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Video: Banks must sequence investments to deal with reg loads

15th July 2019

Company: AxiomSL
The sheer volume of regulatory hurdles is putting banks under significant pressure this year, according to Harry Chopra, chief client officer, AxiomSL. “Sequencing all your investments and making sure all the regulatory demands are fulfilled is a major challenge for banks,” Chopra said, in a BankTech video series. Chopra was... read more
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TMS providers struggling with corporate change

15th July 2019

Company: Analyste
The market for treasury management solutions has changed dramatically over the course of the past few years. From technological advances – such as the proliferation of the cloud – to the way the treasury function has changed in recent times, corporate and bank treasurers find themselves with a wealth of options to choose from. But... read more
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UK’s anti-crypto stance “aggressive and outmoded”

12th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s proposed crypto-derivatives ban is aggressive and outmoded, according to Townsend Lansing, chief commercial officer at TokenMarket. The FCA announced last week that it would be consulting on banning the sale, marketing and distribution of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs)... read more
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Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance platform to move to BNP Paribas

11th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Deutsche Bank will transfer its Global Prime Finance platform to BNP Paribas as part of the closure of its equities sales & trading business, according to Georgina Speight, Global Prime Finance’s lead technology manager at Deutsche Bank. Upon hearing the news of the restructuring plan, Speight said on LinkedIn she was “excited to... read more
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The importance of cash and ATMs in today’s payments landscape

11th July 2019

Company: Auriga
Over half a century on from the ATM’s birthday, headlines about ATMs closing at a record rate and the rise of so called ‘ATM deserts’ – areas where the cash dispenser is a rare sight – have not been in short supply. ATMs under threat from rising costs One of the main reasons why cash and ATMs are under threat is... read more
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Video: Asset managers turn to data for multijurisdictional disclosure requirements

10th July 2019

Company: AxiomSL
Asset managers working across a variety of regimes are faced with an uphill struggle with the volume of data required to comply with shareholder disclosure rules, a panel told bobsguide recently. “Regulators are expecting a lot more detail generally. The Transparency Directive in the EU drove a push for greater transparency... read more
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Banks and fintechs growing tired of innovation hubs

10th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
An increasing number of fintech initiatives and sandboxes is complicating attempts by fintech startups to reach key bank contacts, according to Fabian Vandenreydt, executive chairman at B-Hive. “There is a multiplicity of initiatives, sandboxes at all levels and a lot of innovation hubs in all directions. Every country has its... read more
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Video: “Panic and preparation” in insurance as IFRS 17 looms

10th July 2019

Company: AutoRek
Pockets of panic are rampant among market participants as the reality of complying with IFRS 17 comes into focus, according to Mike Kelly, insurance sector lead at AutoRek. As part of bobsguide’s InsurTech video series, Kelly was speaking on a panel focused on preparations for the new rules. He added that a lot of firms are in “full... read more
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Emerging hedge funds to level playing field

10th July 2019

Hedge fund launches are at 18-year lows and emerging managers are facing an uphill battle for capital when compared to their larger, more established peers. According to the FT, “the composition of the hedge fund industry’s investor base has also changed over time. Allocations are now dominated by large institutional clients that... read more