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Financial IT Spring/Summer Issue 2014

In the previous edition of Financial IT, we observed that change in the global financial system is being driven by innovation which, in turn is being driven by technology. We also explained how the technology revolves around the adoption of the standards which underpin the world’s financial services infrastructure. In short, our discussion of change focused mainly on a question which can be summarised in one word: Why? In this edition, we look at change by focusing on a different question, but one that may also be summarised in one word: Who? 

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:59
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pControl Helps to Optimise Processes at Zurich Financial Services Australia

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Its General Insurance and Global Life business in Australia and New Zealand works through agents, banks and brokers to deliver a wide range of insurance and savings solutions to its 21 million individual, commercial and corporate customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 20:00
Milestone Group
Diasoft Ranked the Second in the IBS Sales League Table 2014

Diasoft, a global provider of innovative core banking solutions, is ranked the second in the IBS Russian Sales League Table 2014. With 10 new-name deals signed in 2013, Diasoft does not only demonstrate a significant result, but also goes ahead numerous of its competitors operating in the Russian market. Additionally this year Diasoft is included into the Global IBS Sales League Table.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 20:00
MFO Bistrodengi Selects FLEXTERA From Diasoft to Automate Its Lending Services

Diasoft, a global provider of cutting-edge core banking solutions, announced that its innovative FLEXTERA has been selected by microfinance organization Bistrodengi to automate loans accounting business processes of the company and to support its development strategy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:00
Aviva, Citi and Bravura Solutions - Supporting the Changing Needs of Advisers Through Technology

The 2012 Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) policy paper on platforms, significantly increased pressure on advisers to drive down costs - whilst still remaining profitable. In a nimble response to this, Aviva, one of the UK’s leading financial institutions, selected an administration partner, Citi, and platform technology provider, Bravura Solutions (Brvura) to launch a market-first offering, integrating Aviva’s existing online offering (Aviva For Advisers) and the Aviva Platform.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:49
Bravura Solutions
Life Insurance Snapshot: 10 Industry Trends Shaping The Landscape

While the life insurance industry continues to experience growth, there is an inherent fragility in a sector being weighed down by its legacy business. A complex web of antiquated technology systems bows each time a new product is brought to market or a regulatory change needs to be accommodated. 

We are, however, standing at the precipice of a technological revolution in this space. 

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:44
Bravura Solutions
New Installations of QUIK and QORT-Based Solutions in Quarter I of 2014

In the first quarter of 2014 ARQA Technologies carried out installation of QUIK software in 4 investment companies and banks. 2 clients have installed a new solution based on QORT software reporting trades to the repository NRD (reQORT).

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 20:00
ARQA Technologies
SLIB GPS: A Global Panorama of Securities - March 2014

EMIR requires CCPs who wish to continue to trade in the European Union to arrange for accreditation based on new regulatory requirements. Accreditation is accompanied by identification of the financial instruments or type of contracts that each CCP is authorized to clear.

On March19, NASDAQ OMX was the first CCP to be awarded ESMA accreditation. The others are expected to follow fairly rapidly.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:00
Aligning Company Growth And Treasury Evolution At Seek

How seek, an ASX-listed online employment websites provider increased automation and visibility in cash and risk management through implementing a new treasury system.How seek, an ASX-listed online employment websites provider increased automation and visibility in cash and risk management through implementing a new treasury system. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 20:00
Diasoft is Named Among Top 5 Global Leaders of Celent Big Leagues 2013: Core Platform Sales Ranking

Diasoft , a global provider of financial software solutions, is named among Top 5 Global Leaders of Celent Big Leagues Table 2013 for the gross number of deals won in 2012-2013. The results were introduced by Celent in its annual The Big Leagues 2013: Core Platform Sales Ranking issued in February 2014. The report provides a detailed look at core banking deals and measures the number of new banking deals that vendors won in the 12 months between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 20:00


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