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Steve  Wilcockson

Embracing alternative data: a three-stage approach for portfolio managers

In the quest for alpha, a growing number of portfolio managers have been exploring the esoteric world of alternative data. Some forms, such as sentiment data based on terabytes of news texts and socia...

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Capital Markets Technology
Christian Voigt

It is about time

Last Friday, ESMA finally published its long anticipated call for evidence on periodic auctions. Periodic auctions became popular in 2017 and even more so through 2018 and so they are often linked to...

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Lu Zurawski

Open Banking and the magic illusion of 24x7 availability

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The wisdom in this old adage appears to ring true when applied to the early phases of the evolution of Open Banking (or open payments). Especial

13 Nov 2018
Open Banking
Anthony Pickup

Bio-metrics lowering friction in payments

Reading an article of linking facial recognition systems to in-store payments made me think about where next for biometrics in payments in the real world[1]. Payments at the highest level is one entit...

13 Nov 2018
Amy T

Fintech and Travel - the Perfect Match

Fintech is expanding rapidly, and many companies around the world have wised up to the fact that they need to be more accepting of modern payment methods and technologies. We’re seeing some great dev...

13 Nov 2018
Kunal Patel

Digital Transformation - It's Not All About Technology

Digital transformation is nothing new, in fact it’s probably one of the most talked about subjects I have ever come across, there are differing opinions on what the priorities are. I have been involv...

12 Nov 2018
Howard Berg

Biometric Payment Cards: The Next Payment Revolution

Over the last 20 years, biometric technology has permeated our everyday lives whether we’ve realised it or not. We’ve been scanning our prints and faces at border control and using Apple’s Touch ID an...

12 Nov 2018
Mohan Raj

AI in Customer Experience Transformation

Customer experience transformation has been around for more than a decade. It was widely popular in retail industry which was quick to recognize Customer experience as a competitive differentiator. Th...

12 Nov 2018
Disruption in Retail Banking
Elizabeth Winders

Where will you end up in the fourth industrial revolution?

At Sibos this year I noticed a lot of references in keynote sessions to the Fourth Wave of the Industrial Revolution, the ensuing shake-up of the jobs market, and how this would apply to the financia

12 Nov 2018
Anna Kuzmina

11.11, or Double Eleven, or Global Shopping Festival: view from the payments side

It seems there are not so many online shoppers nowadays that are completely unaware of the havoc that November 11 wreaks. And yet I personally know the guy who invented Global Shopping Festival just a...

12 Nov 2018
Financial Risk Management
Shailendra Malik

Ever-evolving use cases for RPA

RPA or (Robotic Process Automation) is a way to automate business processes by applying technology as a solution which is governed by business logic and structured inputs. There are many tools like Bl...

11 Nov 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Freddie McMahon


Knowledge monologue is pervasive All over the world, employees, customers and citizens are expected to read, understand and action the knowledge found in so many documents: policies, regulations, st...

10 Nov 2018
Digital Banking Trends