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Derek BrittonMicro Focus - Newbury

Tackling the Compliance Conundrum

30 May 2014  |  2936 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Enron scandal and subsequent regulatory breaches by financial institutions during the recent economic crisis has placed organisations’ financial reporting and business processes under on-going scrutiny. Exacerbated by other high-profile incidents like the IT outages suffered by HSBC, RBS, Barclays and Santander, LIBOR rigging, PPI miss-selling...

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Pity the poor souls

30 May 2014  |  2351 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

What’s on your summer reading list this year?A John Grisham thriller perhaps; one of Jane Austen’s classics, a Steinbeck novella, or even all three? Whatever your ideal choice, it’s highly unlikely you’ll manage to start your personal list given that the sizeable consultation and discussion papers for the implementation of the revised Markets in F...

TagsRisk & regulationPost-trade & ops
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David Renz
David RenzSunGard - Winterthur

Balance Sheet Stewardship: Why Interest Rate Risk Matters

29 May 2014  |  1733 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

While interest rates have been low since 2008, they won’t stay that way forever. For banks, the inevitable rise of interest rates will have both negative and positive effects. We need to look at two s...

David Renz
David RenzSunGard - Winterthur

Stewardship of the Balance Sheet: Why Funding Matters

29 May 2014  |  1172 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Funding is the lifeblood for any leveraged institution. If the funding structure changes, so does the balance sheet composition and the fundamental profitability of the bank. With a sufficiently large...

Dan Barnes
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Bad as gold

29 May 2014  |  2667 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The news that Barclays has been fined for manipulation of the gold benchmark is another nail in the coffin of trader autonomy and of voluntary data-based benchmarks. It also highlights the risks for s...

TagsRisk & regulationWholesale bankingGroupFuture Finance News Analysis
Dan Barnes
Dan BarnesInformation Corporation - London

Is Bitcoin mo' money or no money?

29 May 2014  |  2187 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Last month the Bank of England wrote an in-depth explanation of money, in which it explained why Bitcoin is more like a commodity - e.g. gold - than a currency. Basically it isn’t popular enough. Yet....

TagsBlockchainRisk & regulationGroupFuture Finance
Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth LumleyGirl, Disrupted - Crayford

It's not do or do not do; it's try and try and try...then do

28 May 2014  |  7353 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

A while ago I attended a conference (I know, shocker) where someone on stage commented that no bank would ever have been allowed to release 'Square', with the amount of bugs the US payments startup ex...

TagsInnovationStart upsGroupDisruption in Retail Banking
Shaun Russell
Shaun RussellInformatica - London

How Customer Centric Are You?

28 May 2014  |  3512 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The need to be more customer-centric in financial services is more important than ever, as banks and insurance companies look for ways to reduce churn as those in the industry know that loyal customer...

TagsTrade executionTransaction banking
Paul Miserez
Paul MiserezSWIFT - La Hulpe

Standards Forums 2014 at the halfway point

27 May 2014  |  2907 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Standards Forum is the place where business and standardization meet. Its remit is to facilitate and encourage dialogue around standardization in the financial industry, and share views, insights...

Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth LumleyGirl, Disrupted - Crayford

If any industry is in need of new thinking, it's banking

27 May 2014  |  3402 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've just checked my blogging stats and it seems like the last time I could, actually, act on my blogging muse was this past January. Oh dear. I apologise folks, but #dayjob. Those webcasts don't mode...

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