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Temenos to continue North American M&A strategy following $559m Kony deal

12th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Bank software firm Temenos will continue its mergers and acquisition strategy in North America when and where it finds partners who can synergise with its existing portfolio of products, according to Emily Steele, the firm's president for North America. “M&A is absolutely a key part of our strategy,” Steele says.... read more
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DTCC’s Steadman: Firms must work together to boost SFTR preparations

12th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Financial institutions need to maintain a herd mentality when it comes to testing and preparing to operate under the Securities and Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), says Mark Steadman, executive director at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). “The thing with regulatory reporting is that it is a necessity,... read more
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Time running out for alternative investment and Ucits funds to implement stress test systems

11th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
A lack of sufficient time to implement liquidity stress testing systems to comply with new European requirements is causing concern among managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs) and undertakings for the collective investment in transferable securities (Ucits) funds, according to a board director of an investment fund and the International... read more
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Firms lagging in choosing SFTR systems

10th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
A large portion of the market is yet to choose systems for Securities Financing Transactions Regulations (SFTR) compliance due to uneasiness around interpretations of the rules, according to Herve Carrere, director of post trade product management at Finastra. “We can see that several firms are still in the phase of considering choosing a... read more
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US, UK and Canada show stability in latest AML index

10th September 2019

An analysis of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Reports and country AML rankings shows a number of trends for 2019 in the fight against money laundering. While some countries continue to show a high-risk score on the independent Basel AML Index, the US, Canada and the UK, remained virtually unchanged in the middle of the... read more
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TMS/RMS buying guides launched

9th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Developments within the fintech arena are never far away. Updates to systems, new technologies, and protocols, aligned with developments in the financial services ecosystem means change is a constant. The developments within the risk and treasury management systems worlds are perfect examples of the speed of evolution upon which technology is... read more
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At 60, COBOL continues to power FS

9th September 2019

Company: Micro Focus
In the world of commerce, disruptive technology can make all the difference, but so often comes from simple idea, and usually one borne out of necessity. Caxton’s printing press was based on the need to produce larger quantities of written material to the court. The automobile was an attempt to support greater workforce mobility to the... read more
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Q&A: Nomura's EMEA CTO Nick Wadge

6th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
“The two results of a proof of concept we conducted show that by using AI we could improve the hit ratio and lead to higher trading revenues while lowering costs,” Takumi Kitamura, chief financial officer at Nomura Holdings said on a conference call announcing the firm’s first quarter results in July. “[W}ith advances in... read more
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Germany takes lead on Mifid reform

5th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The German Ministry of Finance has put itself forward as a key initiator of regulatory change in Europe with the publication of two position papers of recommended amendments to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Mifir) as the UK’s place within the bloc remains... read more