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03.12.2020 / BRUSSELS

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WAW (Wine, Atomium and Watts) Event

FROM 18.30 TO 22.30 P.M. CET

Join Reply to enjoy the 2nd edition of WAW! Reply is hosting a special wine and dine event on the 3rd December 2020 at Atomium. We invite you to join us to enjoy a simply delightful evening in a unique venue.

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27.07.2020 / New banking applications

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The Long Road to the Level Playing Field

The Bank of England has published two key documents in relation to the banking landscape in the UK for non-systemic banks. These proposals are a step in the right direction, but do they go far enough?

14.07.2020 / Covid-19

Press Article

ECB Covid-19 Reporting

The European Central Bank (ECB) has mandated a new reporting exercise in light of the COVID-19 crisis in an effort to ensure the timely and consistent monitoring of the risks ignited by the outbreak and to widen the scope beyond the SREP STEs, FINREP and COREP , through the inclusion of credit moratoria and state guarantees figures. The reporting shall be submitted to National Competent Authorities on a monthly basis until at least December 2020, and raises several implementation challenges for Significant Institutions (SIs) on the organizational and operational levels (including capacity and data aggregation issues).

13.07.2020 / Outsourcing

Press Article

Outsourcing under the spotlight of the pandemic crisis

Since the latest EBA guidelines were published in 2019, financial institutions have rushed to implement measures to make sure they are in full control of outsourced activities. But COVID-19 put the spotlight on weaknesses of traditional outsourcing, opening doors to more resilient cloud-based solutions.

03.07.2020 / Cloud Computing

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Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Fourth Leg of the Journey: Operating Model and Governance

This is Part 4 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

29.06.2020 / Cloud Computing

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Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Third Leg of the Journey: Architecture

This is Part 3 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

18.06.2020 / ESG

Press Article

Blind Reliance on ESG Data and Rankings

In early 2019, a survey of financial advisers had already revealed serious misgivings over the possible mis-selling of products marketed to investors as ‘ESG friendly’. 97 of every 100 financial advisors in the United Kingdom (UK) had declared themselves as either “very” or “fairly” concerned about the potential for allegations of mis-selling ESG investments, according to market research firm Cicero.

11.06.2020 / Cloud computing

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Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Second Leg of the Journey: Infrastructure

This is part two of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

05.06.2020 / Cloud Computing

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Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The First Leg of the Journey

Jules Verne authored the novel Around the World in Eighty Days, Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours in its native French, which was published serially in 1872. It would presumptuous of me to rescript the story of the unflappable Phileas Fogg’s trip around the world, but allow me to take you on a ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

28.05.2020 / Consultancy.uk

Press Article

Strategic challenges of cloud adoption in financial services

While the move to the cloud was already well underway in financial services, the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for virtual organising, and specifically slipstream cloud-based working. But while moving to the cloud can unlock significant benefits, it also comes with several challenges.

28.05.2020 / Fintech Magazine

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Technology Enablement across the Wealth Management Value Chain: The Mass Affluent Opportunity

Market conditions are forcing financial institutions to find new models for growth. One of the largest identified gaps for growth is the underserved and overlooked mass affluent segment.

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26.05.2020 / ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEBINAR

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COVID-19: regulatory action and impacts on the credit lifecycle

FROM 4.00 TO 5.00 P.M. CEST

The COVID-19 emergency and the actions taken by Italian and European Authorities to support the economy have significant impacts on the banking system on both operational and profitability point of view.

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18.05.2020 / coronavirus

Press Article

Never waste a good crisis: the strategic challenges of rapid Cloud adoption in Financial Services

One dramatic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been the rapid acceleration in the digital transformation of organisations as much of the workforce has been suddenly forced to “WFH”. The ability of organisations to close physical offices and continue operating rests largely on various kinds of cloud services providing distributed, on-demand availability of data storage and computing.

14.05.2020 / ESG Rating

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Blind Reliance on ESG Data and Rankings — The Seeds of the next Mis-selling Crisis?

In early 2019, a survey of financial advisers had already revealed serious misgivings over the possible mis-selling of products marketed to investors as ‘ESG friendly’. 97 of every 100 financial advisors in the United Kingdom (UK) had declared themselves as either “very” or “fairly” concerned about the potential for allegations of mis-selling ESG investments, according to market research firm Cicero.

07.05.2020

Blog

The Cloud and the future of finance

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of co-authoring a short article on the adoption of the Cloud in Financial Services with Professor Nelson Phillips of the Imperial College Business School. We conducted several interviews with senior leaders in financial services about their experiences of moving to the Cloud. It turned out to be such a captivating journey that Nelson and I are planning to continue along this path and turn it into a much more comprehensive piece of research.

06.05.2020 / English Language Webinar

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Governance, Risk and Compliance - Are you in control?

FROM 17.00 TO 18.00 P.M. CET

Join Avantage Reply for a webinar focusing on GRC and the challenges that companies face when deploying their internal control framework and how the technological solutions support change to meet supervisory expectations.

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16.04.2020 / Coronavirus

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Never waste a good crisis: the strategic challenges of rapid cloud adoption in financial services

One dramatic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been the rapid acceleration in the digital transformation of organisations as much of the workforce has been suddenly forced to “WFH”. The ability of organisations to close physical offices and continue operating rests largely on various kinds of cloud services providing distributed, on-demand availability of data storage and computing.

16.04.2020 / LUXEMBOURG

News & Communication

Brexit for Luxembourg

Due to Brexit, financial institutions have been forced to reorganize and relocate their operations, leading to an overall increase in costs. These are caused by increased liquidity costs, more complex legal entity structures and regulatory reporting portfolios, especially in the banking sector. However, a handful of European cities have benefited from those implications.

15.04.2020 / English Language Webinar

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Regulatory Reporting: Meeting Supervisory Expectations

FROM 5.00 TO 6.00 P.M. CET

Join Avantage Reply for an interactive session to discuss a few handy tips from their Practical Guide on Regulatory Reporting released in March 2020, and to hear key insights from the industry experts in Europe and the UK on Regulatory Reporting.

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07.04.2020 / English Language Webinar

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Luxembourg outlook on Outsourcing: A Panel discussion

Join Avantage Reply and e*finance consulting Reply for a presentation and insightful discussion with our expert guest speakers focusing on regulatory practices on outsourcing in Luxembourg.

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30.03.2020 / Remote Working

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How to maintain business productivity with hundreds of employees working from home

With Covid-19 wreaking havoc on business and the economy, the only ideal solution is to respect Government guidelines while continuing business as usual — from home. The problem is, how can an organisation, in particular a financial institution, give hundreds or thousands of employees secure access to the documents and applications required to work from home without disruption to service?