Risk Management Systems Insights

Moving from silo matching to global enterprise-wide reconciliation

Moving from silo matching to global enterprise-wide reconciliation

7th September 2011

By Etienne Savatier, associate director, SterciReconciliation has often been viewed merely as matching engines when in fact these financial control systems involve a wider range of functions and serve a higher purpose. An effective reconciliation strategy will lead to the implementation of enterprise-wide reconciliation in order to get a... read more
Is time on your side?

Is time on your side?

25th August 2011

Company: Fixnetix
By Karen Bertoli, Chief Marketing OfficerFixnetixDeterminism and flexibility - a look into the latest innovation from the financial technology world...So, is time on your side? If you’re a bank, a hedge fund or proprietary trading firm in the US or Europe, most likely, the answer is no. Systematic trading has matured to the point where regulatory... read more
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Is there really a future to trading on twitter?

22nd August 2011

By Dr John Bates, chief technology officer, Progress Softwarefollow Dr Bates on Twitter hereUK hedge fund Derwent Capital has bet 25 million pounds that Twitter can predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 per cent accuracy. While this sounds super cool, it is my view that predicting stock market moves using Twitter alone is about... read more
Payments Infrastructure at the crossroads - will banks accelerate or stall on journey to grow payments business?

Payments Infrastructure at the crossroads - will banks accelerate or stall on journey to grow payments business?

19th August 2011

By Ramanan Seshadri, head of European Operations, Hexaware Technologies Payment solutions have reached a significant crossroads where existing infrastructure and requirements are under intense review. Banks and payment processors are faced with a perfect storm of issues that are large, complex and extremely dynamic. Banks and payment... read more
The future landscape of payments

The future landscape of payments

18th August 2011

Company: Cognizant
By Tony Virdi,vice-president and head of banking and financial services practice, CognizantTony Virdi, vice-president and head of Cognizant’s banking and financial services practice for the UK and Ireland, discusses the changing face of the payments industryThe last fifty years have seen a vast change in the way that payments are undertaken. At a... read more
Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

Going with the flow: Rewriting the economic rulebook with high frequency trading

18th August 2011

Company: Equinix
By Eric Schwartz, president, EMEA, EquinixLast year, high frequency trading (HFT) and the need for speed was all the rage. Then two things happened: firstly, the flash crash stunned the public consciousness, which was already reeling from crisis and recession; then secondly, an influx of market participants, including many small start-ups, rushed... read more
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An inconvenient truth in the financial services sector

17th August 2011

Company: Projective
By Kim Martens, UK manager, ProjectiveCan a concept as basic as a “single customer view” be the key to corporate survival? The financial crisis is so 2009, but don’t let the backburner surprise you, as any chief information officer or chief risk officer out there will confirm. For them, the 2011 buzz words Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Wall... read more
Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

16th August 2011

By Selwyn Blair-Ford, head of global regulatory policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial ServicesOver the last few years measures have been proposed and debated at length by regulators, bankers, politicians and others in order to address the issues raised by the financial crisis. As the organisation responsible for providing a supranational framework for... read more
Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

15th August 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO, ClusterSevenTransparency, control and validation of critical business data is an increasingly serious concern for the financial services sector. Banks, insurance companies and actuarial firms are facing up to the fact that they need to tackle the data risk issue as a matter of urgency. However, a major part of this challenge... read more
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Don’t get caught out by cybercriminals

3rd August 2011

By Sascha Breite, head of the e-commerce competence centre, SIX Card SolutionsIn the past few years, payment fraud levels have on the whole been decreasing thanks to industry wide efforts to combat this criminal activity. However, the recent actions of hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous have put the threat of card-not-present (CNP) fraud... read more