The connectivity conundrum: why build, who builds and who pays?

26th March 2020

In my previous article, I examined how effective liquidity management in treasury depends upon having a consolidated view and control of corporate cash. In this one, I consider why building dedicated connectivity is necessary to achieve this, who should build it and who will pay for it. One of the many effects of globalisation has been the... read more

SFTR delay may spur consolidation of regtech solutions

25th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
The delay to the launch of the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) will lead to further aggregation of regtech solutions, some providers argue. But the delay also exposes weaknesses in investment firms’ regulatory infrastructure, adding to market instability. Mikkel Mördrup, executive advisor on global transaction... read more

Ten things you need to know about the Shareholder Rights Directive II

25th March 2020

The clock is ticking on the European Union (EU)’s Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II), which comes into force on 3 September 2020. It’s part of a cross-sector industry initiative to improve the existing set of standards on corporate actions and general meetings for listed equities, whilst addressing other issues for which the... read more

When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators?

24th March 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
The scale of the problem has been demonstrated by the legislative activity of the European Parliament, which over the past five years has adopted three directives regarding anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. Complying with the directives is a particular challenge for banks, exposed to a three-fold risk in terms of money laundering... read more

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

Treasurers look to extend analytics capabilities

20th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
During these unprecedented times, corporate treasurers must deal with a difficult and uncertain new normal. Drawing relevance of data analytics to the treasury function, Börries Többens – senior manager, finance advisory, KPMG writes: “Analytics serves to derive specific measures/decisions from findings and is upstream from... read more

Coronavirus emergency: how to best use the new ECB liquidity

18th March 2020

Company: Prometeia
At its meeting on March 12, the Governing Council of the ECB unleashed new, unconventional monetary policy measures to support the liquidity of banks and credit to households and businesses. The new package includes, among other things, changes to the current longer-term auctions (TLTROs) and introduces new weekly auctions (LTROs) to steer banks... read more

Cutting through the noise with data

18th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Synthetic fraud? Biometrics? An abundance of jargon and buzzwords emerge when you begin to research identity validation and data in concert with the creation of a digital account opening strategy. This article attempts to go back to basics and outline some key considerations with data when a financial institution turns toward digital channels for... read more

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

ESG fund investment grows amidst coronavirus and oil turmoil

17th March 2020

Company: bobsguide
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds may see a continued spike in investment as oil prices crash, despite the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cracking down on funds to clarify their intents, according to Bryan McGannon, director of policy and programs at the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF). McGannon... read more