On the right data track

On the right data track

A raft of regulatory initiatives is putting data – and its management and governance – at front and centre of the operations of buyside and sell side firms. The reviewed Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation...
Dragging payments into the 21st century

Dragging payments into the 21st century

Last month, Australia launched its New Payments Platform (NPP), the result of the Strategic Review of Innovation conducted by the Payments System Board that was released in June 2012. Other reforms of the country’s payment system included the introduction of same-day...
The competitive world of fintech hubs

The competitive world of fintech hubs

A decade ago, cities fought to be financial hubs; today they fight to be financial technology (fintech) hubs. While centres such as London, New York and Silicon Valley claim a strong status as pre-eminent fintech hubs, there are plenty of emergent centres snapping at...