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November-December 2011

Latest Russell Investment Manager Outlook: 80 per cent of Canadian investment managers forecast positive returns in 2012

December 20, 2011 -- Investment manager sentiment towards Canadian and international equity markets improved in the fourth quarter, with emerging markets leading the way, according to the latest Russell  Investment Manager Outlook, which was conducted between November 15 and 25, 2011.


TD Canada Trust named top public website in Canada by Surviscor

December 20, 2011 -- TD Canada Trust ranked first in Surviscor’s 2011 Public Website scorCard, a comprehensive, impartial audit of online features and functionality on the public/pre-login website of leading Canadian banks and credit unions.


CFOs expect financial hiring to increase in first quarter

December 19, 2011 -- Looking toward the new year, chief financial officers (CFOs) expect the financial hiring outlook to improve in the first quarter. Ten per cent of executives interviewed for the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index said they plan to add full-time accounting and finance employees, while only one per cent forecast staff decreases. The resulting net 9 per cent increase is up one point from the fourth-quarter survey.


HSBC Global Asset Management's Outlook for 2012: volatility creates long-term opportunities

December 19, 2011 -- Short-term sentiment has driven markets at the expense of long-term investment thinking during a markedly volatile 2011, says HSBC Global Asset Management. But this has created what it believes to be a potentially attractive set of investment opportunities for 2012 for those with a longer-term perspective.


SAS and TransUnion create unique consortium designed specifically to combat financial fraud

December 13, 2011 -- SAS Canada, the leader in  business analytics software and services and TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, today announced the development of one of the first consortiums in Canada that will leverage anonymized credit file information, in conjunction with application and fraud data from participating financial institutions to greatly enhance fraud detection.


SAP to add new innovations in merger integration and regulatory management to banking services

December 8, 2011 -- SAP today announced an update of its industry-specific banking software, including planned enhancements to help banks excel in today’s financial climate. The forthcoming 8.0 release of banking services is planned to include analytics tailored to the latest compliance regulations as well as accommodation of mergers and acquisitions through highly flexible transactional banking.


Executives set sights on emerging markets, but Canadians remain cautious: Ernst & Young

December 5, 2011 -- Nearly 40% of companies worldwide plan to shift some foreign investment from developed to emerging markets within five years, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit paper, Canada in a Globalised Economy: An investment perspective, sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Linedata reveals the results of its Annual Investment Management Survey

December 1, 2011 -- Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced the results of its Annual Global Investment Management Survey. Key findings include the recognition of regulation as a present and future challenge; a clear move towards cloud computing and hosted environments; plus risk and trading systems as top IT priorities. Despite a small number of downbeat pronouncements, the majority predicted market growth in 2012.


Canada’s SMEs can benefit from diversifying sales into faster-growing emerging markets – BMO Economics

November 14, 2011 -- The good news for Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is that there will continue to be opportunities for growth in 2012. The challenge is that this growth will be modest, the Canadian dollar will stay strong and consumers will be cautious in taking on more debt, according to BMO Economist, Sal Guatieri, who presented an economic outlook for 2012 to small-and-medium-sized-businesses gathered last week at FEI Canada's 4th Annual SME Conference 2011: Driving Growth and Expansion at the Mississauga Convention Centre.


The 2011 Canadian Online Banking scorCard review is out

November 3, 2011 -- For the second straight year RBC Royal Bank has ranked 1st in Surviscor’s Online Banking scorCard, a comprehensive, objective annual assessment of online features and functionality at major Canadian banking institutions.

Dovetail launches Liqudity Dashboard Dec 22, 2010

IASB proposes hedge accounting changes
Dec 22, 2010

Amex Global Business Travel president shares thoughts on 'The New Normal'
Dec 21, 2010

Deutsche Bank attracts “significant number” of clients for FX4Cash Dec 21, 2010

Moody's downgrades Royal Bank of Canada Dec 14, 2010

J.P. Morgan enhances corporate foreign exchange service Dec 13, 2010

Canadian credit card performance stable in Q3
Dec 8, 2010

Rémy Cointreau implements IT2 Dec 7, 2010

Extensive survey reveals best of Canada’s banking web sites Dec 2, 2010

US firm introduces Global Financial Stress Index
Nov 30, 2010

Low integration of risk management at European banks, report says
Nov 22, 2010



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