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Lars Ottersgård

Nasdaq market technology head eyes a competitive edge

Nasdaq's head of market technology, Lars Ottersgård, explains to Jane Cooper how the US-based stock exchange operator has expanded beyond its core business of equities trading into becoming a global technology provider active in more than 100 markets across the world.

Making money from mobile

A new banking dilemma: making money from mobile

Mobile has long been a buzzword in banking, but while bankers almost unanimously agree on the significance of the mobile platform, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how they can monetise it.

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Banks tighten up their trading floor surveillance

Thanks to the latest biometric and voice recognition technologies, banks are able to adopt a 'big brother' approach on the trading floor, monitoring their traders for rogue dealings and foul play.

Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

A closed economy for nearly 50 years, the opportunities that have opened up in Myanmar are endless, especially in telecommunications and banking. Brian Caplen looks at how players from these sectors are collaborating and innovating in order to tap into the country's huge potential, and examines the hurdles still facing foreign entrants to the market.

How fintech is creating a whole new industry

Is fintech disrupting banking technology or facilitating it? And what does this mean for the old players?

Why banks' core systems are creaking under a digital strain

If banks are to adapt to the digital age, their first step must be to replace their core systems – which, in many cases, pre-date the internet – but, thus far, there has been a reluctance to do so. 

Amar Kuchinad

Electronifie looks to make all the right corporate bond connections

Electronifie's trading platform aims to address the problems of liquidity and a lack of transparency that the corporate bond market has grappled with. Jane Cooper talks to its chief executive.

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

The explosion in payment choices in recent years has left consumers confused as banks struggle to keep up with the latest innovations. This has made the role of the merchant acquirer more important than ever, as Jane Cooper discovers. 

MiFID Christmas present threatens bond market hangover

A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.

Banks need to rethink acquiring strategies

The proliferation of payment innovations being launched is only serving to confuse consumers.

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