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FSA replacement bodies reveal plans and risk outlooks: 1 April also date for new Libor rules and easier entry rules

28th March 2013

Company: bobsguide
It’s not a joke and the date of its demise is coincidental insists the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), which will be replaced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on 1 April 2013. The outgoing UK regulatory body has revealed the business plan and risk outlook for the new bodies,... read more
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Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference

28th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth annual FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) trading conference for financial market participants in Europe, Middle-East and Asia (EMEA) got underway in the City of London today at the Old Billingsgate market. The growth in multi-asset trading, spread in connectivity and technology, need to serve the buy-side, and the challenge of complying with... read more
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Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched

4th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
A new networking group and business best practice forum was launched at the prestigious City Club of London last Thursday night to support financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals and aid their career development, reports Neil Ainger. News about a forthcoming FP&A certification programme was also unveiled, alongside the... read more
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Examining the Technology Options for Portfolio Oversight

21st January 2013

Company: bobsguide
The ever-increasing importance of portfolio oversight and more flexible reporting in the asset management field cannot be overstated, says David Adams in this Bobsguide feature looking at the regulatory and market drivers for increased oversight and the need for technology assistance. Regulators and clients increasingly want asset managers... read more
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Evolving Corporate Actions: The Drivers of Transformation

14th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
In a financial services (FS) market that is under increasing pressure to measure, monitor and report on various aspects of risk on an intra-day basis, corporate actions processing remains an anomaly. Changes to corporate actions processing and distribution – often still inconsistent and fraught with unnecessary delays, risk and cost... read more
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2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security

8th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
As is usual at this time of year, the Bobsguide bunker HQ, has been receiving many submissions from vendors predicting what they think will be the big technology issues in the year ahead. In this compilation, collected by Neil Ainger, we take a look at some of the predictions for the compliance sector, including AML and the new regulatory... read more
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2013 Predictions: What comes after the financial services industrial revolution?

4th December 2012

Company: bobsguide
The director of financial services strategy at Pegasystems, Tony Tarquini, thinks that 2013 may at last see some moves towards cross-channel retail banking integration as post-industrial banking gets underway. Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England addressed the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) annual conference in... read more
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Interview: Microsoft Technologists Explain How Big Data Adds Big Value

27th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
Big data was among the hot topics at this year’s Sibos 2012 trade show, so Richard Hartung sat down with a trio of technologists from Microsoft for their take on how financial institutions can best leverage big data. Hear from Microsoft’s industry solution director Colin Kerr, industry technology strategist for banking, Victor... read more
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All good things come to an end? Sibos 2012 reflections

6th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
With its audience of more than 6,000 registrants now safely ensconced back home after last week’s Sibos 2012 trade show in Osaka, Japan, Neil Ainger reflects on some of the major themes and talking points unveiled by the daily Bobsguide show report. This summary covers everything from the absence of the Chinese banks to the first ever... read more
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Sibos 2012 – Day 4 Report: Compliance and innovation: mutually opposed?

1st November 2012

Company: bobsguide
The final day of the Sibos 2012 trade show in Osaka, Japan, featured much discussion about the over the counter (OTC) transparency changes post-crash as the first ever compliance track at the show came to a close, says Tom Groenfeldt. Meanwhile, elsewhere on site the Innotribe Award to the best tech start-up went to Playmoolah, a finance website... read more