The audience at a recent industry conference hosted by bond trading platform Tradeweb, heard that the adoption of a standard settlement instructions (SSI) database represented that “last big challenge” facing those seeking to realize straight-through-processing. Tradeweb has an interest in SSI through its AccountNet service, which helps firms using its electronic bond trading system to automate settlement of transactions. Industry practitioners from Tradeweb, J.P. Morgan Investor Services, Smartstream and Morgan Stanley acknowledged that the FIX 4.4 protocol had created opportunities to establish an SSI database facility. But they warned that competing players trying to solve the problem would lead to institutions treading carefully – and slowly – before significant decisions were made.
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Increasing cost, complexity and regulatory change continue to challenge firms implementing client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) systems. With an effective strategy and a clearly defined pathway, it’s possible to gain a valuable competitive advantage whilst meeting those all-important compliance requirements. But how to get there? With a myriad of different options out there...
By: Niall Twomey, CTO, Fenergo. Before embarking on a CLM (Client Lifecycle Management) digital transformation program, most financial institutions (FI) are faced with the ‘buy versus build’ conundrum; to buy something from a third-party vendor or completely build something internally. There are several factors that need to be considered in this decision making process including...
Now in its 10th year, the Data Management Summit (DMS) in NYC explores the shift to the new world where data is redefining the operating model and firms are seeking to unlock value via data transformation projects for enterprise gain and competitive edge.
Increasing volumes and the complexity of reference data in the post-crisis environment have left the middle office struggling to meet the requirements of the current market order. Middle office functions must therefore be robust enough to be able to deal with the spectre of globalisation, an increase in the use of esoteric security types and...