Editor's picks: Fintech and the cloud

18th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, bobsguide In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of... read more

Automatic Exchange of Information and the competitive advantages of good Client Data Management

17th August 2017

Company: BearingPoint
By Silvan Arpagaus - Manager, Iris Grewe - Partner, Ronald Frey - Partner, at BearingPoint Financial institutions are exposed to a greater regulatory pressure on the part of various national and international authorities, especially from Europe and the USA. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the Automatic Exchange of Information... read more

Taking blockchain treasury technology out of the sandbox

17th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
2017 and 2018 have both been predicted to be year blockchain breaks through to the mainstream in fintech, but as of today businesses are still floundering when it comes to finding use cases for the innovative technology. This has not prevented pioneering treasurers from diving into the sandbox to experiment though. Take, for example, the Port of... read more

The biggest fintech appointments of 2017 so far Pt.1

16th August 2017

Company: bobsguide
Our roundup of the biggest people moves affecting the fintech industry throughout 2017.  Metro Bank appoints Chief Technology Officer Earlier this month Metro Bank announced the appointment of Martyn Atkinson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Atkinson is currently director of digital and change at the bank and will take up the... read more

Why wealth managers need to take the lead in financial education

16th August 2017

Company: Kurtosys Systems
There are a huge number of people currently not working, having retired from full-time employment, who don’t have adequate pension pots to allow them to live in comfort. And there are also an awful lot of people who are still working but will be heading for the same future. The age of retirement continues to rise, and while many will have... read more

How GDPR compliance can ignite Digital Transformation

15th August 2017

Over the past decade the vast majority of businesses have invested heavily in collecting reams of customer data; indeed this data increasingly informs every aspect of business strategy. It may, therefore, come as a surprise to many CMOs and CXOs to discover that a number of IT teams are planning to delete vast amounts of this customer information... read more

Evolution and Intelligent Design – a match made in MiFID

15th August 2017

Company: Quintessence
The Quality of Execution provisions of MiFID II apply pressure on both the buy-side and sell-side to provide self-assessment of their execution capacity. Critically, investment firms will be required to answer hard questions about their allocation of trades between markets and brokers. These questions require a formal response. While it is tempting... read more

WORM compliant storage in the cloud: Putting the finance industry on Cloud 9

14th August 2017

The financial industry remains one of the largest and most highly scrutinized and regulated industry’s in the world.  In the U.S. alone FINRA, a not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors, keeps watch over 632,740 brokers representing over 3,800 broker-dealer firms. In 2016, FINRA referred 785... read more

Regulatory milestones: How the countdown to 2018 and MiFID II has already begun

14th August 2017

This feels nothing like the time before MiFID I went live, but in essence it is a similar upgrade to instrument reference data as it was then. In the period before EMIR went live, Euromoney TRADEDATA collaborated with the then FSA to create a fit-for-purpose AII (Alternative Instrument Identifier) data set for certain EU markets; a data set that... read more