Insights

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Are we nearing the end of Hadoop and big data?

12th December 2018

A few weeks ago, two giants of the big data Hadoop era, Cloudera and Hortonworks, announced they would be merging. The announcement claimed it would be a “merger of equals.” It is fascinating to see these two groundbreaking pioneers coming together. I remember several years ago when they burst onto the technology scene. They promised... read more
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Compliance resource drain holding back capital markets innovation

11th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Firms “completely consumed” by solving regulatory projects are holding back proper back office innovation in capital markets, according to Alastair Rutherford senior advisor for Nomura Research Institute. Speaking at an industry event in London this week, he argued that when companies are tying up “key resources” on... read more
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Higher fees for non-3DS compliance as deadlines loom

11th December 2018

Company: TAS Group
The global rollout of EMVCo’s Three-Domain Secure protocol (3DS) continues in earnest as the card networks impose geographic deadlines for the implementation of 3DS2 (3DS 2.0, as it is also known) by 2019 and 2020. In the meantime, the card networks will take the stick to straggler merchants and issuers in the form of higher fees for... read more
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bobsguide Software Rankings 2018 winners announced!

11th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
We asked market participants to vote for their top fintech software providers for the year, and they obliged: the bobsguide 2018 Software Rankings voting system was inundated with votes from firms employing financial software solutions and now, we’re very pleased to announce those organisations that have really impressed their customers... read more
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Cash optimization with multi-currency and virtual accounts

11th December 2018

Company: BELLIN
In today’s global marketplace, treasurers face the increasingly complex task of managing a corporation’s liquidity. As multinationals expand their overseas operations, more and more bank accounts are being opened for different geographic regions, currencies, and business needs. With so many accounts, bank account structuring and... read more
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Selecting the right data management platform

11th December 2018

Company: AIM Software
As more market participants realize how essential strong data governance is over the past few years, the market for enterprise data management (EDM) solutions has grown exponentially. While there are many vendors out there, choosing the right one can be crucial for the firm’s long-term success. Bobsguide spoke with Maurice Heffernan, Chief... read more
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45-year old securities lending the “last bastion of oldtech”

10th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving from regular trading to securities lending is like “buying a suit on Bond Street and then heading to Camden Market to get your socks,” says Boaz Yaari, CEO of Sharegain. “Securities is the last bastion of oldtech in capital markets,” says Yaari. “It’s a 45-year old industry, it’s... read more
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Is SaaS the right solution for all financial institutions?

10th December 2018

Company: FINARTIS
If you manage a financial institution then you will know that your IT is the backbone of your business. Your clients come to you for your financial expertise but it is your IT systems that allow you to translate that expertise into practical solutions for your clients. For many firms managing those IT systems is a significant problem. Not many... read more
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How to automate cash forecasting processes

10th December 2018

Company: CashAnalytics
Cash forecasts are vital tools for all businesses. Depending on what the corporate objectives of the cash forecast are, they may vary in form, time horizon, and granularity. What unites them, however, is how frustratingly long the process can be if it is run entirely manually. As a result, increasingly, CFOs and Finance Directors are looking for... read more
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Barclays’ Rodrigues: we’re the UK’s biggest fintech

7th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
The banking industry has been “digital for decades” and the race for innovation isn’t just about getting “the best possible app”, said Ruchir Rodrigues, managing director for digital and open banking at Barclays, at Fintech Connect in London this week. Speaking in a keynote session, Rodrigues that digital change was... read more