Latest articles from Heather McKenzie

Joined-up thinking

February 4, 2008

Technology is increasingly becoming a big part of mergers and acquisitions, and having a clear view of the target operations model is paramount, says Heather McKenzie.

Lessons to learn in managing risk

December 1, 2007

As commercial banks begin to suffer the same risk problems as investment banks, risk management is becoming more important in the sector. Heather McKenzie reports on the biggest issues and the tools that can be used to manage them.

New adventures in symbiosis

October 1, 2007

Its ambitions in the mobile remittances space have led Vodafone to partner with Citi to extend the service beyond Kenya to provide international person-to-person mobile payments. By Heather McKenzie.

Infrastructure synergy

October 1, 2007

Citi’s Global Transaction Services is working closely with pan-European clearing and settlement providers, payments processors as well as payments networks.

Four pillars of support

September 3, 2007

As the world of banking changes, risk management must keep pace, and research and risk analysis are becoming increasingly important and complex. Heather McKenzie reports on Moody’s approach to risk ratings.

On the front burner

September 3, 2007

Heather McKenzie explains how some, though by no means all, financial institutions are beginning to appreciate that risk has an important part to play in strategic planning.

Risk and compliance in the same orbit

July 4, 2007

Heather McKenzie reports on the factors forcing financial companies to place regulatory compliance in the risk management sphere.

Market practice harmonisation

June 4, 2007

Clive Triance, head of securities and fund services and direct custody and clearing, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Citi, tells Heather McKenzie how the EU clearing and settlement landscape is moving towards better processing, increased efficiency and general market transparency.

Disparate data management

September 4, 2006

By providing a standard approach across multiple vendors and technologies, service-orientated architecture will become simpler to manage. Heather McKenzie highlights the latest initiatives.

Storing up problems

July 3, 2006

Unless banks take a more holistic view of their data management systems, they will find regulatory compliance and cross-asset analysis increasingly difficult. Heather McKenzie explains.

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