Trading Systems Insights


ETRM vendors to change approach in face of market pressures

22nd September 2020

Company: bobsguide
2020 looks to be a hallmark year for commodities as volatility in oil markets combined with uncertainty over future demand tests the Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) solutions of businesses. Baris Ertan, managing director of global trading and commercial lead at Accenture said in an email that in response to the changes in the energy... read more

Automation tipping point for financial transaction taxes arrives

14th September 2020

Company: GBST
Financial transaction taxes (FTT), a levy on financial transactions such as the purchase or sale of financial instruments, have been on the radar of capital markets firms for over a decade. The 2008 global financial crisis created political pressure to ensure that the financial sector contributed fairly to the costs of the crisis. As a result,... read more

Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2020

28th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
Voting is now open for the 2020 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for the 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.  Votes are then compiled and... read more

How financial services firms can secure their WFH networks

14th August 2020

As the coronavirus continues to haunt the human race, many companies worldwide have stretched out their work from home (WFH) arrangements—some of them permanently. Technology giants are leading the way back home, as companies including Twitter, Square, and Facebook roll out variations of  “work from home forever” models. Like... read more

SCA experimentation grows ahead of deadline

11th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
Market participants are still struggling with aspects of strong customer authentication (SCA) ahead of the December 31 deadline, according to payment service providers (PSPs). “At the beginning it was very misunderstood from the perspective that it [was thought to be] the same as two-factor authentication, or something just about securing... read more

CFTC’s flexible capital requirements to benefit non-bank swap dealers

6th August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s latest ruling on capital requirements for swap dealers will favour watchful non-bank dealers, according to lawyers. “They’ve made this option that you can basically follow the bank rules and it will be interesting to see how many people choose to do that,” says Geoffrey... read more

Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Debate is growing over the implementation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (Isda’s) common domain model (CDM), as uptake remains slow nearly three years after the project’s launch. “Lack of standards creates a self-perpetuating mess,” says Daniel Schwartz, head of fintech and capital markets... read more

Process reviews required to prevent financial crime

28th July 2020

Company: SAS
Combatting financial crime has long been an arduous process. Conducting face to face investigations on the ground far and wide and rifling through masses of paperwork places a huge burden on the time and resources of financial organisations.   These traditional forensic techniques may produce results in the end, but not without considerable... read more

The webpage archiving blind spot that could cost City firms millions

22nd July 2020

As reported by The Times earlier this month, many City firms have made substantial investments to install trading systems and recorded telephone lines in the homes of their traders during lockdown, all to meet compliance requirements. But there is often a huge blind spot in many financial services  companies that could cost them millions in... read more