Risk and Data Management Event: Trends and Innovations – NYC June 8th

How to manage risk data without having it manage you In today’s high frequency markets, success in risk management is all about managing data more effectively. But as the demand for data increases exponentially three basic questions are top of mind. Firstly, how do we aggregate all the data we need?  Most organizations today are…


Risk: Defined by The Observer

  Looking through a kaleidoscope:  Asset Management’s view of Integrated Risk Management Asset Managers’ views of integrated risk management are reminiscent of a kaleidoscope–change position of the lens and you get an entirely different picture.  Back offices see risk in everything from pricing sources to settlement risk; portfolio managers are concerned with market risk; compliance…


The Bloomberg Debate on Private Clouds

How are financial institutions adopting Cloud technology? Are private clouds more appropriate for the industry, and if so what benefits do they bring to organisations? On Tuesday I participated in a very interesting panel on Private Clouds at the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit, mediated by Colin W. Gillis (BGC Financial), and made up of Bryan Beal from…


The Other Dimensions of Transparency: for Markets and Management

A bank’s peers, partners, clients, counterparties…. All demand and expect greater transparency, to keep the markets efficient and fair. Just as importantly, from a risk and profitability standpoint, organisations must strive to achieve greater internal transparency up and down the chain of command. The first post in this series discussed Decrypting Financial Reform, and the…


Regulatory Transparency and Data Best Practices

New rules are being written, demanding greater reporting from financial institutions to their respective regulators, and more rigorous stress testing for systemic players. To satisfy both these constraints, banks will need to store more data (both real-time and historic) in a consumable and accessible format. In turn, technology strategies must be implemented to deliver these…


Decrypting Financial Reform: The Three Dimensions of Transparency

The word “data” is used and abused when it comes to Finance and IT – but with new regulations the need for transparency is bringing data strategies to the top of every organisation’s priority list. This series of blogs will examine the new demands, and give examples of how technology can help companies turn regulatory…