Data Solutions Insights

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Data should be treated as an asset rather than a liability or risk

4th November 2014

Company: bobsguide
Speakers at the RIMES II Data Governance Conference agreed that data governance must be used to promote value and that buy-side firms (asset management etc) should take a broader view of their challenges rather than focusing on one specific area. During the opening discussion, Gartner outlined what they see as areas of contention and what firms... read more
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FCA launches hub to support fintech innovation

29th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Conduct Authorities (FCA) pledged to unlock the benefits of financial technology innovation at the launch of the Innovation Hub in London this week. Speaking at the launch, Martin Wheatley (Chief Executive of the FCA) said: “The FCA is here to make financial markets work well for consumers. Innovation can benefit consumers.... read more
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Banking on Video Intelligence

28th October 2014

Company: March Networks
Today’s financial institutions are working faster and smarter with video-based software applications designed for speed and return on investment. Video surveillance technology has evolved dramatically during the past five years, but a paradigm shift with game changing consequences for banks and credit unions is only now truly underway. ... read more
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Data Centres: is now the best time to outsource?

23rd October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Many organisations are faced with challenges around their IT needs. Some companies are choosing to migrate their data environment which has caused a number of sleepless nights for many senior executives. As trends in big data and cloud computing continue to increase, many organisations will outgrow their current environment and have to outsource or... read more
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Ready to report for AIFMD?

22nd October 2014

Company: AxiomSL
The work fund managers have done to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will be put to the test on 31 October, when they have to submit their first reports to regulators. It is clear that many will struggle to meet the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) requirements, which present both... read more
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Interview: Idea Group brings product management into the professional era

21st October 2014

Company: bobsguide
From the initial stages of product development through to completion, many product lifecycles do not provide the visibility needed between departments or the tracking required to determine product development at each stage. bobsguide talks to Bill Gourlay, CEO, Idea Group about their latest solution, Prodigy which not only aims to provide... read more
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Interview: FICO explains the importance of big data analytics

17th October 2014

Company: bobsguide
Big data analytics is being used by financial institutions to make sense of large amounts of data, improve predictions and support decision making. In a time when banks are trying to become more customer-centric and use their customer data to offer specialised services, FICO provides analytics software and services to help financial services... read more
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Say Flash Boys again, I dare you, I double dare you…

14th October 2014

It’s now approximately 6 months since the release of that already infamous book. I’m not too sure that Mr Tarantino would have classed it as pulp fiction but it certainly raised a few eyebrows in the industry and caused a huge amount of debate. Although the furore has died down somewhat, it has left the market in a slight state of flux... read more
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Achieving Best Practice in Performance Measurement and Analysis

8th October 2014

Company: FactSet
To paraphrase the renowned Irish physicist Lord Kelvin: “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” The concept behind Lord Kelvin’s statement is one familiar to the asset management industry. Huge resources are devoted to measuring and analysing investment performance to establish: 1.Whether or not the level of... read more
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Enterprises Bind Customer Experience Management (CEM) Goals to Smart Process Applications

6th October 2014

It is impossible to ignore the impact social media has had on customer service and the way it has re-engineered the way enterprises measure their success. The speed that customers demand means companies are monitoring what is said about their brands and products 24/7. Suddenly companies can have dialog that was previously only dreamt about across a... read more