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Trends: Best of frenemies – why banks and fintechs have to collaborate | Fintech Recap 2017

13th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
When digitally native financial services and next generation fintech first emerged as legitimate contenders to incumbent banks, battle lines were understandably drawn. You couldn’t attend a banking conference for several years without hearing the expression “fintech’s intention is to eat your lunch” seemingly on repeat. ... read more
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Secrets of implementing a successful Treasury Management System

13th December 2017

As a corporate treasurer, do you have a TMS? When did you implement it? Was it a success? Were you happy with the outcome? Are you still happy with your choice? Will it serve you into the future? Did it cost you more than you expected and above the original quotation? After implementation, are you still using spreadsheets... read more
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How fund look-through improves buy-side risk monitoring and performance evaluation

13th December 2017

Asset managers and owners increasingly implement their investment strategy by buying funds from a number of providers. These funds can represent a significant portion of the firm’s portfolio, and complicate their ability to manage risk, measure performance and comply with global shareholder disclosure regulations. Managing fund holdings... read more
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Trends: Is the blockchain era finally here? | Fintech recap 2017

12th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst blockchain has been knocking on the mainstream’s door for some years, it was only arguably as recently as this Sunday that it was allowed a significant foot in. In from the cold and finally joining AI, Big Data and the Cloud around the fire, the announcement on Sunday that CBOE was now trading bitcoin futures suggests the... read more
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Revolutionising asset and wealth management, spread betting and fintech with in-memory computing

12th December 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
Digital Transformation is taking place in every industry, and the extent and pace of change in financial services is truly breathtaking. “In-Memory Computing for Financial Services eBook, Part 1” published by GridGain Systems, explored how in-memory computing platforms such as Apache® Ignite™ and GridGain support rapidly... read more
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The signs that point to volatile markets in December

12th December 2017

Company: EQ Global
Sterling has once again been trading in wide ranges against the Euro (High 1.1441 versus Low 1.1080) and USD (High 1.3400 versus Low 1.3034) since the beginning of Q4. The first UK interest rate rise in more than a decade was anticipated by markets and Sterling has been under pressure following mixed signals about the monetary policy outlook and... read more
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MiFID II, PSD2, GDPR: 12 months of regulation reviewed | Fintech Recap 2017

11th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Tech buzzwords such as AI and blockchain have certainly garnered plenty of attention in the past year, and quite rightly so. But no single trend, objective, or concern has piqued the interest of the bobsguide community more in 2017 than regulation compliance, particularly in relation to three of the most significant pieces of legislation to affect... read more
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Why hidden opportunities in data are the key to maintaining long term banking relationships

11th December 2017

Company: SBDA Group
January 2018 will become a milestone in global financial history: PSD2 reforms coming into force will drive innovation within a centuries-old service model. Customers will benefit from easier switching from their primary bank and enjoy new alternative applications as main touch points with banks. At the same time, banks will face the challenge of... read more
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

11th December 2017

Company: SimCorp
Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles... read more