30 July 2014

Post-trade & ops

Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

BCBS 239: Data First, Reporting After

25 July 2014  |  1279 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Without data that is accurate, reconciled and validated, risk reporting may be useless. This is Part 2 in a four-part series on the key areas of the BCBS 239 risk data aggregation and reporting guidelines. View Part 1 here. In its stocktaking report on BCBS 239 progress at the end of last year, the BIS highlighted how banks had assigned themselv...

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Matt DoltonKynetix - London

How to meet post-trade data challenges

21 July 2014  |  849 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It seems hardly any time goes by before another exchange has merged, clearing house launched or regulatory requirement hoved into view. I feel for COOs and Heads of Operations at clearing firms and brokerages, as their challenges have increased and the rate of change seems to be accelerating. It's also true that their options for technology provis...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

EDM blind spot number one: Data silos, just ask Madoff

17 July 2014  |  1094 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Data silos were a key failure in identifying Madoff's fraud, according to the Wall Street Journal. While clearly it wasn't the only issue, silos provided useful hiding places that stopped valuable d...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

BCBS 239: How to simplify your data architecture

11 July 2014  |  2034 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The crux of BCBS 239 is to lay down standards for risk data aggregation and reporting. Data is at the heart of it and it's an opportunity to look at the cost and synergies of data and improve the deci...

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Justin HayesLinedata - Dublin

It’s not me, it’s you: time to leave spreadsheets behind

09 July 2014  |  5820 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

We all recognize the strengths of spreadsheets, why we love them and persist in using them for managing the allocation and calculation of master/feeder, partnership, series and other complex structure...

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Jorge YuiBankArchitects - Geneva

Target 2 - Securities - Shaping the EU finance space

23 June 2014  |  3118 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

TARGET2-Securities, or also known by its acronym as T2S, is one of the most ambitious projects of the European Central Bank (ECB) and 17 national central banks in the euro area (which are collectively...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Build vs Buy becomes Rent vs Collaborate

12 June 2014  |  1745 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

An interesting couple of days at the International Derivatives Expo in London this week. Alongside the usual debate on OTC clearing, algo tagging and other regulatory conundrums, I was on a panel look...

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Karl RiederGFT - London and Barcelona

NoSQL to the Rescue

10 June 2014  |  2514 views  |  1  |  Recommends 2

One of the most interesting, and potentially revolutionary, applications of big data technology in financial services has to be the schema-less trade repository. The best way to understand the solu

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Jonny SpeersTorstone Technology - London

Is it really a question of In or Out?

09 June 2014  |  1608 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Outsourcing is a hot topic. Should your operations head for the door? In-house or outsourced, it’s a question I have been asked many a time – which is why I’ve noticed with interest the lead articl

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John MayrSimCorp Ltd - London

IBOR’s time in the spotlight

05 June 2014  |  1354 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The concept of an Investment Book of Record (IBOR) is gaining in prominence. Many asset managers, with complex IT infrastructures and outsourced operations, are coming to see that the use of tradition...

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