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What you don’t know can hurt you: KYC regulations are created to protect companies, but keeping up is costly

Thomson Reuters Exchange

Welcome to Thomson Reuters Exchange! Each week, we will be bringing you features from within Exchange, Thomson Reuters new financial and risk publication. We created Exchange, as the name suggests, as a forum for dialogue, a digital publication where ideas and insights, information, news and analysis can be exchanged and shared across the global ecosystem of financial professionals in a dynamic, interactive format. We invite you to experience the rich content and interactive features on your iPad or Android tablet by downloading it from the App Store, Google Play or on Amazon. Or, to learn more about Exchange and stay abreast of the latest features, functionality and content in this issue and subsequent issues, visit our website.

A UK-based NGO that investigates corruption around the world unmasked a massive money laundering scheme involving the small Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan and four UK-based ‘shell’ companies. The risk it exposed is the kind KYC regulations were created to prevent. By the time the scheme was discovered in 2010, over a billion dollars had passed through foreign bank accounts set up by entities that were obviously illegal. The owner of one was a Russian who died three years before the company was formed. None of their accounts were properly registered, and one was legally classified as dormant. (more…)

Safe haven: Why managed services are a natural fit for the financial industry

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Welcome to Thomson Reuters Exchange! Each week, we will be bringing you features from within Exchange, Thomson Reuters new financial and risk publication. We created Exchange, as the name suggests, as a forum for dialogue, a digital publication where ideas and insights, information, news and analysis can be exchanged and shared across the global ecosystem of financial professionals in a dynamic, interactive format. We invite you to experience the rich content and interactive features on your iPad or Android tablet by downloading it from the App Store, Google Play or on Amazon. Or, to learn more about Exchange and stay abreast of the latest features, functionality and content in this issue and subsequent issues, visit our website.

The TABB group predicts that by 2016, 50 percent of financial institutions will be using managed services to outsource the manage­ment of their IT infrastructures. In addition, the Technology Services Industry Association’s (TSIA) annual survey shows spending for managed services continues to rise at a double-digit rate.

So far the upward trend in managed services adoption has largely been driven by cost control, with lower TCO and shifting IT spend from significant, upfront capital investment to more predictable monthly operational expense as prime objectives. However TABB notes that it is accompanying benefits such as increased flexibility, agility and IT responsiveness, faster time-to-market for growth products and tighter security and GRC adherence that will really move adoption into the mainstream. (more…)

There’s no stopping the elite shopper

Welcome to Thomson Reuters Exchange! Each week, we will be bringing you features from within Exchange, Thomson Reuters new financial and risk publication. We created Exchange, as the name suggests, as a forum for dialogue, a digital publication where ideas and insights, information, news and analysis can be exchanged and shared across the global ecosystem of financial professionals in a dynamic, interactive format. We invite you to experience the rich content and interactive features on your iPad or Android tablet by downloading it from the App Store, Google Play or on Amazon. Or, to learn more about Exchange and stay abreast of the latest features, functionality and content in this issue and subsequent issues, visit our website.

As discount and mid-price retailers reel from a disappointing Black Friday, the luxury-goods market is firing on all cylinders. StarMine analysts agree that an industry with $1,400 shoes and $9,000 dresses is well poised for growth.

Recent global economic news bodes well for the elite shopper, and the euro’s strength creates a refreshing gain for luxury stores. Looking at the luxury goods sector in the current reporting cycle, which includes the holiday months, we find nine out of 11 stores score in the top decile of the StarMine Combined Credit Risk (CCR) model score, the most comprehensive StarMine credit model. These scores correspond to implied credit ratings of A or better, suggesting these stores are financially stable. (more…)

The state of mobile first at Thomson Reuters

By Marine Leroux, Thomson Reuters

Are we being a mobile first company? What does it mean anyway? In this short video, Luke Wroblewski, author of the book “Mobile First” and speaker at a recent employee session on the topic, speaks about the three fundamentals that led to the birth of the Mobile First approach: (more…)

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The Wider Image site launch Q&A

Reuters’ award ­winning Wider Image is now available on all devices. Access our very best visual stories from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, answers our questions about responsive design, multimedia and trends in visual storytelling.

Why create a responsive experience?

As habits of media consumption change, photojournalism must adapt to reach audiences wherever they are. That may be a smartphone during the morning commute, a desktop at the office, or a tablet on the living room couch.

Building a native product for every device is prohibitively expensive and unsustainable. Responsive design fluidly adapts to any screen size. It achieves the broadest reach for the stories, which you have invested so much time and effort to report. It facilitates discovery through search and social media, and creates consistency across platforms.

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UK device ownership, UK Ofcom 2012 Communications Market report 

What advice would you give someone considering a responsive site? (more…)

Legal Solutions blog weekly roundup

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Here’s a quick check-in with our friends over at the Legal Solutions blog to see what’s been going on in the legal world this past week: (more…)

Apple results – graphic of the day

Apple’s profit and margins slid despite higher sales of iPhones in its fourth quarter. Today’s graphic shows key earnings, revenue and shipment statistics for Apple over the last three years.

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