head of product management, Protegent, SunGard’s global trading business
Contributor: Rex Gooch
Regulatory change continues to be a top priority for firms around the world and is contributing to high stress in the banking industry, according to “The Regulatory Pressure Cooker,” a new research report on regulatory readiness from SunGard.
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Contributor: James Pershing
A version of this blog post was originally published by WealthBriefing.
Author: James Pershing, partner, SunGard Consulting Services, and wealth management practice lead
When it comes to generating ideas, collaborating on plans and accomplishing goals, many believe that two heads are better than one. And, logically speaking, the key ingredient required for two heads to function successfully as one must be effective communication.
Further, it is safe to assume that the communication between a financial advisor and his or her client must be effective and carefully balanced. Constant communication resulting in noise overload doesn’t work, nor does sparse communication that becomes disjointed and disorganized.
The trick is getting the right level of communication between the advisor and client to accommodate each client’s unique desires for how much information is communicated and at what frequency. Every client is different.... read more
Contributor: Matthew Wash
This blog post was originally published by Commodities Now.
Author:Matthew Wash, client advisor, SunGard’s commodities trading business
A pipeline of new regulations in over-the-counter derivatives trading is changing how stakeholders will approach business planning. The mandated move of OTC contracts into the realm of standardized, cleared derivatives will present significant challenges for market participants; however, we believe that disruption caused by regulatory reform can also create exciting opportunities. In particular, firms employing corporate hedging strategies are in a unique position to improve organizational processes as they adapt to the impending regulatory environment.... read more
Commentary from SunGard experts on news and events affecting the financial services industry.
Contributor: SunGard Viewpoint
A version of this blog post was originally published by Retail Banker International.
We all know that one of the biggest fall outs from the global financial crisis was the severe knock to consumer trust. However, while Europe’s bankers continue to deliberate on how to rebuild this trust, emerging market banks have arguably benefitted. For example, the post crisis consumer in emerging markets has put more trust in local providers; this is evident in new research* we published in November 2013 regarding consumer attitudes and expectations of banks. The findings showed that more than 75% of consumers in the Middle East and Asia do trust their banks.
So, are consumers learning to love their banks again? In short, the answer is no.... read more
senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: David Lewis
A version of this article originally appeared in Securities Lending Times.
The term “copper-bottomed” refers to something trustworthy, strong and dependable, something with a firm foundation you could rely on. The phrase originated in the 18th century when it was discovered that a copper covering on the underside of a ship prevented rotting and prolonged the life of the ship, presumably boosting the returns to the ships’ owners. It must have seemed a miracle cure in those times, but in more recent times, our fondness for copper has fluctuated.... read more