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January-February 2012

February 27, 2012 -- A slower economy is not stopping Canadian CEOs from using mergers and acquisitions as a key growth strategy, as their desire to expand into foreign markets grows. This is according to the 15th Annual Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC, which compared the views of 130 chief executives in Canada to their counterparts around the world.

February 21, 2012 -- The dollar value of attempted fraudulent activity is staggering according to Equifax Canada’s application fraud data. Figures derived from Equifax’s fraud solution database for the financial sector reveal that there was more than $650 million in fraud incidents detected across Canada in 2011.

February 21, 2012 -- Senior Canadian treasury professionals have spoken out about the impact of the euro crisis on their businesses and their concerns about how prepared their banks are to deal with a country exiting the eurozone.

February 8, 2012 -- Brand Finance released its annual Banking 500 report, a study analyzing the financial value of the world’s top banking brands. First published in 2006, the Brand Finance Banking 500 in association with The Banker, incorporates data from all listed companies globally.

February 8, 2012 -- SunGard has completed a cash management study that highlights the growing importance of money market funds (MMFs) among corporate treasurers. As economic and regulatory challenges create greater complexity in managing cash, treasurers have become aware of the importance of defining and delivering on the right investment policies.

February 1, 2012 -- Dovetail, the provider of next generation payment services hubs, today announces that BMO Financial Group (BMO) has signed a contract and started to implement the Dovetail Payment Services Hub. Dovetail enables organizations to reduce the number of payment platforms they operate, centralize processing of multiple currencies and payment types, increase straight through processing and lower processing costs, and provide better, more holistic real-time information to their clients to help them manage the entire payment process.


Radiant Investment Management goes live on Linedata Beauchamp

January 26, 2012 -- Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that Canadian hedge fund Radiant Investment Management has gone live with Linedata Beauchamp, the company’s award-winning portfolio management software, and part of Linedata’s full front-to-back solution for hedge funds.


IT2 Treasury Solutions launches IT2 7.2: Treasury Transparency & Performance

January 24, 2012 -- IT2 Treasury Solutions today announced the latest version of its treasury management solution, IT2 7.2: Treasury Transparency & Performance. The launch addresses emerging demands on treasury with a series of major enhancements to the solution.


SunGard closes Syntesys acquisition to offer expanded SWIFT connectivity and services

January 9, 2012 -- SunGard has completed its acquisition of Syntesys, a European SWIFT service bureau and network of business and technical experts dedicated to serving the SWIFT community. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.


Dovetail expands worldwide coverage with three key appointments Feb 21, 2012

Fitch: Prime MMF flows favor Australian and Canadian banks Feb 8, 2012

TIAA-CREF executive Jonathan Feigelson joins Reval board Feb 1, 2012

Fitch: Canadian Banks 2011 Results and Outlook Feb 1, 2012

Sandra Pupatello joins PwC as Director of Business Development and Global Markets Jan 30, 2012

FINCAD helps corporate treasuries manage income statement volatility Jan 20, 2012

Intuit appoints new Managing Director for Canada Jan 20, 2012

Thomson Reuters enters Canadian tax and accounting software industry with acquisition of Dr Tax Software Inc. Jan 13, 2012

Scotiabank Group named No. 1 FX provider in Canada, Jamaica and Peru Jan 11, 2012

SunGard study finds risk, bank communications and payments consolidation priorities for corporate treasurers Jan 11, 2012

Scotiabank named Best Trade Finance Bank in Canada Jan 11, 2012



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