07 February 2016

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Nosey neighbours

05 February 2016  |  1210 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Is MiFID II really going to force investment firms to pass around huge amounts of personal, identifiable information? Will competitors and counterparties learn way too much about your business? While many of these concerns may be overblown, there are some valid points to consider. The most obvious one relates to transaction reporting under RTS 22,...

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Jeremy MugridgeMugglefish - Southampton

Investment platforms must get back in the game

05 February 2016  |  807 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recently read a thought provoking article by Klaus Schwab, called ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond’. At the beginning of the article Schwab describes the first three industrial revolutions, which I think we’re all fairly familiar with: 1784 – steam, water and mechanical production equipment 1870 – division of labo...

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Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

A Compliance Officer will go to Jail in 2016

05 February 2016  |  1049 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Regulation, regulation, regulation. In the property market there is a saying: “location is everything.” In capital markets in 2016 the saying will be: “regulation is everything.” The backlash from ri...

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Graham WilliamsStanchion Payment Solutions - Cape Town

Experimenting with distributed financial technologies

05 February 2016  |  1067 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As many have said before, distributed financial technologies in the retail payment space feels like the Internet in the mid-90s with lots of potential and expectation but not a lot of action. And just...

Nanda KumarSunTec Business Solutions - Trivandrum

Challenger Banks and their High Street rivals can learn from each other

05 February 2016  |  812 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We recently took part in a Financial Services event in London attended by the High Street banks we all know and some newer names to banking, notably Atom and Tandem. The presentations pointed out both...

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Oriol PujolGFT - London

Not the time to take your foot off the gas!

05 February 2016  |  975 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2016 was meant to be a key year from a regulatory compliance standpoint. This perception was mostly driven by the timeline of MiFID II / MiFIR, the giant that dwarfs its predecessor in complexity and ...

TagsRisk & regulationInnovation
Michael DavisonAtos - London

The PFM Genie is stirring

04 February 2016  |  1281 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If it’s true, as we often hear, that the consumer has finally lost patience with his or her bank, insurer, mortgage lender or wealth manager, then can we look forward to a ‘two speed FS’ emerging? 1...

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Tolga TavlasUnicredit - Vienna

DIGITAL BANKING Tips - 32: Bancassurance

04 February 2016  |  1604 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Bancassurance is one of the most profitable partnerships banks have, as the name implies, with insurance companies. This means insurance companies sell their products via bank’s online and offline cha...

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Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

Capital Markets 2016 Facing Regulation, Data and Disruption

04 February 2016  |  1419 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Capital markets are in a state of flux thanks to new regulations and disruptive competition from fintech, so 2016 will be the year that defines the way financial services companies can move forward. T...

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Nick OgdenSincerio - Jersey

Negative Interest Rates - UK banks introduce plans to charge their customers

04 February 2016  |  1305 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Who could have predicted that in 2016, following the disasters of 2007-9 that the main banks in the UK would be planning for negative interest charges against their business customers. Never, absurd, ...

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