BTR Services consolidated its two offices in the Crescent in Anderlecht. The Crescent is a state-of-the-art business centre providing us with office space, a shared reception, meeting rooms, a company restaurant, a fitness room and more. At the opening ceremony for the new office mister Guy Van Hengel, minister of Finance, Budget and External Relations in the Brussels Capital Region, talked about the advantages for corporations of being located in Brussels. Continue reading…
Velocimetrics, a global provider of real-time, comprehensive, business performance monitoring and analysis solutions, today announces the release of Velocimetrics 6.0. This latest version significantly strengthens Velocimetrics’ ability to deliver uncompromised operational oversight across complete end-to-end processes in fast, acutely complex and high volume trading environments.
Solvay Executive Education has developed 4 new seminars on Cybersecurity to keep pace with today’s fast-evolving cyber-threat landscape.
Seminar on Cybersecurity Fundamentals This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with Cybersecurity and Information security issues.
1, 2 and 3 June 2015
All day, English, Brussels
Seminar on Cybersecurity Implementation This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with the implementation of enterprise capabilities for Cybersecurity and Information security department and activities.
5 and 6 October 2015
All day, English, Brussels
Seminar on Cybersecurity Response This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals, IT professionals and business managers involved with the implementation of enterprise capabilities for adequately responding to attacks. It involves educating on various drivers, skills and competences.
3 days, English, Brussels
Seminar on Cybersecurity Technology This seminar is intended to Information Security professionals and IT technical professionals who require knowledge in various domains of technology.
4 days, English, Brussels
Source: Solvay Brussels School
Eva-Lotta Rosenqvist, currently Head of Group Internal Audit, has been appointed Group Compliance Officer and a member of Group Executive Management (GEM) with effect from 1 May. Continue reading…
In April, the sentix Euro Break-up Index jumps to 49.0% from a previous 36.8%. Thus, European politicians’ promises to pursue the scenario of Greece keeping the euro are not taken at face value by about the half of all investors. In 2012 Mario Draghi calmed down investors with his ultimate commitment to the euro. But is his pledge still valid for Greece today? Continue reading…
by Vítor Constâncio
The financial and sovereign crises have markedly changed our understanding of financial interactions in the Economic and Monetary Union. We have experienced how quickly apparent integration among Member States can unravel and how it can pose a threat to economic activity, job creation and price stability.
Today, Deutsche Bank reaffirmed her commitment to being a leading global bank based in Germany and announced the next phase of its strategy, covering the period through to 2020. The Bank’s announcement covers key strategic decisions, division-specific initiatives and financial targets. Continue reading…
by Andy Scherpenberg
VAT carousels, intentional road collisions to defraud the insurance companies, ‘man in the browser’ technology that intercepts your financial transactions and modifies both amount and account number while you are still seeing the usual transaction screens: fraud has permeated every sector and is taking new forms and shapes. Fraudsters are becoming smarter by the day and they have access to more and more resources. An overview.
by Benoît Cœuré
I would like to make some comments on a topic which has been steadily going up the central clearing agenda, namely the need to increase the loss-absorbing capacity of central counterparties (CCPs) beyond their current levels. Because of their growing systemic importance, CCPs need to be exceptionally robust, and that means being able to cope with even extreme losses. And to achieve this, it may well be necessary to increase their existing loss-absorbing capacity. Continue reading…
by Jos Feyaert
The battle against Tax erosion and the black economy can be fought by repression and heavy administrative control mechanisms and technologies as the white registers in restaurants and pubs. In Belgian we know what efforts have to be brought before it can be implemented. But why we don’t fight (at least partially) against it by using modern digital gamification technics, based on encouraging users (the crowd of clients) for asking for getting official invoices and bills from their suppliers. To be sure that the documents are not only issued, but also be registered and declared to the tax-authorities, one could organize a national lottery based upon the registered invoices.