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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and what happened during our stay in South Africa?

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what hap...

22 Dec 2016
Charles Platt

Capital Markets 2017: Choppy, Robotic and Pragmatic

Choppy regulatory waters and unprecedented political volatility will result in a more pragmatic approach from capital markets firms in 2017, even as they innovate into robo capabilities, automation an...

22 Dec 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: what happened during our stay in South Africa?

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what hap...

19 Dec 2016
Retired Member

Self-Financing Oil: Digitizing the Commodity Lifecycle

With the pace of technological change accelerating, we have to believe paradigm shifts are not only inevitable, but plentiful, even in complex, physical markets such as commodities. In those markets ...

29 Nov 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Could blockchain bring the EU Capital Market Union forward?

The European Commission recently launched an update report on the state of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project. A comprehensive program of actions set out a year ago to put in place the building ...

06 Nov 2016
Saurabha Sahu

An Innovative Financial Platform for Banking: Single Window Finance

This document is intended towards Banks, Financial Regulatory Authority and the Information technology organizations, who are working towards the innovative solution providing for the financial ecosys...

04 Nov 2016
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

The issue of migration

Blockchain is never far from our thoughts it seems, with the recent flurry of articles now focusing more on the ‘when’ rather than the ‘what’. Opinion appears to be polarised, with some commentators...

02 Nov 2016
Retired Member

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

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...

27 Oct 2016
Brian Collings

Good technology today needs to be good technology tomorrow: how brokers are approaching their techno

We are still seeing the impact of the post financial crisis regulatory changes taking effect and some very significant parts of it such as MiFID II have not even been implemented as yet. However, we ...

10 Oct 2016
Sylvia Shepperson

Model Risk Governance - the risk at the heart of finance

Financial institutions continue to face increasing pressure in a highly regulated landscape, including an ever-increasing and regular requirement for model validation in the context of ECB requirement...

29 Sep 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Should SWIFT be afraid of blockchain technology?

Recently there were some interesting announcements on blockchain and the payments industry that triggered me to write this blog. Especially now that SWIFT’s SIBOS event takes place in Geneva. First, S...

28 Sep 2016
Retired Member

Doing more with less: a problem or an opportunity?

With increasing regularity, I’m hearing more and more banks saying that they are faced with having to do more with less - almost a mantra for our times. The facts that support this are obvious. The ...

28 Sep 2016