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Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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Asset Managers Set Sights on Defragmenting Back-Office Data
Todd Moyer, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at ConfluenceCommentary
Defragmenting back-office data and technology will be a top focus for asset managers in 2015.
By Todd Moyer ,
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How to Talk to Your Board About Stress Testing
Robert Ashbaugh, Senior Risk Management Consultant ,SageworksCommentary
A meaningful report describing risks uncovered from a bank's stress-testing efforts empowers its board to assess current and potential risks within the loan portfolio.
By Robert Ashbaugh Senior Risk Management Consultant ,Sageworks,
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Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 2: Integration as the Ultimate Weapon
Stephen Engdahl, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSourceCommentary
An integrated financial data supply chain creates efficiencies through automation, openness, standards, and communication across the data supply chain from source to use, rather than simply passing data on and out of sight.
By Stephen Engdahl Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSource,
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Wall Street CIOs Have A Vendor Management Problem
Lev Lesokhin, Executive Vice President, CAST Software
If Wall Street CIOs want to stay ahead of competition and ensure that high-speed trading software doesn't start the next flash crash, they need better insight into vendor-delivered software.
By Lev Lesokhin Executive Vice President, CAST Software,
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Next Year, Aim for Communication & Clarity of Cloud Apps
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Enterprises will better manage their cloud exposure by offering enterprise versions of consumer applications and alternative apps vetted by security.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Improving Performance Measurement for Asset Managers
Marc J. Firenze, Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment SystemsCommentary
It's critical that firms view performance data in the same way they view accounting data and their investment book of record. Effectively, firms should be looking to develop a performance book of record.
By Marc J. Firenze Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment Systems,
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QA & Testing Budgets Are Rising for Financial Services Firms
David Kapfhammer, VP for Capgemini’s Financial Services Software Testing PracticeCommentary
Research finds IT budget allocation for application quality has grown from 18% to 26% between 2012 and 2014.
By David Kapfhammer VP for Capgemini’s Financial Services Software Testing Practice,
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The OFR’s Latest: 'C Is for Credit'
Jennifer Costley, Ph.D, Principal, Ashokan AdvisorsCommentary
The Office of Financial Research has issued its annual report to Congress. Most alarming: Credit risk has increased unabated.
By Jennifer Costley, Ph.D Principal, Ashokan Advisors,
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Facial Analysis: Wall Street's Next Big-Data Tool
Jeff Bertolucci,
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are analyzing facial expressions of corporate execs, as well as other data streams, to forecast stock market trends.
By Jeff Bertolucci ,
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Do-It-Yourself Flash Crash Preventer Kit
Dr. John Bates, CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AGCommentary
Home Depot became the latest Flash Crash poster child in late November with a 10% plunge in its share price, which momentarily wiped $12 billion off of the DIY store’s value.
By Dr. John Bates CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AG,
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FIX for Post-Trade Gains Traction: How Far Will It Go?
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
A group of heavyweight asset managers has collaborated on a solution for non-US trade confirmations and affirmations that is fueling interest in FIX for post-trade use as an alternative to Omgeo's Central Trade Manager.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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No Screwups, Please, We’re Banks
Andrew Waxman, Thought LeaderCommentary
Changing a bank's culture is not going to happen overnight, but having the right tools and levers in house will surely make a big difference over time.
By Andrew Waxman Thought Leader,
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Risk Aversion: The Biggest Innovation Obstacle
Mick Simonelli, Principal, Simonelli Innovation LLCCommentary
Fear of risk is the biggest factor holding financial services organizations back from innovating.
By Mick Simonelli Principal, Simonelli Innovation LLC,
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The Newfound Popularity of Exchanges Raises the Bar for ERM
Mayiz Habbal, Founder and CEO , Capital Market Leaders GroupCommentary
Regulators have looked to exchanges with their CCP clearing arms as solutions to the financial crisis. However, ERM practices at exchanges have historically been an afterthought.
By Mayiz Habbal Founder and CEO , Capital Market Leaders Group,
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BCBS 239 Requires Integration of Risk & Finance Organizations
Promod Radhakrishnan, Head of Sales, FSGBU Consulting Services, Americas, OracleCommentary
Financial services firms must leverage current initiatives focused on BCBS 239 compliance to develop a closer alliance between the risk and finance functions.
By Promod Radhakrishnan Head of Sales, FSGBU Consulting Services, Americas, Oracle,
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Enterprise Exposure to Cloud Apps Rises, Security Controls Spread Thin
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
The average number of cloud services used in financial services has jumped to 844. Security risks are greater than many perceived. Can IT keep up?
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Wave of Derivatives Risk & Fraud Scuppers Shipping Company
Dr. John Bates, CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AGCommentary
Ships’ fuel company OW Bunker has been scuppered by a rogue wave of derivatives trades and fraudulent pirates.
By Dr. John Bates CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AG,
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Survey Shows an Urgency to Automate the Back Office
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
Confluence reports numbers are trending up across the board when discussing the need to automate back-office processes.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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7 Pillars of Market Surveillance 2.0
Dr. John Bates, CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AGCommentary
Compliance officers are facing flash crashes, insider trading, market manipulation, and more. Here are seven market surveillance and risk management steps that will help compliance officers sleep better at night.
By Dr. John Bates CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AG,
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