Treasury Management Systems Insights
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
20th March 2020
Reference data has been on a journey for many years. A decade ago, in the reconciliation-based world of post-trade, tolerated levels of inaccuracy were high single digit percentages and in some cases beyond. The financial crisis highlighted just how risk sensitive reference data had become in trading operations, internally and between... read more
18th March 2020
Synthetic fraud? Biometrics? An abundance of jargon and buzzwords emerge when you begin to research identity validation and data in concert with the creation of a digital account opening strategy. This article attempts to go back to basics and outline some key considerations with data when a financial institution turns toward digital channels for... read more
12th March 2020
With markets teetering across the globe, firms are turning more to software providers to help mitigate the damage. BlackRock's proprietary software has become – perhaps - indispensible to many.
Asset, Liability, Debt and Derivative Investment Network, or Aladdin, is the asset manager’s proprietary risk management system... read more
3rd March 2020
In 2007, when the first-generation iPhone was initially released, only a quarter of the European population banked online. Since then, our relationship with technology and applications throughout all aspects of our lives has rapidly evolved.
Fast-forward to 2020 and the use of mobile applications and digital services in banking has... read more
11th February 2020
For more than a decade, the asset management industry has witnessed large-scale consolidation driven by increased margin pressures, as investors continue to shift their savings away from active funds in favour of cheaper passive investment strategies.
This exodus from active funds shows little sign of slowing however, with US passive funds... read more
10th February 2020
Invisible liquidity is unmanageable liquidity. This inconvenient truth remains as valid today as it has ever since the discipline of liquidity management first emerged. Furthermore, while it may be widely-acknowledged, it certainly isn't widely-resolved. The number of global multinationals who can honestly claim that their treasuries have 100... read more
27th January 2020
When companies make the decision to turn to technology to optimise their financial setup, they tend to come with a long catalog of questions. But while RfP-style requirement lists do have their merit, there are other, more targeted ways to ensure you get exactly what you need and when you need it. One of the most effective ones is a scoping... read more
14th January 2020
Effectively managing and storing trade data will ensure that technology used to comply with current regulations remains usable for future requirements, says the chief product and engineering officer, Calypso.
“[Having] data in a consistent format, where applications dealing with different product types, different parts of the trade life... read more
9th January 2020
While the regulatory wave that followed the financial crisis appears to have crested, financial institutions are still facing new challenges.
Global and local regulators are demanding greater reporting integration across multiple business processes and faster reactions to change.
The boundaries between finance, risk and regulatory reporting... read more