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Preparing for SFTR: where does the industry stand?

22nd June 2018

The industry was committed and worked hard to meet the January 3, 2018 deadline for the go-live of Mifid II. It is evident now that market participants need to analyse the potential impact across firms in terms of resources and budget to be compliant ahead of SFTR transaction reporting go-live in towards the end of 2019. At the current stage, many... read more
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Six key data strategy considerations for cloud native transformation

8th June 2018

Many organizations are making the move to cloud-native platforms as their strategy for digital transformation. Cloud native allows companies to deliver fast-responding, user-friendly applications with greater agility. However, the architecture of the data in support of cloud-native transformation is often ignored in the hope that it will take care... read more
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The six steps to prepare for, and respond to a security breach

1st June 2018

Historically enterprise security teams have spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of their networks. However, a quick look at these barriers suggests they are far from foolproof. With breaches becoming more common (and costly),... read more
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Open Banking: regulatory “shot in the arm” drives global initiatives

18th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Open Banking initiatives, cultures and internal structures are taking off throughout the banking world, driven by regulation, consumer demand and banks making a transition into the next phase of the sector’s evolution, say market participants. “We have Open Banking initiatives from the regulatory side – which has really been... read more
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Does fintech hype sell?

18th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Chief executive officers, chief risk officers and increasingly, chief information officers, all claim top spot in the finserv hierarchy but how important is the role of the chief marketing officer really? “It bothers me when I see a CMO placed higher than the CIO on the company’s 'about' page,” was one response from... read more
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GDPR in context: 6 key data protection principles

17th May 2018

Company: Fenergo
GDPR outlines six principles that organizations need to abide by. These principles aren't new - they were already outlined in the 1995 directive, but GDPR has revised them slightly. We delve into each principle below: 1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency Our last blog, on Legal Bases, falls within this principle. Controllers... read more
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CASS: The glide path to automation

14th May 2018

Company: AutoRek
Do you get that sinking feeling when the CASS audit is approaching? Are you uneasy about loose ends? Do you think ‘oh no not again’? Here we are 10 years on from the financial crisis, the subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the focus on CASS has not waned – in fact it remains high on the regulatory agenda. Why is this... read more
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Howard: Canadian retail banking transformation in full swing

11th May 2018

Company: TALKINGTECH
Canada’s developing retail banking sector has acknowledged that digital advances can reshape the market, offering a wider array of services to millennials who expect better customer experiences, says Simon Howard, director of business development UK and Canada, Talkingtech. However, the rate of change differs across each banking... read more
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Barclays' CIO: "The perfect storm for disruption"

10th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
"We took our eye off the ball," Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer of Barclays UK, tells bobsguide in this podcast, "and it was a gift." Rutter goes on to discuss how the challenger banks spotted the gap in the market, executed excellent customer-centric strategies with fantastic technology.  It was a time to... read more
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What exactly do we mean by behavior? And why should it be analyzed?

2nd May 2018

There is an old quote which says that "past performance is not an indication of future outcomes". Modern day trading is no exception. The fact is while the market may surprise the trader - which is incidentally why monitoring moved from t+1 or more, to real-time - it shouldn't be a shock that the majority of successful traders are... read more