09 February 2016

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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 have a lot of intermediaries such as brokers/ custodians/ etc. Question is - given the peer to peer nature of blockchain, will all the intermediaries...

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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. If an executive starts reading a report, he might lose his interest in 15 minutes. Rather than having the stakeholders go through the complete repo...

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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...

Kieran LeesLombard Risk - London

Mastering the fourth industrial revolution

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At last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, the official theme of the meeting was “mastering the fourth industrial revolution”, also known as Industry 4.0. Leading global thinkers have defined this ...

Jeremy LightAccenture - London

Predictions for the payments landscape in 2016

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A year ago I published my predictions for the payments landscape in 2015 on my linkedin profile https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeremylight1. I will publish a summary on how they fared when more statistics...

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Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

Getting MAD About Banking Culture and Market Abuse

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Despite recently shelving its plans for a thematic review into the relationship between banking culture and market abuse – a decision that surprised many people in the market - the whole area of cultu...

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Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Nosey neighbours

05 February 2016  |  2413 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 ...

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Jeremy MugridgeMugglefish - Southampton

Investment platforms must get back in the game

05 February 2016  |  1453 views  |  3  |  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...

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Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

A Compliance Officer will go to Jail in 2016

05 February 2016  |  2159 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

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  |  1609 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...

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