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Brian Collings

Brian Collings

CEO at Torstone Technology Ltd
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Bio As one of the founders of Torstone Technology, Brian led the MBO of the securities and derivatives post-trade processing business from KBC Financial Products. Career History Brian has 25 years experience of team, project, executive and board level management in variety of high profile roles in the financial sector. He joined Torstone after serving as CIO and COO of KBC FP, before which he worked at UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland.


Capital Markets Technology

Engagement stops outages getting out of hand

27 Feb 2019

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) saw a 187% increase in technology outages reported to it in the 12 months to October 2018. According to Megan Butler, executive director of supervision for Investment, Wholesale and Specialists at the FCA, 20% of those outages were “explicitly linked to weaknesses in change management.” Sell-side firms ne...

Capital Markets Technology

GDPR: Next stop in the 2018 compliance race

14 Dec 2017

For those who believe that “go-live” is merely the beginning of the end of the compliance journey, next year will mark yet another milestone for major regulatory implementation. 2018 starts with the long-anticipated go-live of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) on 3 January, followed four months later on 25 May, by t...


Good technology today needs to be good technology tomorrow: how brokers are approaching their techno

10 Oct 2016

We are still seeing the impact of the post financial crisis regulatory changes taking effect and some very significant parts of it such as MiFID II have not even been implemented as yet. However, we have already seen market participants and in particular UK brokers starting to make wholesale changes in their approach to technology. These can be b...