2018 Edition

  • 1709

    Beyond Efficiencies: How Asset Managers Can Use AI and Machine Learning to Improve the Impact of Their Marketing Collateral

    Volumes have been written and discussed about the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing, for sales and marketing functions, particularly in the consumer retail space. Retailers are leveraging AI and big data to identify daily buying patterns, target ads, recommend products, generate customized content and communications, predict needs and questions, personalize experiences, optimize pricing dynamically and engage customers intelligently via chat bots. But what about industries that are focused on businesses or high net-worth individuals, rather than the day-to-day consumer? How can AI and machine learning be applied to the world of [...]
  • 1689

    Building an Enterprise AI Platform for Today and Tomorrow

    When designing and implementing AI solutions, organizations face important questions around the type of AI to choose and which platform to use. What most quickly discover is that no single technology solution can handle it all. How can organizations navigate the fast-changing landscape without missing today’s opportunities? And, how can they enable rapid innovation by empowering their AI community through self-service tools and resources?

  • 1678

    Shedding Light on Shadow Banking: How Firms Can Address the Challenge of SFTR

    Although the term sounds sinister, shadow banking is not quite so ominous. Shadow banking involves activities conducted by entities that are not banks but rather perform bank-like functions, such as lending or trading financial instruments. Realizing the extent and scale of shadow banking and its potential impact on the traditional banking system, Securities Finance Transactions Regulation (SFTR) was introduced, which is set to go into effect in a phased approach starting in Q2 2019.

  • 1647

    Powering Predictions in Congestion Trading: A new era for analytics

    In the world of power trading, the ability to predict congestion demand, and price accurately has become a vital competitive differentiator. Across the sector, decreased volatility has led to more organizations pursuing a greater number of smaller opportunities—and it’s clear that traditional approaches are no longer enough.

  • 1626

    MiFID II Reporting: Creating a Tighter Operational Process and Control Framework

    Past regulatory regimes highlight that a failure to implement the appropriate processes and controls at a regulation’s inception leads to higher costs, with some banks spending between $10 million and $25 million. These costs take the form of large regulatory fines or major remediation programs that are required to address undetected issues by the inferior initial process. In this article, Shashi Prabhu and Marcus Cambray outline the importance of a tighter process and control framework for MiFID II external reporting, including critical factors for success.