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Take the stress out of stress testing - 02 Feb 2011
Company: Rule Financial Ltd.
By Diana Ouamar, risk consultant, Rule FinancialSince the start of the year, it has been made clear that European governments are likely to face fresh attacks about the state of their economies throughout 2011 and beyond. The UK’s chancellor of the exchequer followed the New Year festivities with a stark warning to European finance ministers in a...
Company: IT2 Treasury Solutions
By Paul Higdonchief technology officerThe backgroundIt is now over two years since the full fury of the financial crisis struck. Its effects have reverberated throughout the corporate treasury industry, changing priorities in cash, treasury and risk management, and in the demands and requirements placed on the technology solutions that support...
Managing risk in FX - 25 Jan 2011
Company: Quartet Financial Systems
By Xavier Bellouard, co-founder at Quartet FSFX is the most global market in the capital markets world and also one of the most liquid - it has an average traded value that exceeds $1.9 trillion per day and includes all of the globe’s currencies. With the growth of electronic access and trading, institutional investors are increasingly looking at...
The adoption of SWIFTNet connectivity - 29 Dec 2010
By Jørgen Jensen Nasarius directorNasarius, a Nordic consultancy specialising in payments, cash management and treasury, hosted a SWIFT industry reception in Copenhagen in early November 2010. With unique insights from SWIFT, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nordea and animated panel discussions, the participants considered how corporate customers can...
The arms race for low latency - 08 Dec 2010
Company: Level 3
By Ashley Atkins, business development director, Finance at Level 3 The way the markets trade has changed dramatically. Business which was once done by steely East End market traders, adept at calculating fast changing figures and securing the best price by shouting across a room, is now carried out almost entirely electronically. The market floor...
The practical management of market risk - 07 Dec 2010
Company: Imagine Software Inc
By Dr Lance Smith, chief executive officer, Imagine SoftwareManaging market risk is more than evaluating exposures and anticipating potential losses. Stressful market conditions like those during the 2008 credit crisis involve other issues: loss of liquidity, ballooning counterparty exposures and margin calls, forced sell-off of assets at deep...
Talking through the VDI options - 29 Nov 2010
Company: Centralis Ltd
By Ewen Anderson, managing director, CentralisIf you were a fly on the wall at any IT department’s strategy planning meeting for 2011, chances are that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be on the agenda. While the financial arguments rage (quite correctly) about the costs and benefits, it is the good old foot soldiers of the IT department...
Company: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
By Steve Husk, FRSGlobal chief executive officerIntroductionThe current economic climate heightens the need for all financial services firms to accurately gauge required levels of regulatory compliance and economic capital in order to support their business strategy and risk appetite. More regulations are on the way, demanding increased...
Credit risk management – the big picture - 16 Nov 2010
Company: EDB ErgoGroup
Mikael Krohn, vice-president,EDB Business PartnerAccording to a recent survey by Royal Bank of Scotland, managing risk is more important than growth for nearly half of UK firms – and these companies are not alone. Over the last two years, risk management has become a primary concern for both banks and lenders, both in terms of regulatory...
XBRL – Future of Reporting - 10 Nov 2010
Company: Infosys Technologies Limited
By Manish Jain,Industry principal - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesKumar KudidhiLead Consultant - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesBackground and SignificanceFinancial institutions and business houses make their financial statements and other corporate information available to various stakeholders like investors, regulators, and analysts as part of statutory...