10 February 2016

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

MiFID II delay - a missed opportunity

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The European Commission’s long-awaited official proposal for a one year extension to the MiFID II deadline is finally published today. In short, application dates will be pushed back by one year, with the official go-live date now set for Wednesday 3rd January 2018. While the delay comes as a massive relief to many market participants and the regu...

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Cyrus DaftaryMarkit | CTI Tax Solutions - Boston

FATCA responsible officer: the title no one wants

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The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has created a job title no one wants: the Responsible Officer (RO). Asset managers globally are now required to have an individual personally responsible for their FATCA programme and the RO will be required to make detailed periodic certifications regarding compliance. Given the global scope of the ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Beware of Hot and Cold Reading Scams

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Many so-called psychics are frauds. But so are some auto mechanics, lenders and roofers. There’s fraud in just about all lines of work. What we do know is this: There’s not enough evidence to refute p...

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Jonathan CharleySAP - London

High-performing companies really do play as a team

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Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs), Chief Risk Officers (CROs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have more in common than they might think: a need for reliable, common data...

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Jeroen AumandCapco - London

Speech technology for trading, market surveillance and cyber security

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“Rrrrrrr”. No, I am not cold or angry. I’m teaching Siri to pronounce my name: Jeroen Aumand. After a few attempts, I settle for second best – an anglicised [Jeron] instead of [Yuron]. Then the app as...

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Alex NovikEpaysuite - London

Large banks afraid of competition from financial Robo-advisors

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Large traditional investment banks, like Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and Wells Fargo are under great pressure due to competition from financial Robo-advisors. In such a situation it becomes diffic...

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Thomas JorgensenEncap Security - Oslo

What the rise of wearables means for authentication

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Reading the coverage of CES this year, it was possible to draw two conclusions about wearable technology. Firstly, wearable technology is now an established market – a fast-growing segment with lots o...

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Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Is there a case for utilities in blockchain?

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Many people I have talked to, mention "securities settlement" as an area suitable for lots of cost savings through the adoption of blockchain. But as we know, settlement is an area that does...

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Tejasvi AddagadaFortune 500 financial service provider - Hyderabad

Is this the right time to create a maturity model for your Data Governance Division?

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There is no one model fits all for maturity assessment. Maturity model is a powerful technique that can be leveraged by organizations to help assess themselves against external and internal benchmarks...

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Paul ThomasProvenir - London

A brave new world of online payments

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The amount we spend online continues to rise as consumers take advantage of the convenience of digital channels. Yet, many shoppers put items in their online shopping cart only to abandon the purchase...

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