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Build a Smarter Middle Office

October 4, 2017 Comments (0)           

Few could argue with the notion that having a smarter middle office – where more is automated, the cost of trading goes down, exceptions are dealt with more swiftly and efficiently, and customer service is improved – would be a good thing.

So, on 4th September 2017, The Realization Group, together with Software AG, hosted a round table on how firms can start to build a better middle office.
Making the business case for middle office projects has not always been easy, not least...

To boost your bottom line, the key is to start in the middle

August 16, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Simon Vincent, Software AG
Banks and other financial trading firms are under constant pressure to improve their bottom lines.
The pressure often is felt most acutely in terms of a focus on operational efficiencies, which only stands to reason as technological progress offers firms the scope to do more with less. But where should those efficiencies come from and how should firms approach the matter?
If we think in terms of front, middle and back office operations, a compelling case can be...

“Dad, are you better than a robot?”

August 3, 2017 Comments (0)           

In London this week, many young people who are leaving school have been doing their work experience.
Exams finished, their enthusiasm, momentum and keen intellect are being turned to real-world problems. Hence the discussion I witnessed on a train leaving the City the other day.
A lad of 16 or more years turned to his dad and said: “I am amazed at the amount duplication of work that goes on at your firm.”
His dad looked back with an enquiring eyebrow.
“I would have thought...