22 Nov 2016
Last week saw the second R3 smart contract template contract summit, following on from June’s summit and Barclays demonstration at the London O2 in April. Dr. Lee Braine from Barclays stated in April that what we saw would take time to build and that further industry collaboration would be required. So it’s good to see from the latest summit tha...
27 Oct 2016
The management, retention and reporting of huge data volumes is so onerous that many financial services firms are missing out on the value of this data; they are awash in a sea of data with nothing to drink. Banks are dealing with ever increasing volumes of data, from trading data to communications and social media, coming from many different sourc...
13 Oct 2016
Cloud adoption in capital markets is gathering momentum, led by the increasing acceptance of the cloud by regulators as well as cost cutting at financial services organizations. Indeed, regulators themselves are some of the enthusiastic adopters. Earlier this year the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) decided to host its MiFID II transaction rep...
29 Sep 2016
Achieving digital transformation becomes more complicated in large banks which are siloed in nature, have evolved and grown through acquisitions and have many legacy systems – or IT spaghetti. Maintenance of these IT systems consumes resources and budgets that can impede a firm’s ability to innovate, slowing down business transformation. So getting...
19 Sep 2016
11 Feb 2016