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Guest article by Willem Lambrechts of Drebbel Technology Brokers

As a financial technology broker, we have the privilege of operating in the heart of the financial technology eco-system. From this position, we observe a quite odd but stunning anomaly within financial institutions.

Every single day in the financial press we read about financial institutions investing vast amounts of money in emerging technologies […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Data, Financial Markets, Tools|


fraXses and MiFID II
Today, MiFID II is undoubtedly the main point of focus for financial services providers. Coming into force on January the 3rd 2018, every MiFID responsible compliance officer or project manager is supposed to be finalising necessary organisational changes, and will soon be implementing regulatory tools that are required to become compliant.Both the complexity and magnitude of new […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Compliance, Data federation, Federation, Financial Markets|

Liquidity Risk Management

Volumes of data are increasing rapidly due to cash flow orientation and banks are struggling to perform finance and risk management in real time.  This is especially acute for liquidity risk management where the current spread sheet applications perform slowly due to the massive amounts of data.  Compliance with new liquidity rules under Basel III is a must and especially […]

By |December 20th, 2015|Data, Financial Markets|

Stress Testing

The financial turmoil in the last few years have led and are still leading to strict regulatory requirements for Risk Management in Banking. For assessing the impacts of various economic and political worst case scenarios banks are forced to establish a stress-testing framework for their overall risk position including credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and other risks […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Compliance, Financial Markets, Regulatory|

Electronic Communication Surviellance

A recent swathe of trading scandals has spurred big banks to turn to new technology and data sources as they attempt to crackdown on illegal behaviour by their staff.  Solutions are becoming more sophisticated with algorithms and artificial intelligence being used to identify patterns of speech and networks of contacts as opposed to merely catching keywords.  A lot of times, […]