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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 […]

As I sat in the audience of the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley conference this week in Santa Clara, listening to luminaries present their visions for an Autonomous Vehicle future, I was struck by the change sweeping across the automotive industry. This was definitely not the same industry I have worked within over the last […]

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 […]

Last week we announced fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. Take a look at Rob Bearden’s previous 2016 Year in Review post for more from our CEO on all the great ecosystem, product and business momentum that Hortonworks delivered last year. My team focusses on our customer stories—sharing the real-world details on how Hortonworks […]

Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) is a regulatory framework introduced by the Federal Reserve in order to assess, regulate, and supervise large banks and financial institutions – collectively referred to in the framework as Bank Holding Companies (BHCs). – (WikiPedia) Dodd-Frank Act stress testing (DFAST)-an exercise similar to CCAR- is a forward-looking stress test conducted by […]

The NRF “Big Show” was a huge success and for those of us who are working to leverage retail data analytics to personalize the customer experience, increase brand loyalty and grow revenue, there were a lot of great insights and best practices. The overarching theme of the show was enabling retailers to be more successful, […]

One of a company’s main measures of success is through its customers. Nothing is more rewarding for us than learning about how data analytics experts are implementing a data-driven strategy. I spoke with a handful of our customers across Government, retail, telecommunications and automotive organizations to find out how things were going and what lessons they […]

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 (http://hortonworks.com/blog/banking-innovation-uk-open-bank-project/). The second post (http://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 […]

Cindy Maike, our General Manager for Insurance, visited our London office recently and we managed to find time between her customer meetings to discuss the role and impact of machine learning. While Cindy is obviously focused on the insurance sector, this summary provides solid insight for anyone considering how to manage the technological and cultural […]

The interest in machine learning and the associated appetite to drive business outcomes from such investments continues to build. I’ve been talking to many insurance organisations over the past 18 months around machine learning and four consistent areas tend to arise as organisations grapple with the application and value of machine learning. As 2017 gets well […]

The NRF Big Show is here and it’s no surprise that retail data analytics are a hot topic. It’s an exciting time for retailers as we continue to discover the power of data to improve our ability to personalize the customer experience, drive brand loyalty and increase sales. Two key trends are emerging – retailers […]

For years, supply chain professionals in manufacturing industries have been aspiring to create a truly demand-driven supply chain. Actual progress, in reality, has been slowed by both the limited availability of real-time supply chain data and the inability to dynamically optimize actions based on this information. However, as the Big Data movement continues to revolutionize […]

The first post in this series (http://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 […]

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 […]