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Secret confessions of a TMS developer

16th January 2018

Software development is one of those occupations that has no ending. There is never a point in time where you can sit back, look at your work and say: “Well I’m glad that’s finished." The reason is that development never ends because the rate of change and new demands are accelerating. It is fascinating to observe the... read more
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Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation?

4th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below.   Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork... read more
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Most read articles of 2017: The view from the front line

26th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
In this round-up of the articles that garnered most attention in 2017, we revisit the thought leadership contributed by leading industry figures that most piqued the attention of the bobsguide audience in the past 12 months.    The top five ways that AI is transforming banking Mohit Joshi, President - Head, Banking, Financial... read more
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10 UK blockchain startups to watch 2017: Were we right? Pt 2 | Fintech Recap 2017

19th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
As part of our yearly roundup, we're looking back on predictions we made early in 2017 on the blockchain companies set to make a difference. The question is: were we right? What we thought then: Despite qualms over Brexit, the UK still remains the financial hub of Europe and a popular choice of jurisdiction for blockchain-based companies.... read more
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Trends: Is the blockchain era finally here? | Fintech recap 2017

12th December 2017

Company: bobsguide
Whilst blockchain has been knocking on the mainstream’s door for some years, it was only arguably as recently as this Sunday that it was allowed a significant foot in. In from the cold and finally joining AI, Big Data and the Cloud around the fire, the announcement on Sunday that CBOE was now trading bitcoin futures suggests the... read more
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The signs that point to volatile markets in December

12th December 2017

Company: EQ Global
Sterling has once again been trading in wide ranges against the Euro (High 1.1441 versus Low 1.1080) and USD (High 1.3400 versus Low 1.3034) since the beginning of Q4. The first UK interest rate rise in more than a decade was anticipated by markets and Sterling has been under pressure following mixed signals about the monetary policy outlook and... read more
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The countdown to MiFID II: Born on the 3rd Jan?

5th December 2017

As the peal of the 2018 New Year’s Day bells fade away, spare a thought for all those MiFIDians, for whom the seasonal break was shorter than usual, or was a welcome respite before the oncoming storm on 3rd January go-live, a date itself tempestuously debated by the industry. Following a year’s reprieve, has the industry spent its time... read more
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How Millennials may shape the future of asset management

16th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
The PIMFA Millennial Report 2017 was published today, with the aim of learning how the youngest working generation views personal investment management. Bobsguide's very own Millennial, David Beach, takes a look. Foresight is not often associated as the strongest suit of the young. Gratification tends to be instantaneous; remember #YOLO... read more
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Derivatives: Turning risks into opportunities

14th November 2017

Company: Objectway
Derivatives are financial instruments that are often considered complex and much specialised. Derivatives enable full or partial protection against downside losses by creating short position that can cover unpredictable events. While investing in derivatives can be used for hedging, using them to invest in underweighted segments can also... read more