Protiviti and International RegTech Association Sets Out Blueprint for Much Needed Digital Optimization of ‘Know Your Customer’ Processes

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of shared platforms. Read more »

NRI reveals Shingan AD, Alternative Data Insights for Global Institutional Investors

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, announced today they will launch Shingan AD, a new service providing institutional investors with Japanese alternative data and data analysis on December 1st, 2019   The use of alternative data in investment decision-making is growing rapidly. Sourcing, cleansing, and preparing large amount of data for analysis presents a big challenge for... more Read more »

Coleman Research launches Expert Relationship Management Platform

Coleman Research, a leading global provider of primary research, today announced the launch of its Expert Relationship Management (ERM) platform, a SaaS offering that helps research providers and buyside firms manage their interactions with industry experts.  The cloud-based service offers a full solution to manage a database of expert profiles and the workflows associated with managing expert relationships. Read more »

76 Percent of Enterprise Organisations Consider Rearchitecting Apps for Microservices a High or Critical Priority

Research from Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has found that enterprise adoption of microservices is continuing to increase as businesses transform themselves to compete in the digital era. The new research found that 76 per cent of organisations now consider microservices to be a high or critical priority and only 4 per... more Read more »

The Forum of Private Business Partners with Mental Health Advocates Mente

Members of the Forum of Private Business will now be able to better manage their employees’ mental health needs and to provide ongoing advice and support, following their partnership with mental health advocates Mente. Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum, explains: “We have already rolled out Mente’s services in our own workplace, and we will now be extending them to members around the country. We believe that in doing so, we can help to... more Read more »

Manual Contract Processing Costs Financial Services Companies £10 Million a Year

Digital consultancy, 4C, has released new research today revealing financial services companies are losing millions of pounds due to manual processing of agreements. The average loss is over £10 million a year, while three in ten (31%) finance companies lose £1 million or more a year.   Read more »

Global Partner with Local Passion for Northern Powerhouse

Business coaching giant, ActionCOACH, has become the latest official partner of the Northern Powerhouse, joining forces to boost the profile of the North as a key place to do business in the UK. ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, currently works with business owners from all over the region, supporting entrepreneurship, business growth, whilst creating employment, wealth and economic vibrancy. The partnership provides the... more Read more »

Xalient Expands US Presence with Senior Appointment

Global network transformation services company, Xalient, has announced the appointment of Mike Shishman as Vice President, Americas. In this role, Mike is responsible for leading and building Xalient’s team in the US to meet growing regional demand. He will also assume immediate leadership of three of Xalient’s flagship US-based accounts, Keurig Dr Pepper, Kellogg’s and Mondelez, based out of Xalient’s Chicago office. Read more »

Cashflow Driven Investment becomes a reality as allocation doubles over 18 months, says RiskFirst

The average allocation to CDI eligible assets, such as infrastructure, private and multi-asset credit, has more than doubled since the beginning of 2018, concludes the study. This trend is driven by increasing allocations to infrastructure investments and a reduction in traditional return-seeking investments, such as equities. Read more »

The SimplyBiz Group selects iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder to enhance its protection proposition

iPipeline® – a leading provider of next-generation solutions and services to the life and pensions market – today announces that The SimplyBiz Group, has adopted its award-winning protection sourcing solution, SolutionBuilder®. SolutionBuilder® is an intelligent protection research, quote and apply tool that allows advisers to easily compare all protection needs within a simplified and responsive user interface. It enables advisers to share and... more Read more »

Trescon and LEAD Ventures join hands for the 13th edition of World Blockchain Summit in Dubai

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Trescon and LEAD Ventures on Thursday to deliver the 13th global edition of World Blockchain Summit in the commercial capital of UAE. Read more »

QNB Selects the TCS BaNCS Global Securities Platform to Future-proof its Capital Markets Operations

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced that QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has selected the TCS BaNCS™ Global Securities Platform (GSP) to support the digital transformation of its capital markets operations. Read more »

The annual conference helping to shape the bank branch for the next generation

RBR’s industry-leading Branch Transformation 2019 conference and expo returns to London on 19th and 20th November for its tenth edition, offering an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most innovative banks Santander, Citibank, ING, Lloyds Banking Group, BNP Paribas and Sberbank will be among the institutions sharing their insights and expertise with delegates at the Branch Transformation 2019 conference in London this autumn. How can... more Read more »

F-Secure’s research-led cyber security consultancy goes global

Cyber security provider F-Secure has launched a new consultancy unit bringing the company’s research-led cyber security services to organizations all over the world. F-Secure Consulting’s global team of cyber security consultants use technical research to secure current and emerging technologies, defend organizations from attacks, and drive the cyber security industry forward. Read more »

Carlo di Florio joins ACA Compliance Group as Chief Services Officer

ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) announced today that Carlo di Florio has joined ACA’s leadership team as Global Chief Services Officer (“CSO”). Read more »


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