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Let’s be clear: The marginal benefits of transparency are not marginal

George Kaye, April 2017 Background Since the financial crisis of 2009, the financial industry has come under significantly greater regulatory scrutiny, in all areas from inducements to execution and reporting transparency. In Europe, two cornerstones of this regulation are the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The full scope of these directives is beyond the scope of this article. We will instead concentrate on …Read More

Derivitec one of Europe’s 15 Most Innovative Finance Startups

For the original article by Mike Bird of Business Insider, please refer to http://uk.businessinsider.com/europe-15-most-innovative-finance-startups-2015-1. London has become a global colossus for financial startups: the UK and Ireland accounted for more than half of Europe’s Fintech deals in 2013, with the capital taking the lion’s share of that. There are other pockets of Europe where financial startups also seem to thrive. Many of these companies are working at the intersection of tech and …Read More

Head in the Cloud?

More funds are now looking at cloud based solutions for cost effective scaling of portfolio risk analytics. Every year Valuation Risk practitioners require their pricing and analytics vendors to continue to improve quality, scale coverage and increase “transparency” – all while lowering costs. So shouldn’t we expect the use of cloud based solutions to be ubiquitous? Cloud based software and computing offerings have become mainstream across many industries but many …Read More