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Competing Under Pressure: how the buy-side can create value by using data smartly

MAUREEN DOYLE-SPARE

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.

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International Men’s Day: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

RACHEL SEDGWICK

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.

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IR35: The Possible Effect on Technology Resources

JESSICA HOPKIRK

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.

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Mental Health Awareness Policy Launch

RACHEL SEDGWICK

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.

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The Resurgence of Data Standardisation: why 2020 may be the year of ISO 20022

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.

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