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MWC Show Preview: The Future of Mobile is in Young Hands

20th February 2013

Company: bobsguide
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, running 25-28 February next week, which Bobsguide will be reporting on, the strategy director at Monitise, Richard Johnson, looks back over the history of the MWC show, the mobile financial services (FS) arena and what can be expected at the 2013 show, with many young hands still... 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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Evolving Corporate Actions: The Drivers of Transformation

14th January 2013

Company: bobsguide
In a financial services (FS) market that is under increasing pressure to measure, monitor and report on various aspects of risk on an intra-day basis, corporate actions processing remains an anomaly. Changes to corporate actions processing and distribution – often still inconsistent and fraught with unnecessary delays, risk and cost... 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
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2013 Predictions: What comes after the financial services industrial revolution?

4th December 2012

Company: bobsguide
The director of financial services strategy at Pegasystems, Tony Tarquini, thinks that 2013 may at last see some moves towards cross-channel retail banking integration as post-industrial banking gets underway. Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England addressed the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) annual conference in... read more
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Interview: Microsoft Technologists Explain How Big Data Adds Big Value

27th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
Big data was among the hot topics at this year’s Sibos 2012 trade show, so Richard Hartung sat down with a trio of technologists from Microsoft for their take on how financial institutions can best leverage big data. Hear from Microsoft’s industry solution director Colin Kerr, industry technology strategist for banking, Victor... read more
COBIT 5: A Framework to Help Corporates Fight Fraud?

COBIT 5: A Framework to Help Corporates Fight Fraud?

20th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
The fight against fraud is a constant arms race between criminals – both internal and external – seeking to breach a financial institutions (FIs) defences and the information security professionals trying to develop authentication and protection tools in time to meet the latest threats, says Allan Boardman, international vice... read more
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Sibos Interview: Yawar Shah, Chair of SWIFT, on Sibos 2012 and the future of banking

8th November 2012

Company: bobsguide
Yawar Shah, a COO at Citi, chair of SWIFT and one of the main players at the Sibos 2012 trade show organised by the collective, spoke to Tom Groenfeldt last week in Osaka, Japan, about his reactions to the show, his career and what his thinks the future holds for the banking industry. Yawar Shah is chairman of the board of directors at... read more