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Cash rich and cost conscious: today’s new blueprint for working capital management

26th November 2014

It will not come as ‘news’ that many companies are in a very different place compared to pre-global financial crisis days with some having built up significant reserves which they are deploying in a controlled manner, unwilling to draw down on credit lines. It was recently reported that the FTSE 100 companies have over £50bn in... read more
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New York ahead of London in competition for top financial centre

25th November 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
New York is leading as the world’s number one financial centre according to the recent 2015 Global Regulatory Outlook survey of 300 financial services professionals from around the world. The results showed that 59 per cent of those surveyed said that they considered New York to be the number one financial centre and 38 per cent said that it... read more
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Post Trade Working Group

25th November 2014

Many, many, many moons ago I started my career in the City in the back-office of a US investment bank. Part of my daily duties back then was to ensure that the client confirms, that were dispatched by post to clients, matched the dealing tickets from the previous day. Each day I would start with a pile of 100 dealing tickets and a pile of 300 trade... read more
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Countdown To Solvency II – Are You Ready?

24th November 2014

What is Solvency II? Solvency II is a fundamental review of the capital adequacy regime for the European insurance industry and is currently due to be implemented on 1 January 2016. Solvency II falls under the authority of EIOPA (the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority). EIOPA is accountable to the European Parliament and the... read more
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Interview: Travelex discuss their £25 million fund to support British fintech talent

24th November 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
Travelex recently announced the set-up of their £25 million digital growth fund to invest in fintech companies and start-ups in London. As a part of their strategy, the foreign exchange (FX) firm is also starting a recruitment campaign and was involved in sponsoring the Bootstrapped initiative at this year’s Silicon Milkroundabout.... read more
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The Role of Reconciliation in Managing Operational Risk

21st November 2014

Company: Watson Wheatley
Operational risk and its mitigation is a pertinent topic right now. The new regulatory environment is forcing asset managers to adhere to strict operating and reporting standards; investors are demanding tight operational controls to protect their assets; managers are seeking to minimise middle and back office costs whilst delivering against these... read more
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Treasury Management Systems: Delivering visibility and accurately measuring risk

20th November 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
Treasury management is the act of administering cash flow and governing procedures and policies within a company to ensure that the company successfully manages risk (risk management). Treasury management is sometimes referred to as cash management because a primary function of treasury management is to make sure a company meets their financial... read more
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UK tech start-ups race to crack US remittance market

20th November 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
The FT has reported that British tech start-ups within the remittances market are currently racing to expand into the US. Yesterday, WorldRemit (London-based remittance company) made their first attempt to crack the US market. The global company which already has a reach of more than 100 recieve countries, announced that they have opened offices in... read more
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Risk and regulation issues around crypto-currencies

19th November 2014

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies (secret currencies) are getting a lot of airtime and being considered with seriousness, for example at HM Treasury, for inclusion in or coalescence with the traditional payments eco-system. At this stage there are more questions than answers, and this should be concerning for the market participants,... read more
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