senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business

27
Apr
2012

Regulatory spotlight: ESMA guidelines on economic ownership

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The common English saying, “possession is 9/10ths of the law” can often be applied when facing small, everyday challenges such as, “Who really booked this meeting room for 3:00 p.m.?” Those sitting in the room tend to win the argument. The European Securities and Markets Authority has been looking hard at the concept of ownership in developing its new regulations on short selling, known as SSR.... read more

senior product specialist, SunGard's capital markets business

26
Apr
2012

Regulatory spotlight: ESMA guidelines on market abuse and surveillance

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The passage of the Dodd Frank Act, the Market Abuse Directive (MAD) and MiFID, as well as the newly issued Guideline 2012/122 from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), which covers algorithmic and direct market access (DMA) electronic trading, is clear evidence that the regulation of financial markets continues to go through unprecedented rate of change.... read more

trading and client connectivity, SunGard’s global trading business

24
Apr
2012

Regulatory spotlight: ESMA guidelines on automated trading

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While discussions about the final contents of MiFID 2 seem set to continue for some while yet, the European Securities and Markets Authority has anticipated some important MiFID 2 issues in a set of Guidelines issued on February 24, 2012: Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated trading environment for trading platforms, investment firms and competent authorities.... read more

vice president, product management, AvantGard Payment Services, SunGard’s corporate liquidity business

23
Apr
2012

Virtual card programs Part II – How corporations use them to earn revenue

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In Part I of my virtual card blog series I described the nature of a virtual card program. In part II, I will describe how corporations can use virtual card programs to help generate revenue. More and more corporations are seeing the benefits of migrating paper checks to electronic and now specifically to virtual card programs.... read more

product manager, SunGard’s Omni Data Validation Web

20
Apr
2012

Creating efficiency in payroll processing

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No matter how you differentiate your services from your competitor’s, every recordkeeping operations provider is faced with the repetitive task of collecting, reformatting, validating, and posting payroll data. Finding ways to process payrolls more efficiently is a personal passion of mine. I am constantly looking for ways to improve the data collection process. I also look to find ways to empower the person submitting the data with the information they need to adjust their payroll data in response to validation results. With something as large as an employer’s monthly 401k contribution remittance at stake, finding every opportunity to efficiently collect and validate payroll data is more important than ever.... read more