Risk Management Systems Insights
18th June 2018
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, spread out across 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities, offers a chance for leading travel platforms to demonstrate the capabilities of their online booking systems. As a major sporting event, the World Cup is expected to attract over 1.5 million foreign tourists between June 14 – July 15, most of whom will opt for... read more
15th June 2018
RegTech startups setup to help banks and other financial institutions manage risk and meet compliance requirements imposed by stricter regulation in the wake of the financial crisis have thrived since 2010. However, since taking office Donald Trump has made good on his promise to unwind Dodd-Frank rules, reducing the the regulatory burden on... read more
13th June 2018
The global financial crash of 2008 had repercussions which filtered into the daily lives of almost every person bound to the economic cycle. For a select few, the repercussions were positive, for most and to varying degrees, they were decidedly negative.
Amongst those impacted were corporate treasurers, whose job descriptions changed almost... read more
13th June 2018
Historically, energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems in Europe grew to address automation. In the 1990s, Brady ETRM developed in tandem with northern European markets, while firms like Energeya (bought by FIS) and Sinergetica had greater foothold in the south. The particular demands on energy traders have been made more poignant by the... read more
12th June 2018
Donald Trump has struggled to make substantial gains on a wide range of the divisive policies that catapulted him into office in 2016 – but one campaign promise the president’s administration has managed to follow through on is his pledge to reform chunks of the sweeping Dodd Frank Act implemented by his predecessor.
On 24 May,... read more
5th June 2018
On the sidelines of Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, bobsguide caught up with Nick Cook, head of regtech and advanced analytics at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
What’s on the FCA’s agenda at the minute, concerning technology capabilities?
All of the external facing regtech sits under my department.... read more
4th June 2018
Wikipedia defines middleware as “software glue” that binds mutually independent software systems. There’s no loose definition of muddleware – the messy goo that cobbles together disparate parts in a kludge that becomes harder to manage over time. Typically, this muddling through leads to several opaque systems, each with its... read more
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
31st May 2018
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