Infrastructure Insights

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The big squeeze on trading: caught between Mifid II and a hard place

20th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
This editor's picks analyses trading from all sides - the legislation, the emerging technologies and the best practice shared by the thought leaders in the bobsguide community.     Technology, MiFID II and 2027: The changing face of the post-trade industry [3:30 mins] "The Markets in Financial Instruments... read more
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The new OTC challenge: Optimizing collateral management in the front and middle office

19th April 2018

Over the counter (OTC) derivatives such as swaps and forwards are versatile and flexible instruments, used by investment managers globally for hedging unwanted foreign exchange (FX) and interest rate risk, implementing yield enhancement strategies and creating innovative factor-based investment products. But the lack of visibility into OTC... read more
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Denizen CEO: Borderless approach key to post-Brexit financial services

18th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
While Brexit deliberations remain the overbearing concern for the financial services industry BBVA-backed fintech Denizen is attempting to calm those nerves by looking at maintaining that today’s markets are international in nature, transgressing the political arena. “We’re all inhabitants of this world. Our finances and... read more
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Solving buy-side trading challenges with effective analytics

16th April 2018

Nowadays, people find themselves living in very turbulent times, with political and economic instability all over the world, ranging from the impending Brexit to the escalation of trade tensions. As the financial sector is a litmus test to all world events, financial professionals must always be equipped with the right tools to evaluate risks and... read more
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Will disintermediation happen through the blockchain?

13th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
This editor's picks is all about real use cases of blockchain in the financial industry, in preparation for our live podcast on Monday 16th at 10:30am "How long until blockchain makes a telling contribution to financial services?".  Together with IBM, Barclays and exciting newcomers, Synswap, we'll dash away Monday... read more
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New technology is reshaping how identities are verified online

12th April 2018

Company: Trulioo
There’s more to a transaction than the simple exchange of goods or services for money. Each is a relationship – an engagement that involves the sharing and exchanging of trust, value, and in some cases, data. That’s part of the reason why it’s so vital to verify customer identities at the onset of a relationship. Much of... read more
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FIA: DLT could have impact on derivatives space

10th April 2018

Company: FIA
The Futures Industry Association (FIA) – the industry body representing organisations active in the trading and clearing of listed derivatives and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives – says members are looking into how blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) can be used to their advantage. Greg Wood, senior vice president... read more
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Why migrating IT services to the cloud is the new norm in investment management

9th April 2018

Company: Abacus Group
bobsguide spoke with Bruce Berger, COO & CFO of New York based equity investment firm Atlantic Investment Management, and Chris Grandi, CEO of hedge fund solutions provider Abacus Group, to discover how their commercial partnership typifies IT infrastructure for mid-size investment firms in 2018. Explain the service that Abacus Group... read more
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Editor’s picks: the financial industry’s response to GDPR

2nd April 2018

Company: bobsguide
In which department does GDPR sit? How will GDPR affect me? What happens if I’m breached? What are the fines? No, really, what are the fines? Thus reads the internet history of any number of data protection officers in the financial industry. May 25th, implementation day, is 56 days away. As part of our ritual (and sadistic) reminders,... read more