27 October 2016

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Cyrus DaftaryIHS Markit - Boston

871m: Buyside firms banking on brokers to do the heavy lifting? Think again...

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Generally speaking, the buy side has not been as attuned to the 871(m) implications because it may not be directly in the chain of withholding from an operational standpoint. The good news for the buy side is that it can focus most of its efforts on pre-trade screening to determine the types of transactions covered by the scope of these rules. 871...

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Charles FleetCGI Group, Inc. - Fairfax

Current challenges in fighting financial crime, part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog on fighting financial crime, we talked about the factors that are converging to make the battle against financial crime more complex and costly in today’s financial world. In part two, we’ll talk about a new approach that tackles these challenges, helping financial institutions to not only achieve higher levels of...

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Bill North
Bill NorthPelican - New York

A brave new world: the need for innovation in B2B payments

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Simplicity and flexibility. In the many conversations our teams have with corporate treasurers working in multinational organisations around the world, these are the two words we find constantly repea...

Nigel Farmer
Nigel FarmerSoftware AG - London

Data, Data Everywhere, nor any Knowledge to Gain

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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...

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Doron Cohen
Doron CohenCovercy - London

SWIFT and the payments roadblock for SME exporters

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If you have transferred money to an overseas bank account lately, chances are it was processed by SWIFT. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications’ FIN messaging standard has al...

Alan Jenkins
Alan JenkinsJenkins UK Limited - London

30 years since the London Big Bang

26 October 2016  |  2768 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Does anyone out there remember the Topic Trigger Page, and the day one lunchtime meeting to review performance issues ? I'm glad I'm retired now !

Louis Peake
Louis PeakeCompass Plus - Nottingham

Three years on, should banks feel threatened by the UK bank switching initiative?

26 October 2016  |  3072 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It has been three years since the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) was launched in September 2013 to give consumers a simple, reliable way of switching current accounts – as opposed to the labori...

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James Monaghan
James MonaghanFenergo - New York

3 Ways to Digitalize the Client Lifecycle for Wealth Management

26 October 2016  |  3096 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In my last blog, we explored the 3 core client lifecycle challenges facing wealth managers – regulatory compliance, operational and technological challenges and client experience impacts. Considering ...

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Brett King
Brett KingMoven - New York

The day I realized Fintech was becoming just the same as everything else

25 October 2016  |  8272 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've been in Fintech since before we called it Fintech. Some would say that Fintech has been around for decades, as soon as Bank of America deployed ERMA (Electronic Recording Method of Accounting) in...

TagsInnovationStart upsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Smart New Rules for Smarter Order Routing?

25 October 2016  |  4050 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Disclosure is the rage in financial markets regulation and the latest set of proposals relate to order handling rules. Regulators are seeking to boost transparency into the order routing practices of ...

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