ISITC Chair Lisa Iagatta tells FTF News that the conferences and group meetings of the trade group for securities operations standards will likely stay virtual for the rest of 2021. Iagatta, who is the focus of this FTF Exchange Podcast, talks about the challenges that ISITC has faced in order to adjust to the trying […]
One of the ripple effects of the global pandemic for financial services firm is a comprehensive review of their IT infrastructures. Inevitably, when firms do the review, they will see telltale signs that they have outgrown their current systems, says Patrick Murray, the president and CEO of STP Investment Services via an FTF Exchange Podcast. […]
Pandemic-induced lockdowns and ongoing remote staffing are changing financial services in multiple, unexpected ways. For securities operations teams and their managers, the pandemic has had personal impacts that are catalysts for change. Such is the case for Sara Poldaas, the director of portfolio services for Mawer Investment Management, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Poldaas recently […]
A veteran of corporate actions processing, Henry Napier, vice president/corporate actions at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China FS LLC (ICBC Financial Services), says in an FTF Exchange podcast that he’s concerned about an uptick over the past two years in complex foreign deals that sometimes create havoc for corporate actions teams. A case in […]
Financial services firms, including the buy side, are flocking to the cloud because it offers access to important integration tools and greater flexibility, says James (“Jamie”) Corrigan, executive vice president and managing director for SimCorp North America via an FTF Exchange podcast. This is the second part of a two-part podcast chat with Corrigan. In […]
A key aspect of the SimCorp business model — reinvesting 20 percent of its revenues into product development every year — makes innovation a vital reality for the investment systems solutions provider, says James (“Jamie”) Corrigan, executive vice president and managing director for SimCorp North America via an FTF Exchange podcast. This is the first […]
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