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Asset management mindset is valuable

May 3, 2004

The progression towards commercial banks marking their loans to market seems almost inevitable, says Sophie Roell in New York. A new tool from Moody’s KMV can help banks to price loans and, more importantly, could help them with value management.

Regulatory strategy is sadly lacking

May 3, 2004

Few institutions are able to implement strategic programmes for dealing with new regulatory and governance regimes and this has a greater negative impact on smaller organisations, says Anthony Gandy.

SAS solutions break ground

May 3, 2004

SAS HAS created SAS 9, an intelligence platform to help companies do more with their data and systems. The system ensures that more people – from the factory floor to the boardroom – can use the enhanced predictive analytics and data management capabilities of SAS 9 to help solve critical business pains. The SAS 9 Intelligence Platform is the most significant technology change in SAS’s history.

Executives will comply

May 3, 2004

With a raft of legislation bearing down upon the banking industry, technological change is on the agenda. So, more than ever, executive committees must take responsibility to ensure that the change is a successful one, says Chris Skinner.

China corners ‘captive’ market

May 3, 2004

In an increasingly interconnected world, large financial services institutions (FSIs) are already sourcing their IT and business process services from a variety of international locations. As outsourcing services have evolved from filling tactical gaps to providing strategic cost and quality advantages as well as innovative features, FSIs are tapping supplementary alternatives to India as a location for offshore outsourcing.

The need for speed

May 3, 2004

In the fast-moving world of FX trading, speed is of the essence. Delivering the right data to clients at the right time can make the difference between turning a profit and making a loss. William Essex looks at the issues surrounding data latency.

When the price is right

May 3, 2004

The growing acceptance of short selling has led to attempts to automate the bilateral, voice-based securities lending business, but as Frances Maguire finds, an alternative trading system has appeared that could bring greater transparency to securities lending.

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