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Tracking the accelerating technology transformation

5th August 2020

It’s rapidly become a platitude that financial services will look utterly different post-crisis.   At Broadridge we wanted to understand in more detail the views of financial services leaders at this juncture. We surveyed c-suite executives and their direct reports from 500 financial institutions globally, with fieldwork completed... read more
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UK’s new settlement system to support DLT

3rd August 2020

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England’s (BoE’s) new Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system will be compatible with distributed ledger technologies (DLT), says BoE’s executive director for banking, payments and innovation Victoria Cleland. “It was decided a while ago in the program that we didn’t want to use DLT to build the new... read more
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Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

3rd August 2020

Company: GBST
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it? A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more
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Traders keep eye on Libor transition

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bearing little impact on preparations. “We have personally not seen any slowdown because of coronavirus from our clients, whether it’s on the fallbacks per se or even other solutions they... read more
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Roles lack clarity in Isda’s CDM

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Debate is growing over the implementation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (Isda’s) common domain model (CDM), as uptake remains slow nearly three years after the project’s launch. “Lack of standards creates a self-perpetuating mess,” says Daniel Schwartz, head of fintech and capital markets... read more
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Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the public and private clouds

29th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the pandemic caused an unprecedented market disruption, hedge fund liquidation surged in the first months of the crisis. Stevie Morrow, chief operating officer at Options Technology – a company that delivers full technology solutions to hedge funds and asset managers – explains how reliance on tech has skyrocketed over the past few... read more
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Optimising the path to digital payments in the US

29th July 2020

Company: BNY Mellon
The US payments landscape is in the midst of significant change. A spark of new capabilities – comprising existing payment rails introducing new developments, the dawn of real-time payments and the emergence of innovative overlay services – is transforming the entire payments ecosystem. What’s more, with the current challenging... read more
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Retail banks at odds over coronavirus impact

29th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
High-street bank branches are here to stay as customers value speaking to bank staff in person, according to Metro Bank’s managing director of distribution, Ian Walters. “If you want to go in and talk to somebody face-to-face you can do so… We think it's really important to give customers the choice [between online and... read more
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Survey: Capital markets participants evaluate cloud services

28th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Take the survey here.  As capital markets continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, firms face a crossroads in the development of their core tech infrastructure. Once cautious of the cloud, organisations are now flocking to cloud solutions amidst the promise of heightened security and lowered operational costs. But challenges... read more