The pace of change in the financial industry is rapid and with so many forces transforming the world in which banks and other financial service firms operate, the theme for the 2016 conference programme at Sibos in Geneva is “Transforming the landscape”. The conference will explore evolving payments and securities industry trends, the latest from the financial crime compliance world, innovation, opportunities and challenges in technology, disruptive competition and cultural shifts, as well as other hot topics impacting the financial landscape.
The Banking stream will focus on payments and correspondent banking, with in-depth sessions exploring the challenges of delivering upgraded service propositions in a highly regulated and increasingly digitised world.
Tackling one of the industry’s defining issues, the Compliance stream will provide delegates with insights into financial crime compliance and counter terrorism financing practice and policy, and also information on the tools, tactics and strategies adopted by banks.
In a technology-led industry, the behaviours and attitudes of individuals are still critical to the ability of firms to deliver value to stakeholders and customers. The Culture stream will explore the skills, practices and methodologies that will help to continue to improve cultural factors within the financial industry.
Given the regulatory environment and continued pressure on costs in the capital markets, financial institutions are more than ever considering how to collaborate in non-differentiating areas and utilise new technologies. The Securities stream will examine how market infrastructure operators, securities services firms, technology vendors and new service providers are collaborating and competing across the securities markets.