HTF Group White Papers

Below you can find our past white papers from a range of topics. For more recent white papers please visit our home page.

Back to the Future White Paper
March 2022

This paper looks at institutions’ attitudes towards going back to physical/in-person events, meetings and working in general.

Areas covered include:

  • Type of Events
  • Event Attendance
  • Subject Areas
  • One on One Meetings

Hybrid and Multi Cloud White Paper
August 2021

This survey looks at what banks are doing in 2 key areas – multicloud and hybrid cloud.

Areas covered include:

  • Drivers and challengers for adopting cloud
  • Migration Status
  • Platforms used
  • Importance of multicloud and priority of platforms
  • Use of IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and SaaS
  • Risk and issues with cloud migration
  • And many more…

Sponsored by GFT.

Prime Brokerage White Paper
August 2021

This summary is based on a survey looking at current trends and priorities for Prime Brokers in the Margin, Collateral and Data areas.

Areas covered include:

  • Optimising the view of Risk
  • Legacy to Digital migration
  • Client Portals
  • As-a-service models
  • Compliance with new regulations
  • Frequency of client margin review
  • Internal vs external system usage

Sponsored by TS Imagine.

FI of the Future White Paper
January 2021

This survey was conducted to examine the impact of Covid-19 on financial institutions and how they are preparing for the future.

Areas examined and analysed include:

  • Lockdown constraints
  • Business continuity
  • Digital transformation
  • Remote working
  • HQ and branch strategy
  • Real estate strategy
  • Cyber security
  • Regulatory impact
  • Preparation for the future

Sponsored by Citrix.

Cloud Based Risk Limits White Paper
January 2021

Areas covered include:

  • Data Governance and Infrastructure
  • Usage of Peer Analysis Techniques
  • Artificial Intelligence Application
  • Workflow controlled notifications
  • Regulation traceability
  • ESG/Climate Change limits
  • Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Advantages
  • Cloud Migration

Sponsored by Razor Risk.

Operational Resilience White Paper
October 2020

This survey examines the approach that Financial Institutions are taking with regards to Operational Resilience.

Some of the key areas that were examined and analysed include:

  • Important business services and impact tolerances
  • Third-party supplier management
  • Linkage between risk and crisis management
  • Technology stability
  • Operational resilience framework
  • Management information and metrics
  • Overall strategy
  • Self-assessment and lessons learned

Sponsored by Tori Global.

High Performance Computing White Paper
November 2019

This survey was conducted to examine the current usage and future trends in how High-Performance Computing (HPC) is being used within financial services organisations. 

Areas covered include:

  • Areas using HPC
  • Business Processes HPC is used for
  • Monte Carlo Simulation vs Closed Form
  • Operating Systems Grid Management
  • Operating Systems being used to run HPC
  • Languages being used to build Grid Applications
  • Big Data Analytics usage strategy
  • HPC challenges
  • HPC and Cloud
  • Regulatory and Compliance Issues

Sponsored by GFT.