Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
18th April 2018
The financial services industry is currently on the brink of a massive technological disruption. Financial institutions are now beginning to actively explore new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) to further automate routine AML and KYC processes and thereby improve operational efficiencies and... read more
16th April 2018
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is the largest regulatory change to hit the financial services industry since the crisis. Although the legislation has been in effect since January 2018, the industry is still scrambling to put the infrastructure in place to meet the new transparency requirements. The far-reaching nature of... read more
9th April 2018
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
5th April 2018
Since SWIFT first announced global payments innovation (gpi) at SIBOS in 2015, more than 150 financial institutions have joined the platform, pushing more than US$100 billion daily across the system.
This support and traction has been driven by growing client expectations for enhanced speed and visibility along with broader regulatory changes... read more
5th April 2018
The biggest shake-up to banking and payments in a decade, PSD2 offers third parties unrivalled opportunity to access user-permissioned financial data. It spells a shift, along with GDPR, in how we view data as more and more industries leap into the embrace of the digital.
They also leap into the open arms of fraudsters who have made the... read more
5th April 2018
Distributed Ledger Technology and the General Data Protection Regulation can be like in-laws. The former, complex, the latter for many, downright scary. But together they can become the perfect parents, the foundation for next-generation data management and financial services.
The need to demonstrate secure data storage and consented data... read more
29th March 2018
The customer is often considered king, but it’s debatable how many organisations embrace this perspective. Of course some are better than others, and the most successful enterprises constantly adapt to meet evolving customer expectations. Those that have followed this key business rule have come to redefine and raise the standard of customer... read more
20th March 2018
bobsguide reporter, Dave Beach, recently attended the Objectway 2018 wealth management conference in Rome. After a great pollo parmiggiano and a tour of the Sistine Chapel he made his way to the conference with one question in mind: What’s up with wealth management digitisation?
Slow to the digital party?
Wealth management technology... read more
13th March 2018
Once considered simply a conduit between the front and back office, the middle office is playing a more active part in the investment process for buy-side firms. New regulatory mandates require support for collateral management, risk reporting and commission unbundling. Expansion into new geographies and the increased buy-side use of OTC... read more