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People moves: Concirrus, Paragon, CMC and more

29th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
CMC Markets Appoints Marshall as CFO UK-headquartered derivatives dealer CMC Markets has appointed Euan Marshall as its chief financial officer and as a member of its board of directors, effective November 1. Previously, Marshall served as head of finance and has been the interim CFO since June. He succeeds Grant Foley, who... read more
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Tackling Vietnam’s online fraud rates

28th November 2019

Asia Pacific is a vast region, housing a wide range of markets that vary greatly in terms of both size and economic maturity. However, despite the huge differences apparent in the region, there are some trends that have reached all countries. While still a predominantly cash-based region, a younger demographic, an increase in disposable income, and... read more
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Banking on the cloud: the new normal in financial services

25th November 2019

Company: Finastra
The need to innovate and keep up with new market entrants has become the key driver in a bank’s strategic decision to adopt the cloud. Cloud is all about enabling business agility and rapid evolution with on-demand innovation to satisfy growing business needs - yet with no compromise on security and without the investment burden associated... read more
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Bobsguide Rankings 2019 announced

21st November 2019

Company: bobsguide
Each year, the bobsguide Rankings become more competitive, reflective of the vibrant fintech ecosystem and the market it serves. We ask the market to vote for those firms they believe to stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of development and servicing their customers. As well as sector specific... read more
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BoE and FCA to revise data collection

20th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
UK regulators are set to review how they approach data collection, according to the chief data officer at the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s head of central data services, innovation, strategy and competition division. “Some of the collections were done many years ago, and were there for... read more
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Barclays' Gordon: Risk managers to be trained in Python and R

20th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
Financial institutions must look to educate existing staff on data practices before hiring more data scientists, agreed a panel at the Financial Information Management conference in central London this week. Simon Gordon, head of risk information services at Barclays said the bank has begun a process of training its staff in computing... read more
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Why financial institutions are moving away from transaction monitoring

19th November 2019

The past few years have borne witness to scandal after scandal, as Europe has struggled with a torrent of financial crime – specifically money laundering. Although it’s impossible to accurately estimate the true scale of the issue, research undertaken  by Europol suggests that laundered money could account for anywhere between 0.7... read more
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SFTR: an overnight regulatory reporting headache ten years in the making

18th November 2019

Waiting ages for a major regulation to come along, and as soon as it arrives another new rule quickly follows. Before the industry has a chance to fully iron out all the post-Mifid II wrinkles, another regulation comes along. This time, compliance eyes are gazing upon the traditionally underreported world of repos, securities lending, and the... read more
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SA-CCR (Basel IV): a new approach for counterparty credit risk

15th November 2019

Post global financial crisis (2008-09), multiple financial institutions and broad range of stakeholders raised a concern and discomfort with the institutions calculated and reported risk-weighted assets (RWA) and capital ratios. This results in analysis performed by multiple committees and agencies which indicated the material variability in the... read more
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Report: Doubt over capital impact of FRTB’s IMA

14th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
The capital impact of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)’s Fundamental review of the trading book (FRTB) is still being debated by the industry, according to several bankers, and market participants. As part of the Basel III reforms, banks must choose whether to calculate their market risk capital requirements using the... read more