09 February 2016

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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 difficult to justify their fees, far exceeding the costs of services from cheaper investment platforms. This opinion was expressed by Kendra Thompson, mana...

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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 of innovation that is now much more than just fitness bands and smartwatches. The second is that the variety of “innovations” suggests that wearable t...

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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...

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  |  2535 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

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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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