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Blades International, Inc. to speak at AFP 2020 Conference

The Association of Financial Professionals will host the annual Treasury & Finance conference in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where speakers from across the country are invited to participate and present educational sessions. This year, the focus is on technology in finance—more specifically, how technology is impacting financial services and how businesses can […]

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Bob Blades: A Fair Exchange

Listen to BII’s president, Bob Blades, discuss the complexity of foreign exchange on The IC-DISC Show, hosted by David Spray. Mr. Blades shares some of his favorite FX Rate Integrity® success stories, as well as how he believes technology will change the industry. Join the conversation by clicking the link below! Listen to Bob Blades […]

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Behind Every Successful AI Project is a Functioning Ethics Committee

This blog post references an article originally published by The Banker on March 10, 2020. The Banker’s Brian Caplen wrote an interesting piece on the importance of human involvement in the implementation and continuation of AI projects. Caplen addresses the common questions and concerns that arise from the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in […]

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Access to Data Grows, Finance Ranks at Top

This article references data obtained from Dell Technologies and is based on an article originally published by the Wall Street Journal. This graphic illustrates the amount of client data accessible by technology firms across industries. While the graphic, posted by the Wall Street Journal, is intended to highlight the growth in access to healthcare patients’ […]

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Congress Reauthorizes The U.S. Export-Import Bank, Signifying Bipartisan Support for U.S. Exporters

This post references articles originally published by The Wall Street Journal and Global Trade Review on January 10, 2020 and January 7, 2020.  Congress has reauthorized The U.S. Export-Import Bank for another 7 years. This bipartisan decision has come after numerous attempts to reauthorize the bank and countless obstacles in doing so. The decision is […]

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Robotics and automation are under-utilized, despite being a necessity in driving down costs and improving efficiency

This post references an article originally written and published by AFP, underwritten by Kyriba, in 2019.  Companies are under-utilizing robotics and big data, especially in the field of treasury and banking; as Kyriba has highlighted in AFP’s “The World of Tomorrow”, “Robotics are the Future of Treasury and Finance”. Kyriba’s Vice President of Strategy Bob […]

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In the World of Big Data, McCombs School of Business Focuses on Data Analytics and Comprehension

This post references an article originally published by University of Texas McCombs School of Business on November 22, 2019. University of Texas McCombs School of Business’ enhancement of the MPA program highlights the pivotal role of technology and data analytics in the industry, affecting businesses as a whole. McCombs’ emphasis on technology adoption and data […]

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This Year’s AFP Guide Highlights Robotics in Finance

This post is written in reference to “AFP’s Guide to Emerging Technologies: Robotic Process Automation”, published in 2019. The AFP “Executive Guide to Emerging Technologies: Robotic Process Automation” for 2019 included an in-depth analysis of Robotic Process Automation, its prevalence in the financial industry, and the implications robotics have on the industry, its efficiency, and […]

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The Vanguard Group Testing the Use of Blockchain Technology in FX

The Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment companies, has begun testing the use of blockchain technology in FX trading. It has been reported by Bloomberg that Vanguard has partnered with Symbiont, a blockchain technology provider, to create an FX trading platform that allows for peer-to-peer FX trading. Blockchains have had a growing presence […]

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The Digitalization and Use of Computer-Generated Algorithms in Banking Highlights Importance of FX Rate Integrity®

Although it has been disputed that banks should collaborate with fintechs in order to keep up with digitalization, recent news suggests otherwise. The Banker writes that as banks are beginning to keep up with the modernization and digitalization of the banking industry, many are ending their partnerships with existing fintechs. As banks had a hard […]