Nasdaq OMX Blazed Datacenter Hosting Trail 10 Years Ago
Ten years ago Nasdaq OMX moved its matching engines and corporate technology to a Verizon datacenter. The decision turned heads in the financial services world. Today, the practice of utilizing third-party datacenter services is becoming commonplace.
Fixing the Reference Data Problem
An industry/government regulated facility to collectively maintain and access reference data is the best way to lower costs, eliminate redundancies and control counterparty risk, writes Allan Grody of Financial Intergroup Holdings.
Volcker Rule Appendix B: What's Next?
The December Volcker rule enactment addresses the complex and nebulous area of proprietary trading, but one should expect amendments in the coming months.
Banks Are Boring on Social Media
A report from Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group polled consumers on their experience with financial institutions on social media.
Market Correction Is Short Lived
The market correction in January was answered by a 4.0 percent gain by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in February. Will the markets see a traditional correction anytime soon?
Does NSA’s Tracfin Risk Lives?
Financing is the Achilles heel of terrorist organizations, yet the NSA's Tracfin database doesn’t appear to be doing a very good job of it, argues Jonas Olsson, CEO of Graz.
What Is The Cloud, Anyway?
Since financial services firms have a high exposure to cloud-based services and applications, it's helpful to know what the cloud is and how it operates. This infographic helps with the basics of the cloud.
The Broken-Leadership Paradox
Is every hire a special little snowflake? That uniqueness affects the social dynamics of high-performing leadership teams.
Why Bitcoin Won’t Die
Despite the headlines following Mt. Gox, Bitcoin is stronger and more resilient than it appears.