Ramprasad Sandilya, vice-president of strategic solutions at Broadridge, discusses the challenges facing clients in securities trade processing and the firm’s four-point plan for future technological innovation.
The commodities trading and risk management software landscape – up to now dominated by large providers – is shifting. Rick Nelson, executive vice-president and chief business officer at Eka, talks about being a disrupter and explores how digitisation can be harnessed to benefit energy traders.
Emission Advisers bases its business on providing mid-sized firms expert carbon trading strategies that would otherwise be unavailable to them, says Mike Taylor, the firm's founder and president. Over the past 18 months, its clients have saved over $50 million by implementing the strategies it has devised for them, he says.
Financial crime prevention is an increasingly complex task for financial services firms. Criminal activities such as money laundering and fraud have rocketed, and the perpetrators are getting smarter. Amid tightening regulation and the threat of substantial fines for compliance breaches, firms are under intense pressure to improve their customer due diligence and know-your-customer programmes, as well as case investigation. But how are they coping? Risk.net partnered with specialists NICE Actimize to survey senior financial crime executives in banks and other financial services firms to assess the efficiency of current resources, processes and systems, and the potential of artificial intelligence-assisted technology to reverse a vicious circle of spiralling costs and resources.