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Deutsche Bank Releases Waltz Open Source Software

Deutsche Bank continues to fulfil its commitment to open source software with the release of code designed to help organisations gather information about their IT estate from multiple sources. The ultimate use case for the solution, called Waltz, is smarter decisions on technology investment. The Waltz code is accessible via the GitHub platform and can...

IT Rationalisation: Mobilising Data Assets

By: Martijn Groot, Vice President of Product Strategy, Asset Control IT rationalisation has become a major focus for financial services firms over the past couple of years – from Deutsche Bank’s Strategy 2020, which includes modernising outdated and fragmented IT architecture, to HSBC’s Simplify the Bank plan, which includes an architecture-led strategy to halve the...

JWG Calculates the Regulatory Costs of Brexit

If you are still considering which way to vote in tomorrow’s referendum on UK membership of the European Union, the regulatory implications of exiting the union may be enough to sway your decision. Research by independent think-tank JWG suggests Brexit could mean a decade of uncertainty across markets, a significant increase in red tape and...

Nikko Securities America Selects Fenergo to Support Regulatory Compliance

Nikko Securities America (Nikko America) is planning to implement Fenergo’s client lifecycle management software across a number of its trading desks. The implementation is focused on helping the company achieve compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know your Customer (KYC) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulation and will use the out-of-the-box version of Fenergo’s...

Markit Partners WorkFusion to Automate Manual Processes and Deliver Greater Value to Customers

Markit has teamed up with WorkFusion to automate some of the high volume manual processes that support its Information, Processing and Solutions business divisions. Automation is expected to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the processes, improve operational performance, reduce costs, and enable the company to deliver greater value to its customers. Markit considered building...

Finding a Balance Between Standards and Flexibility in Data Architecture

The integration of standards and flexibility into data architecture is an ongoing challenge for financial firms that must not only improve operational efficiency, but also sustain adaptability to support business and regulatory change. Both are important, but potentially opposed to each other, begging the question of how best to find an optimal balance between standards...

Swift Considers Client Name Screening Service Based on Sanctions Screening Managed Service Model

Swift has extended its sanctions screening service to support all financial transaction formats and is considering the feasibility of using a similar managed service model to build a client name screening solution that could support banks’ client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. Extensions to Swift’s sanctions screening service cover batch SEPA payments and...

AxiomSL Adds A Solution for Smart Cube Compliance to its Regulatory Reporting Platform

AxiomSL has stepped into the market with a solution for Austrian Smart Cube reporting, which comes into play next year. The solution is built on the same platform as AxiomSL’s other regulatory reporting products, providing data consistency across reports and the reduced complexity and costs of a single platform approach. Smart Cube reporting, which is...

New York Data Management Summit: Mapping Developments in Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise architecture for data management is moving on, leaving behind traditional enterprise data warehouses and embracing the potential of semantic data models, decoupling systems, building on open source platforms, and deploying hybrid solutions. The limitations of existing architectures for data management and the possibilities of emerging ideas were discussed at the fall A-Team Group Data...

Data Management Summit: Building Enterprise Architecture

The increasing importance of data management as a business driver brings with it questions about the underlying enterprise architecture that supports it. Should legacy systems be part of the architecture, is it best to build or buy new systems, and how can enterprise architecture projects be designed in the first place? Matt Cox, director and...