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Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Iceland is establishing itself as a major financial services hosting centre

This is the first in a series of blog posts where I discuss how Iceland meets many of the key evaluation criteria for financial services firms exploring potential strategic data center locations.   A recent report published by Citihub Consulting suggests that Iceland is ideally positioned to establish itself as a major hosting centre for US and European financial services firms.   While banks have considered Iceland as a data center location in the past, its appeal has increased since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, as priorities in the financial services sector have...
(15 days ago,(2017/06/13))

Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Taking the risk out of risk infrastructure

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had many discussions with my colleagues in the banking sector and it’s clear that regulations are continuously driving the need for firms to perform more compressive risk controls. Bank stress testing has become more onerous since the US Federal Reserve introduced the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). In Europe, MiFID II and MiFIR will increase the number of risk controls that firms across the industry will need to run. And in 2019, the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) will have a profound impact on how banks must...
(50 days ago,(2017/05/09))

Stef Weegels wrote a new blog post titled Post Event Report - Building the Future of Finance with AI and Machine Learning

Post event report by Stef Weegels on the Verne Global and Realization Group “Building the Future of Finance” roundtable, held at the SAS Innovation Lab, London 16 March 2017   Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy and depends on effective data and computing power, but the case for harnessing the technology in financial services is growing rapidly, according to speakers at a Verne Global roundtable.   What is the precise difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and rules-based systems? How must data and compute power be optimised to exploit the...
(83 days ago,(2017/04/06))