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Carl Aridas

Carl is certified in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a Scrum Master, and a Six Sigma Green Belt project manager with more than 25 years of experience in financial services overseeing large-scale development global, multi-currency accounting, regulatory reporting, and financial reporting software platforms. He has hands-on experience completing, reviewing, and filing Federal Reserve, FFIEC, and IRS reports, including Call Reports, Y9C reports, 2900 reports, TIC reports, and arbitrage rebate reports.

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Embedded Finance: Bolstering Brand Experiences

In the first blog in this series, Getting Started On Embedded Finance,  we defined embedded finance and took a high-level look at the goals and strategy a firm should take at the outset of its modern embedded finance journey.  In this blog, we will look at how a non-banking company can offer bank-like perks to […]

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Getting Started On Embedded Finance

Many clients have been asking about embedded finance, and as every schoolteacher knows for every person who asks a question, there are at least 10 others who have a question but are afraid to ask it. For both the questioners and those afraid to question, we at Perficient thought we would provide some background on […]

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The Few, the Proud, the Protected — Provisions in SCRA That Financial Institutions Must Be Aware Of

SCRA stands for the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The history of the SCRA can be traced back to a Civil War moratorium that protected Union soldiers and sailors from collection actions, divorce proceedings, and other legal issues during wartime. These protections resurfaced in 1918 with the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act. The Act was […]

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J.P. Morgan, Visa, and Deutsche Bank Will Use Confirm and DLT

The Scene You’re a rising middle-management executive walking into your NYC office, holding a cup of coffee purchased from a street vendor. Right upon booting up your PC, a message from your largest, most demanding client pops up, stating that they want to send wires to multiple vendors – who, of course, all use different […]

Federal Banking Regulators Seek Comments for Additional Capital for Large Banks

Seeking additional arrows in their quiver against large bank failures, on October 14, 2022, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). The ANPR is intended to solicit public input regarding whether an extra layer of loss-absorbing capacity could improve optionality in resolving a […]

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Federal Reserve Issues Supervisory Letter on Crypto Activities for Banks

Similar to what the OCC issued in December 2021, in August 2022, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) issued a Supervisory Letter outlining the steps FRB member banks should take prior to engaging in crypto-asset-related activities, such as assessing whether such activities are legally permissible and determining whether any regulatory filings are required. Additionally, the Supervisory […]

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An Interview With Two Billionaires In 2042

A metaphorical interview about the collapse of NFTs and what it possibly means for the future. Good morning.  Today, financial correspondent I.D. Futchermann will be interviewing legendary finance executive Richard Tan Yu. I.D Futchermann: Let’s start with you, Richard. How did you get started? Richard Tan Yu: Well D, after graduating as a history major […]

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Moving to One Minute TRACE Reporting: A Review of FINRA Proposed Changes to Rule 6730

Background FINRA has been collecting and disseminating fixed income transaction information through TRACE since 2002. Fixed income markets have continued to change dramatically since 2002, becoming more global while an increasing percentage of trades are made on or by electronic trading platforms. With the move to electronic trading and increased trade volume, FINRA has been […]

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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): You Never Forget Your First Time

Would you trust an electrician who lived in the dark? A plumber who didn’t have indoor running water? A digital asset subject matter expert and program manager who didn’t own a non-fungible token? Toward solving that last one, I thought it would be helpful for our readers to see step-by-step, my screen as I acquired […]

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Salesforce Launches NFT Cloud

Salesforce has launched a cloud-based service for the sale and creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The first version of NFT Cloud was released in a limited pilot in mid-June at the Salesforce Connections conference in Chicago. Later this year, anticipated to be in October, Salesforce will make the product available to the public. This product […]

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What Is Not Considered a TRACE-Eligible Security and What Should Not Be Reported

A TRACE-eligible security does not include a debt security that is issued by a foreign, sovereign government or a money market instrument. A money market instrument is, other than a U.S. Treasury Security, a debt security that at issuance has a maturity of one calendar year or less, or if an agency or government-sponsored enterprise […]

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Becoming a “Bahama Mama” Crypto-Style: A Closer Look at The Digital Asset Landscape in The Bahamas

Members of Perficient’s Digital Asset Team have advised followers in multiple online articles about the digital asset revolution and relevant regulations affecting the same in the United States.  Some of these online articles can be found here: OCC Provides Roadmap for National Banks and Savings Associations To Conduct Crypto Activities – Perficient Blogs The Pros […]

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