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Whatever happened to Blockchain? Video

Why haven’t we seen the wholesale adoption of Blockchain across the financial services sector? Or is that really happening? A preview of the video can be found below. The full video is available for members. To view the video members will need to log in to access  the Member Area. Please note: If you have […]

Formula three LEIs still not fast enough!

At a recent webcast on the topic of reference data, with a panel of leading data experts including representatives from HSBC and Euroclear, which I had the privilege of moderating. The many problems of data in the Capital Markets, including reference data were put on the table and a range of potential solutions was discussed. […]

Post-trade: The growing need to invest in derivatives post-trade

We need to talk post-trade The problem with the status quo Even before the spring 2020 volatility, the need to invest in post-trade infrastructure across the sell-side was becoming widely accepted. Investment in the back-office has lagged that of the front-office for decades. In some institutions, front-office systems capable of executing thousands of trades a […]

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) :1 Year on

An ISITC EUROPE/CISI joint Live Webcast – The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR):1 Year on Thursday 14th January 10:00 -11:00 (GMT) On the 9 December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) became applicable to all Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) authorised firms; including banks, building societies, asset managers, investment firms, insurers, […]

Is the Home Worker the new Frontline in Security?

The growth in home working has been predicted for many years, however it has often been limited to those who work in the technology sector, or been a requirement for those who travel extensively and hence need the ability to work anywhere, rather than just at home. I remember meeting with a leading communications company […]

Data Sharing Utility odds shorten say data experts

Our recent joint ISITC Europe/CISI webcast tackled the age-old, thorny problem of data quality in the financial markets. Reference data, the vitally important data that relates to efficient settlement of financial transactions was highlighted during the panel discussion. The panel debated legacy data supply chains and the difficulty of retaining data quality, as the data […]

Is Green Finance really Clean Finance or are there still brown undertones?

An ISITC EUROPE/CISI joint Live Webcast – Is Green Finance really Clean Finance or are there still brown undertones? Tuesday 1st December- 11.30pm -12:30 (GMT) Green Finance is rapidly becoming a mainstream component of investment activity at every level, with Green Bonds and loans forming a significant presence in Investors’ portfolios. But is Green Finance really Clean Finance […]

Getting Ready for the upcoming ESG regulations

An ISITC EUROPE/CISI joint Live Webcast – Getting Ready for the upcoming ESG regulations – managing the data challenges Tuesday 22nd September – 12.30pm -13:30 (UK BST) Financial market participants will need to understand and be getting ready for the upcoming ESG regulations to be able to comply with an increasing range and depth regulation […]

Solving the Problem of Reference Data

An ISITC EUROPE/CISI joint Live Webcast – Solving the Problem of Reference Data Wednesday 11th November – 14.00pm -15:00 (GMT) The problem of reference data, in terms of  “dirty data”, has been estimated to cost the industry between 15% -25% of  its revenue, but improving the quality has posed significant challenges for the industry for […]

Mental & Physical Health fighting Cybercrime

In the recent ISITC Europe webcast ‘Is your home the new Office’, eminent panel members from the world of cybersecurity, including the DTCC and Verizon discussed amongst other things, the role of mental/physical health in fighting Cybercrime, due to the increased threat posed due to  a home or remote working environment. Lockdown from Covid 19 […]