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Robo-advice - Is the tail wagging the dog?

Another day, another robo-advice headline. It’s a human truth: we love to dissect a new trend and debate its merits. Internet communication amplifies this and we risk developing a distorted view of pr...

07 Dec 2015
Alicia Ngomo

Biometrics, the password you can not change

From pins and passwords to biometrics and palm vein readers... are we really becoming more secure? We are changing to new ways of identification and data security that are very depending on our physic...

07 Oct 2015
Anand Sampathkumar

Swear by the four letter word

The last decade brought out the importance of service as a differentiator. It is important to ride the technology growth to provide differentiators in products & services. The reference of “Inform...

07 Oct 2015
Data Management 101
Hans Tesselaar

Making sense of the government’s banking API initiative

In the last few years the financial landscape has been drastically changing shape, with new technology entrants coming onto the market and offering innovative solutions to financial services. The FinT...

21 Jul 2015
Paul Blank

Talk of ICE exchange to buy FX platform Fastmatch

Interesting to see that Profit&Loss running a story that the US futures Exchange ICE may be preparing to buy our all three shareholders (Credit Suisse, BNY Mellon and FXCM) of FX platform Fastmatc...

20 Jul 2015
Paul Blank

Why Dealer-to-client FX platforms should provide TCA tools for buy-side clients

The majority of single-dealer platforms (SDPs) – especially those of regional banks, provide mainly principal (rather than agency) based pricing to clients. That’s where the bank takes the other side ...

13 Jul 2015
Paul Blank

Why SDPs should provide TCA tools for buy-side clients

The majority of single-dealer platforms (SDPs) – especially those of regional banks, provide mainly principal (rather than agency) based pricing to clients. That’s where the bank takes the other side ...

13 Jul 2015
Paul Blank

Review of major FX Platforms volumes for June 2015

The major OTC FX platforms have now reported their Jun 15 volumes. In terms of spot FX, EBS and FastMatch show decent 5%+ gains, whilst Reuters spot volumes fall 1.8% to their lowest levels of 201...

12 Jul 2015
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Disrupting the future Bank, operating without Humans

In the 1985 movie Back to the Future Doc Brown coined the immortal phrase “Marty, where we’re going we don’t need roads”. In 2015 we can coin a new phrase “Boss, where we’re going we don’t need Humans...

01 Jul 2015
Tapan Agarwal

Centralized Limits and Collateral Management

Centralized Limits and Collateral Management In their quest for excellence corporate banks have adopted best of breed solutions for each line of business. Therefore the trade finance team would have s...

23 Jun 2015
Neil Crammond

Central banks QE medicine no longer working!

This round of buying was caused by the spike in Bund yields which popped to come within a whisker of the 1% level as the bond rout in European fixed income markets continued. Yesterday, during the ECB...

08 Jun 2015
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Banks will be disrupted from below

“When people come together with a common purpose anything is possible. Entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly empowered and the businesses they’re building have already torn down and transformed enti...

01 Jun 2015