How fintech can save us from Covid-19

Financial technology is not being employed to its best effect, while the coronavirus financial relief effort is struggling. Banks need to innovate and work with fintechs if they are to ensure that the most vulnerable do not get left behind. Source: EUROMONEY At the start of the pandemic, banks scrambled to increase remote capacity to…

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AI has started a financial revolution

In the next decade, Fintechs anticipate AI will have expanded their workforce by 19%. Source: World Economic Forum Artificial intelligence (AI) is in the process of transforming a variety of models in the global financial services industry, a global survey jointly conducted by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge…

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Bond Traders Need to Up Their Game as AI Systems Get Smarter

Fixed Income portfolio managers and traders are seeking a competitive advantage by investing in AI. Source: Bloomberg Money is pouring into artificial intelligence in bond markets, challenging bankers and investors to adapt their skills in everything from issuing to trading securities. Fintech startup Nivaura is investing in technology to automate debt sales. Dutch bank ING…

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Fintech takes on the front office

 Fintech has untapped potential to boost revenues at CIBs. Fixed Income pricing stands to benefit the most with tools currently in use that use real-time data to help bond traders decide when to transact and at what price. Source: The Banker Of the $30bn invested globally in fintech in 2017, just 6% went to primary…

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Five reasons financial services professionals should move to Toronto

 Toronto’s Financial District is an untapped opportunity for the financial industry as Canada’s Big Five banks are gearing up to make Toronto the centre of fintech. Source: eFinancialCareers Whether you work on Wall Street or elsewhere, you may want to consider a move to Bay Street, the center of Toronto’s Financial District. Why? Here are the…

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Fintech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity

Capital Markets fintechs will bring greater efficiency through innovative technologies such as matching, while driving depth in traded markets and expansion toward new asset classes. Source: McKinsey & Company Technology has long been the engine driving capital market efficiency—both for investors in the markets, and for the capital market infrastructure providers (CMIPs) that operate the exchanges and…

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Overbond Wins “Most Innovative Technology Vendor – Front Office” at American Financial Technology Awards 2017

The winners of this year’s AFTAs were announced at a dinner in midtown Manhattan on December 4. Source: WatersTechnology Continuing last year’s theme of change, this year’s winners were marked by impending regulatory reform due in the New Year, and a shift in the business practices of the buy and sell sides. With reporting mandates…

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Bond market is strengthened with digitalization

 Kinyu Keizai Shimbun interviews Mr. Han Ryoo, Co-founder & Head of Product at Overbond Ltd. during FIT 2017 in Tokyo Source: Kinyu Keizai Shimbun Overbond, based in Toronto, Canada plans to begin operations in Japan in early next year. Han Ryoo, Co-founder and Head of Product, visited Japan in late October to build up its…

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