Trading Systems Insights

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Access to group-wide data in Excel: Flexible reporting at STIHL

8th October 2018

The age-old problem with treasury reporting is that setting up reports takes time and money. Large Excel files with flexible data capturing features need to be prepared and sent to subsidiaries in order for these to enter the necessary data. The next challenge is to collect the data, identify and correct any formatting and data capture errors and... read more
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2008-2018: Assessing the impact of global AML & sanctions fines

4th October 2018

Company: Fenergo
Since the financial crisis started in 2008, institutions around the world have had to deal with regulation after regulation being introduced to increase transparency and to create a safer, robust and more transparency transparent financial system. Between 2009 and 2012 alone, more than 50,000 regulations were published across the G20, with almost... read more
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Asset managers still feeling Mifid II research squeeze

27th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Nine months into the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, asset managers are still feeling the pinch around research. The directive prohibits unpaid research leading to a trade. This means that all research costs are absorbed by the firm, through a research payment account (RPA) by clients, or leverage credit support annex (CSA)... read more
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Inside the Klarna/Modo deal: how to deliver fast and flexible payments

25th September 2018

Company: Modo
The payments space is heating up. As the open banking initiative facilitates a monumental shift, new market participants are looking to disrupt in entirely new ways. While the US and European payments landscape is awash with sexy consumer-facing paytech, few of those participants are paying attention to the vital work of the underlying... read more
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Navigating the challenges of fixed income attribution

25th September 2018

Company: StatPro Group
Spend even a short amount of time in finance, and you’ll realize stock and bond investment managers are generally cut from different cloths. The former are often chatty, right-brain types, and the latter more analytical and left-brained. Both asset classes can accomplish valuable things inside a portfolio, but that’s pretty much... read more
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The rise and rise of APIs

24th September 2018

Much has been written about the role of application programmable interfaces or APIs, which are in ubiquitous use these days, although mention APIs to experienced technology professionals and you get raised eyebrows and shaking of heads in unison, decrying API novelty with a diatribe evidencing long term prior use. In simple terms, APIs... read more
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How banks are preparing (or not) for T2/T2S consolidation

24th September 2018

Company: TAS Group
In 2020 another seismic upheaval looms on the horizon for the European financial community. This time the main players are the European central and national banks. Vision 2020, as the Eurosystem’s T2/T2S Consolidation project is known, sees the technical consolidation of TARGET2 and TARGET2-Securities and the harmonisation and integration of... read more
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As Brexit threatens, Absa Bank opens Africa to UK investors

19th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Last week Absa Bank, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launched its UK office.   The move supports the group’s ambition to open Africa to the UK and Europe as the preferred corporate and investment banking partner, even if trade relations between the UK and Europe seem to be heading for a no-deal; the... read more
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Banks drive blockchain commodities platform

19th September 2018

Company: bobsguide
Announed on September 19, komgo SA aims to digitalise the commodities trading sector through a blockchain based open platform. The founders of the new venture include: BNP Paribas, Citi, ABN AMRO, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Macquarie, Mercuria, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Shell, SGS, and Societe... read more
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Platformification and collaboration ensures survival

19th September 2018

Company: Finastra
Platformification throws up some interesting challenges for banks and collaboration is increasingly being seen as the emerging model to address existing gaps. Working with fintechs means that banks can offer new and attractive innovations to their customers quickly by curating fintech partners in an ecosystem that blends their creativity side by... read more