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Fintechs resilient in face of pandemic

17th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
Fintechs are optimistic of their future prospects as the consequences of the pandemic provides favourable tailwinds. “[The sector] seems to be buoyant, there is no absence of continued investment and organisations are continuing to try to bring something new to the market,” says Ian Johnson, European managing director at Marqeta, a... read more
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Q&A: RTGS Global founder talks liquidity visibility for banks

17th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
With financial institutions around the world facing liquidity challenges during the pandemic, efficient settlements and liquidity visibility have moved to the top of bank’s priority list. Bobsguide spoke to Nick Ogden, founder of Worldpay, ClearBank and most recently RTGS Global – a cross-border liquidity network – about building... read more
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Risk tech vendors raise volatility concerns

16th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
Risk management tech vendors debated pandemic-triggered market risks outlined by the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) last week, including high market volatility and liquidity challenges. “Top-line market volatility has indeed declined but remains high relative to history. In fact it would have to go down another 30 percent... read more
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Is a best-of-breed reporting system within your reach?

15th September 2020

Company: Factbook
From time to time I find myself in front of a small asset management firm that is considering a best-of-breed investment reporting solution.   Usually the key driver for such firms (with, say, AuM of under £10bn) dipping their toes in the water is that they are beginning to scale up their investment management operations and are... read more
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How to save a million dollars on bank operating costs

15th September 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
An AML analyst spends an average of an hour analysing a suspicious case. Each time they have to perform a series of simple, repetitive actions. Search for a given client in the database of suspects, verify if the client is not on the warning lists, check what is known about the client from the internet. In some institutions, even a dozen or so... read more
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Automation tipping point for financial transaction taxes arrives

14th September 2020

Company: GBST
Financial transaction taxes (FTT), a levy on financial transactions such as the purchase or sale of financial instruments, have been on the radar of capital markets firms for over a decade. The 2008 global financial crisis created political pressure to ensure that the financial sector contributed fairly to the costs of the crisis. As a result,... read more
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Q&A: Options VP on the remote IT department

14th September 2020

Company: Options
Bobsguide spoke to Michael Russo, vice president of managed applications at Options to discuss how the explosion in remote working has affected the IT department, what this means for cloud services and how it impacts firms who still rely on on-premise IT solutions. Flexibility and “fleet-footedness” have become a priority over the... read more
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CAT vendors discourage piecemeal solutions

11th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
Tech vendors are urging market participants to adopt end-to-end consolidated audit trail (CAT) solutions as phased deadlines complicate implementation. “It always comes down to the time and project pressures… We do the end-to-end so we control the mapping as well as the exception management. For other firms where they’re just... read more
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US banks call for federal data sharing standards

10th September 2020

Company: bobsguide
Federal data protection standards must be created to allow open banking to take off in the US, said Abishek Gupta, head of BBVA Open Platform, BBVA during a Fintech Talents North America panel yesterday. “I agree there has to be some minimum standards across all of those principles to capture it all, and at the same time given how complex... read more