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Six stages to a robust operational risk framework

20th September 2011

Prior to the financial crisis, very few institutions were able to look at their overall risk profile holistically and truly understand the impact strategic decisions would have on the overall organisation. In most cases, these decisions were made based on single lines of business, operating entities, products, geographies or risk factors.... read more
Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

Basel III: a burden or an opportunity?

20th September 2011

Bart Vandekerckhove, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch IntroductionCurrently, influential leaders of financial institutions, technology vendors, market infrastructures and multinational corporations are meeting at the 25th edition of the Sibos Conference held at Toronto. Basel III will most likely be the talk of the day. With the rules... read more
Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

16th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Effective liquidity risk management requires a collaborative approach between banks and financial institutions, a SWIFT representative has said. Catherine Banneux, senior market manager, banking markets at SWIFT made the comments following the recent publication of the Managing liquidity risk white paper. The research identified a number of... read more
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Social media - how are financial services companies using these new tools to their advantage?

15th September 2011

Company: IBM
As Sibos fast approaches Gerry Mellett, product executive of financial services industry sales at IBM, looks at social media opportunities for finance firms in this ever-evolving digital age... In today’s digital age, customers are approaching financial service providers armed with extensive information from more sources than ever before; a lot... read more
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Data management is ‘key to everything’, says vendor

12th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Data management and the demand for clean data ‘underpins’ much incoming regulatory reform to the financial services sector, an IT vendor has said. Neill Vanlint, managing director, client operations, EMEA & Asia at GoldenSource, said that the need for data transparency and data integrity is at the heart of initiatives such as Solvency II and... read more
Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

6th September 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdon, chief technology officer,IT2 Treasury SolutionsThe essential role of cash management operations is to ensure that the business has the cash it needs, at the right place, and at the right time. Failure to achieve this strategic objective can directly impact the efficient commercial operation - and ultimately the viability - of the... read more
Is time on your side?

Is time on your side?

25th August 2011

Company: Fixnetix
By Karen Bertoli, Chief Marketing OfficerFixnetixDeterminism and flexibility - a look into the latest innovation from the financial technology world...So, is time on your side? If you’re a bank, a hedge fund or proprietary trading firm in the US or Europe, most likely, the answer is no. Systematic trading has matured to the point where regulatory... read more
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Is there really a future to trading on twitter?

22nd August 2011

By Dr John Bates, chief technology officer, Progress Softwarefollow Dr Bates on Twitter hereUK hedge fund Derwent Capital has bet 25 million pounds that Twitter can predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 per cent accuracy. While this sounds super cool, it is my view that predicting stock market moves using Twitter alone is about... read more
Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

Sibos 2011 - Is it that time of year again already?

22nd August 2011

Company: bobsguide
With less than four weeks to go, the planning stages for this year’s Sibos in Toronto are now well underway. Organised by the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), Sibos is one of the most important events on the financial services industry calendar. This is the place to be whether you’re looking to network, make... read more
Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

18th August 2011

Company: Equinix
By Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, EquinixLast year, high frequency trading (HFT) and the need for speed was all the rage. Then two things happened: firstly, the flash crash stunned the public consciousness, which was already reeling from crisis and recession; then secondly, an influx of market participants, including many small start-ups, rushed... read more