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The magnetism of money-market funds

February 3, 2004

Treasurers’ use of money-market funds has grown in the US and, more recently but to a lesser extent, in Europe. William Essex looks at the latest innovations that are attracting treasurers to these products.

No time for myths in a changing world

February 3, 2004

Mitchel Lenson, CIO for technology and operations at Deutsche Bank, tells Parveen Bansal that he sees his role as the “conscience” of the organisation when it comes to technology spending – forcing people to think more about the decisions they make.

It’s not broken, fix it anyway

February 3, 2004

Chief information officers’ attitude of not replacing core systems unless there is a problem is outmoded and will lead to banks losing customers in the digital decade, says Chris Skinner.

Innovation breeds satisfaction

February 3, 2004

Trusted relationships are the cornerstone of banking services. Customer needs for specialised financial advice, tailored credit and widespread collection points are boosting the role of bank branches. The younger generation, however, has grown up with electronic devices at their fingertips, and their dynamic lifestyles demand real-time, anywhere access. Therefore, remote distribution channels (for example, the internet, call centres and new generations of wireless services) are extending the more traditional banking services capabilities.

SunGard offers brand mix

February 3, 2004

SunGard is changing direction, with plans to launch an integrated systems platform that will allow clients to mix and match its products, Frances Maguire reports.

China is hive of updating activity

February 3, 2004

Activity to update the banking systems is continuing in mainland China, one of the latest moves being Bank of China’s implementation of Summit Systems’ treasury and capital markets software across its interest rate derivatives trading desks.

Core strengths

February 3, 2004

Volker Potthoff, managing director, banking and custody business at Clearstream, tells The Banker about Clearstream’s strategy and the challenges it faces in differentiating itself from the competition.

Revenue streams from chaos

February 3, 2004

Collateral management is becoming increasingly important in a commoditised market, especially in Europe. Frances Maguire finds that Europe’s fragmented infrastructure and lack of netting have created the need for outsourced collateral management.

Emerging markets offer exotic exchange

January 5, 2004

William Essex examines the latest currencies presenting attractive opportunities to FX traders in the Eastern European, South American and Asian currency markets.

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