Infrastructure Insights

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
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An inconvenient truth in the financial services sector

17th August 2011

Company: Projective
By Kim Martens, UK manager, ProjectiveCan a concept as basic as a “single customer view” be the key to corporate survival? The financial crisis is so 2009, but don’t let the backburner surprise you, as any chief information officer or chief risk officer out there will confirm. For them, the 2011 buzz words Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

15th August 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO, ClusterSevenTransparency, control and validation of critical business data is an increasingly serious concern for the financial services sector. Banks, insurance companies and actuarial firms are facing up to the fact that they need to tackle the data risk issue as a matter of urgency. However, a major part of this challenge... read more
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Don’t get caught out by cybercriminals

3rd August 2011

By Sascha Breite, head of the e-commerce competence centre, SIX Card SolutionsIn the past few years, payment fraud levels have on the whole been decreasing thanks to industry wide efforts to combat this criminal activity. However, the recent actions of hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous have put the threat of card-not-present (CNP) fraud... read more
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Entity data - a key component in understanding risk and identifying exposure

2nd August 2011

by Darren Marsh, business manager, Risk Management & Compliance Services, Interactive DataSingle name exposure or ‘issuer risk’ is the exposure to a single name issuer or group of issuers by virtue of the securities held in an investment portfolio or fund. Understanding single name exposure is an essential component of the risk management... read more
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Know your insider

1st August 2011

By Simon Romp, principal consultant, Rule FinancialThere has been much publicity around the recent data security breaches of high profile firms such as Citibank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While these have made anti-heroes out of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous, the attacks have also raised the issue of data protection... read more
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Bank trading - Is there still a need for speed?

1st July 2011

Company: bobsguide
Bank trading has been increasingly dominated by speed over the past few years. As technology has advanced, brokers have clamoured forever lower latencies to achieve faster order processing times, increase their competitiveness and win more business. The demand has seen a number of technology solutions promising quicker execution times released to... read more
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How intelligent finance can be a business’s flexible friend

30th June 2011

Company: Centralis Ltd
By Rob Greenslade, director at Centralis With a number of commercial and technology factors driving desktop migration and transformation, intelligent finance can enable businesses to benefit now and pay later for an enhanced IT service delivery.Many businesses are currently looking to refresh or transform their desktop environment by adopting... read more
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Tokens are not only dead - but now they must be buried

27th June 2011

Company: SecurEnvoy
… actually, they need to be disposed of carefully and in accordance with the European WEEE directiveBy Andrew Kemshall, co-founder of SecurEnvoyMarch 2011 changed things. What do I mean by that? Well, for many years, I’ve argued that hardware based tokens have had their day. In fact, earlier this year, I claimed that in 2011 it was the... read more
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Mobile banking - “It’s not a question of if we implement this, but when”

24th June 2011

Company: bobsguide
The mobile phone is technology that most of us could not afford to live without. These devices have become so important to everyday life, you could almost see them as a limb in their own right, albeit one made out of plastic and wires. In an age where mobile gadgets and technology are increasingly shaping our personal lives, it’s unsurprising... read more