Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights


Current trends in corporate treasury and risk management solutions

27th January 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdonchief technology officerThe backgroundIt is now over two years since the full fury of the financial crisis struck. Its effects have reverberated throughout the corporate treasury industry, changing priorities in cash, treasury and risk management, and in the demands and requirements placed on the technology solutions that support... read more

The adoption of SWIFTNet connectivity

29th December 2010

Company: Nasarius
By Jørgen Jensen Nasarius directorNasarius, a Nordic consultancy specialising in payments, cash management and treasury, hosted a SWIFT industry reception in Copenhagen in early November 2010. With unique insights from SWIFT, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nordea and animated panel discussions, the participants considered how corporate customers can... read more
XBRL – Future of Reporting

XBRL – Future of Reporting

10th November 2010

Company: Infosys Limited
By Manish Jain,Industry principal - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesKumar KudidhiLead Consultant - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesBackground and SignificanceFinancial institutions and business houses make their financial statements and other corporate information available to various stakeholders like investors, regulators, and analysts as part of statutory... read more

Future IT for future-proof banking

3rd November 2010

Company: CGI
By David King, chief technology officer, LogicaThe information-centric nature of financial services could see it become one of the largest adopters of cloud services. But there are still many factors institutions need to consider, such as which services to move to the cloud, the benefits of the different types of cloud and how they fit into the... read more
Sibos 2010 Day Three - Banks and corporates need to ‘collaborate’ to anticipate risks

Sibos 2010 Day Three - Banks and corporates need to ‘collaborate’ to anticipate risks

28th October 2010

Company: bobsguide
Day three in Amsterdam and the Sibos “bubble” of networking, meetings, talks has well and truly descended over the RAI conference centre. Although the event is well past the half way point, those still standing will know that the pace and volume of dialogue surrounding the core themes of the event has refused to let up. The spectres of... read more
Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

9th September 2010

Company: Hanse Orga
By Mickey Vonckx,business development manager,Hanse OrgaIn the last two years a great deal of literature has been published around the financial crisis and its implications for corporate treasury. The demand for efficiency gains is stronger than ever before and has become a catalyst for treasury departments across the world to undertake the... read more
Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

8th September 2010

Company: Patsystems
By James Tomlin,director of Risk Systems,PatsystemsOver the last few years, a growing proportion of volume on the financial markets has come from automated trading engines, capable of thousands of trades per second. Exchanges have introduced co-location facilities and other measures to facilitate this activity, and clearing firms increasingly... read more
The evolving payments lifecycle

The evolving payments lifecycle

29th July 2010

By Adrian Stafford-Jones, managing director, Albany SoftwareThe cashless society may be rapidly dawning but are UK businesses realising the benefits of electronic payment mechanisms? Organisations now have the chance to rationalise payment methods by removing expensive cheques, CHAPS and credit/debit cards from the mix and consolidating to the... read more
Risk management for corporate treasurers

Risk management for corporate treasurers

26th May 2010

Company: FIS
By Paul Bramwell, SVP Treasury Solutions,SunGard’s AvantGard. As we gradually emerge from the financial crisis, strong risk management measures are being hailed as the solution to previous failures that caused the credit bubble to burst. But for corporate treasurers, what does risk management mean, and how can the right risk management techniques... read more
Supply chain management back on the corporate agenda for 2010

Supply chain management back on the corporate agenda for 2010

24th May 2010

By Paddy Earnshaw CRM Director, Travelex Global Business PaymentsAs the UK creeps out of recession, growing numbers of British businesses have increased their focus on cash management strategies. With short-term cost cutting measures such as headcount reductions exhausted in 2009, cost reduction through more effective supply-chain management has... read more