Risk Management Systems Insights

Why banks need real-time risk data at their fingertips

Why banks need real-time risk data at their fingertips

16th December 2011

Company: SAS
By Dale Stevens, head of Capital Markets, SAS UKThe global financial crisis and ongoing market volatility in the eurozone are having profound implications for the capital markets. A bout of stringent regulation has swept through the industry in recent years and banks are under pressure to better understand their risk exposure. The global regulatory... read more
CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

16th December 2011

Company: Fiserv
By Andy Mellor, senior product manager, financial control solutions, FiservAccountability or responsibility? So maybe it’s not what Shakespeare had in mind, but surely this is the question. The question that keeps CFOs awake at night, that is. And CROs, CEOs, line of business managers, and auditors, as well. Recent news articles have highlighted... read more
Where's my delta?

Where's my delta?

15th December 2011

By Jor Molchan, director, Sapient Global Markets, Fabrice Douglas Rouah, director, Sapient Global Markets The increased use of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, such as barrier options, is presenting new challenges for writers of these options who wish to hedge their positions. Hedging involves eliminating risk in one investment by... read more
E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

15th December 2011

By Randy Croce CPCU, CIC, Tata Consultancy Services The insurance industry is cautious by nature; after all, it is a business based on managing risk. Slower to embrace e-business strategies compared to securities, brokers and investment companies, this industry has made circumspective steps in progressing towards an online presence; primarily, by... read more
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OTC markets: Increasing transparency in the valuation process

15th December 2011

By Anthony Belcher, director, EMEA Valuations, Interactive DataIn the post-crisis world there has been a much greater demand for information in the financial markets. Clients, auditors and regulators are seeking a holistic view and are calling for more openness and insight into the investment activity of financial firms. The need for greater... read more
And so here comes the egg before the chicken

And so here comes the egg before the chicken

15th December 2011

Company: Fixnetix
Snippets from pending regulatory environments in Europe and USKaren Bertoli, chief marketing officer, Fixnetix and Bob Fuller, chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group and director, FixnetixNews is news when it first occurs and we have all heard the phrase “old news is no news”. One would be hard pressed to not see, hear or read the daily worldwide... read more
Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

13th December 2011

By Steve Brunswick, strategy manager,Thales e-SecurityWith more people owning mobile phones than bank accounts, it is clear that mobile payments will become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. Juniper Research, a European based provider of business intelligence, released a study forecasting that mobile contactless payment... read more
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Leveraging cloud computing for the financial services sector

12th December 2011

Company: Vordel
By Mark O’Neill, CTO, Vordel Cloud computing adoption continues to gain momentum across a broad range of industries including financial services. Once organisations manage to filter through the noise surrounding the cloud, there are actually some very pragmatic ways in which the IT organisations of banks, insurers and similar institutions can... read more
OTC automation could spur cross-asset crashes

OTC automation could spur cross-asset crashes

12th December 2011

Dr Richard Bentley, Industry Vice President, Banking & Capital MarketsRegulators in Europe and the US are grappling with how to make over the counter (OTC) markets more transparent and easier to monitor. Automation is the key and the mandated use of swaps execution facilities (SEFs) and central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) will revolutionise... read more
Fostering innovation through academic research

Fostering innovation through academic research

6th December 2011

Company: OneMarketData
By Louis Lovas, director of Solutions, OneMarketDataResearch is the cornerstone of technological change and innovation. Research is the process by which science investigates and analyses to yield conclusions - sometimes an ascribed hypothesis of some phenomena in pursuit of the facts, or often a stated theory as the explanation of the facts. As... read more