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Multi-asset trading: Still finding its footing in Asia

Paul McCartan | Tuesday, January 5, 2016

With desks being continuously streamlined and headcounts kept to a minimum, being multi-asset plays a key role for institutions that want to bring efficiency to their desks as well as lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) and total operating cost (TOC) across different businesses.

All Together Now for Harmonized ATM and Card Reconciliations

Richard Chapman | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Automation is an important step on the road to an efficient reconciliation environment for ATMs and cards. But forward-thinking banks are now going further in their quest for true optimization, and looking to harmonize, as well as centralize, their processes.

Trading in Asia: Why the five percent rule is all about risk management

Chris Rojek | Monday, February 15, 2016

In most markets, if you want to buy a stock as a retail investor you have to have cash in your broker’s account before you place the order. But the Singapore and Malaysia markets practice contra trading, which means that retail investors can buy stock and deliver the cash later.

Trading in Asia: The one-two punch of the five percent rule

Chris Rojek | Monday, February 15, 2016

The five percent rule was published in response to the penny stock crash of 2013 when numerous penny stocks lost significant value. Because the Singapore market allows retail investors to fund their stock purchases at any time before the transaction closes – not upfront as in most other markets around the world – many investors simply walked away from their deals when these share prices plummeted.

Are Your Treasury Risk Management Policies Up to Par?

Andrew Bateman | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Every company, regardless of size, needs a defined treasury risk management framework within which treasury can manage financial and credit risk in line with shareholders’ risk appetite.

Do You Know What Your Treasury Risk Exposure Is?

Andrew Bateman | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The only way of setting and maintaining limits according to counterparty credit criteria is to use specialist treasury and risk management technology

Is Cardless Cash the Answer to Consumer’s Woes?

Payments Leader | Thursday, February 25, 2016

Consumers are developing new expectations about how their day-to-day affairs should unfold, and most can't wait to try initiating ATM withdrawals and purchases with their smartphones

Private Equity Fees: Under Pressure and In the Spotlight

Christopher Ward | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

With the latest headlines focusing on the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s (ILPA’s) new template to standardize the reporting of fund fees and expenses, private equity managers are under increased pressure to not just reduce their fees but provide more transparency into their charges.

Is Your Investor Portal Just a Virtual Stack of Paper?

Christopher Ward | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What was once static and inflexible can now be interactive and customized; data may be sliced, diced and represented dynamically on dashboards. The result has been a more open-ended approach to reporting, with benefits for GPs and LPs alike.

An OMS with a point

Bill Fallon | Monday, May 23, 2016

A soon-to-be-released report by Greenwich Associates notes that as commissions fall, cost pressure on sell-side front-office IT is rising. It is also true that front office headcount has fallen considerably, lowering overall costs by some margin.

Friends or foes

Kapin Vora and Tobias Henry | Thursday, June 16, 2016

It would be safe to say most individuals perceive a growing competition between robo-advisors and traditional wealth managers

Cryptocurrency Versatility

James Hutchison | Thursday, June 23, 2016

How Public Blockchain Currencies Continue to Go from Strength to Strength

SMS Fraud Notification

Trevor Mast | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Today, we can make the communication real time through the use of SMS messages and email

Corporate Actions Management – The Shift is On

Adam Brill | Thursday, September 1, 2016

Corporate action processing can be significantly improved with the application of digital technologies, however the capacity of many firms to instigate operational change is limited. Strong partnerships can make a considerable difference.

Five Key Challenges Insurers Face Amid the Regulatory Data Explosion

John Winter | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

As new regulations have created an explosion in the data needed to meet reporting requirements, here are five key data management challenges insurers must overcome to derive greater business value from this wealth of new information.

Get More from Fund Accounting Books and ABOR Data

Tony Warren | Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Discover why proven solutions for fund accounting and administration are always the best starting point for delivering both back- and middle-office services.

Flavors of Fast 2016

| Thursday, September 22, 2016

The global trend toward immediate payment networks is clearly accelerating with regular announcements of new initiatives from around the world. Join us in the debate and take a trip around the world of immediate payments with exclusive interviews, country profiles and for the third year-in-a-row, our Faster Payment Innovation Index.

Creating the Right Insurance Data Management Strategy

John Winter | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How can insurers develop a data management strategy that responds to unprecedented regulatory, industry and technological change? Here are seven key components and attributes of an optimal enterprise strategy.

Rise of Automation Requires Strategic Reassessment of Middle and Back Office

Susan Crozier | Friday, September 30, 2016

Sell-side firms expect automation to rise across functions, impacting everything from trade execution to investment analysts. Getting a strategic advantage, beyond simple cost saving, will require support from technology partners who have insight across functions, assets and markets.

Credit and collections in the cloud

Mike Kresse | Monday, October 3, 2016

As credit and collection groups increasingly turn to cloud-based technology for their IT needs, they are also turning to trusted partners like FIS who have the expertise to deploy the right solution to fit the group’s needs.

Meeting the UAE Insurance Financial Regulations: Are You Ready?

Wissam Khoury | Monday, October 17, 2016

Assess your risk for meeting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) insurance financial regulations, and learn how a risk management framework can provide improved management of capital and solvency, transparency and corporate governance

Why Innovation Counts for Today’s Insurers

J.P. James | Friday, October 28, 2016

Innovation is imperative for today’s insurers. With a glimpse at the latest research findings by Raconteur, find out just why it’s so vital to innovate and the key to becoming an innovative insurer.

Is the Timing Right to Get More from Your IBOR?

Tony Warren | Tuesday, November 1, 2016

As the investment book of record (IBOR) goes mainstream, our blog reveals how to unleash its potential for shadowing fund administration calculations.

Will IFRS 17 Be A Shock To Your System?

Martin Sarjeant | Monday, November 7, 2016

When accountancy regulation IFRS 17 comes into effect, legacy actuarial solutions will struggle to support it. Learn the attributes your risk system needs for compliance and better risk management.

Tackling student loan debt collections

Mike Kresse | Monday, November 7, 2016

Collections teams can use statistical modeling to score student load borrowers to improve load rehabilitation and reduce delinquencies.

What Will Define the New Middle Office?

Mat Newman | Tuesday, November 15, 2016

According to our new research on the future of sell-side banking , automation is one of the most important trends shaping our industry over the next five years.

Trump Wins – Is the Fiduciary Rule Dead?

Larry Goldbrum | Wednesday, November 16, 2016

With the election of Donald Trump, there is speculation about the potential repeal of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule. FIS provides insight on what the impact the election may have on the rule.

What’s your treasury risk battle plan for 2017?

Andrew Bateman | Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Treasury technology can help treasurers with accurate information on group liquidity and risk at any point in time and help support the business through periods of major volatility.