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Case Study: Axa Wealth installs access control and data permission infrastructure from Varonis

29th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Axa Wealth has been able to identify and control its internal data permissions more effectively after installing data governance, security and monitoring software from Varonis, reports Neil Ainger. The financial services company, Axa Wealth, has simplified its network sharing system with Varonis DatAdvantage, gaining visibility into every... read more
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EU Commissioner Barnier urges UK to stay but banking union and FTT point to divergence

15th July 2013

Company: bobsguide
Michel Barnier, the European Union (EU) Commissioner responsible for internal markets and services including financial services (FS), has spoken out at a London conference against UK exceptionalism, writes Neil Ainger. Barnier is the man responsible for overseeing the implementation of a plethora of regulations such as the Bank Resolution and... read more
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The Mobile Mindset: A Crossroad for Banks

7th June 2013

Company: bobsguide
I have long been extolling the virtues of the mobile channel as an opportunity that banks and financial institutions cannot afford to miss out on, says Sirpa Nordlund, the executive director of the Mobey Forum, ahead of the second Mobey Day conference in Barcelona, Spain. The desktop is dead, and the laptop is dying. The age of mobility is... read more
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Show Report: Borderless Payments Seen as the Prize at EBAday 2013

24th May 2013

Company: bobsguide
A borderless world for payments was the chosen theme for the Euro Banking Association’s 2013 EBAday, held this week in Berlin, Germany, reports Graham Buck. More than one of the presenters at the payments conference suggested that banks, not generally regarded as innovators, need to consider new alliances to achieve this goal and better... read more
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Show Report: Infosec Europe 2013

24th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
The threat to financial services and other firms from hackers, malware, hacktivists, insiders and the global nature of IT security threats was outlined by two UK government ministers at the first day of the Infosecurity Europe 2013 trade show, running this week at Earls Court in London, and illustrated by the latest Information... read more
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TradeTech Europe Report: Day 2 - Running to stand still

18th April 2013

Company: bobsguide
In among all the thousands of runners registering for this weekend’s London Marathon, the second full day of the TradeTech Europe 2013 show got underway on Thursday 18 April at London’s Excel Arena, writes Neil Ainger, with the arguments about high frequency trading (HFT) still dominating. There was also much discussion about... 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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Examining the Technology Options for Portfolio Oversight

21st January 2013

Company: bobsguide
The ever-increasing importance of portfolio oversight and more flexible reporting in the asset management field cannot be overstated, says David Adams in this Bobsguide feature looking at the regulatory and market drivers for increased oversight and the need for technology assistance. Regulators and clients increasingly want asset managers... read more
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2013 Predictions for compliance, retail banking and security

8th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
As is usual at this time of year, the Bobsguide bunker HQ, has been receiving many submissions from vendors predicting what they think will be the big technology issues in the year ahead. In this compilation, collected by Neil Ainger, we take a look at some of the predictions for the compliance sector, including AML and the new regulatory... read more
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Digital Natives – The Technology Know How Driving the Banks of the Future

10th December 2012

Company: bobsguide
The upcoming generation of digital natives born around the millennium will soon start to open their first bank accounts, if they haven’t done so already, and before you know it they will be entering the workplace and demanding that their technology needs are met. Adam Ripley, chairman of the Certeco consultancy, thinks that it is time to... read more