Trading Systems Insights

Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

Basel III: a panacea or too little, too late?

16th August 2011

Company: Wolters Kluwer
By Selwyn Blair-Ford, head of global regulatory policy, Wolters Kluwer Financial ServicesOver the last few years measures have been proposed and debated at length by regulators, bankers, politicians and others in order to address the issues raised by the financial crisis. As the organisation responsible for providing a supranational framework for... read more
Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

Managing spreadsheet risk in financial services

15th August 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO, ClusterSevenTransparency, control and validation of critical business data is an increasingly serious concern for the financial services sector. Banks, insurance companies and actuarial firms are facing up to the fact that they need to tackle the data risk issue as a matter of urgency. However, a major part of this challenge... read more

Don’t get caught out by cybercriminals

3rd August 2011

By Sascha Breite, head of the e-commerce competence centre, SIX Card SolutionsIn the past few years, payment fraud levels have on the whole been decreasing thanks to industry wide efforts to combat this criminal activity. However, the recent actions of hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous have put the threat of card-not-present (CNP) fraud... read more

Entity data - a key component in understanding risk and identifying exposure

2nd August 2011

by Darren Marsh, business manager, Risk Management & Compliance Services, Interactive DataSingle name exposure or ‘issuer risk’ is the exposure to a single name issuer or group of issuers by virtue of the securities held in an investment portfolio or fund. Understanding single name exposure is an essential component of the risk management... read more

Know your insider

1st August 2011

By Simon Romp, principal consultant, Rule FinancialThere has been much publicity around the recent data security breaches of high profile firms such as Citibank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While these have made anti-heroes out of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous, the attacks have also raised the issue of data protection... read more

Bank trading - Is there still a need for speed?

1st July 2011

Company: bobsguide
Bank trading has been increasingly dominated by speed over the past few years. As technology has advanced, brokers have clamoured forever lower latencies to achieve faster order processing times, increase their competitiveness and win more business. The demand has seen a number of technology solutions promising quicker execution times released to... read more
Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

Commercial banking: Can mobile banking yield big returns?

2nd June 2011

Company: Sybase
By Andrew Mikesell, mCommerce product director, Sybase, an SAP CompanyMobile banking introduces new ways to interact with customers, add revenue and enhance customer relationships. Start planning now to extend your market reach. mCommerce services and mobility have the potential to significantly improve both business customer and consumer... read more
Koger: Can Private Equity Firms Afford The Risk of Spreadsheets?

Koger: Can Private Equity Firms Afford The Risk of Spreadsheets?

28th April 2011

Company: Koger Inc.
Private equity firms continue to rely heavily on Excel spreadsheets when it comes to data calculation management, but a recent review paper by the UK’s financial services watchdog has prompted a rethink of this business practice. The paper by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently highlighted that data management was a key area in where... read more
OTC derivative trade flows post the Dodd-Frank Act

OTC derivative trade flows post the Dodd-Frank Act

28th February 2011

Company: Headstrong
By Ben Wolkowitz,Headstrong Senior Advisor andVinod Jain, Headstrong Managing ConsultantThe extensive focus of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) on over the counter (OTC) derivatives is a reflection of the asset class' contribution to the recent financial crisis, and the complexity of these instruments and the associated trading and clearing processes.... read more
Thomson Reuters - Tackling the liquidity challenge

Thomson Reuters - Tackling the liquidity challenge

25th February 2011

Company: Refinitiv
By Stephen Wilson, Global head of exchange traded instruments, Thomson ReutersWe all know that traders need liquidity and their only thought is how to get their order done with minimal market impact - i.e. not showing their hand to the rest of the market. However, it is getting increasingly difficult for them to do so. Stephen Wilson, global head... read more