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Clearing standoff: US able to stand on its own in defence of trading ambition

6th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The EU's softening in relation to clearing is typical brinksmanship of the commission, following its usual run book of international negotiations, says Mark Woolfenden, managing director of Euromoney TRADEDATA. “The clear facts of exchange trade analysis of the top five US exchanges, showed a significant amount of trade volume emanates... read more
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Cash forecasting challenges: increasing accounts receivable forecasting accuracy

26th October 2018

Company: CashAnalytics
Following on from our recent article on overcoming cash forecasting challenges, this piece focuses on the area that is often the most challenging, accounts receivable forecasting. For large corporates, forecasting accounts receivables is particularly challenging as the forecast figure is consolidated from a wide variety of inputs. In... read more
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Broadridge head of strategy outlines innovation by acquisition approach

24th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Since 2007, Broadridge has announced the acquisition of 29 companies, three of which have been in 2018. At Sibos 2018 in Sydney, the company announced another newly acquired solution, a next generation, SaaS global asset servicing tool. The new solution looks to leverage cloud technology to address end to end asset servicing... read more
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BTCC CEO: Don’t assume blockchain is for real-world assets

24th October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Blockchain's primary use case remains the creation and movement of cryptocurrencies, said Bobby Lee, a board member of the Bitcoin Foundation and CEO of BTCC, at this year's Money20/20. “I see a big difference between cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and then the blockchain effort. We all know that blockchain is... read more
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Marcus Treacher: Ripple open to collaboration with big fintechs

23rd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Nearly a year has passed since Ripple spoke to bobsguide in late 2017, and 2018 has proven to be a big year for the blockchain cross-border payments startup.  At Swift's flagship Sibos conference in Sydney, Australia, Ripple's head of strategic accounts, Marcus Treacher, discussed the firm's strategy going forward into... read more
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Banks "struggling" to employ hackers

23rd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Mikhail Sosonkin, a Russian hacker and security specialist told a panel at Money 20/20 that most hackers don’t want to work for banks.  “A lot of hackers tend to have the mentality of wanting their own freedom. They want to have this uncontrolled aspect in their work and to be able to make their decisions themselves.... read more
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Early engagement gives banks chance to lead quantum revolution

23rd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
If blockchain and distributed ledger technology is only just being spoken about from an application point of view in financial services, then the fledgling science behind quantum computing (QC) has an uphill struggle on its hands. “As an industry, there is a feeling that the digital revolution was missed somehow,” said Dr Stacey... read more
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Mifid II: asset managers "hearing from the regulators"

23rd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
“The regulatory burden on a financial institution operating in multiple regimes - plus Brexit - is incredibly large,” said Harry Chopra, chief client officer of AxiomSL on the sidelines of Sibos 2018 in Sydney, Australia. “You get regulatory fatigue at some point,” said Chopra.  Educating the industry is therefore... read more
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Ethereum co-founder: Decentralise central banks to foster greater trust

22nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
The world's central banks should consider a decentralised approach to economic management, said Ethereum blockchain co-founder and current CEO of ConsenSys, Joseph Lubin, at Sibos 2018 in Sydney.  “I see physical cash as fundamentally analogue in that it represents a central bank’s issuance which is... read more
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FCA: Regtechs must be realistic about their capabilities

22nd October 2018

Company: bobsguide
Regtech organisations need to be honest about their capabilities, according to Nick Cook, head of regtech and advanced analytics at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), during a panel discussion at this year’s Money20/20. “Regtech was a convenient new buzzword, a couple of years ago. And I think we saw some early... read more