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Laurence WormaldSunGard - London

Risk Management a new best practice for hedge funds

31 July 2014  |  3235 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

For regulators and professional investors alike, it has never been so important for hedge funds to demonstrate a smart, rigorous and integrated approach to risk management as it is today. While investors continue to join the alt-fund queue in search of alpha returns, the lack of an effective risk strategy can be a deal-breaker. Increasingly, to at...

TagsRisk & regulation
Neelesh Parekh. - London

Bonus Clawback: Where's the Monk that sold his Ferrari?

31 July 2014  |  4688 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whilst the industry (Bankers) reel over having bonuses clawed back, I begin to ask myself if they really understand the responsibility that they hold? Making decisions on fixing rates, mis-selling policies and underwriting loans without understanding the underlying risk are all the sorts of activities that got us to where we are now (Lloyds increas...

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Mitch Mitchell
Mitch MitchellPegasystems - Boston

IT Budgets

31 July 2014  |  3222 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

What Does Your IT Budget and My Childhood Pocket Money Have in Common? You need to spend it wisely, as it is limited, but continue to provide for your needs now and into the future (or at least until...

TagsWholesale bankingInnovation
Alex Bray
Alex BrayGenpact - London

20 Dollar Smartphone - what does it mean for mobile banking?

31 July 2014  |  12099 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In every market I visit, the message is clear – it is all about channel innovation. A couple of weeks ago, I attended the West African Banking Dialogue in Lagos. This event brought together top banks ...

TagsMobile & onlineGroupOnline Banking
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Profiting through Instant Gratification

31 July 2014  |  2878 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The idea of offering results ‘right now’ is becoming a competing differentiator in various industries. Examples are galore: same-day delivery in retail industry, immediate booking of cab through mobi...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
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Mitigating Risk with an Investment Book of Record

31 July 2014  |  2165 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over the past couple of years, the Investment Book of Record (IBOR) has been a topic increasingly seen in articles, interviews and conferences. The fact that it is still widely discussed, suggests tha...

TagsRisk & regulation
Martin Gloor
Martin GloorAbrantix Pty Ltd - Sydney

New payment methods in a global world?

31 July 2014  |  5566 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

In recent years, we have seen a lot of innovation in the payment space. It’s not just cash, credit card or cheques anymore. You pay for your coffee with your contactless card or mobile app. You do so...

TagsCardsInnovation
Derek Garriock
Derek GarriockExperian - Edinburgh

Device fraud - a serious threat to mobile banking?

30 July 2014  |  7000 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Current predictions show there will be five billion connected devices on planet earth this year, including smartphones and tablets, serving a billion online bank accounts and contributing to US $13tri...

TagsSecurityMobile & online
Sean Bowen
Sean BowenPush Technology - London

Going Beyond Location... It’s Context That Will Count

30 July 2014  |  1882 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Imagine you’re at the station, waiting for your train. On the wall is a supermarket poster featuring some ready meals and a choice of grocery essentials. Using your phone you scan three items you’d pl...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovation
Gareth Ellis
Gareth EllisACI Worldwide - Watford

Are you losing sleep over interchange fee changes?

29 July 2014  |  5703 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you’re a European merchant acquirer, then I should think you are. In case you've not been following the conversations around the new regulations, here’s what we know already: The EU Commission c...

TagsPaymentsRetail banking
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