Infrastructure Insights


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

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

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

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

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

Entry level analytics and compliance

21st March 2018

It has become apparent that customers interact with organisations in more ways than ever before - email, social media, instant messaging and mobile are just a few in a increasingly growing list. On average, almost six different channels are used during the lifecycle of each customer relationship. With evolving technologies, these channels are bound... read more

The future of banking: Three solutions to keep up with changing technology

15th March 2018

Company: DocuPhase
Remember the days when you would physically go to the store when you needed to buy something? We’ve come a long way since then. Nowadays, more and more people are buying online. Whether it’s through a web browser, a retail app, or a device like Amazon’s Alexa that’s programmed to order all of their favorite things for them,... read more

The top five ways programming language impacts financial customers

14th March 2018

If you are considering licensing and implementing a financial software application, you might not think that the underlying programming language is a key concern in your selection process. In fact, it can have a major impact on your ability to get the maximum value from your investment management software. Languages have their strengths and... read more

A step-by-step guide to hacking a bank | Inside the mind of an ethical hacker

13th March 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide spoke to Neil Haskins, Director of IOActive’s advisory services in EMEA and Middle East. With over 27 years worth of industry experience, Neil was delighted to talk reporter Dave Beach, through a simulation of a hack on a model Tier One Bank. Imagine you are a bad actor. Give us a step by step account of how you would hack and... read more

Aligning to disruption: Emerging trends in the user experience journey

12th March 2018

The fact that rapidly evolving technologies are changing the very nature and model of banking is now du jour. New competition, new technologies and changing customer expectations are driving the digital transformation for large established players in banking. To meet these evolving market and consumer needs, large banks are investing in... read more