Trading Systems Insights

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The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds and who pays?

26th March 2020

In my previous article, I examined how effective liquidity management in treasury depends upon having a consolidated view and control of corporate cash. In this one, I consider why building dedicated connectivity is necessary to achieve this, who should build it and who will pay for it. One of the many effects of globalisation has been the... read more
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Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II

25th March 2020

The clock is ticking on the European Union (EU)’s Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which comes into force on 3 September 2020. It’s part of a cross-sector industry initiative to improve the existing set of standards on corporate actions and general meetings for listed equities, whilst addressing other issues for which the... read more
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When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators?

24th March 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
The scale of the problem has been demonstrated by the legislative activity of the European Parliament, which over the past five years has adopted three directives regarding anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. Complying with the directives is a particular challenge for banks, exposed to a three-fold risk in terms of money laundering... read more
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Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities

20th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
During these unprecedented times, corporate treasurers must deal with a difficult and uncertain new normal. Drawing relevance of data analytics to the treasury function, Börries Többens – senior manager, finance advisory, KPMG writes: “Analytics serves to derive specific measures/decisions from findings and is upstream from... read more
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Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls

18th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Trading floors at many of the world’s tier one banks will be reconsidering their view of risk in the face of the coronavirus pandemic according to fintech market participants. “In many ways the pandemic and the consequent market activity has delivered two simultaneous black swans: in parallel with the heightened market volatility,... read more
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Case study: How Salmon rose to SEGRO’s treasury challenge

16th March 2020

SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It is the largest listed pan-European warehouse owner and developer. The group owns or manages eight million square metres of space (86 million square feet) valued at £12.2bn serving customers... read more
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Banks embrace external tech to replace in-house systems

21st February 2020

Company: bobsguide
Banks will seek external software solutions as in-house tech debts increase, according to vendors trying to reduce tech spend. According to Robert Cooke, chief technology officer and founder of 3Forge, there will be an increase in tech companies creating “holistic” platforms providing full front-end integration. 3Forge consolidates... read more
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Does the high financial exposure in the US represent a risk for the euro area?

20th February 2020

Company: Prometeia
The euro area holds US assets worth approximately €7,000bn (60 percent of GDP) - with almost half portfolio investments (Chart 1). At the end of 2006, that is, before the financial crisis in 2008, European investments in the US totalled €2,600bn, less than 30 percent of GDP. Europe’s current asset position combined with the higher... read more
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Cyber security "starts with the board"

7th February 2020

Just as we rang in the 2020s, foreign exchange company Travelex found itself battling a well-coordinated ransomware and meticulously planned cyber- attack. This attack came as a timely reminder that, as financial firms extend their offering and reliance on all things digital, we can only expect the risk of cyber incidents to increase. No... read more