Tag "capital markets"

The Role of Data in Mergers and Acquisitions

Merger or Acquisitions (M&A) are still hot topics in 2016, and probably also 2017, so I thought I’d look at the role Data now plays in helping drive value as part of a Merger or Acquisition process. The importance of managing post Merger and Acquisition data It can be argued that the Merger and Acquisitions... more

GDPR – 3 Months Down, 21 to Go

Since the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) was formally announced as being a regulation from 25th May 2018 onwards, 3 months have passed. So what’s happened in that time? Differing responses to GDPR So depending on which part of the business you’re in, the initial response seemed to have been somewhere between panic and apathy.... more

GDPR: Does Brexit change anything?

The recent UK referendum vote to leave the EU (Brexit) doesn’t change the need for Financial Services institutions to become GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant by May 2018. Doesn’t ‘Brexit’ change all this for UK Financial Services institutions? In the short term the answer is NO! UK Financial Services institutions are still going to... more

The Rise of the GDPR Data Lake

The new EU data privacy regulation, GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation), is driving the need for a Data Lake to hold the volumes and types of customer data required to be covered by the regulation. What is GDPR? GDPR is the new EU data privacy regulation that comes into force in May 2018 and requires... more

GDPR – Where to start?

Financial Services institutions are assessing where to start on the road to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance. Here are some thoughts about the starting point. In a recent blog article, I set out my view on the journey to addressing GDPR compliance in Financial Services. In this blog, I’m going to examine my view... more

Understanding the Impact of Data Issues

Financial institutions need to be able to express the impact of data issues to fully understand how big an issue they really are. Let me explain. What do we mean by ‘Impact’? A recent engagement I had with a financial institution made me realise that many organisations have issues regarding their data but are lacking... more