Latest articles from Dan Barnes

Post-Brexit lessons from Switzerland

What can a post-Brexit UK can learn from Switzerland?

November 1, 2016

At Sibos 2016 in late September, The Banker chaired a frank discussion of the challenges and options faced by the UK as it prepares to leave the EU, and whether it could take a leaf from the Swiss book. Dan Barnes reports.

Three lines of defence rebuilt for cyber threat

January 4, 2016

The UK's Senior Managers Regime seeks to formalise responsibility for risk, yet the threat of cyber attack sits outside of traditional risk governance standards, and means that protecting against such attacks will require a rethink of the traditional 'three lines of defence' model.

Dominic Holland

Deutsche Bank replaces capital with information

August 1, 2015

Dominic Holland, head of credit e-trading at Deutsche Bank, explains how technology is filling a liquidity gap between broker-dealers and investment managers.

Philippe Denis

How BNP Paribas Securities Services stays ahead of the game

July 1, 2015

Philippe Denis, the chief digital officer of BNP Paribas Securities Services, built his first computer in 1978 at the age of 18, and it is this commitment to embracing new technology that is driving his work at the French company, from his innovative use of big data to hosting brainstorming sessions on blockchain technology.

Blockchain manoeuvres

Blockchain manoeuvres: applying Bitcoin's technology to banking

May 14, 2015

Bitcoin’s blockchain is being hailed as revolutionary. But will the likes of UBS, ING and Nasdaq, who are exploring the potential of the technology, be able to overcome the challenges that remain, not least security and regulatory issues? 

Sibos

Start-ups prepare to face the Sibos test

September 1, 2014

At Sibos 2014, finalists in the fifth Innotribe Startup Challenge will throw themselves into a sea of financial services expertise and see who can swim. Dan Barnes reports.

No trading please, we’re brokers

No trading please, we’re brokers

April 1, 2014

Brokers are outsourcing their dealing desks to other sell-side firms. Dan Barnes investigates what is left of a broker that does not trade.

Steve Gibson

Euclid nurtures the seeds of opportunity

February 3, 2014

Euclid Opportunities has been created to fund and nurture financial technology start-ups, specifically those creating new tools and platforms in the post-trade space. The hope is, according to managing director Steve Gibson, that this growing portfolio of innovative companies will play a crucial part in the future financial technology environment.

Technology IPOs

Technology IPOs: where to launch?

February 3, 2014

Bullish investors are pushing technology firms to launch initial public offerings but, says Dan Barnes, they need to pick their market carefully.

How prepared are the financial markets for a cyber attack

How prepared are the financial markets for a cyber attack?

January 2, 2014

The threat of cyber attacks grows ever greater, as hackers become more and more sophisticated and an increasing level of data is handled electronically. So what are financial institutions, exchanges and governments doing to combat this threat?

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