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Show Report: FPL EMEA Trading Conference

28th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
The fifth annual FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) trading conference for financial market participants in Europe, Middle-East and Asia (EMEA) got underway in the City of London today at the Old Billingsgate market. The growth in multi-asset trading, spread in connectivity and technology, need to serve the buy-side, and the challenge of complying with... read more
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Event Report: London FP&A Club and Certification Launched

4th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
A new networking group and business best practice forum was launched at the prestigious City Club of London last Thursday night to support financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals and aid their career development, reports Neil Ainger. News about a forthcoming FP&A certification programme was also unveiled, alongside the... read more
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Evolving Corporate Actions: The Drivers of Transformation

14th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
In a financial services (FS) market that is under increasing pressure to measure, monitor and report on various aspects of risk on an intra-day basis, corporate actions processing remains an anomaly. Changes to corporate actions processing and distribution – often still inconsistent and fraught with unnecessary delays, risk and cost... read more
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2013 Predictions: What comes after the financial services industrial revolution?

4th December 2012

Company: bobsguide
The director of financial services strategy at Pegasystems, Tony Tarquini, thinks that 2013 may at last see some moves towards cross-channel retail banking integration as post-industrial banking gets underway. Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England addressed the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) annual conference in... read more
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Sibos 2012 – Day 1 Report: New CEO speaks and making technology work

29th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
The Sibos 2012 trade show started today in Osaka, Japan, with an opening plenary from the new chief executive officer (CEO) of SWIFT, Gottfried Leibbrant, recounting his first 120 days in charge and his plans for the future, says Tom Groenfeldt. A panel of bankers, consultants and technologists also addressed the key question of the role... read more
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Sibos Preview Blog: Swift Index predicting on-going slow OECD growth for gathering economists to ponder

24th October 2012

Company: bobsguide
The Sibos trade show, organised by Swift, traditionally attracts some representatives from the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with adjoining meetings sometimes being convened if some of the world’s leading bankers and economists happen to be in the same place, at the same time. There will be some new short-term figures... read more
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Sibos Blog: Why the political row between China and Japan should not be allowed to ruin Sibos 2012

23rd October 2012

Company: bobsguide
I have just returned from a work trip covering the AFP Conference of corporate treasurers in Miami, US, and every time I turn on a TV now back in the UK I expect to be assailed by a barrage of political attack ads. That’s the danger of visiting a swing state such as Florida during the US presidential elections of course, but one thing that... read more
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Sibos Blog: HK still premier offshore renminbi centre, says Swift, as RMB set to dominate Sibos 2012

22nd October 2012

Company: bobsguide
Hong Kong remains the world’s largest offshore renminbi (RMB) payments centres, says Swift in its latest update of the volumes flowing across its systems, but London has overtaken Singapore as the second largest centre. Hong Kong still processed 80% of all RMB payments in total, however, making it by far the most significant hub for... read more
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Proposal for an intraday liquidity regulation: the crack in the supervisory wall is to be closed

9th October 2012

Company: Finastra
By Mariusz Podsiadlo - Head of Product Management, Misys Global Risk – Liquidity The aftermath of the credit crisis has seen a flurry of regulatory activity, especially in the previously ignored area of liquidity risk: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its ‘Principles for Sound Liquidity Risk Management and... read more
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Show Report: SIFMA Tech 2012

26th June 2012

Company: bobsguide
Tom Groenfeldt, reporting for bobsguide The annual SIFMA Technology Leaders Forum & Expo on 19-21 June at the Hilton in New York City gathered speakers from BATS, NYSE Euronext, CME Group, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldmans, BofA Merrill and various politicians and, crucially, regulators to discuss the changing nature of the... read more