Trading Systems Insights

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Five ways to bolster your cyber defences

24th April 2017

Aaron Miller, Systems Engineering Manager, Palo Alto Networks Financial organisations hold critical personal, financial and operational information which has made them particularly attractive targets for cybercriminals - last year the Financial Conduct Authority reported that UK finance groups were facing huge increases in the number... read more
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MiFID II: How the cloud can be used for compliance around customer records

20th April 2017

Company: Druva
On the 3rd January 2018, MiFID II (the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) will come into effect. It stipulates that anyone involved in the advice chain for an intended trade must record and retain all records of interaction for a minimum of five years. With the official deadline for compliance less than a year away how can you best... read more
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Top interviews from Q1 2017 part two: MangoPay, Moven, Barclays, LexisNexis and Margaris Advisory

17th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
1. "Because of PSD2 we might see a number of companies enter the tri-party payments space in an effort to maintain growth, but there is a lot of work they’ll have to do to catch up to where we are": James Morton, Mangopay Country Head UK & NL The crowdfunding and marketplace model industries have blossomed in recent years,... read more
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Fintech M&A round-up Q1 2017

7th April 2017

Company: bobsguide
March was a busy month for fintech M&A, a potential early indicator that the predicted acceleration in market consolidation might be starting to take effect. The most notable deal of the month was the C$4.8bn acquisition of DH Corp by private equity group Vista. DH Corp will immediately be merged with Vista’s other fintech... read more
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How financial services should be preparing for GDPR

31st March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Dr Jamie Graves, CEO, ZoneFox With the likes of MiFID II and Priips, the financial sector is well versed in the multitude of regulation that needs to be sorted and addressed each time they arrive. However, the impending GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a very different proposition; one that will impact almost every corner of a... read more
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"There’s a large set of MiFID II requirements coming to the community, so it’s important to understand the FIX standards": Hanno Klein, EMEA Chair, Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse

30th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Hanno Klein is Senior Vice President at Deutsche Börse Group which also provides the technology for Eurex, its main derivatives exchange. He joined the company in 1997 and worked in various positions and projects of strategic and operational nature in Germany and the USA. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Deutsche Borse Systems... read more
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MiFID II: Meeting voice and archiving requirements

29th March 2017

Company: IPC
Robert Powell, Director – Compliance, IPC Systems With MiFID II implementation high on financial firms’ agenda, there is going to be a major change in the way that trading communications are recorded and stored. Both mobile and electronic trading communications have increased significantly over the last few years, which is reflected... read more
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Busting the eight myths of digital trade finance

28th March 2017

Company: Bolero
Simon Streat, VP Product Strategy, Bolero International  The digitisation of trade finance offers huge potential to deliver significant benefits to corporates, banks, carriers and other trading partners. As well as reducing the time, costs, and risks of trading, digitisation opens up a new level of visibility, from one end of transactional... read more
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“It’s important for us to find ways to co-create and embrace the digital and disruptive technologies”: Peter Crawley, Citi Country Officer, South Africa. MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head Sub-Saharan Africa

27th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Peter Crawley currently leads Citi’s franchise in South Africa and provides senior leadership in dealing with risk, franchise and business issues. He is also responsible for Citi’s treasury and trade business in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 11 presence and 26 non-presence countries. Since Citi re-entered South Africa in 1995, it has... read more