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PSD II

A guide to EU PSD2 (assetman.net 24.10.2016)

Deutsche Bank modestly reports that it has published a must-read guide to a new European Union Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which it describes as a major update of EU payment market regulation.

Banks and payment providers will need to adapt their systems and processes to comply with the requirements of the new EU Directive on Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), according to the paper, on which the bank worked with PPI AG.

A guide to EU PSD2 (assetman.net 24.10.2016)

Risk Management

Cognitive technologies to improve portfolio diversification (Dr. Papenbrock, HEDGEWORK NEWS 1/2016)

A cornerstone of modern finance is diversification, first formalised in the 1950s. Today, innovative financial technologies help to manage diversification and systemic risk more effectively.

Cognitive technologies to improve portfolio diversification (Dr. Papenbrock, HEDGEWORK NEWS 1/2016)

Risk Management

How will robo advisory and digital wealth management evolve in 2016? (Dr. Papenbrock, LinkedIn 23.12.2015)

Many human and robo advisory approaches today use some sort of celebrated, Nobel price winning Markowitz approach from the 1950s. Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is an important formalism for diversified investment but remember: it is a theory and empirical reality looks different. The idea of diversification is still valid but these methods, although still widely used, are rather inefficient and fragile in practice. Investment clients might receive suboptimal portfolios in terms of diversity and risk-adjusted returns.

How will robo advisory and digital wealth management evolve in 2016? (Dr. Papenbrock, LinkedIn 23.12.2015)

Payments

Liechtensteinische Landesbank has chosen EBICS for payments

Zürich, 6 May 2015 – PPI AG can now also offer electronic data interchange based on the multibank-capable EBICS standard to Liechtenstein. LLB will provide the EBICS interface for corporate clients in the second half of this year. LLB opted for the PPI EBICS/ISO 20022 solution because of its smooth handling of payments with the European business partners and the seamless integration of its security features into the very high security requirements of Liechtenstein. PPI, a business consultancy firm specialised in the banking sector, acts as partner and adviser in modernising the payment systems.

Liechtensteinische Landesbank has chosen EBICS for payments

Payments

The Zürcher Kantonalbank takes on EBICS – the multibank-capable standard in electronic data interchange with corporate clients.

For their electronic payment transactions, the Zürcher Kantonalbank has opted for a particularly stable and multibank-capable software solution. The largest of the Swiss Cantonal Banks will offer their corporate clients the internet-based electronic banking standard EBICS, which the Swiss credit institutions have agreed as a multibank-capable standard. In a request for proposal, PPI AG was able to prevail over numerous competitors with their electronic banking system TRAVIC-Corporate.

The Zürcher Kantonalbank takes on EBICS – the multibank-capable standard in electronic data interchange with corporate clients.