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July 26, 2017 | Kevin Jordan | Hortonworks Case Study

Big Data Keeps Energy Companies from Being Candles in the Wind

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The first post (https://hortonworks.com/blog/european-banking-regulation-evolves-mar-mifid-ii-13/) in this three part series explored the evolution of capital markets regulation in the European financial markets over the last 15 years. We covered the important aspects of MAR (Market Abuse Regulation) and MiFid II. In this second blogpost, we will discuss the business and technology requirements that drive these implementations to an […]

Today’s European financial markets hardly resemble the ones from 15 years ago. The high speed of electronic trading, explosion in trading volumes, the diverse range of instruments classes & a proliferation of trading venues pose massive challenges.  With all this complexity, market abuse patterns have also become egregious. Banks are now shelling out millions of euros in […]

                                                                                 Image Credit – JDL Group Payments Industry in 2017.. The last post in this blog (handy […]

This is the final post in a series of four posts on the implications of the Open Banking Standard (OBS) in the UK. The first post introduced the specification (https://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/). The second post (https://hortonworks.com/blog/business-implications-uk-open-bank-standard/) examined the business implications of the specification. The third examined the strategic drivers  for incumbents to drive change in their platforms to achieve OBS […]

The Global Payments Industry enters 2017.. It is not without reason that the payments industry lies at the heart of the FinTech boom. Across the globe, hundreds of startups are vying to provide digital services across the complex payments spectrum. Players ranging from Smartphone manufacturers, FinTechs,Banks and Retailers are all vying for market share. Added to this, […]

This is the third in a series of four posts on the Open Banking Standard (OBS) in the UK. This second post will briefly look at the strategic drivers for banks while proposing an architectural style or approach for incumbents to drive change in their platforms to achieve OBS Compliance. The final post will discuss a […]

The first post in this series (https://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/) discussed the emergence of the Open Bank Standard Working Group (OBWG) in the United Kingdom. The goal of this standard is to encourage the open and secure sharing of banking data among providers – via open APIs-  thus providing more banking service choices for consumers.   Open Banking Standard will spur […]

“Banking as a service has long sat at the heart of our economy. In our digitally enabled world, the need to seamlessly and efficiently connect different economic agents who are buying and selling goods and services, is critical. The Open Banking Standard is a framework for making banking data work better: for customers; for businesses […]

The first blog in this two part series (Deter Financial Crime by Creating an effective AML Program) described how Money Laundering (ML) activities employed by nefarious actors (e.g drug cartels, corrupt public figures & terrorist organizations) have gotten more sophisticated over the years. Global and Regional Banks are falling short of their compliance goals despite huge […]

The first post in this three part series on Digital Foundations @ http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2517 introduced the concept of Customer 360 or Single View of Customer (SVC).  We discussed specific benefits from both a business & operational standpoint that are enabled by SVC. This second post in the series introduces the concept of a Customer Journey. The third & final […]

As discussed in the previous blog in this series @ https://hortonworks.com/blog/frtb-fundamental-review-trading-book-changes-banking-risk-management/, the FRTB (Fundamental Review of the Trading Book) compels Banks to create unified teams from various departments – especially Risk, Finance, the Front Office (where trading desks sit) and Technology to address all of the above significant challenges of the regulation. From a technology capabilities standpoint, the FRTB […]

Regulatory Risk Management evolves… The Basel Committee of supranational supervision was put in place to ensure the stability of the financial system. The Basel Accords are the frameworks that essentially govern the risk taking actions of a bank. To that end, minimum regulatory capital standards are introduced that banks must adhere to. The Bank of International Settlements […]

THE STATE OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES IT ARCHITECTURE… This blog has time & again discussed how Global, Domestic and Regional banks need to be innovative with their IT platform to constantly evolve their product offerings & services. This is imperative due to various business realities –  the increased competition by way of the FinTechs, web scale players delivering […]

Architecture of a RoboAdvisor..

This three part series explores the automated investment management or the “Robo-advisor” (RA) movement. The first post in this series @- http://www.vamsitalkstech.com/?p=2329 – discussed how Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as the front office is concerned. As a result, automated investment vehicles have largely begun changing that trend and they helping create a […]

How RoboAdvisors work..

“Millennials want “finance at their fingertips”..they want to be able to email and text the financial advisors and talk to them on a real-time basis,”– Greg Fleming, Ex-Morgan Stanley Executive The first post in this series on Robo-advisors,  touched on the fact that Wealth Management has been an area largely untouched by automation as far as […]