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Automated workflows – smart guides for your treasury processes

4th June 2018

A workflow is a series of tasks needed to accomplish a specific treasury-related goal, eg to open a bank guarantee. It typically spans a number of internal and external systems and involves different types of user roles/actors responsible for performing the workflow tasks needed to accomplish the goal. What is a good workflow? A good workflow... read more
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Building an army in the business loan battle

4th June 2018

Since the financial crash of 2008, banks have been reluctant to lend, and SMEs have had to jump through hoop after hoop, fighting to obtain finance. Whether they need cash to help buy stock or essential equipment, or to expand into new markets, at some point almost all SMEs will look for extra finance beyond their usual cashflow. However,... read more
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EU start-up initiative “too late” to compete with US and China

1st June 2018

Company: bobsguide
Earlier this month, France and Germany teamed up to demand an EU-wide initiative designed to fund innovation and research in tech start-up projects to compete against China and the US fintech markets. But Spiros Margaris, venture capitalist and senior advisor at Arbidex, suggests it is too little, too late. “The politicians have only... 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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BNY’s Eagle moves to the Microsoft Cloud | Analysis of the deal

31st May 2018

Investment technology subsidiary of BNY Mellon, Eagle Investment Systems, recently announced the launch of its partnership with Microsoft, fitting in to the wider trend of harnessing cloud technology to comply with regulations and improve cost-to-income ratio. The cloud has seen a quiet revolution in financial services, with industry... read more
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Imagine Software CEO: “Market risk is not physics. It just acts like it. Until it doesn’t.”

31st May 2018

Company: bobsguide
One of the early quants at former Wall Street heavyweight Salomon Brothers, Dr Lance Smith has a rich mathematical background, but believes there is much more to risk management than the mathematical models. “A tsunami strikes Japan, or a Brexit strikes the UK," says Smith. “Things happen that are not in the tea leaves of... read more
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What can asset managers learn from Netflix?

31st May 2018

Company: StatPro Group
"Hands up if you’re a subscriber to Netflix?" I asked at a conference in New York recently, and very nearly every single hand in the room went up. I then asked who was a Netflix stock holder, and a few hands were raised, mine included. So, for full disclosure, I am a stock holder of Netflix. This article isn’t intended to sell... read more
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Commerce changes – and with it, POS expectations

30th May 2018

Company: Kalixa
Blink and you could miss it. Commerce is undergoing a massive transformation and becoming a hot-bed of rapid revolution. It’s where you see some of the most exciting new ideas come to fruition and incumbent providers failing to innovate being replaced by players embracing new technologies. The movement is driven by changing consumer... read more
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GDPR in context: 10 data subject rights

30th May 2018

Company: Fenergo
Chapter III of GDPR, Section 1 provides for some of the transparency requirements placed upon data controllers as they communicate with data subjects. It explicitly refers to several Articles 13 – 22 and Article 34. In plain English, that means: The controller has to provide certain information to data subjects depending on whether the... read more
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6 reasons music royalty payments are broken

30th May 2018

Company: Hyperwallet
It's no secret that new technologies have thoroughly changed the music business over the past few decades. The emergence of the open internet blindsided the traditional gatekeepers of the industry—record labels, entertainment retailers, radio stations—and unlocked access for consumers and producers alike. In a short period of time,... read more