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Big Data Talent Demand Doubles in 2017

Demand for Big Data IT professionals has increased by 51.7% in the past year, according to the latest Tech Cities Job Watch report from Experis, the global leader in professional IT resourcing. The year-on-year increase from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017, highlights the growth in demand for individuals with Big Data skills, in an age […]

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Guernsey: IBM and Northern Trust Pioneer Use Of Blockchain For Private Equity

IBM and financial services firm Northern Trust have launched the “first commercial deployment” of blockchain for the private equity market. Northern Trust and IBM built a security-rich blockchain, or distributed ledger solution, based on the Hyperledger Fabric. It is available for use for managing the administration of a private equity fund managed by Unigestion, a […]

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KYC Predictions for 2018

Know Your Client – KYC is a form in the investment industry that assures that investment advisors are in complete track of the detailed information about their client’s investments, financial positions, and risk tolerance. KYC protects both the clients and investment advisors. Clients get to be sure that their investment advisors recommend the best suit […]

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Switzerland Reduces Barriers to Entry for Fintech Companies

The Federal Council (FC) published a strategy paper that outlines a “three-step plan” to adjust the current financial regulatory framework in Switzerland to the business reality of the fintech industry. These are the 3 main measures. Measure 1: Prolonged Settlement Period The Swiss Federal Council initiated in February 2017 a public consultation on three deregulation […]

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London Is Still Leading Europe’s Fintech Industry

Despite concerns over the aftermath of Brexit and the General Election in the UK, London has retained its crown as the fintech capital of Europe. According to the annual Fintech50, 31 companies on the list are from London, up from 29 last year and 24 in 2015. The annual list is decided by leaders across, technology, finance […]

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