Infrastructure Insights

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Security and convenience: a perfect relationship?

30th March 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
In 2016, the global fraud detection market was valued by Allied Marked Research at $13.6bn. Fast forward to today: according to Fortune Business Insight, the global market for anti-fraud solutions will grow from $19.3bn in 2018 to $110bn in 2026. The growth is exponential, and the banking, financial services, insurance and manufacturing sectors... read more
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In pursuit of trade processing perfection

20th March 2020

Reference data has been on a journey for many years. A decade ago, in the reconciliation-based world of post-trade, tolerated levels of inaccuracy were high single digit percentages and in some cases beyond. The financial crisis highlighted just how risk sensitive reference data had become in trading operations, internally and between... read more
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Bank trading floors reassess risks and controls

18th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Trading floors at many of the world’s tier one banks will be reconsidering their view of risk in the face of the coronavirus pandemic according to fintech market participants. “In many ways the pandemic and the consequent market activity has delivered two simultaneous black swans: in parallel with the heightened market volatility,... read more
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Does your client-facing technology measure up?

10th March 2020

With rapid advancements in data and analytics, today’s client-facing technology (CFT) has emerged as a competitive advantage for funds. It encompasses data, analytics, projections and other critical information – all personalised for investment managers and their clients. As technology capabilities have soared, so too have client... read more
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Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects & see engagement soar

6th March 2020

Reports that 80 percent of capital markets participants said they would rather buy in a trading data integration solution, rather than build one in house, reflect the way banking IT is going, and this is a good thing. The findings, from a qualitative study undertaken by Inforalgo, are discussed in detail in the white paper, Buy vs build: The... read more
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Trade reporting: why building your own solutions no longer makes sense

2nd March 2020

While it’s critical for financial institutions to have a tight handle on their trade reporting, the business case for developing proprietary reporting solutions in house is flimsy in 2020. With secure, customisable cloud-based solutions available out of the box, which have been tested across multiple trading platforms and offer attractive... read more
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Cyber security "starts with the board"

7th February 2020

Just as we rang in the 2020s, foreign exchange company Travelex found itself battling a well-coordinated ransomware and meticulously planned cyber- attack. This attack came as a timely reminder that, as financial firms extend their offering and reliance on all things digital, we can only expect the risk of cyber incidents to increase. No... read more
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Q&A: FDX’s Don Cardinal on a global API standard

6th February 2020

Company: bobsguide
As data transparency and protection gain prominence across financial services, the market is looking for a definitive global data sharing standard. In Europe, requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) have cracked down on financial data usage. Meanwhile, a market-led... read more
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Real-time requirements disrupt trade reporting

5th February 2020

If the heavy compliance burden wasn’t already overwhelming financial institutions and broker-dealers, the accelerating shift to near real-time reporting is tipping many over the edge. For me, this was the most striking finding from a new research report, Meeting the challenges: Compliance and obligations across regulatory regimes,... read more