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Who is Deutsche Bank's new CEO?

10th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
On Sunday April 8, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank appointed Christian Sewing as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Sewing will replace John Cryan who will leave the bank at the end of April along with Marcus Schenck who was also in the running for the position. In a statement following the announcement, Chairman of... read more
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Financial controls - how transparent is your control landscape?

10th April 2018

Company: AutoRek
In the last few months there have a been a number of well-known companies that have unfortunately hit the headlines for the wrong reasons - Carillion, Toys-R-Us, New Look, and more recently House of Fraser. As outsiders looking in, it’s easy to pass comment on how these companies managed to get to the position of being on the brink of... read more
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How banks should monitor suspicious shipping activity

9th April 2018

Company: Accuity
A number of news stories in 2017 detailed the radical methods being employed to evade sanctions controls, for example, through the transfer of commodities from ship-to-ship in international waters to avoid a vessel entering a sanctioned territory. This trend appears to have continued into 2018, with a recent case emerging in which a ship-to-ship... read more
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Why migrating IT services to the cloud is the new norm in investment management

9th April 2018

Company: Abacus Group
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
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Zhang: Extraordinary global conditions are driving fintech developments

9th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
“We are living in extraordinary times: when trade wars, unwindling of globalisation and volatility across markets has become the norm,” says Yvonne Zhang, now CEO and co-founder of tech outfit Aquifer Institute. Zhang says shifting global conditions, as well as the ever-increasing search for arbitrage within financial markets, have... read more
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Islamic finance embraces fintech

5th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
While banking and financial institutions in many corners of the globe have embraced the benefits technology has brought to the sector in recent years, Sharia-compliant fintech solutions are quickly catching up. That’s according to a report published last year by research firm Wamda Research Lab, which states that in the Middle East and... read more
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SWIFT gpi to gain further traction

5th April 2018

Company: BNY Mellon
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
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More payments traffic, less time to monitor – the PSD2 fraud headache

5th April 2018

Company: Feedzai
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
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How DLT can be used to achieve GDPR compliance

5th April 2018

Company: FIS
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
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The truth behind voice biometrics and banking

5th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Advocates of biometrics would have us believe in some dystopian future where customers have microchips embedded in their palm for seamless payments. But what are the real use cases for biometrics beyond what is a far-off sci-fi fantasy? Well, at least 6+ months far off. The customer-centric trend continues to grip retail banking, as any... read more