25 October 2014

Post-trade & ops

Carl BonesRule Financial - London

'Give me a lever long enough, and I shall move the world'

10 hours ago  |  459 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Leveraging IT’s own operational data for improved operational excellence Have you ever been looking for something, only to find that what you were looking for was right under your nose? This thought occurred to me when I started thinking of ways in which we can use IT operational data to support operational excellence. In my first blog in this t...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

Data audits: invaluable insights into costs

22 October 2014  |  770 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s not uncommon for data management projects to result in 15-20 siloed systems being retired. And we could extrapolate that figure for global projects. With so many systems in so many territories it is easy to understand how financial institutions are likely in need of data audits. Similarly different sets of users may be making the same data ...

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Leon ReesRees Technologies - London

Financial Markets 2.0 - Time To Get Match Fit

21 October 2014  |  4980 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I'll be brief in setting the scene, because we've heard it all before; the last 5 years were all about taking cost, risk and leverage out of the Financial Markets business - the crash diet for the bin...

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David PearsonFidessa - London

So far so good for T plus 2, but...

20 October 2014  |  755 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the dust settles on the main part of the EU's transition to T+2, the DTCC's recent announcement that they have formed a steering committee to oversee the US market move to T+2 has shifted...

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Graham TempletonRed Hound - London

Post-trade messaging projects - how do I know when I'm done?

17 October 2014  |  1787 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Being responsible for a large enterprise integration project brings with it an ominous set of challenges. If you're project managing such an endeavour then you need to have a constant mind on how you ...

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Wolfgang Fabischb-next - Herford

The technology of compliance: OpEx rather than CapEx

09 October 2014  |  1583 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As financial markets have become ever more competitive and margins have reduced for all investment firms, there has been an increasing focus on deciding which operational activities are “core” to thei...

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David PearsonFidessa - London

Ready or not

03 October 2014  |  1833 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Monday sees the introduction of T+2 settlement and with it a new set of challenges for operations departments across our industry. Whilst we are not expecting a meltdown, the cost in time and effo...

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Neil VernonGresham - London

Time to revisit rushed Dodd Frank compliance?

03 October 2014  |  1297 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Implementation deadlines have been and gone but banks are still living in Dodd-Frank’s shadow. One of the issues is that best practice hasn’t yet been agreed: the regulators still need to clarify stan...

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Wolfgang Fabischb-next - Herford

Compliance is more than Regulatory Reporting

29 September 2014  |  1341 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When a new financial regulation is issued, one of the first things that a Compliance team will look at is the requirement for reporting to regulators. Changes may be needed to internal applications an...

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Steve GrobFidessa - London

Clear danger ahead

26 September 2014  |  1264 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As the regulators push us towards centralised clearing for OTC derivatives they may actually be making the world distinctly less safe. At face value it makes obvious sense; if one party defaults the C...

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