Accurate and timely security and position data provide the foundation for front and middle office decision support. Last month, Charles River discussed issues that buy-side firms face managing security data. This month we turn to position data management challenges and discuss how the Investment Book of Record (IBOR) addresses these issues by... read more
Could 2016 be the year of the fintech enablers? More and more banks are experimenting with and investing in new technology such as blockchain, big data and machine learning algorithms. However, we are yet to see the full effects of these partnerships but day 2 at Finovate showcased many products that could provide alternative financing.
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The start of the year is a great time for businesses to put fresh eyes on their business strategy. As the financial market continues to be as competitive as ever, they should be prepared for the unexpected. Thus, it is vital they stay aware of the trends and predictions that will shape the industry in 2016.
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Innovation in fintech has moved in a new direction in 2016 and with new players coming to the surface, the traditional sector has started to become digitally savvy after understanding that the consumer is looking for simplicity and cost effective solutions. Since the financial crisis, billions of dollars have been spent on startups in order to fund... read more
Banks must move from a product-based paradigm to one that puts the customer in the driver’s seat.
Banks today are grappling with an overly simplistic understanding of their customers combined with a vastly complex product set with only very subtle differences, frequently unappreciated by customers. All of this comes at a significant cost... read more
Don’t bother asking Santander Innoventures boss Mariano Belinky what the next fintech unicorn will be – he isn’t interested. Heading up the Madrid-based bank’s $100m fund for financial tech startups, he says it’s the wrong metric and the fixation with billion-dollar plus valuations comes at the expense the real target:... read more
“In China, you see a lot of stuff happening for the first time over the mobile and Internet platforms. China is far ahead of the rest of the world," Tim Pagett, financial-services industry leader at Deloitte China, told The Wall Street Journal. Fintech has exploded in China and many innovative startups have benefited from the... read more
So, how is your firm’s Accord migration programme shaping up? Is it on course or ahead of schedule? Or does it require some initial impetus in the early stages of planning? Either way, this required change brings with it an opportunity to re-examine your efficiency levels and review your overall matching strategy.
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The FinTech Innovation Awards are now in their second year, and the judging panel is only getting more illustrious. Meet a few of the FinTech wonders selecting this year’s winners.
Chaired by Dan Cobley, this year’s prestigious line-up of judges comprises leading authorities and specialists from across the FinTech sector. Find... read more