Risk Management Systems Insights

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Does fintech hype sell?

18th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Chief executive officers, chief risk officers and increasingly, chief information officers, all claim top spot in the finserv hierarchy but how important is the role of the chief marketing officer really? “It bothers me when I see a CMO placed higher than the CIO on the company’s 'about' page,” was one response from... read more
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GDPR in context: 6 key data protection principles

17th May 2018

Company: Fenergo
GDPR outlines six principles that organizations need to abide by. These principles aren't new - they were already outlined in the 1995 directive, but GDPR has revised them slightly. We delve into each principle below: 1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency Our last blog, on Legal Bases, falls within this principle. Controllers... read more
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Farewell, Excel jockeys

16th May 2018

Company: GlobeTax
Every asset servicer faces a trilemma: boost client satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, and decrease costs – all at the same time. In large part, the trilemma stems from the way in which information flows through the global custody chain. Because each intermediary uses customized systems to manage account and position... read more
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Is there a need for a US fintech charter?

14th May 2018

Company: bobsguide
Following years of new regulations, nobody in the financial sector is particularly keen on new rules. Since Dodd Frank and its related slew of regulatory and reporting requirements, the very thought that regulations could become more demanding should send shivers down the spine of anyone working in the market. Not least regulators – who have... read more
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Will IFAs survive the robo revolution?

14th May 2018

Robo platforms are giving IFAs a scare. They came into the market with full force, promising tech driven, hands-free robo advice for anyone who wanted it. With major market participants spending millions on promotional and staff costs, as to be known was, and remains, the single most important commercial priority. Now robos are hiring human... read more
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Why would I need a token?

14th May 2018

And it usually does in a stealth mode, sometimes under the tightly closed lid of our laptops. In its 2015 report, KasperskyLab points out that the dealings of just one hacker group called Carbanak, which targeted around 100 banks in Europe and China, brought a total loss of USD 1 trillion in the course of a year. Let us remember that the published... read more
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Beating the bandits with blockchain banking

10th May 2018

In today’s realm of hyper-connectivity, making purchases has never been easier. In the UK, consumers have a huge number of options to choose from, whether that be one-click, contactless, mobile, voice and more – all of which are designed to help streamline the path to purchase, making it easier for consumers to spend money. While... read more
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Maximum automation: from project-related business to risk reporting at Rieter

9th May 2018

Automated FX management and IFRS 9: In the course of a joint development project, the textile machine manufacturer Rieter and the reporting specialist TIPCO have created a tool which not only reflects the company’s FX hedging strategy but also prepares hedge proposals. The tool even takes care of the reporting for hedge accounting in... read more
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Integrating political analysis into portfolio risk calculations

8th May 2018

“Political risk? SAD!” With the global economy continuing to grow steadily without evidence of a strong upsurge in inflation, recent market corrections have increasingly been driven by concerns about political developments. Whether these appear in the form of a tweet from the US president, Brexit, North Korea, Italy or any other... read more
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The role of deception in cyber warfare

3rd May 2018

Whether you’re the chief information security officer (CISO) of a large enterprise with offices across the globe or the IT manager of a small enterprise, if you had a big budget, you would spend it on building and maintaining a security operations centre (SOC) to monitor every risk your enterprise might face. You would hire the best security... read more