Latest articles from Dan Barnes

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?

Big data helps tackle big regulation

Big data helps tackle big regulation

January 2, 2014

Regulatory demand for greater insight into banks has pushed financial institutions to seek out scalable and low-cost data processing. 

Alasdair Anderson

HSBC makes IT power play

January 2, 2014

Working with the maxim that there is big profit potential in big data, the global head of IT architecture at HSBC securities services and his team have spent the past 18 months experimenting with new technologies and now, he tells Dan Barnes, the bank is ready to launch a new suite of client-driven technology solutions.

The prime brokerage puzzle

The prime brokerage puzzle

December 2, 2013

Trading on swap is well established in Asia and European hedge funds are also considering it, mainly as a way of avoiding transaction taxes. But despite the appeal of the products, increased regulation means potential disruption is looming for users.

Electronic solutions to your anti-money laundering responsibilities

December 2, 2013

With technology making data processing 1000 times faster, banks could find the cost burden of anti-money laundering rules a whole lot lighter. Alternative data storage platforms are starting to make current systems look cumbersome and slow, not to mention uneconomical.

LME IT chief warms to HKEx task

LME IT chief warms to HKEx task

December 2, 2013

Chief technology officer Robin Paine is insourcing the London Metal Exchange’s IT function to fit its future as part of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. He tells The Banker how the complex transformation is taking place.

Commoditising complex products the SG CIB way

November 1, 2013

Anthony Woolley, the UK chief information officer at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, sees technology making the markets safer but is keen to foster an environment in which innovation in IT solutions thrives.

Big data becomes big business for financial services firms

Big data becomes big business for financial services firms

November 1, 2012

The push for transparency, real-time information and improved risk management in financial services has led to the adoption of new computing infrastructure, which means that running a Google search to check credit risk exposure might be around the corner.

Eyes on the retail prize

April 2, 2007

With the retail market key, Malaysian banks are placing great emphasis on cross-selling while rolling out simple technologies that improve service. Dan Barnes reports.

Manila focuses on middle market

April 2, 2007

With larger companies shifting to China, Filipino banks have been focusing on their retail clients as well as the mid-sized enterprise market. Dan Barnes reports.

Order The Banker July edition

FREE trial access to Top 1000 World Banks

Join our community

Global Risk Regulator

The Banker on Twitter

By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.