Data Solutions Insights

Solvency II also offers opportunities for value creation

Solvency II also offers opportunities for value creation

2nd November 2010

Company: Capgemini
By José Kuizinga-van Burik, senior business consultantJeroen Kriele, managing consultant, CapgeminiGiven the combination of investments required to become Solvency II-compliant and the associated time pressure, the obvious short-term approach would be to focus exclusively on compliance. But in a wider perspective Solvency II also offers many... read more
Sibos 2010 Day Four - ‘Cost reduction and risk monitoring is key’

Sibos 2010 Day Four - ‘Cost reduction and risk monitoring is key’

29th October 2010

Company: bobsguide
As Sibos lumbers into its fourth day, signs of flagging are showing. Premature greyness has affected certain delegates at the conference centre while other attendees now resemble suit-wearing zombies, only capable of mumbling to themselves and shuffling between the stands. The amount of sessions, meetings and networking events has certainly been... read more
Sibos 2010 Day Two - Liquidity management is now 'flavour of the month'

Sibos 2010 Day Two - Liquidity management is now 'flavour of the month'

27th October 2010

Company: bobsguide
“Calm” and “comforting” - As Sibos headed into the second day, these two words were used by one vendor to describe the mood of 2010’s event - and was perhaps a far cry from how it felt to attend the conference during the past two years. As the ongoing dialogue over the future of the banking industry continued into day two, the words... read more
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Life after Lehman - a wake-up call for risk managers

15th October 2010

Company: ActiveViam
By Xavier Bellouard, co-founder at Quartet FSFollowing the collapse of Lehman Brothers two years ago, risk, and particularly market risk, has become the buzzword in the banking and investment world. Its presence has grown following the industry’s realisation that the lack of risk management was arguably the root cause of the financial crisis.... read more
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Entity risk – be prepared for understanding issuer exposure intra-day

14th October 2010

By Mark Basch, Senior Business Analyst, Reference Data Product Development, Interactive DataThe turbulence in the global financial markets over the last 18 months has heightened awareness about the risk management practices of financial institutions around the world. Firms are focusing on many types of risk, including liquidity, market and... read more
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The weakness of rule based systems in Middle and Back Office risk analysis data solutions

6th September 2010

Company: Sinus Iridum
By Mark Geffryes, business development director, Sinus Iridum Let’s hear it for the operations team Typically middle and back office systems ensure that all trading and transactional information is recorded correctly, all governance issues are complied with and all processes behind the scenes run smoothly. In short, this is the function that... read more
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Role of testing in error-free user-friendly trading systems

11th August 2010

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By Sai Chintala,vice-president, Technical Services,AppLabsThe structure of the equity markets has witnessed major changes due to budget pressures, new market regulations, and emerging technology advancements, leading to the evolution of new private exchanges to compete with established exchanges. The exchanges were swift in adopting these... read more
Co-location, co-location, co-location: the role of the neutral data centre in 21st century trading

Co-location, co-location, co-location: the role of the neutral data centre in 21st century trading

15th July 2010

Company: Equinix
By Robin Manicom, director of financial services, EquinixThe complexity and volume of electronic trading has increased exponentially over the past decade as the financial industry continues to invest heavily in computer-driven technology. The Financial Information Forum reports that from 2006 to 2009 peak messages per second increased more than... read more
Change – will it bring success or suffering for UK lenders?

Change – will it bring success or suffering for UK lenders?

11th June 2010

Company:
By Mikael Krohn, VP at EDB Business PartnerLiquidity and risk management will stand out as key challenges for the financial sector over the next year, not least due to the huge potential cost of compliance. In fact, the French Banking Federation predicted that Basel III proposals would lead to a €360 billion core capital deficit for eurozone... read more
Cashing in on banking security and compliance

Cashing in on banking security and compliance

20th May 2010

Company: Ipswitch
By Jonathan Lampe, VP of Product Management, Ipswitch File Transfer division. With awareness of data breaches at an all-time high, banking institutions are working hard to implement policies and solutions that protect sensitive financial information along with their reputations and industry competitiveness. In today’s digital world, critical... read more