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Cloud adoption special report 2018

If banks had been hesitant to move their data and processes to the cloud, recent regulatory requirements have certainly provided a final nudge in that direction. Cloud computing has been around for many years as a potential means of expanding the…

CFTC finds harmony harder than it sounds

James Schwartz and Chrys Carey, of counsels at Morrison & Foerster, explore the impact of a recent Commodity Futures Trading Commission white paper – including how its author’s suggestions would affect cross-jurisdictional application of its regulations …

FRTB special report 2018

In early October, figures from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision confirmed what banks have known for some time: the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) will spark a vast increase in the cost of market-making to the point that, for some…

Python – Is the buzz justified?

Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and its versatility and ease of use has enabled it to achieve widespread adoption in finance, becoming the multipurpose tool of choice for quantitative analysts and other financial…

Keeping up with cloud adoption

Risk.net convened a webinar in collaboration with Murex to explore how, as more financial institutions move to the cloud, they can get the most out of their technology investments

The traditional buy versus build trade‑off

Firms undecided between buying from a vendor or building bespoke software can look to Beacon, whose ‘buy-and-build on-top-of’ offering combines the best of both options, writes Alex Sayle, global head of platform engineering at Beacon Platform

Compliance preparations amid uncertain rules

A forum of industry leaders discusses how banks will define individual trading desks under FRTB, whether BCBS 239 compliance projects can help banks meet FRTB risk data challenges, which model validation obstacles banks still face and other key topics

Embracing the sea change to come with FRTB

Firms have until 2021 to implement FRTB, and those yet to begin compliance efforts risk putting themselves at a disadvantage. EY‘s financial services risk partners Shaun Abueita and Sonja Koerner explore the current level of readiness within the industry…

Beyond Libor special report 2018

Financial markets are sitting on a time bomb. In just over three years’ time, the rate that underpins $350 trillion of financial contracts could disappear. Whether by choice or by regulatory force, transition away from discredited Libor rates is…

Asia embraces intelligent automation

Asia’s adoption of new tools and processes has gained significant momentum, with increased automation now a primary focus for many financial firms. Paul Worthy, head of Japan at Tradeweb, explores how this change has come about, and how firms can use the…

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