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Confronting the lack of women in technology

15th March 2017

Christopher Burke, CEO, Brickendon The absence of women in technology – and other senior and executive management roles for that matter – remains a source of controversy and debate. Famous figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer and Virginia Rometty are widely celebrated as role models – demonstrating that women can make... read more
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How the FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference will help shape the future of trading

28th February 2017

On the 2 March 2017 the FIX Trading Community is once again holding its annual one-day EMEA Trading Conference at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is now in its 9th year and is considered by many as the largest one-day trading event in Europe, full of lively debates, interesting keynote speeches and excellent networking opportunities. The... read more
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The problem every fintech CEO wants to have (and how to solve it)

22nd February 2017

FinTech companies are one of the fastest-growing business ventures in Europe today. This comes as no surprise, since EU regulations and various governments are willing to help this flourishing industry. As a consequence of this positive growth, innovative start-ups have to face the challenge of a constant, and heavy, workload. So what’s the... read more
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The psychology of hackers

25th January 2017

Company: PhishMe
There's an old quote mis-attributed to the famous bank robber Willie Sutton that claims when asked "Why do you rob banks?" he replied "Because that is where the money is!"  When we ask "Why do hackers hack?" there is a temptation in this age of organised crime-driven malware to give the same answer. However... read more
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Cybersecurity Regulations Under the Trump Administration: Financial Services, part 1

3rd January 2017

Company: ZENEDGE
Zenedge speaks with a financial market cyber security and compliance expert about her outlook under the Trump administration in this first of a multi-part series on cyber-security issues for key industry verticals. ZENEDGE Chief Marketing Officer Karen Bertoli Interviews Joanna Fields Chief Executive of Aplomb Strategies. Ranking among his... read more
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Big Data, Big Potential for Treasury

30th September 2016

Company: ION Treasury
The data we all produce on a yearly basis is doubling in size every two years, according to EMC´s digital universe study. EMC reports that by 2020, our digital universe will reach 44 trillion gigabytes, nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the real universe. That large volume of data – structured and unstructured –... read more
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FIX Trading Community addressing regulation collaboratively

8th July 2016

FIX has been at the forefront of electronic trading for over two decades now. It is the de facto standard for multi asset trading across the globe. From its earliest incarnation as a protocol for routing orders between market participants, the ethos of collaboration and standardisation has been clear. In the financial industry, it is sometimes rare... read more
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How Cloud-Based Technology is Accelerating the In-House Banking Trend

9th May 2016

Company: ION Treasury
In a recent Reval webinar, 63% of financial professionals said they are already using an in-house bank or planning to implement one in near future. The concept has been around for many years, but why is this trend on the rise today? The advancement of cloud-based technology platforms is making the in-house banking concept really pay off with... read more
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What are the implications of MiFID II?

30th March 2016

Company: RFA
In December 2014, the draft of MiFID II technical standards was published, leaving several technological implications for the business operations of banks and capital markets institutions. The purpose of the regulation, in addition to its predecessor, MiFID, is to protect investors, and to improve market integrity by enhancing the transparency of... read more