25 January 2015

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Julien LimacherCapco - Paris

The utility model to the rescue of banks' profitability

22 January 2015  |  1419 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s 2015 and banks are struggling to find pre-crisis levels of profitability. Since 2007, return on equity has been nearly halved and prospects of growth remain uncertain. The result? Banks have no choice but to explore new ways of reducing costs. The utility model, still in its infancy in banking, but already mature in other industries, includin...

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John MayrSimCorp Ltd - London

EMIR: getting buy side data ducks in a row

22 January 2015  |  1707 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2014 was a challenging year of regulatory implementation for the buyside, beginning in February with the first European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) deadline (matters were little helped by the guidelines changing a day before they became mandatory). Now, firms are grappling with the new challenges that have emerged after almost a year o...

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Luis Morales AlonsoBBVA - Madrid

The Salamander: Visualising Critical Banking Operations

22 December 2014  |  2817 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Understanding internal operations is crucial in financial services. Are public interfaces running smoothly? Are the back-end business systems as productive as they could be? Are infrastructure resourc...

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Carl BonesGFT - London

Eating our own dogfood...

12 December 2014  |  3773 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

...using the principles of operational excellence for IT The first two blogs of this series examined how we can design from the outset for operational excellence, when given the luxury of doing so, an...

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Streamline operations for compliance

03 December 2014  |  1655 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Risk management has been transformed beyond recognition in the past few years. The regulatory wave unleashed by the 2008 financial crisis has created a need for a new layer of operations for implement...

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Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

Supply and Demand: The OPEC Dilemma

27 November 2014  |  2252 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Factors driving down the price of oil causing deep divisions among OPEC nations! To many, it is known as black gold - the thick sludge that gushes out of wells across the Middle East, where a huge por...

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Amit AgrawalAxiomSL Pte Ltd - Singapore

Risk Ratios

22 November 2014  |  1826 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I thought let us talk about some of the rules and its impact on different regions Basel liquidity rule Covers : Banks worldwide What it does : Requires banks to hold enough cash or assets which can me...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

Another Lehman’s legacy: connecting the data dots

19 November 2014  |  1787 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Look back to Lehman’s and regulators uncovered 2,985 legal entities operating across 50 countries. No one understood their counterparty relationships with the rest of Wall Street or across the globe. ...

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Anna MonteiroSolutions Atlantic, Inc. - Boston

Can You Teach an Old Dog a New Trick?

19 November 2014  |  1356 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This question is fundamental in so many areas of life and business. When faced with the decision to change direction in favor of something new or continue with what has provided support for years, we ...

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Cliff PattersonReconciliation Solutions - London

Schema Valididation and Enhanced Reconciliations

19 November 2014  |  1865 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

Based on the work I have done on reconciliations for some of the largest investment banks in the world, including those in America, Canada and the UK I'm convinced that there is room for improvement i...

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