deputy head of strategy, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: Tony Scianna
This blog post originally appeared on FTF News.
In recent years, we have seen many developments in getting the industry to light speed in the front office, but now the focus appears to be shifting to real-time data management and post-trade processing applications, especially in the OTC derivatives space. As the CCP landscape continues to evolve in the midst of unprecedented regulatory reform around the globe, firms now face the daunting task of adapting their post-trade processes to meet their current requirements and to prepare for the future.... read more
Contributor: David Hamilton
“Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.” quipped former US President, Jimmy Carter. Today however, the developing world represents approx 75% of all mobile phone subscriptions, suggesting that the effects of globalization are being felt across the globe and not just in the developed world.... read more
head of post-trade securities, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Alex Walker
In the following video interview with Finextra, I discuss several trends and challenges facing the middle and back office in the securities industry today.
Some of the key topics covered in the video are:
What an increase in cross-border or “borderless” trading may mean for the middle and back office.
The focus on increasing interoperability of CCPs.
New questions that post-trade securities professionals are asking in response to the tsunami of regulatory changes.... read more
Fouad Abou Alwan
regional sales manager, SunGard’s institutional asset management business
Contributor: Fouad Abou Alwan
In just 20 short years, the Middle East has evolved from the “lost decade” of the 1990s to the current era of quiet transformation.
Regional growth: From low average growth and a relatively high unemployment rate, GDP is up today across the region and job creation is on the rise.
Fresh capital: Today is characterized by large scale infrastructure investments as the region experiences heightened capital flows – and a boom in oil prices.... read more
director of product management, Ambit, SunGard’s banking business
Contributor: Rich Chapman
“Go and tidy your room or you won’t get any dessert!” I droop my shoulders and trudge off upstairs to set about the gargantuan task of bedroom tidying. It’s going to be tough. It’s one thing to collect the mess on the floor and across all available surfaces, but what on earth am I to do with it? For a start, not only will I need to rationalize all of the toys on the floor, I will need to collect all the other boxes and toys that are stored away to properly repack and stow in an efficient manner...... read more