December 2013- When in 2006, the corporate and investment banking arm of one of Europe's largest banks, needed to reduce its risk prole by focusing on simpler 'vanilla' trades - they also had to ensure the volume of such trades increased signicantly to oset the reduced protability. With the limited back-oce capability supporting this trade and it's obsolete systems, it was challenge for the bank to cope with the rising volume of trades. So we partnered with Calypso ...
A US-based nancial services powerhouse with a presence in wealth management,
institutional securities and investment management was working with a number of
vendors to augment its own Quality Assurance (QA) teams. Managing multiple
vendors in dierent silos led to high overhead costs.
Because the rm's QA teams operated at a relatively low level of automation, managing testing operations involved enormous manual eorts. This in turn led to high costs and unwanted delays each ...
December 2013- As the events of the financial crisis grow more distant with each year that passes, the search for a sustainable operating model for capital markets operations is intensifying. Costs are escalating while the deleveraging of the business model has stunted the growth of the industry's US$340 billion in annual revenues. As a result, the call for a transformational change in the back office have grown louder. Banks must reassess their definition of "core" operations and ...
May 2013- Solid-state disk (SSD) technologies are top of mind in most discussions of enterprise storage infrastructure today-but there are still IT planners who have postponed the adoption of flash memory-based storage due to questions about acquisition cost or early adoption risk. Learn the four critical questions to ask before adopting flash technology in your data center.
The capital markets industry runs on sensitive information. From confidential customer data and payment card account numbers to sensitive financial analyses, the lifeblood of financial firms is their ability to protect secrets.
Many financial firms invest significant time and energy into identifying sensitive information. Still, many fall short in their ability to detect and control the unauthorized leakage of that information.
Data loss comes in many forms. These range from the malicious insider ...
February 2013- This industry briefing - sponsored by SAP - provides insight and analysis on how financial markets firms see Big Data approaches and technologies being leveraged for trading and risk applications. Respondents demonstrated a good understanding of how Big Data approaches might be leveraged across a number of key trading and risk applications, with substantial commonality of thought in some cases.
February 2013- Learn how to effectively harness a wide range of information sets using the SAP Real-Time Data Platform for Capital Markets by integrating real-time and historical data operations. The platform is able to meet the demanding requirements for data management and analytics for the complete electronic trading pipeline.
Want to understand how senior executives from global tier 1 financial institutions envision the future of their capital markets businesses - and how their organizations are formulating strategies to achieve their goals?
Get the perspective you need from the study, 'Equipping the Front Office for the New Risk Environment," sponsored by SAP and independently executed by Celent. Based on a survey of more than 15 tier 1 global capital markets and wholesale banks across North America ...
February 2013- This whitepaper covers how organizations can maximize customer loyalty, revenue and wallet share through a 360 Degree View of the Customer.
February 2013- This whitepaper tells the story of how a financial institution leverages next generation customer experience management to deliver the one-to-one customer experience that drives superior business results
February 2013- This whitepaper will address misconceptions regarding SKMS, explore technical challenges to creating an SKMS, present unified information access as the ideal technology to fulfill these challenges, and conclude with a financial services SKMS implementation case study.
February 2013- This whitepaper explores new ways in which financial institutions can better optimize their information to support strategic interests, improve productivity, reduce costs, accelerate business processes, and allow staff to focus on the organization's core mission.
In the financial services industry, success often depends on timely reaction to market shifts and minimizing the time to assess current positions and make decisions. High Performance Computing (aka Grid Computing) delivers computing power and speed, helping financial institutions to accelerate innovation and improve business success by delivering fast transactions and analyses, even when those involve processing large data volumes.
This white paper discusses the benefits of leveraging a specialized Infrastructure as a ...
A variety of competitive, regulatory, and technology challenges continue to keep IT professionals awake at night. While new types of software systems address such challenges, flash-based storage and flash-based application acceleration technologies are vital to maximizing the benefits from such applications.
Download “Bullish on Data Center Flash“ to learn details of the state of flash-based technology deployments survey, such as:
More than three quarters (77 percent) of all financial services firms report ...
The Capital Markets Guide takes an in-depth look at proﬁt-driving and
proﬁt-draining activities within ﬁnancial organizations. For 2012, ﬁrms will be exploiting the potential of Big Data and limiting their exposure to risk.
And that's not all that's in store for them. Updates to Basel III and deadlines for Dodd-Frank are causing wholesale changes to business processes and technology.
The ultimate goal is to make smarter trades at the speed ...
The convergence of big data and smart trading is leading to the rapid development of new, profitable, and often fascinating trading strategies. These strategies extract and harness information from a myriad of conventional and not-so conventional data sources, often on a massive scale. Trading organizations employing these new big data trading strategies are searching for sustained profitability over extended periods of time.
This white paper explains what these strategies are and how to ...
Today's data explosion forces you to remove inefficiencies from data management
processes. SAP? BusinessObjects™ Data Services software helps integrate, transform, and improve your data at the enterprise level, letting you cost effectively deliver trusted information to all critical business functions.
The solution empowers IT groups with data profiling and text analysis tools to optimize operations, boost data quality, and gain essential access to disparate sources and applications.
September 2012- A continuous flow of new information about your markets, customers, partners, and more is streaming into your business. Quickly making sense of this deluge of information is vital to maintaining a competitive edge. With SAP® Sybase® Event Stream Processor software, you can build applications that continuously glean intelligence from real-time business events-and understand and respond to what's happening right now.
The recovery from the global recession has become especially precarious due to the
Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and fiscal tightening in the western world, and as a result of which volatility in financial markets has risen sharply. Under these circumstances, it has become imperative for banks to strengthen their risk management frameworks so that they can meet both the current and impending wave of challenges successfully.
This report, based on a survey of 46 ...
Buy side Solvency at Risk
What does your firm own? What are your portfolios worth? How big is your exposure? Answers to these questions are key to managing your firm's solvency. However when 56% of the North American buy-side lack confidence in their current accounting systems; 30% admit it would take days or weeks to calculate exposure across all holdings; and 40% concede investments decisions are made using poor quality data; it's time to ask if ...
More and more, financial services organizations are focusing on driving revenue growth by selling more products and services to existing clients. This has caused a shift in the referral management paradigm, from advisors and bankers mining their books of business for new clients to organizations leveraging existing customer bases for cross-bank and cross-product referrals.
Learn how next generation CRM can drive the success of an enterprise wide referral management program by:
July 2012- This whitepaper examines the vital role of derivatives in the capital markets, reviews the regulatory initiatives, and provides insights into the communications and connectivity landscape for the OTC derivative trade lifecycle.
June 2012- This research brings IT executives up-to-date on how cloud computing and event stream processing technologies will evolve during the next one to three years.
June 2012- Worried about massive data sets, increasing number of users, and more and more data types? This free guide presents case studies on the significant ROI of analytics within enterprises dealing with those exact circumstances and more.
June 2012- Focusing on technological innovation, business strategy and geographical markets, this guide provides thought leadership on how capital markets firms can capitalize on real-time data and leverage new risk strategies for a trading advantage.
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