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Meeting the initial margin challenge – part 2

8th January 2019

Company: Calypso
This is the second in our series of articles generated from a recent Calypso webinar on BCBS-IOSCO regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements. Given that one of the first decisions to be made is how to calculate IM and exchange it with counterparties, we look at how you can benefit by using a standard methodology in the shape of Isda’s... read more
2019: market turmoil to drive fintech demand

2019: market turmoil to drive fintech demand

28th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
If a number of economic indicators are to no longer be ignored, financial markets are not far off a sharp correction, followed by a deep and lasting depression. Alarmingly, economists are pointing to a variety of factors – from US corporate bonds to household wealth – that could drag markets into serious trouble. That, as a number of... read more
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US regulators turn gaze to cryptos

20th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Historically, the mantra that many fintechs have clinged to despite possessing many features of traditional financial services is ‘we are not financial institutions’. The rationale behind that distinction is that during the sector’s infancy it was true, giving companies the space to innovate unconstrained and justified to... read more
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Fintech regions to watch out for in 2019

18th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Headlining in 2018, the price volatility of bitcoin, cloud computing, and challenger banks stole the show. Funding in the UK from the government in East London Tech City and tech partnerships in Brazil and South Africa, has shown that digitisation and innovation have been front of mind for both private and public sectors. Looking at the year... read more
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Collaboration is London’s “secret sauce” for fintech success

14th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
London has a “secret sauce” that keeps it ahead of the US and China. That’s according to Alastair Lukies, non-executive chairman of Innovate Finance and the Prime Minister’s business ambassador for fintech. “There’s a difference between disruptive fintech and enabling fintech. If you look at Silicon Valley, it... read more
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Compliance resource drain holding back capital markets innovation

11th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Firms “completely consumed” by solving regulatory projects are holding back proper back office innovation in capital markets, according to Alastair Rutherford senior advisor for Nomura Research Institute. Speaking at an industry event in London this week, he argued that when companies are tying up “key resources” on... read more
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Selecting the right data management platform

11th December 2018

Company: AIM Software
As more market participants realize how essential strong data governance is over the past few years, the market for enterprise data management (EDM) solutions has grown exponentially. While there are many vendors out there, choosing the right one can be crucial for the firm’s long-term success. Bobsguide spoke with Maurice Heffernan, Chief... read more
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45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more
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Is SaaS the right solution for all financial institutions?

10th December 2018

If you manage a financial institution then you will know that your IT is the backbone of your business. Your clients come to you for your financial expertise but it is your IT systems that allow you to translate that expertise into practical solutions for your clients. For many firms managing those IT systems is a significant problem. Not many... read more
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Meeting the initial margin challenge - part 1

4th December 2018

Company: Calypso
With the dust still settling on the latest crop of firms to comply with BCBS-IOSCO regulatory initial margin (IM) requirements, the spotlight turns on the much larger number of firms expected to fall in-scope in the remaining two phases: between 30 and 50 firms in Phase 4 (2019) and 750 to 1000 firms in Phase 5 (2020). Aware... read more