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Content tagged with Compliance posted in March 2014
Data Standardization: No Longer a Luxury
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
AltExchange Alliance is working to create a universal, open and evolving definition for data formats.
High Frequency Trading: A Regulators' Burden
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
"The problem I see isn't necessarily HFT, it's about regulatory bodies needing to keep pace and in many cases ahead of the market place to police it effectively."
Tera Devises the First Bitcoin Swap Agreement
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Terra, the operator of a U.S.-based swap execution facility, said it's critical for bitcoin market participants to have tools to hedge their price risk against any currency.
NY Attorney General Stirs Debate on HFT Perks
Slideshows  |  3/21/2014  | 
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office turns up the heat on high-frequency traders and their "unfair" advantages. Traders are fighting back.
CFTC Releases Request for Comment for Swaps Data Overhaul
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
To boost comprehensive reporting of swap-market data, the CFTC released a request for comment for improved solutions.
Volcker Rule Appendix B: What's Next?
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
The December Volcker rule enactment addresses the complex and nebulous area of proprietary trading, but one should expect amendments in the coming months.
3 Things You Can't Put Off On World Backup Day
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
A friendly PSA to backup files and test disaster recovery plans
LEI Definitions: Closer to a Common Data Specification
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
Working with disparate datasets is hard enough. To do it without a standard set of definitions is a nightmare.
Attorney General Calls HFT Advantages "Insider Trading 2.0"
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wants to eliminate the "fundamentally unfair" advantages exclusively provided to high frequency trading firms.
Does NSA’s Tracfin Risk Lives?
Commentary  |  3/14/2014  | 
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.
New Datacenter Strategies Are Flexible And Just-In-Time
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Financial services IT shops are in the process of moving from fixed capacity datacenters to strategies that stress flexibility, responsiveness and, above all, lower costs.
What Did Deceased IT Exec Know About Madoff Ponzi Scheme?
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
A defense attorney suggested that Liz Weintraub, Madoff's deceased former head of IT, helped devise the deceptive code that enabled the Ponzi scheme, and not his clients, two ex-programmers.
Bank Of England Governor Grilled About FX Fixing Scandal
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
Governor voes to root out bank collusion and sharing of confidential deal information between dealers and customers.
Two Industry Experts Relaunch Market Structure Consulting Firm
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Christopher Nagy teamed with Dave Lauer to relaunch KOR Group, focusing on data-backed research, while lobbying for more transparency in U.S. equities market structure.
Central Bank Regulations: What You Need to Know Now
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Recent regulatory changes should improve transparency and liquidity. But there remain a lot of uncertainties.
Thomson Reuters Sets Up Subsidiary to Beef Up Governance of Financial Benchmarks
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Regulated by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority, the new subsidiary will house Thomson Reuters' portfolio of 160 global benchmarks, as it prepares for stricter global regulations.
Cyber Risk Is World’s Third Corporate-Risk Priority
Slideshows  |  3/7/2014  | 
Financial services topped the list of 26 different industries that cyber criminals most targeted.
Why Bitcoin Won’t Die
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
Despite the headlines following Mt. Gox, Bitcoin is stronger and more resilient than it appears.
Embracing Digital: JPMorgan Chase Rethinks Delivery
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
A new approach to branches, a dynamic competitive environment and the implications of $2 billion in compliance-related investment were among the topics covered by CEO Jamie Dimon and his management team at the bank’s recent Investor Day.

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