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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

2017 was a year of interesting developments in the blockchain area. Not all happened as was expected. Many, including me, predicted 2017 to be the year that blockchain would move from proof-of-concept...

31 Dec 2017
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Bitcoin mania: what next?

During our stay in South Africa I was reading an article in Die Burger (newspaper for Afrikaners) where a spokesman of Cape town-based PWC gave his ideas on the recent rise of Bitcoin and the future o...

17 Dec 2017
Brian Collings

GDPR: Next stop in the 2018 compliance race

For those who believe that “go-live” is merely the beginning of the end of the compliance journey, next year will mark yet another milestone for major regulatory implementation. 2018 starts with the l...

14 Dec 2017
Capital Markets Technology
Patrick Chambeau

Data is everything, everything is data

The life of a trader has evolved significantly over the last few years. Previously managing data from one or two channels of communication, technological advancements and the rise of modern day commun...

08 Dec 2017
Retired Member

Thinking strategically, what do we do with all this data?

Back in the 1700’s Benjamin Franklin famously once said – ‘A place for everything and everything it’s place’, fast forward to 2017 and the increasingly regulated world that we live in today, this stat...

05 Dec 2017
Paul Geiger

Artificial Intelligence - Making Average Great

There has been a lot of hand wringing over the CME Group’s amendments to Rule 553 (“Average Price System”), and for good reason. It’s no easy task for clearing firms, or their clients, to systematica...

04 Dec 2017
Operational Risk Management
Zohar Hod

Stakeholder Anxiety

As our company grows, so does our number of strategic stakeholders. Managing this growing group of executives is a difficult and delicate task because conflicting interests and a lot of big egos are h...

01 Dec 2017
Ben Marsh

Configurable CLM; Consider Yourself One of Us

As we noted in our recent ‘Brexit’ blog, the need for managing cross-border complexity in the Client On-boarding and Lifecycle management domain now, more than ever, requires software that can provide...

24 Nov 2017
Capital Markets Technology
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and payments: further on the Gartner Hype cycle?

Payments is increasingly seen as an area that is ripe for disruption, having the potential to enhance payment processing. To overcome the current structural weaknesses in the payments area including l...

08 Nov 2017
Darren Thomas

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: MiFID II’s Buy-Side Sell-Side Standoff

Investment managers and brokers both lose unless they resolve differences by the MiFID II deadline Repapering of terms under MiFID II is potentially a massive problem for the buy-side. This issue is ...

19 Oct 2017
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

R3CEV Corda Platform: the blockchain app store

In May this year, fintech start-up R3 raised $107 million from a consortium of the world’s top banks. The New York-based blockchain company that works in collaboration with more than 90 banks and othe...

19 Oct 2017
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Accenture and blockchain: the accent on security issues

My last blog was about IBM, triggered by a Juniper Research putting the company as the number one in the blockchain technology competition. One of the comments on this blog was that it looked like an ...

09 Oct 2017