Friday, June 27, 2014

High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading (‘HFT’) has become a frequently bandied about term in the financial system in recent years. In this technologically-advanced age, the increased use of computers is evident for all to see, and through HFT, the role computers play has become even more profound that ever before. In 2009, HFT orders accounted for more than 50% of exchange volume in the market and as much as two-thirds of all stock trades in the U.S. from 2008 to 2011 were executed by high-frequency firms using sophisticated technology.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Model Validation, Control and Governance Workshop

Finance is a Risky Business

While no financial institution can afford to ignore the risks inherent in this industry, Model Risk is still an uncharted territory for many organizations.  Even the regulators, until recently, have not placed much emphasis on this area of risk management.  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Data Protection Regime pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012

The Personal Data Protection Act (‘PDPA’) and subsidiary regulations issued pursuant thereto govern the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data by organisations. Organisations must notify individuals clearly of the purposes for which their personal data would be collected, used or disclosed on or before such collection, use or disclosure, and obtain consent. They should make reasonable efforts to verify that the personal data they hold is accurate, if they intend to use the personal data to make a decision about the individual, or to disclose the personal data.

Monday, June 2, 2014

(Post-Event) Cross-Border Financial Services - Challenges & Solutions

The Cross-Border Financial Services - Challenges & Solutions talk held last month on the 8th of May hosted by Maroon was a rousing success with a packed audience in attendance at the RedDot BrewHouse. Our partners at BRP SA, a worldwide leader in the management of cross-border risk, presented the audience with the challenges financial institutions face in cross-border financial services and how to best manage their associated risks. 

Guests were able to enjoy great food and drinks as well as a fruitful networking session with a great view of the waters of Boat Quay at night. We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did! Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again in future events. Click here for the photos, courtesy of our friends at G.R.A.C.E. Foundation.