Risk Management Systems Insights


Sibos Blog: Reaping rewards with effective reconciliation

17th October 2012

Company: FIS
Ahead of the Sibos 2012 trade show in Osaka, Japan, on 29 October to 1 November, which will be covered by a daily bobsguide show blog, Richard Chapman, product director, operations, for SunGard’s banking unit discusses one of the topics that is always up for debate: reconciliation. He outlines here how to achieve operational maturity in... read more

Proposal for an intraday liquidity regulation: the crack in the supervisory wall is to be closed

9th October 2012

Company: Finastra
By Mariusz Podsiadlo - Head of Product Management, Misys Global Risk – Liquidity The aftermath of the credit crisis has seen a flurry of regulatory activity, especially in the previously ignored area of liquidity risk: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its ‘Principles for Sound Liquidity Risk Management and... read more
Hybrid funds must tackle operational challenges

Hybrid funds must tackle operational challenges

8th October 2012

Company: Koger Inc.
by Ras Sipko The alternative investment industry has had to reinvent itself over the past few years following the financial crisis, which has resulted in the emergence of a number of hybrid schemes that make use of both hedge fund and private equity strategies. Hybrid funds are a response by managers to the challenges of striving to... read more

Near real-time analytics in banking: delivering on old promises?

4th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Denise Montgomery, research director, Ovum financial services research and advisory, Asia-Pacific. Banks continue to invest in new mobile front-end applications, online development, and agility. To speed the quality and relevance of decision-making and customer experience in such fast-paced environments, however, analytics are often... read more

Barclays’ new CEO shows business and retail banking is back in fashion

5th September 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger The tectonic plates in banking may finally be beginning to shift with the recent announcement that Antony Jenkins, who currently heads up the retail and business banking side of Barclays Bank, is to take over as the new chief executive officer (CEO). He succeeds Bob Diamond who was forced out in July after the bank’s... read more

Is the new Gotham crime buster Lawsky targeting the big smoke?

20th August 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Neil Ainger Benjamin Lawsky. The name has a certain ring to it doesn’t it? Even the surname hints at his profession as a lawyer and evokes images of other great Gotham-based crime fighters of the past such as Rudy Giuliani, the untouchables’ Eliot Ness or even that other Eliot who didn’t end up so well, Eliot Spitzer,... read more

Anonymity v transparency in the best execution debate

17th August 2012

By Peter Atkinson, FX product manager at smartTrade Technologies The foreign exchange (FX) spot market these days appears to be divided in pursuing a common but sometimes nebulous cause – namely, best execution proof and prices. One side says that the buy-side needs complete anonymity in order to maximise quality. The other side says... read more

Why financial services and ‘big data’ can be mutually beneficial

17th August 2012

The financial services sector is typically expert at churning vast amounts of data, gathered over decades of customer interactions and transactions. Some financial institutions (FIs) might be said to have perfected the art of data analytics, but there is always more to learn about how ‘big data’ can be harnessed by FIs, says Sriram... read more

Olympic scale logistics: Cash provisioning

6th August 2012

Company: Fiserv
The London Olympic Games are expected to attract 5.3 million visitors to the UK capital over the summer. Some other visitors may stay away of course, but the overall figure is expected to be up and the demand for cash across the city has already changed as crowds have flocked east to the Olympic Park and deserted traditional shopping areas in... read more

HFT will have minimal impact in the FX space

13th July 2012

According to Patrik Säfvenblad, Investment Partner at Harmonic Capital Partners, despite the industry-shaking, headline-making, flash-crashing repercussions in equities, the impact on FX markets will be more of a rolling thunder than a lightning strike, not at least in part due to the lessons learned from watching equities. Dan... read more