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JDX's Charles Post shares some closing thoughts from his panel discussion on the 'Future of Derivatives Documentation', at last week's ISDA Legal Tech conference in New York:
Increasing margin and cost pressures on buy-side participants continues to challenge firms to find ways of improving their performance by driving organisational transformation, focused on reducing costs and reevaluating growth strategies, in an attempt to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market.
JDX is proud to be celebrating International Men’s Day today. A day designed to focus on men and boy’s health, improving gender relations and gender equality and promoting basic humanitarian values. We can hardly have failed to notice the amount of attention men’s mental health is getting currently, and so wanted to pause and reflect on mental health for men, why it’s a problem and what we can do in the workplace to improve things.
“Together, let’s work to take the derivatives market closer to 5G” – Scott O’Malia, ISDA CEO
JDX’s Charles Post recently had the pleasure of moderating an informative panel discussion on the ‘Opportunities in AI’ at the ISDA technology forum in London.
We are thrilled to announce that Maureen Doyle-Spare, who has over 20 plus years’ experience in leading consulting and solutioning in the Capital Markets, is joining JDX Consulting as Director. Maureen will lead the US Consulting Services Sales and Delivery for the Wealth & Asset Management sector.
JDX is proud to announce the relocation of its Singapore office to its new premises at the heart of the financial hub in One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place #44-01, Singapore 048616.
Since April 2000, via IR35, the UK Tax Authorities (HMRC) have sought to combat tax avoidance amongst ‘disguised employees'. HMRC are targeting individuals supplying services via intermediary companies—such as Personal Service Companies (PSC’s)—initially in the public sector April 2017, HMRC have since shifted focus onto the private sector.
JDX participated jointly with Xceptor in this years Barclays ISDA CDM Hackathon. A team made up of Mark Pearce (JDX), Maros Struk (JDX), Rob Lowe (Xceptor) and Andy Grayland (Xceptor) hacked over two days in London tackling the Securities use cases.
You’re as likely to get killed by lightening as to be killed by a mentally ill stranger (one in ten million), but 40% of us believe that people with mental health are prone to violence. This kind of stigma follows people suffering anxiety and depression (1 in 4 of us), making it unsurprising people are so unlikely to admit to having an illness or get the help they need.
Thriving in a hyper-connected world was the big theme of Sibos 2019 and it was fantastic to see so many organisations, over 11,000 attendees from 150 countries, gathered together in London with customers, collaboration & digital transformation at the forefront of the agenda.
Since 2012, JDX has experienced rapid growth as a provider of flexible resourcing solutions to financial services companies, market intermediaries and FinTech companies. With a compound annual growth rate of 47% over the last 3 years we now have 700 staff in 6 locations globally...
JDX's recruitment team had a fantastic time attending University College Dublin's career fair. Our Dublin team has been growing rapidly over the past year so it's been great to meet new young talent that will hopefully be joining the team soon!
HENRI PEGERON, STEVEN CROTCH
Over the past decade, data standardisation ‘took a backseat’ relative to other regulatory driven priorities such as data transparency, reporting and accuracy. The financial services industry was focused predominantly on upgrading technology infrastructure and the associated pipelines for data, with less time spent on establishing how to standardise the format of what was coming through the pipes.
As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms nearer many firms have been implementing the final steps in their contingency plans to ensure there is minimal damage to existing contracts and client relationships.
Less than 3 weeks to go until JDX heads to #Sibos. Whilst there, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Consulting Services Leadership Team, Global Head of Relationship Management and Business Leads. Whatever your challenge, we’ll be on hand to discuss our capabilities.
The “Go Green” initiative is the tool through which JDX strives to bring environmental issues to the forefront of our minds and make a difference. This week, the Society’s newest member, Ana-Smarandita, focusses on the Loss of Biodiversity and how JDX can tackle this.