.Despite the problems that these errors have caused, firms such as ClusterSeven face a... read more
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MiFID II - where are the technology opportunities?

1st December 2011

Company: bobsguide
Regulation continues to be a buzzword for the financial services sector, particularly as the economic volatility continues over three years after the collapse of Lehmans. For many financial institutions regulation is viewed as an albatross around the neck in terms of both costs and time. Some commentators argue that clipping the wings of banks... read more
Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

30th November 2011

Company: CGI
Many organisations are considering the case for centralising payments and collections in a shared service centre - a payment factory. Garry Young, Logica’s director of corporate services and SaaS, discusses the drivers behind corporate payments change. He also examines the cash visibility, control and efficiency benefits that can be realised from... read more
Bank regulation and trade finance

Bank regulation and trade finance

28th November 2011

Company: Surecomp
Attempts to impose blanket regulations on something as diverse as modern banking was bound to have some unintended consequences, says Raphael Barisaac, Surecomp vice-president Europe and head of Trade Finance Products.When world trade suddenly contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, it demonstrated how vitally important trade finance is to the... read more
Making a payment factory pay

Making a payment factory pay

28th November 2011

By Marcus Hughes, business development director, Bottomline TechnologiesThe global economic environment continues to pose ever more challenging questions for today’s corporate treasurer with almost daily stories of fresh problems, country bailouts and concerns over the euro. The need for proper visibility and control over cash, core weapons in... read more
Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

21st November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Volatility in the financial services industry continues to be a key topic of discussion in the sector as the 2011 conference season enters its final month. In his opening address at the Derivatives World conference William Mitting, editor of Futures & Options World (FOW), said that instability is still present within the sector - from the... read more
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Money via the airwaves: mobile remittance connects with the world

21st November 2011

Company: EastNets
By Hazem Mulhim, CEO, EastNetsThe airwaves as a wallet. A relatively new technology called ‘mobile remittance’ offers just that: the convenience of sending money from anywhere in the world, at any time, via cellular networks. Mobile remittance is a part of the mobile payments movement that has swept through many parts of Asia and Europe. The... read more