Testing transformation project of the year — UST Global

Schroders, the £400 billion investment manager, chose UST to drive its Agile programme forward. It’s a project that illustrates how improved quality assurance and faster app delivery can help major financial firms compete with market disrupters on their own terms. For Melinda Chapple, the Singapore-based head of Schroders’ global quality assurance practice, Agile software development »

ANZ creates role of Chief Data Officer

ANZ, Australia’s fourth largest bank, has announced it is appointing Emma Gray as the firm’s first chief data officer. She will be responsible for the bank’s data strategy, which includes how data is defined, gathered, managed, and made secure. Gray’s employment history lies outside of the financial sector. Previously, she was Chief Loyalty and Data »

ICAP’s Spencer Reboots Market Stalwart With a Big Bet on Digital

For decades his brokerage, ICAP Plc, has helped turn the wheels of the capital markets by trading trillions of dollars in derivatives, currencies and other securities on behalf of global banks. Its legion of voice brokers, wielding telephones, embodied the hurly-burly of a marketplace where relationships and instincts mattered. Now the interdealer broker is transforming »

Swedbank appoints head of digital banking unit

Swedbank has put Lotta Loven in charge of digital banking. Loven previously co-headed the  unit, which was created in May, and has been now promoted to full head. The other co-head, Girts Bērziņš, who runs channel development and customer service in Baltic Banking, has now been appointed head of strategy within digital banking. Birgitte Bonnesen, »