Trading Systems Insights


Credit risk management – the big picture

16th November 2010

Mikael Krohn, vice-president,EDB Business PartnerAccording to a recent survey by Royal Bank of Scotland, managing risk is more important than growth for nearly half of UK firms – and these companies are not alone. Over the last two years, risk management has become a primary concern for both banks and lenders, both in terms of regulatory... read more
XBRL – Future of Reporting

XBRL – Future of Reporting

10th November 2010

Company: Infosys Limited
By Manish Jain,Industry principal - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesKumar KudidhiLead Consultant - FinacleInfosys TechnologiesBackground and SignificanceFinancial institutions and business houses make their financial statements and other corporate information available to various stakeholders like investors, regulators, and analysts as part of statutory... read more

Future IT for future-proof banking

3rd November 2010

Company: CGI
By David King, chief technology officer, LogicaThe information-centric nature of financial services could see it become one of the largest adopters of cloud services. But there are still many factors institutions need to consider, such as which services to move to the cloud, the benefits of the different types of cloud and how they fit into the... read more
Solvency II also offers opportunities for value creation

Solvency II also offers opportunities for value creation

2nd November 2010

Company: Capgemini
By José Kuizinga-van Burik, senior business consultantJeroen Kriele, managing consultant, CapgeminiGiven the combination of investments required to become Solvency II-compliant and the associated time pressure, the obvious short-term approach would be to focus exclusively on compliance. But in a wider perspective Solvency II also offers many... read more

Life after Lehman - a wake-up call for risk managers

15th October 2010

Company: ActiveViam
By Xavier Bellouard, co-founder at Quartet FSFollowing the collapse of Lehman Brothers two years ago, risk, and particularly market risk, has become the buzzword in the banking and investment world. Its presence has grown following the industry’s realisation that the lack of risk management was arguably the root cause of the financial crisis.... read more

Entity risk – be prepared for understanding issuer exposure intra-day

14th October 2010

By Mark Basch, Senior Business Analyst, Reference Data Product Development, Interactive DataThe turbulence in the global financial markets over the last 18 months has heightened awareness about the risk management practices of financial institutions around the world. Firms are focusing on many types of risk, including liquidity, market and... read more
Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

Payment Factory 2.0: reshaping treasury efficiency

9th September 2010

By Mickey Vonckx,business development manager,Hanse OrgaIn the last two years a great deal of literature has been published around the financial crisis and its implications for corporate treasury. The demand for efficiency gains is stronger than ever before and has become a catalyst for treasury departments across the world to undertake the... read more
Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

Keeping up with the machines: Direct Market Access and the move to real-time post-trade risk management.

8th September 2010

Company: Patsystems
By James Tomlin,director of Risk Systems,PatsystemsOver the last few years, a growing proportion of volume on the financial markets has come from automated trading engines, capable of thousands of trades per second. Exchanges have introduced co-location facilities and other measures to facilitate this activity, and clearing firms increasingly... read more

The weakness of rule based systems in Middle and Back Office risk analysis data solutions

6th September 2010

Company: Sinus Iridum
By Mark Geffryes, business development director, Sinus Iridum Let’s hear it for the operations team Typically middle and back office systems ensure that all trading and transactional information is recorded correctly, all governance issues are complied with and all processes behind the scenes run smoothly. In short, this is the function that... read more

Role of testing in error-free user-friendly trading systems

11th August 2010

By Sai Chintala,vice-president, Technical Services,AppLabsThe structure of the equity markets has witnessed major changes due to budget pressures, new market regulations, and emerging technology advancements, leading to the evolution of new private exchanges to compete with established exchanges. The exchanges were swift in adopting these... read more