Trading Systems Insights


Robust governance procedures key to bank-vendor relationship

21st October 2019

Company: Finastra
“We put in place rigorous governance mechanisms, we agreed with Finastra what the governance mechanism would be like and we then started to execute it,” said Dr Aamir Matin, chief technology and strategy officer, HBL, Pakistan. That governance mechanism is crucial to any bank-vendor relationship, added Saqib Iqbal, sales manager MEA... read more

Change transformation is critical for the global buy side

17th October 2019

Company: SimCorp
Recently, we heard of a media reporting of a failed buy-side system implementation, this time in Asia-Pacific, with significant impact on the firm and its resources. It is probably not for the last time that we hear of such examples. But modernisation of buy-side operations and infrastructure is absolutely necessary, to shake off the relentless... read more

How cross border is shifting the transaction banking landscape

15th October 2019

Company: Finastra
Real-time cross-border payments are growing in presence and show no signs of stopping. A growth that will affect, not only the corporates’ treasury but also the banks’ own treasury operations. The time has come to learn how to effectively manage this change. What’s driving this change? In spite of the increase in popularity for... read more

Voting opens for the bobsguide Software Rankings 2019

11th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Voting is now open for the 2019 bobsguide Software Rankings.  Each year we ask those within financial services to vote for technology firms they believe have really stood out during the year. The Rankings look at functional capabilities offered by vendors, as well as market specific attributes.  Firms selected in the Rankings... read more

How effective is your sanctions compliance programme?

10th October 2019

Company: Accuity
This is the first of a three part series. Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance. ... read more

No commercial use for blockchain, say banks

9th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Challenges around scalability and cost pressures have resulted in an inability to create a viable commercial use case for blockchain technology, according to two bankers. “We know that blockchain does suffer from scalability issues, which is one of the challenges,” said Rob Scott, managing director and senior banker at... read more

Upgrading banking systems: A Finastra/HBL case study

8th October 2019

Company: Finastra
The relationship between a bank and its fintech partners is one that needs gentle management, on both parts, as well as regular review. Throughout implementation and across the lifeline of the relationship, close project management and systematic assessment is paramount. Two organisations that have been working together for some time now are... read more

Buy-side must be ready for early SFTR go-live

7th October 2019

Company: bobsguide
Fund managers may be required to provide data under the EU’s Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) ahead of their reporting deadline, according to Catherine Talks, product manager, UnaVista. Under the rules, firms must be able to report counterparties' details. Credit institutions, investment firms and relevant third... read more

Standard Bank’s Thatiah: Corporate client-driven APIs at heart of transformation

24th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
API-enabled corporates have driven the transformation of Standard Bank, according to Dushen Thatiah, head of trade and cash management. “The need for APIs is coming through US corporates. We don’t have any regulatory drive on the continent – there’s no African PSD2, but we do find that clients want to connect with us... read more

LSE’s Schwimmer: Shanghai the financial centre of China

24th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
“For the long-term, for the financial centre for China? We view Shanghai as the financial centre for China,” said David Schwimmer, chief executive officer of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), at the Sibos conference in London this week. On September 13, the LSE sent a letter to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited... read more