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Sibos Preview Blog: Swift Index predicting on-going slow OECD growth for gathering economists to ponder

24th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
The Sibos trade show, organised by Swift, traditionally attracts some representatives from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with adjoining meetings sometimes being convened if some of the world’s leading bankers and economists happen to be in the same place, at the same time. There will be some new short-term figures... read more
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Sibos Blog: Why the political row between China and Japan should not be allowed to ruin Sibos 2012

23rd October 2012

Company: bobsguide
I have just returned from a work trip covering the AFP Conference of corporate treasurers in Miami, US, and every time I turn on a TV now back in the UK I expect to be assailed by a barrage of political attack ads. That’s the danger of visiting a swing state such as Florida during the US presidential elections of course, but one thing that... read more
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Sibos Blog: HK still premier offshore renminbi centre, says Swift, as RMB set to dominate Sibos 2012

22nd October 2012

Company: bobsguide
Hong Kong remains the world’s largest offshore renminbi (RMB) payments centres, says Swift in its latest update of the volumes flowing across its systems, but London has overtaken Singapore as the second largest centre. Hong Kong still processed 80% of all RMB payments in total, however, making it by far the most significant hub for... read more
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Sibos Blog: Reaping rewards with effective reconciliation

17th October 2012

Company: FIS
Ahead of the Sibos 2012 trade show in Osaka, Japan, on 29 October to 1 November, which will be covered by a daily bobsguide show blog, Richard Chapman, product director, operations, for SunGard’s banking unit discusses one of the topics that is always up for debate: reconciliation. He outlines here how to achieve operational maturity in... read more
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Proposal for an intraday liquidity regulation: the crack in the supervisory wall is to be closed

9th October 2012

Company: Finastra
By Mariusz Podsiadlo - Head of Product Management, Misys Global Risk – Liquidity The aftermath of the credit crisis has seen a flurry of regulatory activity, especially in the previously ignored area of liquidity risk: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its ‘Principles for Sound Liquidity Risk Management and... read more
Hybrid funds must tackle operational challenges

Hybrid funds must tackle operational challenges

8th October 2012

Company: Koger Inc.
by Ras Sipko The alternative investment industry has had to reinvent itself over the past few years following the financial crisis, which has resulted in the emergence of a number of hybrid schemes that make use of both hedge fund and private equity strategies. Hybrid funds are a response by managers to the challenges of striving to... read more
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Near real-time analytics in banking: delivering on old promises?

4th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Denise Montgomery, research director, Ovum financial services research and advisory, Asia-Pacific. Banks continue to invest in new mobile front-end applications, online development, and agility. To speed the quality and relevance of decision-making and customer experience in such fast-paced environments, however, analytics are often... read more
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Mobile banking at last goes mainstream: Are you ready?

4th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
Mark Gunn, European, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Director APM, at Compuware examines the history and present performance of mobile banking systems, with reference to a recent study of three large UK retail banks’ mobile websites at Barclays, RBS/NatWest and HSBC. The study was carried out using Compuware Gomez’ mobile readiness... read more
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Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail banking is back in fashion

5th September 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger The tectonic plates in banking may finally be beginning to shift with the recent announcement that Antony Jenkins, who currently heads up the retail and business banking side of Barclays Bank, is to take over as the new chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Bob Diamond who was forced out in July after the bank’s... read more
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From the Device to the Server: Google Wallet Simplifies Approach to Mobile Payments

22nd August 2012

Earlier this month, Google announced that consumers would have the ability to enlist their own financial card information onto their Google Wallet instead of waiting for their bank to board their card credentials. This approach supports the ‘consumer centric’ model for mobile payments vs. having interested parties such as banks,... read more