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GFT Blog | ‪#‎RiskManagement‬, ‪#‎BCBS239‬
"Risk data needs to be calculated, encoded, structured and presented in a commonly understood language," says John Barclay, Head of Risk Practice, GFT UK. Now in our blog: The five steps to producing a suitable "lingua franca" for risk and financial data.
With the continuation of unrelenting regulatory pressure, and to continue to improve risk management capabilities, the need to establish and preserve effective risk data aggregation processes and capabilities continues to be of key importance for the world’s leading investment banks. However, banks cannot easily improve their decision making and risk management without high quality risk and fi ...
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GFT Group | ‪#‎MobilePayment‬
The European Payment Council, the European Banking Association (EBA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are working on a common standard for mobile payment processes. Our “Jiffy” solution meets all of the requirements and recommendations without any additional conditions. Read on here:
Something's happening in the world of mobile payments in Europe. My colleague Med Ridha Ben Naceur explained our approach to "instant payments" a few days ago. And the framework conditions will soon be in place: The European Payment Council, the European Banking Association (EBA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are working on a common standard for mobile payment processes. In future, it wi ...
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11 countries, more than 30 locations: GFT employees of 15 different cultures work together in complex international projects. Needless to say that cultural misunderstandings are inevitable, simply because it is often difficult to see even your own culture, says Erin Meyer, author of the Culture Map. To face this challenge, GFT invests in trainings that will help to spread cross-cultural awareness.
Within the GFT Group, employees of more than 15 different cultures work together in complex international projects. Therefore we are committed to the strategic importance to develop a cross-cultural environment. The objective is to strengthen communication and tear down the multicultural barriers that can sometimes be created. To face this challenge, we have for some time now been investing in ...
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Kevin Paul, Head of Business Consulting, GFT Canada, was recently a panelist for University of Waterloo Management Consulting Club (UWMCC)'s CEO Forum. "It's exciting to connect with these dedicated students as they work to develop their professional careers, and a great testimony to GFT's involvement”. Read more in our event report:
On July 16, GFT Canada participated alongside representatives from other leading global consulting firms in a panel review of career options in technology and business consulting. The event, called CEO Forum, was hosted by the University of Waterloo’s Management Consulting Club, which aims “to make the University of Waterloo an active recruiting ground for Management Consulting firms.” Thro ...
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Alan Morley, AML and Compliance Practice Lead of GFT North America, discusses how regulations are affecting global institutions, and some of the key findings of the ‘New Normal’ survey.
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Michael Engelman, Head of GFT North America’s Data Practice, sat down with Waters Technology to talk about the role that Big Data plays in today’s ‘New Normal’ regulatory environment. Read the full interview here:
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In our video series, GFT Managers from all around the globe talk about their visions and solutions to empower Digital Banks. Part 2 features senior managers from Italy, Spain and Brasil talking about the local developments. (The blog post is in German, but the interviews have English subtitles and were held in native language.)
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IT-Lösungen in 11 Ländern, an über 30 Standorten, ein weltweites Team von 3.600 Mitarbeitern: Die GFT Group ist für ihre Kunden immer genau dort im Einsatz, wo sie gebraucht wird. Damit ist sie ganz nah am Geschehen und mitten drin im digitalen Transformationsprozess. In Teil 2 der Videoserie geben Senior Manager aus Italien, Spanien und Brasilien Einblicke in die Entwicklung der Banken vor Or ...
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 GFT’s Herman Weintraub, executive director, Alternative Investment Practice, sat down with Global Custodian to discuss the impact of Basel III and the New Normal on hedge funds. Follow the link and scroll down to "Media Coverage Basel III" to read the full article.
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Innovation has always been essential to any business as source of #sustainable   #growth  , but somehow never with quite the overt focus it has right now. But how do you create a culture where innovation happens naturally and becomes embedded in your corporate DNA? To make this happen we advise a strategy that consists of three key and interlocking components: People, Process and Technology. Read Stuart Gallie's article about disrupting the #innovation   status quo:
Having established that innovation is critical to growth, how do you create a culture where innovation happens naturally and becomes embedded in your corporate DNA, in order that you can consistently offer market leading services and solutions? Stuart Gallie (Head of Professional Services, UK) argues that this might be achieved through incremental improvement or through radical change and that ...
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Ami Grewal, Head of US Business Consulting at GFT, gives insight on how regulation has become a natural part of the business environment in which many financial institutions operate: "Dealing with a constant stream of regulation has become ‘The New Normal,’" he says, "but banks are still failing to capitalize on the opportunities that regulation provides to drive strategic investment and business change." Read the full blog post and learn all about the GFT ‪#‎NewNormal‬ research findings here:
It is now firmly accepted that regulation has become a natural part of the business environment in which many financial institutions operate. Dealing with a constant stream of regulation has become ‘The New Normal,’ but banks are still failing to capitalize on the opportunities that regulation provides to drive strategic investment and business change. With the volume of regulation increasi ...
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At the beginning of this month, an announcement was published regarding a joint initiative by the Spanish banking system that would create a new common platform for mobile payments in order to achieve nationwide compatibility on p2p transfers of low amounts – leaving compatibility at the European level for a later phase. Does this measure come too late?
This past 4th June an announcement was published in the press regarding a joint initiative by the Spanish banking system that would create a new common platform for mobile payments. The aim of this initiative is to achieve nationwide compatibility on person-to-person (p2p) transfers of low amounts - leaving compatibility at the European level for a later phase. Does this measure come too late? ...
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At the Annual General Meeting of GFT Technologies AG on 23 June 2015, shareholders voted in favour of changing the company’s legal status to that of a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE).

The modern, European and internationally recognised legal form underlines the global alignment of the GFT Group, whose around 3,500 employees operate in 11 countries around the world.
The GFT Group is an international provider of innovative IT solutions and services.
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The GFT Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, is an international provider of innovative IT solutions and IT-based new business concepts. As a strategic IT partner, GFT supports its clients in the optimization of their business processes through intelligent IT systems and specialists and thus sustainably improves their competitive positions. GFT is among the world’s leading IT service providers in the financial services sector. The company combines established technology experience with a wide range of industry expertise, in order to develop, implement and maintain customized IT solutions. Ulrich Dietz founded GFT in 1987 and is now CEO and principal shareholder of the Group which, in 2010, achieved revenues of around €248 million. It has 1,300 employees at locations in seven countries.

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GFT Technologies SE
Schelmenwasenstr. 34
70567 Stuttgart

Germany

T: +49 711 62042-0
F: +49 711 62042-101
Email: info@gft.com
Internet: www.gft.com

Managing Directors: Ulrich Dietz (CEO), Marika Lulay, Dr. Jochen Ruetz

Chairman of the Administrative Board: Dr. Paul Lerbinger

Commercial Register of the local court (Amtsgericht): Stuttgart
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