A Look Ahead to the Capital Markets in 2013
The Eurozone crisis is far from over, the fiscal cliff is top of the headlines and industry revenues continue to decline. Adding to their collective headache, financial organizations are dealing with flat IT budgets while striving to innovate in today’s ultra-competitive market. But there are a host of bright spots in the financial technology world. Here is a look at Wall Street & Technology’s take on the key issues that will shape the industry in 2013.
Hedge Funds Down, Not Out in Tricky US Natgas Market
David Coolidge may still be the king of
U.S. natural gas hedge fund managers but his $2 billion Velite
Capital has made less than half of last year's money while one
of his biggest rivals is headed for a loss in an unusually
tricky year for traders.
The Road to Big Data
As big data becomes inescapable in today's financial services industry, institutions can prepare by surveying the analytics landscape, targeting a specific problem to solve, studying relevant cases and expanding capabilities with the right technology solution for their environment.
French Banks Eye U.S. Expansion After Year of Cuts
France's top banks are taking
advantage of calmer markets to return to expanding in the United
States, a year after deep cuts to their investment banks saw
them lose ground to rivals in the world's biggest financial
Data Visualization's New Shine
In the hunt for alpha, Wall Street firms look for the right data visualization technologies to make sense of petabytes of structured and unstructured data while maintaining regulatory compliance.