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Q&A: OakNorth CEO on hiring, growth, and preparing for a downturn

18th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
OakNorth CEO and co-founder Rishi Khosla speaks to bobsguide.  What drove you to create OakNorth? Joel and I started our first business in our 20s in 2002 – it was called Copal and did financial research outsourcing for investment banks, asset managers, PE firms, etc. About four years into that business, we were looking for... read more
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An alternative way of seeing data monetization

18th June 2019

Company: Suburbia
From early-stage payments fintechs to giant acquirers, every company is asking themselves the same question: “How can we turn our data into dollars?” After all, most companies these days are to some extent data companies, whether they are aware of it or not. Many businesses try to leverage certain types of data they capture, but... read more
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CFTC’s lack of data security to hit capital markets

18th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s inadequate cybersecurity provisions could impact capital markets, according to the CEO of an alternative data source for investors and hedge funds, while lawyers say it will bring into question the budgetary allowance for enhancing protection of proprietary data given to the US regulator. ... read more
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Fintech glossary of terms: A - F

18th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Accelerators A venture or scheme that promotes and aids the rapid growth of selected new small businesses. Acquirer A company that buys the rights to another company or business relationship. Acquirers are also financial institutions which buy rights to a merchant account which allows them to service and manage the merchant’s... read more
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Extreme remote banking – how and why banks should make investing a priority

18th June 2019

Company: Auriga
Extreme remote banking – a term encompassing the provision of banking services to extremely remote, rural communities – should be a key focus for every UK retail bank right now. Why? There are potential ramifications of new legislation on banks as well as ethical reasons for banks maintaining access to financial services for small... read more
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Calculating performance and questions to ask potential providers

17th June 2019

Company: StatPro Group
Transaction vs holdings-based performance calculations It’s important for your firm to know the pros and cons of each method. Whilst both methods provide inputs to analysis providing a breakdown of the returns, enabling the effectiveness of various investment strategies to be evaluated and explained, it is important to understand that... read more
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Simplified IBAN management crucial to banks and payment institutions

17th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Banks, payments providers and those looking to move money across territories are looking to simplify their processes through clearer and integrated IBAN management solutions, according to Jürgen Schneider, managing director at ONPEX. “Major clients have come to us because they’ve wanted to have easy access to our multi-currency... read more
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Q&A: ING CIO Legrand talks European fintech and platformification

14th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Benoît Legrand was appointed chief innovation officer at ING Bank in January 2018, having previously served as the bank’s global head of fintech and CEO of ING Ventures. On the sidelines of Money 20/20 in Amsterdam last week, bobsguide sat down with the Legrand to talk about the future of fintech in Europe and the hype around the... read more
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Q&A: BNY Mellon’s Sinha on the future of blockchain

12th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Subhankar Sinha was appointed head of blockchain for BNY Mellon in May. Prior to this role Sinha founded Nabartham LLC, which advised start-ups on ecosystem governance, strategic partnerships, and the market fit of blockchain products. Sinha was also a director at PwC in the US, where he was the co-founder of the firm’s blockchain... read more