Treasury Management Systems Insights

Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

Why collateral management has become the new buzzword

22nd September 2011

Company: ActiveViam
Allen Whipple, US director, Quartet FS. Collateral sufficiency is a well established risk management process but has become a growing concern for the financial community in recent years. Thanks to regulatory initiatives, as well as the increasing complexity arising from the large and ever-growing volumes of collateralised deals, banks need a... read more
The path to payments efficiency: payment factories

The path to payments efficiency: payment factories

22nd September 2011

Alex Wong, solutions consultant, GTS at Bank of America Merrill LynchPayment factories - though not a new invention - are still surprisingly rare. However, their importance on the strategic value creation chain is undoubted. The step itself of realising a treasury function is the most challenging due to the time, resources and investment needed by... read more
Improving data through automation

Improving data through automation

22nd September 2011

Company: Omgeo
By Mark Bouchea, executive director of Product Management, OmgeoWith increased pressure for transparency and less tolerance for risk from regulators and investors alike, banks need to ensure that all of the information pertinent to completing their clients’ trades is accurate at all times. One area where custodian banks are becoming increasingly... read more
Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

Sibos 2011 - The devil is in the regulatory detail

21st September 2011

Company: bobsguide
“We’ve learned that what is extreme is much more plausible. And what is plausible is much more extreme.” (Lawrence Sweet, senior vice-president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) Regulation and its impact on the global financial services industry was a key topic as tongues at Sibos 2011 continued to wag well into the second day. Much... read more
SWIFT for Corporates 2020

SWIFT for Corporates 2020

21st September 2011

By Eric Campbellchief technology officerBottomline TechnologiesTen years ago, SWIFT announced the availability of corporate access to its network. However, joining SWIFT was often seen as a challenging project, not for the faint of heart, which required outside expertise. Plus, the process was often disjointed, complex and slow. How much of this... read more
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Taking on the modern day financial criminal: How banks are fighting back

21st September 2011

Company: Fiserv
by Erik Stein, vice-president, Financial Crime Risk Management Solutions, FiservFinancial crime is at an all time high and regulators are increasing the pressure on financial institutions to take more preventive measures. To mitigate loss, improve customer service and soothe regulators, financial institutions need to re-think their strategy for... read more
Sibos 2011 - ‘May the IT forces be with you’

Sibos 2011 - ‘May the IT forces be with you’

20th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
The time for preparation is over. With the doors to the Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre now officially open, the dialogue surrounding the key themes of regulation re-visited, technology, global and local perspectives and changing landscape - new expectations has well and truly begun for the 7,000 plus registered participants. New technology and... read more
Achieving the perfect harmony between customer experience and revenue generation

Achieving the perfect harmony between customer experience and revenue generation

16th September 2011

Across the globe, banks are devising innovative strategies to attain their expected revenue growth. At the same time, the financial services world is focusing on a single-point agenda with regard to boosting their customer acquisition and retention strategies - providing a 'holistic customer experience'. The kind of continued commitment a customer... read more
Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

Liquidity risk management needs a collaborative approach, says SWIFT representative

16th September 2011

Company: bobsguide
Effective liquidity risk management requires a collaborative approach between banks and financial institutions, a SWIFT representative has said. Catherine Banneux, senior market manager, banking markets at SWIFT made the comments following the recent publication of the Managing liquidity risk white paper. The research identified a number of... read more
NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

NFC Payments: It starts with the wallet

15th September 2011

Company: Microsoft
By Colin Kerr, industry solutions manager, worldwide financial services, Microsoft The problem with mobile payments is that everyone has a different definition. Efforts to define what constitutes a mobile payment are complicated by different geographic expectations, mobile users’ experiences, payment systems, regulations and the relative strength... read more