Trading Systems Insights

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The data forensics of regulatory investigation

19th March 2018

From our armchair viewing, we are all used to the themes of the more popular forensic TV series applying science with creative thinking processes, sometimes being out of the box, to arrive at a high confidence level conclusion of whodunnit, but are there any parallels with financial regulatory investigations? Well, at least we hope that no dead... read more
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Securing open source leading up to GDPR enforcement

7th March 2018

Open source continues to transform how we architect software solutions in every industry. Black Duck’s 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis of over 1000 commercial applications revealed that 96% of applications scanned utilised open source. While the rate of open source reuse has been steadily climbing over the decades, policies,... read more
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FIX Trading Community FIX EMEA: Ten years of bringing the industry together

27th February 2018

Ten years ago the markets were in the middle of a significant downturn. As of March 2008, the FTSE 100 was at 5776 and the Dow 30 was at 14,237. Both indices had more pain to come, as the full extent of the financial crisis came to light. Of course, after a storm there is a period of reflection and it was during this period that the members of FIX... read more
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How Danske Bank uses third parties to clean data for GDPR | Analysis of the Deal

19th February 2018

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide sat down with Marion Rybnikar, Head of Data at Danske Bank UK, and Stuart Harvey, CEO of Datactics, to discuss the monolithic task of data management in the face of GDPR and PSD2. Marion, tell me how one comes to be Head of Data at a major global bank. Marion Rybnikar (Danske Bank): I completed a Physics degree before... read more
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8 disruptive fintechs to watch out for in 2018

12th February 2018

Company: bobsguide
The second installment of our ‘fintechs to watch’ series looks at the exciting world of newcomer fintechs since 2015. These are the companies we’ve come across (and spoken to!) who we think have a fantastic product and proposition as well as the right people and passion to guide them to success in 2018 and beyond.   ... read more
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The best risk management software for 2018

31st January 2018

Company: bobsguide
The bobsguide risk management survey in September uncovered the expectations and concerns of chief risk officers and their teams as they look towards evaluating their risk management solutions in 2018. With 62% of respondents stating they wish to purchase or modify their technology, we ran a risk management software comparison to determine the... read more
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The fintech Swiss Army knife approach to Open Banking? | Analysis of the deal

30th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
Colin Goldstein, Head of Strategic Partnerships at iwoca and Alan Walsh, Head of Network & Partnerships at Bud, sit down with bobsguide to talk PSD2, collaboration and why banks should be scared of the tech giants. What is your role in the world of financial services? iwoca: We’re on a mission to help small businesses access finance... read more
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Why BNP Paribas is collaborating with GTS in the US Treasuries market | Analysis of the deal

25th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
In late 2017 BNP Paribas announced that it had partnered with global electronic market maker GTS, in order to leverage GTS' trading and technology capabilities with the goal of providing the bank’s clients with deeper liquidity, tighter spreads and further improved pricing in the US Treasuries secondary market.  bobsguide sat down... read more
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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