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Q&A: ING CIO Legrand talks European fintech and platformification

14th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Benoît Legrand was appointed chief innovation officer at ING Bank in January 2018, having previously served as the bank’s global head of fintech and CEO of ING Ventures. On the sidelines of Money 20/20 in Amsterdam last week, bobsguide sat down with the Legrand to talk about the future of fintech in Europe and the hype around the... read more
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Blockchain finds industry applications in wake of burst crypto bubble

11th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The bursting of the cryptocurrency bubble and the deflation of industry hype around blockchain means distributed ledger technology has the time decouple from Bitcoin and find real industry use cases, according to market participants. “I'm glad the hype and the bubble burst, because it put a lot of attention towards Bitcoin and then of... read more
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Firms underestimating technology hurdle for Isda's SIMM 2.1 requirements

11th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Counterparties that will now come under the new uncleared margin rules threshold have misjudged the level of work and technology build necessary to be able to fulfil requirements set out by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda)’s SIMM methodology, market participants agree. “One thing we are seeing in terms of... read more
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DTCC’S Wotton: Problems persist around trade data and national interpretation

10th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Issues remain in the interpretation of reported trade data, according to Val Wotton, managing director, head of derivatives product and strategy at DTCC. “I think from a reporting standpoint the main challenges are around consistency of data and how the data element is being interpreted in each jurisdiction, what does each data field mean,... read more
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How to ensure new technology fits in with legacy architecture

10th June 2019

Company: Fenergo
It goes without saying that for commercial, business and retail banks, the digital experience is becoming synonymous with the customer experience. If banks want to keep up with the megabanks in the industry, they will need to adopt a more digital approach. However, for those stuck in a tangled web of legacy technology architecture, going... read more
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How AI can enable smart and savvy content management in FS

10th June 2019

Company: Nuxeo
Many banks and Financial Services (FS) firms have considered deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address specific challenges or improve particular functions within their organisation. A number of them are already on their own AI journey, and the ROI and benefits of AI in their businesses are becoming clearer and more tangible. One area of... read more
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“Complex problems” with algo wheels in equities and futures trading

6th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Issues with algo wheels remain in both the equities and futures space, despite growing popularity of the software, according to market participants on a panel discussion at the FIA’s IDX in London this week. “It is a complex problem,” said Sanji Shivalingam, global head of algorithms and analytics at UBS.  “What we... read more
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Radical change expected to Esma’s position limits

6th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma)’s position limits for commodity derivatives could be set to focus purely on benchmark products, according to Laurence Walton, head of regulation and compliance at ICE Futures Europe. “The paper from Esma actually hints at something that goes beyond just tweaks. It hints at that... read more
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Banks "marooned" by mainstream technology development

5th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Financial services has found itself cut off from the technological developments of other industries, and an unwillingness to catch up will see it experience further problems, according to a panel at Money 20/20 in Amsterdam. “Banks have found themselves marooned from the main development strand of technology,” said Paul Taylor,... read more