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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Post event reviews are a difficult topic to write about, even more so when it is one of your own events. Given that we are predominantly a volunteer and member driven body, there could be a slight danger of sycophancy and back-slapping. Our events are billed correctly as “for the industry, by the industry”. The members put together the... read more
Finance professionals in multinational corporations are working with a variety of different software applications, including ERP systems, bank portals, market data tools, trading platforms, risk applications and treasury systems. Working with all of these programs, companies often find themselves manually keying the same data more than once. This... read more