Yearly Archives: 2012

CVA – a Big Data problem

In recent years regulatory demands have permeated all types of financial institutions. Banks are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny to account for their actions with never seen before speed and accuracy. The likes of Dodd Frank, Basel III, and EMIR …Read more

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Solving the collateral optimisation challenge

The collateral world is changing, and changing fast. The transition of the derivatives market from OTC to an exchange-traded, centrally cleared environment, as framed by the Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) regulatory reforms, is a game changer …Read more

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In-memory analytics technology rises up the supply chain

Businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the overall performance of their operations. In the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Management 2012” , Gartner analyst says that “After years of a cost-cutting focus, SCM …Read more

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Taking product control to the next level

Faced with increased pressure and greater scrutiny from regulatory bodies, the demands on product control teams are increasing and are showing no signs of stopping. Teams require instant insight into Profit & Loss (P&L) data, the ability to quickly analyse …Read more

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Traditional product control is no match for regulatory pressure

With poor product control cited as a factor in the 2008 fall of Lehman Brothers, it’s no surprise that over the past few years the spotlight has been shining on this element of trading activity. Today, banks face ever increasing …Read more

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The risk intelligent bank

Quartet FS commissioned a recent study by research firm Chartis Research, which investigates the key trends in the risk technology marketplace, and uses this to define exactly what is making the modern bank more risk intelligent. Unsurprisingly, risk management and …Read more

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Dealing with Big Data – the big debate

Our industry report into the challenges investment banks face as a result of Big Data has drawn attention to a surprising in-house divide in attitudes to solving the problem. There is clear discord between the attitudes of senior IT managers, …Read more

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In-memory analytics – solving the Big Data challenge for banks

Quartet FS research into the problems investment banks face as a result of Big Data has provided some thought provoking results. Of the IT Managers and Systems Architects surveyed, 100% find analysing Big Data a significant problem, giving irrefutable evidence …Read more

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Why businesses need to ‘go fast’, and not just in financial services

CIO magazine recently summarised the top five business analytics trends as ‘go big, go fast, go deep, go cheap and go mobile with business data’. This succinctly worded response to Big Data and other technology trends highlights the major changes …Read more

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In-memory analytics – who will be the first market mover?

In a recent 2012 IT trends report, IDC Financial Insights highlighted big data as one of the key areas of focus in EMEA this year. The analyst house then went on to predict that ‘in-memory computing will appear on banks’ …Read more

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