Transforming trade data: how to tap its analytics potential

22nd July 2019

For wholesale banking institutions, trade reporting might appear to be little more than a painful and costly burden. But what if a consolidated, cloud-based approach to trade reporting could also serve as the basis for unprecedented business analysis and insight? In retail banking and credit card provision, as indeed in many other... read more

Pressure on CTRM/ETRM systems to find arbitrage

22nd July 2019

Company: bobsguide
For years commodity traders and risk managers depended on legacy systems, spreadsheets and paper documentation. But with commodity markets becoming more complex and fast-paced, the race for efficiency and greater profit margins is becoming increasingly difficult as systems are having to evolve rapidly to stay competitive. Commodity trading firms... read more

Is the ‘settlement gap’ to blame for gig economy platforms losing users?

19th July 2019

Company: Paybase
A recent study found that 4.4% of the UK population were gig economy workers between 2017 and 2018. This explains the emergence of so many gig economy platforms, eager to serve a consumer’s every need. But not all gig economy platforms that are launched succeed.  Although the gig economy model has successfully disrupted some markets... read more

Q&A: moneycorp US CEO Bob Dowd

18th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Foreign exchange and payments firms have upped their game significantly in recent years, with a handful of big players diversifying and looking for new opportunities. Looking to evolve in the marketplace, Moneycorp, which also provides hedging and risk management consultancy services, united its global operations on a single digital platform with... read more

SunTec CEO: Banks should ignore core replacement pressure

18th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Banks shouldn’t feel pressured into wholesale changes to their core banking systems, when the real battle for innovation and customer retention will be won with software and services sitting in the middle layer, says SunTec CEO Nanda Kumar. “Humans have 70 different organs, and each has its own function. You don’t try to change... read more

Fast and furious: Algo trading pros and cons

17th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Algorithmic trading, also sometimes referred to as black-box trading, automated trading or algo trading, has developed from its beginnings as the computerization of order flow in the 1970s to a potentially crucial tool for brokers and traders. Theoretically algorithmic trading platforms can create returns at a speed and frequency that... read more

Position reporting not a fast fix for Emir ETD obligations

16th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Difficulties for trade repositories to match and pair the large number of data fields required under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir)’s transaction level reporting for exchange traded funds (ETD) won’t immediately be resolved by a move to only report end-of-day positions, according to the CEO of a trade reporting... read more

TMS providers struggling with corporate change

15th July 2019

Company: Analyste
The market for treasury management solutions has changed dramatically over the course of the past few years. From technological advances – such as the proliferation of the cloud – to the way the treasury function has changed in recent times, corporate and bank treasurers find themselves with a wealth of options to choose from. But... read more

UK’s anti-crypto stance “aggressive and outmoded”

12th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s proposed crypto-derivatives ban is aggressive and outmoded, according to Townsend Lansing, chief commercial officer at TokenMarket. The FCA announced last week that it would be consulting on banning the sale, marketing and distribution of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs)... read more

Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance platform to move to BNP Paribas

11th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
Deutsche Bank will transfer its Global Prime Finance platform to BNP Paribas as part of the closure of its equities sales & trading business, according to Georgina Speight, Global Prime Finance’s lead technology manager at Deutsche Bank. Upon hearing the news of the restructuring plan, Speight said on LinkedIn she was “excited to... read more