Asset Management Systems Insights
14th November 2017
Derivatives are financial instruments that are often considered complex and much specialised.
Derivatives enable full or partial protection against downside losses by creating short position that can cover unpredictable events.
While investing in derivatives can be used for hedging, using them to invest in underweighted segments can also... read more
13th November 2017
MiFID II fixes a number of issues with the original legislation to improve robustness in the soundness of financial systems across member states. It is due to come into effect very soon and organisations have until just 3 January 2018 to get themselves ready for compliance with the directive.
MiFID II addresses far more than equity, which was... read more
13th November 2017
Revenue growth projections for offshoring software services and business-process outsourcing (BPO) activities are deteriorating – across the globe. 2017 sales projections for the big players have been reduced multiple times. Industry analysts are downgrading their projections as offshoring firms are continuously battered with increasing... read more
7th November 2017
Reg data transformation and history
Despite the majority of the industry’s practitioners’ opinion that the proven Aii is being replaced with the somewhat inferior ISIN symbology, MIFID II regulations have mandated ISIN use for all markets, including those existing that use the Alternative Instrument Identifier... read more
6th November 2017
In just a matter of months, firms must be MiFID II compliant. Yet, despite the impending deadline, the data keeps changing. While understanding of the requirements is one thing, can organisations be confident in their current ability to create a master data repository that can support the new regulatory reporting standards?
Putting understanding... read more
2nd November 2017
Quentin Limouzi, Chief Revenue Officer for TS, an electronic trading solution provider, speaks to bobsguide about the current trading market, challenges arising from MiFID II and finding the signal through the noise when it comes to fintech’s buzzwords.
How did you come to TS?
I joined TS in 2002 as an intern in London when... read more
2nd November 2017
On May 25th, 2018, a mere eight months away, the biggest overhaul of EU data protection law will come into force for all EU Member States with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
GDPR will impose substantial financial penalties on firms who fail to meet the new rules on the management of personal data of EU... read more
31st October 2017
EU-wide stress tests of the EBA chiefly represent a micro prudential and severe assessment of the solvency of the individual banks monitored by the ECB, useful for preventive actions in specific situations. This is an extremely useful test, although insufficient per se from the perspective of the supervisory authorities.
As explained... read more
30th October 2017
On a recent flight home after a client meeting, I found myself thinking about what is really motivating global financial services companies in their decision-making around technology and regulatory compliance. In the highly competitive third-party administrator space, I think one of the primary motivators is the fear of revenue loss (really,... read more
27th October 2017
How Electra Private Equity changed its modus operandi with cloud ERP deployment
Bringing your finance function in-house after years of outsourcing and creating a CFO role from scratch does not need to be a daunting task. If you build a fully digital function, making use of the latest technology tools and processes, you are in for a win.
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