This year’s Sibos conference in Singapore will feature a new name among the exhibitors. Software giant Microsoft will demonstrate how it is changing the economics of payments automation, compliance and STP by making complex technology solutions more economically viable for both large and small institutions. Patrick De Smedt, Chairman of Microsoft EMEA, will be participating in a SWIFT panel session on ‘Addressing new realities through strong partnerships’. He will discuss Microsoft’s partnership with SWIFT and how, together, the two companies are helping financial institutions cost-effectively integrate new business solutions with their existing environments.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.