Trading Systems Insights

Fostering innovation through academic research

Fostering innovation through academic research

6th December 2011

Company: OneMarketData
By Louis Lovas, director of Solutions, OneMarketDataResearch is the cornerstone of technological change and innovation. Research is the process by which science investigates and analyses to yield conclusions - sometimes an ascribed hypothesis of some phenomena in pursuit of the facts, or often a stated theory as the explanation of the facts. As... read more
A busy year for Big Data errors

A busy year for Big Data errors

2nd December 2011

Company: ClusterSeven
By Ralph Baxter, CEO at ClusterSeven2011 should go down as the most significant year yet for errors in the sea of unstructured financial data - increasingly seen as part of the Big Data problem engulfing all modern institutions. One wonders what 2012 will bring.Despite the problems that these errors have caused, firms such as ClusterSeven face a... read more
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MiFID II - where are the technology opportunities?

1st December 2011

Company: bobsguide
Regulation continues to be a buzzword for the financial services sector, particularly as the economic volatility continues over three years after the collapse of Lehmans. For many financial institutions regulation is viewed as an albatross around the neck in terms of both costs and time. Some commentators argue that clipping the wings of banks... read more
Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

Payment & collection factories: new treasury potential?

30th November 2011

Company: CGI
Many organisations are considering the case for centralising payments and collections in a shared service centre - a payment factory. Garry Young, Logica’s director of corporate services and SaaS, discusses the drivers behind corporate payments change. He also examines the cash visibility, control and efficiency benefits that can be realised from... read more
Bank regulation and trade finance

Bank regulation and trade finance

28th November 2011

Company: Surecomp
Attempts to impose blanket regulations on something as diverse as modern banking was bound to have some unintended consequences, says Raphael Barisaac, Surecomp vice-president Europe and head of Trade Finance Products.When world trade suddenly contracted in the fourth quarter of 2008, it demonstrated how vitally important trade finance is to the... read more
Making a payment factory pay

Making a payment factory pay

28th November 2011

By Marcus Hughes, business development director, Bottomline TechnologiesThe global economic environment continues to pose ever more challenging questions for today’s corporate treasurer with almost daily stories of fresh problems, country bailouts and concerns over the euro. The need for proper visibility and control over cash, core weapons in... read more
Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

Derivatives World - ‘Regulation should not be at the expense of economic growth’

21st November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Volatility in the financial services industry continues to be a key topic of discussion in the sector as the 2011 conference season enters its final month. In his opening address at the Derivatives World conference William Mitting, editor of Futures & Options World (FOW), said that instability is still present within the sector - from the... read more
FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

FSA mobile regulations - the key challenges for financial services firms

14th November 2011

Company: bobsguide
Telephone calls and electronic messages have been the focus of scrutiny from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) since March 2009 - but these regulations are now due to see a significant change. The FSA’s phone recording rules will be updated on Monday 14 November to include all interactions conducted on mobile, which was exempt from the... read more
Growth in regulations increases burdens in payment operations

Growth in regulations increases burdens in payment operations

10th November 2011

Company: Accuity
By Joel Lange, payments product managerSince the emergence of software systems to screen payment messages against sanctions lists in the 1990’s there has been a constant struggle between ensuring compliance with global sanctions regimes as well as demonstrating increases in payment efficiency. While compliance departments are judged on... read more
Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

Successful multi-channel strategies - the intelligent way to build customer loyalty

10th November 2011

By Michael Diefenthaeler, Director, Product Management, Interactive Data Managed SolutionsUsers of financial websites are becoming increasingly mobile and active in social networks. To attract this new generation of customers, banks need to be present in the same channels as they are. From smartphones to social network applications - it is... read more