Infrastructure Insights


Chinese crypto “no surprise”

16th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
News that a Beijing-backed digital currency is in the offing comes as no shock to the market, according to Daniel Scott, CEO at CoinCorner. “China has historically had a volatile relationship with Bitcoin, over the years they have banned then unbanned then banned and so on. It's been on their radar for years, so creating their own... read more

Black box problem stunting ML adoption in default risk analysis

14th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
Difficulties in explaining machine learning (ML) models is causing concern as banks look to the technology for default risk analysis, according to market participants.   “Many different types of ‘black-box’ models have been developed out there even by banks claiming that they can accurately predict mortgage defaults. This... read more

Q&A: CME’s Blu Putnam on reconstructing the order book, rate cuts and slowdowns

13th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
For traders, billions of data points have become available over the past few years – useful in the search for arbitrage only when the appropriate management and direction are applied to them. The surge in big data has created an ever-growing market for data management tools, driven in large part by technology, with machine learning and... read more

US/Canada regulators move toward EU-style beneficial ownership rules

5th August 2019

Canada and the US are moving toward greater transparency for corporate ownership, but they still fall short of some countries in Europe in making beneficial ownership data readily available to law enforcement, financial institutions and the public. “Canada and the US both still have a ways to go behind the UK and Ukraine with... read more

Starting a hedge fund: how to choose your vendors

5th August 2019

Starting a hedge fund these days isn’t just about raising capital and running trades. Today’s regulatory environment, alongside investor scrutiny, means hedge funds need to have reliable and independent partners that will support them in setting up and running their operations. This is especially important for institutional fundraising,... read more

Switching your investment system: key issues to consider

1st August 2019

Chances are, in the course of the life of your investment firm, there will come a time to take a hard look at whether your investment system still suits your needs. In many cases, if you’re already asking yourself this question, the answer will be “no” — so you’ll need to make a switch. There are some surefire ways to... read more

People moves: Revolut, HSBC and more

31st July 2019

Company: bobsguide
InvestCloud appoints new CFO California-headquartered InvestCloud has appointed Rebecca Sanchez Sarmiento as CFO, the company announced on July 2. Sarmiento joins from ATTOM Data Solutions, where she held a similar role. Previously, she was at Smart & Final, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup. At InvestCloud, she will oversee the finance and... read more

Q&A: SocGen’s Woolley on technology transformation in wholesale banking

24th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Société Générale (SocGen) appointed Anthony Woolley as head of innovation for the UK in October 2017. Bobsguide caught up with Woolley to discuss tech innovation in wholesale banking and choosing fintech partnerships. How did you arrive at your current position? Originally, I was a computer science graduate,... read more

Operations done right from start: what to look for from your investment technology platform

23rd July 2019

There are many opportunities for hedge funds to take advantage of in today’s market. The funds are experiencing strong inflows of capital, with net asset growth of 18.3% in the year ended June 30, 2018. Preqin studies suggest there is a resurgence of institutional interest in hedge funds, which may serve as a precursor for still more growth.... read more