How can IT infrastructure improve sustainability initiatives for financial services?

The climate agenda continues to divide leaders in the financial services industry. While some believe it’s not the job of banks to ensure that companies are adopting sustainable practices, others, like Hiromichi Mizuno, Chief Investment Officer of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, said that it’s imperative for asset managers to support green finance. Whether it’s…

3 tech features of a digital workplace (and how they’re driving financial services innovation)

The phrase digital transformation might lead to an eye roll and a groan from many IT people in financial services, such is the ubiquity of the phrase. But while we search for a new way to have the conversation, the conversation itself stays the same. Businesses internally and externally need to increasingly merge physical and…

3 key IT consolidation steps in Financial Services M&As

Mergers and acquisitions are proving crucial for financial services companies in today’s fast-moving and competitive landscape. From wanting to scale and enter new markets to obtaining unique intellectual property or technical capability, it’s clear why businesses in this highly competitive sector want to pursue M&As. In a recent survey by BankDirector, 44% of independent directors,…

Staying in control of your IT infrastructure with colocation

Financial services organizations operate in a highly competitive market which puts great emphasis on the IT infrastructure to remain robust and efficient. Understandably banks, insurance companies, trading firms and others have traditionally kept their IT on-premise, where they can maintain their own specifications and controls. And it’s proved to be a prudent option, particularly for…

Can Your Infrastructure Meet the Requirements of MiFID II?

With GDPR still a prevalent concern across the financial services industry, financial institutions face another major regulatory challenge in the form of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). In the UK alone, the Financial Conduct Authority received 1,335 notifications of inaccurate transaction reporting under (MiFID II during 2018*).