Trading Systems Insights

Dodd-Frank: The benefits of a staged approach to regulation

Dodd-Frank: The benefits of a staged approach to regulation

14th September 2011

Company: Openlink
By Mark Abrams, sales manager, OpenLinkThe Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act intends to introduce significant changes to the US over‐the‐counter (OTC) derivatives market, with the goals of improving transparency, reducing systemic default risk and promoting greater stability. The costs and lack of clarity associated... read more
iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

iPad has awakened mobile corporate banking world, IT vendor says

14th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
The adoption of the iPad and other tablet devices by corporates is a key driver behind the increased take up of mobile banking applications, an IT vendor has said. George Ravich, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Fundtech, a provider of mobile banking applications, said: “Although consumers have been using mobile technology for a while, in the... read more
SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

SWIFT - making it easier to drive e-invoicing adoption

13th September 2011

By Marcus Hughes, director of business development, Bottomline TechnologiesCorporate adoption of SWIFT has been a growing trend for many years. As we head into Sibos in Toronto, the focus on SWIFT for corporates has been sharpened due to SWIFT’s new electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) initiative. Whilst there is general agreement on the payments... read more
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Data management is ‘key to everything’, says vendor

12th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Data management and the demand for clean data ‘underpins’ much incoming regulatory reform to the financial services sector, an IT vendor has said. Neill Vanlint, managing director, client operations, EMEA & Asia at GoldenSource, said that the need for data transparency and data integrity is at the heart of initiatives such as Solvency II and... read more
The end is nigh?

The end is nigh?

8th September 2011

Company: Accuity
Joel Lange, payments product manager, AccuityIn December of last year, the European Commission (EC) released its plans for European Union end-dates for the migration of both credit transfers and direct debits to SEPA-compliant formats. Since that time, further input has been submitted from both the European Parliament as well as the Council of the... read more
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
Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

Cash visibility for corporate treasuries

6th September 2011

Company: ION Treasury
By Paul Higdon, chief technology officer,IT2 Treasury SolutionsThe essential role of cash management operations is to ensure that the business has the cash it needs, at the right place, and at the right time. Failure to achieve this strategic objective can directly impact the efficient commercial operation - and ultimately the viability - of the... 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