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DMIST second proposal

DMIST’s latest standard favouring Goliath over David?

Reece Chapman

DMIST recently announced the publication of their second standard. Is it another step in the right direction for the industry?

EMIR Refit Regulator Problems

EMIR Refit: Potential for hidden costs & huge fines​

Reece Chapman

EMIR Refit’s UK implementation date is edging ever closer, we investigate the two big concerns still filtering through the market

AI could be capital market’s 'Robin' rather than their 'Batman'

Reece Chapman

While AI offers exciting possibilities for capital markets, separating hype from reality will be crucial.

DMIST Don Byron

Interview series with Don Byron of DMIST

Reece Chapman

We recently sat down with seasoned industry veteran and current Head of Global Industry Operations and Execution at the FIA, Don Byron.

Volatility Image

Capital Markets ready for the volatility storm?

Reece Chapman

The numerous geopolitical events taking place this year could end up shaping the trajectory of post-trade operations for years to come.

Automation, the ultimate trump card in 2024?

Reece Chapman

Two years after our initial research, we visit the landscape of automation within capital markets to asses its evolution and impact. Where is the industry looking to for success and are there any alternative investment drivers in 2024.

The Path to Perfect Featured

Path to Perfect: Investment in Derivatives Reconciliations

Reece Chapman

Two years after conducting our initial report we revisit the findings and ask what has changed since then and where there is still work to be done.

Sell-side Clearing

Sell-side Clearing Management Insight Report

Reece Chapman

This report is based on a survey of Acuiti's Sell-Side Clearing Network, and takes a detailed look at EMIR 3.0, CCP default risk, DORA and training in manual clearing.

FIA Taskforce

FIA Cyber Risk: Concrete plan of action or regurgitated recommendations?

Reece Chapman

The FIA's report has been lauded for addressing critical cyber security issues however, is it reliant on existing programs or is it a new forward-thinking approach?

DORA explored, regulatory overreach or desperate necessity?

Reece Chapman

DORA is a complex and costly regulation, but is it a necessary response to the ever-growing importance of operational resilience within the financial sector?

Derivatives Operations: A fresh perspective

Reece Chapman

In this digest we’ll bring fresh insights and, some may consider, controversial opinions to some of the key topics for operations leaders in 2023.

Getting ahead in the cloud

Getting ahead through cloud technology

Reece Chapman

A marked departure from the past as capital market participants have reached a growing consensus that cloud technology is the best way to manage data.

The downsides of standardisation

Reece Chapman

What are the surprising hidden dangers of standardisation, and can it impact operational resilience and increase risk?

How good data can make banking safer

How good data can make banking safer

Reece Chapman

Banks commonly have failed to put in place overarching frameworks for data quality, while data analysis remains highly manual.

Derivatives boom ramps up operational pressure

Derivatives boom ramps up operational pressure

Reece Chapman

Firms are required to raise the bar through the trade lifecycle, from order management through to post-trade confirmation, netting, settlement, and reconciliation.

Seeing through DMIST and their proposal

Reece Chapman

The Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST) has made its first major proposal. What criticisms have been raised and how does DMIST plan to address them?

Does Refit miss the point

Does the EMIR Refit miss the point?

Reece Chapman

Financial markets are bracing themselves for the fresh wave of regulation, expecting significant challenges in implementing Refit.

How automation will eat your lunch

How automation will eat your lunch

Reece Chapman

Automation is slowly eating away at rule-based processes, which can free up people for more important opportunities or it may simply make human tasks and processes obsolete.

Solving the derivatives proficiency puzzle

Solving the derivatives proficiency puzzle

Reece Chapman

The derivatives efficiency puzzle facing many organisations is not the volume of data they possess but how to maximise its utility.

Settlement times and the efficiency imperative

Settlement times and the efficiency imperative

Reece Chapman

In capital markets the recent period has presented significant challenges, with one of the hardest hit areas in post-trade being settlements and payments.

How FCMs can scale data and analytics like digital natives

How FCMs can scale data and analytics like digital natives

Reece Chapman

FCMs need to avoid taking a narrow view of automation and advanced analytics and need to realise that the value potential of these initiatives can amount to more than the sum of their parts.