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UBS Fine - Banks Need to Clean Up Reputations In 2013

Things can’t get much worse for UBS. Weeks after it was rocked by an FSA fine for almost £30 million for failure to detect the trading of a fraudulent banker, the Swiss bank was last week slammed with...

28 Dec 2012
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Banking and compliance: striking a balance

Banks are competitive institutions. To compete they must innovate and in IT terms that means bringing new products and rich applications to market faster than competitors. Getting those products into ...

19 Dec 2012
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Clearing and Collateral: Distant cousins or close relatives?

The Dodd-Frank and EMIR reforms are having a major impact in the way market participants engage with one another. The mandatory central clearing of swaps is giving rise to a new market infrastructure ...

17 Dec 2012
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Dodd-Frank Stands Technically Corrected and Small Banks Lose

“People got a bit lax,” Queen Elizabeth II said last week of the time leading up to the financial crisis. “Perhaps it was difficult to foresee.” The U.K.’s monarch also lamented that her nation’s Fin...

17 Dec 2012
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Carney's Reform - how will banks and the economy react?

At a speech to the Bank of Canada this week, Mark Carney - the Bank of England Governor elect - suggested that central banks should abandon inflation targeting to boost flagging economies. He was talk...

13 Dec 2012
Financial Services Regulation
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Too Big To Fail Makes a 'Fine' Mess

Solving the too-big-to-fail problem in banking just got international. Authorities could seize a Global Systematically Important Financial Institution (GSIFI) -- and dismantle it as appropriate -- und...

13 Dec 2012
Sean Bowen

The Changing role of the CIO

There’s been a lot of debate around the changing role of the CIO in the press, and particularly in financial services. But we must take into consideration that, in the rapidly-evolving world of techn...

12 Dec 2012
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How Automotive Telematics Reduces Car Insurance Fraud

How Automotive Telematics Reduces Insurance Fraud? We all know that are car insurance is going up because of whiplash cases, bad driving by a certain age group and EU law but how can we push back and ...

11 Dec 2012
Innovation in Financial Services
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Time for review: mortgage sales practices

The FSA’s mortgage market review guidelines pose a number of issues for retail banks in the UK, and are set to have significant impact on the way mortgages are bought and sold here. Although new regul...

11 Dec 2012
Marc Murphy

FATCA - the best opportunity for KYX!

Having attended the FATCA Forum event in London two weeks ago, one word kept cropping up time and time again in relation to FATCA – not from vendors (surprisingly enough) but from compliance and tax e...

10 Dec 2012
Financial Services Regulation
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Debate on shorter settlement cycles

I recently had the pleasure of being joined by a panel of clearing and settlement experts to discuss the impending move to a T+2 settlement cycle in Europe, as proposed in the European Commission’...

07 Dec 2012
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Decision Automation: A Simple Puzzle That Can Teach Us A Lot

In this article, we want to illustrate the importance of augmenting automated decisioning and business intelligence systems with human intelligence. Here’s a simple logic puzzle for starters. Please l...

07 Dec 2012
Financial Risk Management