Shore Up Cyber Security Now
Knowing that a data breach can and will happen at some point, asset management firms can manage new operational and regulatory risk with a layered approach to cyber security.
Is Big Data a Problem or an Opportunity?
When it comes to data, financial services firms are, as a rule, quite circumspect. They fear cyberattacks, data theft, data loss, security breaches, data privacy, and human error.
Data Integrity: A Necessity, Not an Option
Financial institutions that have taken on the data integrity task in the past now have to spend more money on hardware, software, and people just to keep up with the demand.
The Mainframe Innovation Drag
It may be time for a consortium of firms motivated around the objective of eliminating the mainframe. What if every self-clearing firm decided to participate in building a modern, back-office system as an open-source, cloud-based project?
Big Data DIY
Now that we have passed the initial hype phase of big data, companies are searching for real business value from their investments. Consultants can play a part, but only if financial firms insist on a new partnership model.
Markets Looking Forward to Earnings
Geopolitical risks are increasing as the markets chug through the summer months, and investors are watching their risk profiles very closely.
Security Beyond the Firewall
With more and more mobile devices in use each day, the traditional corporate firewall's limits have been exposed.
Should I Hire a Data Scientist?
Before spending big bucks on data scientists, understand the depths of the big data problem. Identifying the issues can help extract maximum value from the coveted skill sets.
TradeKing Enters the Online Advisory Market
As robo-advisers target independent investors with automated tools, TradeKing teamed with Morningstar's Ibbotson Associates to deliver professionally managed portfolios with low fees.
Risk Transparency, Defined
Despite best efforts to define and commit technology to effective actualization of transparency, the notion of transparency remains vague and is often left to the best efforts of information providers.