23 August 2014

Post-trade & ops

Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

EDM blindspots: Lessons from McDonald's latest campaign

15 August 2014  |  1175 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

McDonald's has taken a significant step change in how it is trying to build trust with its customers. Rather than having Ronald McDonald clowning around (which we've now had for 40 years here in the UK), the fast food giant is talking food provenance, giving away 'free' fruit in Happy Meals and has a new strapline "Here's to what matters&quo...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

BCBS 239 governance: so what does good look like?

07 August 2014  |  1624 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Dealing with data is an issue that senior management has long been aware of. As Moody's put it in a report last year, "it is often the elephant in the room – a big something to be dealt with, but one that is almost always too big to tackle, or one that is postponed as tomorrow's problem". With BCBS 239 a bank's board and senior manageme...

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Bill BlytheGresham - London

Counting the cost of non-compliance

05 August 2014  |  1211 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

AIFMD, Basel III, Dodd-Frank, EMIR, Solvency II…There’s a raft of regulations for banks and asset managers to comply with. The cost of compliance is a concern to C-level execs across the board. But th...

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Tony FreeburnGenpact Headstrong Capital Markets - London

The end of SPAN?

05 August 2014  |  1197 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The central clearing mandate for OTC derivatives has forced CCPs to apply various combinations of SPAN and VaR margin calculation techniques to portfolios containing a mix of listed and OTC derivative...

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Karan VermaGenpact Headstrong Capital Markets - New Delhi

Internal control: After cutting costs, what's next?

05 August 2014  |  1615 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In football, for a long time, all that was expected of defenders was that they “keep clean sheets” (i.e., prevent any goals). Of late, however, they are also expected to launch their team’s counter-at...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

BCBS 239: Data First, Reporting After

25 July 2014  |  1774 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 guide...

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Matt DoltonKynetix - London

How to meet post-trade data challenges

21 July 2014  |  1032 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 b...

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Paul McPhaterMarkit - London

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

17 July 2014  |  1220 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  |  2365 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  |  6000 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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