Infrastructure Insights


Calculating performance and questions to ask potential providers

17th June 2019

Company: StatPro Group
Transaction vs holdings-based performance calculations It’s important for your firm to know the pros and cons of each method. Whilst both methods provide inputs to analysis providing a breakdown of the returns, enabling the effectiveness of various investment strategies to be evaluated and explained, it is important to understand that... read more

Q&A: BNY Mellon’s Sinha on the future of blockchain

12th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Subhankar Sinha was appointed head of blockchain for BNY Mellon in May. Prior to this role Sinha founded Nabartham LLC, which advised start-ups on ecosystem governance, strategic partnerships, and the market fit of blockchain products. Sinha was also a director at PwC in the US, where he was the co-founder of the firm’s blockchain... read more

Firms underestimating technology hurdle for Isda's SIMM 2.1 requirements

11th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Counterparties that will now come under the new uncleared margin rules threshold have misjudged the level of work and technology build necessary to be able to fulfil requirements set out by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda)’s SIMM methodology, market participants agree. “One thing we are seeing in terms of... read more

DTCC’S Wotton: Problems persist around trade data and national interpretation

10th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Issues remain in the interpretation of reported trade data, according to Val Wotton, managing director, head of derivatives product and strategy at DTCC. “I think from a reporting standpoint the main challenges are around consistency of data and how the data element is being interpreted in each jurisdiction, what does each data field mean,... read more

How to ensure new technology fits in with legacy architecture

10th June 2019

Company: Fenergo
It goes without saying that for commercial, business and retail banks, the digital experience is becoming synonymous with the customer experience. If banks want to keep up with the megabanks in the industry, they will need to adopt a more digital approach. However, for those stuck in a tangled web of legacy technology architecture, going... read more

How AI can enable smart and savvy content management in FS

10th June 2019

Company: Nuxeo
Many banks and Financial Services (FS) firms have considered deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address specific challenges or improve particular functions within their organisation. A number of them are already on their own AI journey, and the ROI and benefits of AI in their businesses are becoming clearer and more tangible. One area of... read more

“Complex problems” with algo wheels in equities and futures trading

6th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Issues with algo wheels remain in both the equities and futures space, despite growing popularity of the software, according to market participants on a panel discussion at the FIA’s IDX in London this week. “It is a complex problem,” said Sanji Shivalingam, global head of algorithms and analytics at UBS.  “What we... read more

Radical change expected to Esma’s position limits

6th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)’s position limits for commodity derivatives could be set to focus purely on benchmark products, according to Laurence Walton, head of regulation and compliance at ICE Futures Europe. “The paper from Esma actually hints at something that goes beyond just tweaks. It hints at that... read more

Tensions rise as CFTC, BoE, and market participants debate CCP supervision

5th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The role of central banks in the supervision of central counterparties (CCPs) was greatly debated on a panel discussion at the FIA’s IDX in London this week. “It is a great test for a domestic marketplace, or a domestic clearing house when you can ask the question, when is a market regulator alone overseeing a CCP not enough?”... read more