FCA’s Fox: UK regulators to request detailed data from market on Libor transition

19th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are set to move beyond large institutions to a wider scope of market participants with a request for detailed updates on preparedness in the transition away from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor), according to Rich Fox, head of markets policy at the FCA and member of the... read more

Video: Financials embracing cloud benefits

19th September 2019

Company: Finastra
“Financial institutions – and in general large corporations – are more willing to accept cloud solutions and little by little they are taking their systems and solutions and putting them on the public cloud, recognising the fact that the public cloud companies can operate the cloud at much better efficiency and scale than they can... read more

KPMG’s Swinburne: Lack of trading venue equivalence will move liquidity to EU

19th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Firms must prepare for a lack of equivalence of trading venues between the UK and the European Union being used as a political tool, warned Kay Swinburne former MEP and current vice chair of financial services at KPMG. “There are significant hurdles still to clear [regarding Brexit],” said Swinburne at the InvestOps conference in... read more

Schroders’ Marsland: Governing fintech partnerships becoming an “enormous” challenge

18th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The increasing need for firms to have resilient operating models is putting pressure on fintech partnerships, according to John Marsland, chief operating officer at Schroders Investment Management. “It has been made very clear by pretty much all of the regulators that we are the ones responsible for the service, regardless of whether... read more

Getting affordability right in the age of challenger banks

18th September 2019

In August, challenger bank Monzo announced it will begin offering short-term loans to its 2.5 million customers. This is an interesting move for the challenger bank, particularly considering the animosity felt towards many payday lenders following the collapse of Wonga last year. In January 2015, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)... read more

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg streamline analytics for algo future

18th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Bloomberg’s launch of a new analytics hosting service for algorithmic orders on FXGO rationalises the trade workflow as market participants look to make greater use of automation and data insights. “We’ve seen algo trading increase significantly among our FX clients over the past five years and our expectation is that... read more

Buyers’ brief: Fintech drives capital markets

17th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators in the US and Europe have ramped up their oversight on capital markets institutions, driving up compliance costs. Firms are also seeing revenue stagnate as margins are squeezed ever tighter at a time when market volatility is low and outflows increase as investor interest in passive investments... read more

Case study: How ECO Advisors launched flagship Ucits fund on INDATA’s cloud-based iPM OMS

17th September 2019

Company: INDATA
ECO Advisors, a London-based long/short Ucits fund focusing on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategies via their flagship fund – the Protea Ucits II – ECO Advisors ESG Absolute Return Fund, has gone live on INDATA’s cloud-based iPM OMS via Microsoft Azure. ECO (short for Ethical Capital Opportunity)... read more

It’s a bot’s life

16th September 2019

The LED flickered then glowed, casting its green shadow onto the dust of the worn printed circuit board, known simply as Motherboard. A feint click had preceded the awakening of the power supply, summoned from standby and the temperature began to rise in the system unit. The stamped foil asset label on the casing, smudged on one upturned corner,... read more

DTCC’s Steadman: Firms must work together to boost SFTR preparations

12th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
Financial institutions need to maintain a herd mentality when it comes to testing and preparing to operate under the Securities and Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), says Mark Steadman, executive director at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). “The thing with regulatory reporting is that it is a necessity,... read more