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Content posted in November 2013
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Rising Interest in Vendor Certification Programs
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Organizations want to mature with their data platforms and acquire the tools to build their own solutions.
Tradeweb's SEF Enables First Electronic Compression Trade with Arcem Capital
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Macro-global investment firm executed a pool of interest-rate swaps using TW SEF's compression tool to net or terminate exposures at the clearing house.
7 Tech Talent Recruitment Tips
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
The best coders are going to start ups and the Googles of the world. What can financial services recruiters do about it?
SocGen Connects to Etrali Open Trade on New Paris Trading Floor
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The Paris deployment is a part of a series of SocGen rollouts across the globe, soon to include Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Luxembourg.
Trading & Risk: What's Your Favorite Risk Flavor?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Market participants who master the convergence of trading, risk and market data will create a competitive advantage, as a Risk-as-a-Service (RaaS) model emerges.
Virtual Aggregation Gains Momentum as Buy Side Looks to Consolidate Commission Relationships
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Buy-side firms are demanding that their sell side partners utilize a single location to aggregate their commission credits, according to Markit, which offers a single portal for commission management.
Benchmarking and Maturity Asssements Can Position Data Management Projects for Success
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Taking a little time to perform self-assessments while benchmarking against peers garners major insights and helps to improve data management, according to Sapient's Sylvia Darwell and Gavin Kaimowiitz.
Capital Markets Regulatory Labyrinths Require Different Thinking
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Developing measurable and repeatable processes for regulatory compliance is a must for financial service compliance experts.
McKay Brothers Shaves Latency Off Illinois-New Jersey Colo Route
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Releasing its roadmap for 2014, microwave telecom provider McKay Brothers plans to reduce Ill.-N.J. roundtrip latency further, triple line capacity and launch single megabit slices for private bandwidth.
Complex Trading Infrastructure Lends Itself to Costly Booking Errors
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
More than fraud, fat-fingered booking errors are resulting in big losses for traders.
MarketAxess SEF Complies with Impartial Access
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Changing its technology in response to the CFTC's guidance of Nov. 14, MarketAxess said its now providing open and impartial access to its SEF.
Tweaking Reg SCI, 5 Points of Contention
Slideshows  |  11/22/2013  | 
The SEC’s proposed Regulation SCI is intended to protect market technology from outages and technical glitches. But industry commentators contend the rule doesn’t include all market participants and underestimates the implementation costs. Here are five areas that market participants would like to change.
How Technology Can Uncork Content Bottlenecks for Asset Managers
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Asset managers are hurting relationships with clients by running inefficient and slow content creation procedures.
There's Opportunity For Innovation At Every Level
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
As traditional market opportunities evolve the need for agile technology is as much about maximizing alpha as it is about survival.
Can UX Deliver 1000% ROI?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Investing and focusing on user experience can have substantial benefits for user adoption, as well as reduced development costs overall.
Bloomberg's SEF Launches Trading in 'MAC' Swaps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
The standardized swap contracts can boost liquidity on the new OTC derivatives trading platforms and increase efficiency for the buy side constrained by line items.
Plazma Includes Fixed Income Commission Aggregation
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Plazma now includes capabilities for provider ratings and allows commission aggregation for fixed income through a solution called T*Share.
AxiomSL Meets Basel III Liquidity Requirements
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
AxiomSL, a reporting platform, meets Basel III liquidity requirements including liquidity coverage ratio.
Buckle Your Prop Trading Seat Belts – CFTC Hooks Wagon to Volcker
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Hints of stiffer interpretations of Volcker rule set off a round of teeth gnashing and budget rewriting for nearly 11,000 trading firms.
4 Practical Steps For Bank-Brokerage Integration
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Providing an integrated user bank-brokerage user experience is difficult. Here are 4 steps that can help keep an integration project focused and on task.
Electronic Bond Trading Solidifies Around Core Players, says TBMA Report.
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Seventy-seven electronic-trading platforms are competing in the fixed-income market, but a few core systems have most of the volume, says The Bond Market Association's 2003 review.
CIO Career Advice From The Future
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
How to start a revolution at work by flattening the org, taking part in hackathons, and listening to rap music.
CFTC Shakes Up the SEFs' View of Impartial Access
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Yesterday, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler told SEFs that their trading platforms could no longer be just dealer-to-dealer or dealer-to-customer, and must be open to all market participants.
Making the Cloud Safe for Financial Services
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
It is well known that financial services doesn't like the cloud, but advanced encryption methods could change the industry's attitude.
How To Effectively Integrate A Bank-Brokerage
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
With the number of active self-directed investors and traders growing, banks and brokerages need to build a better model.
3 Mistakes That Make Private Cloud Too Expensive
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Tempted by the ability to build and scale in a private network, executives must first consider the big picture and avoid these costly mistakes.
Big Data For Intelligent Trading?
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Technology has almost advanced to the point where trading strategies can use big data without negatively impacting latency.
CTA Firm Invests in Training the New Generation of Quants
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Eclipse Capital Management sponsored access to Deltix quantitative research technology for students in the Olin Business School's Masters in Finance program, as a way to train candidates it may hire in the future.
Brazil's Sole Stock Exchange Must Prepare for Competition
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
ATS Brasil is fighting the establishment to stimulate industry growth and global investment opportunities.
Top 10 Takeaways from Futures Industry Event
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
FIA Expo proved to be a valuable learning and networking experience, writes Dan Hubscher of Object Trading. He offers a rundown on the key issues discussed including regulation for market safety, kill switches and new competition for futures exchanges.
Financial Markets: Shaken Not Stirred
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
The financial markets escaped October -- the most feared month for investors -- with modest gains, but indicators are mixed for November.
Financial Services Still Plagued by DDoS Attacks
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Financial services aren't doing enough reporting of cybercrime, both internally and to their users. Is IT to C-suite communication to blame?
Exchanges Issue Response to SEC's Demands to Strengthen Critical Market Infrastructure
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Yesterday, US stock and options exchanges said they have reached agreement on several proposals to prevent breakdowns in SIPs, critical infrastructure, halts, trade breaks and kill switches.
Why Is ERM In Financial Services Stuck In A Reactive Mode?
Commentary  |  11/13/2013  | 
Five years after the financial crisis, firms still haven't created a holistic risk management approach.
Waking Shark II Shakes Firms in London
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Financial institutions in London participated in Waking Shark II, a five-and-a-half-hour cyber exercise.
Don't Risk Losing Millions To Cyberattacks
Commentary  |  11/13/2013  | 
Here's what every bank IT administrator needs to know about KVM switch device vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.
The Race is On to Create Common Reference for EMIR Compliance
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
With three months before regulation is in place, the swap community is faced with the interesting challenge of developing a common and unique trading identifier.
Direct Edge Selects Greenline for Automated Testing Solution
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Greenline's automated testing tools will enable Direct Edge to strengthen its time-to-market and quality assurance for electronic trading, the stock market operator said.
WEX Launches App For Hedging Options
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
WEX offers traders an application designed to assist in hedging options.
Sentiment Analysis by Gut Feel: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger
Commentary  |  11/12/2013  | 
The sentiment toward SEFs has gone fear, to uncertainty, to acceptance, to business opportunity.
Data Analytics Provider Kenshō Joins Nasdaq FinQloud
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Nasdaq continues to add sophisticated clients to their dedicated financial service cloud platform.
Why is Russia Selling Gold?
Commentary  |  11/11/2013  | 
The world's largest buyer of precious metals was also on the wrong side of the natural gas trade, while its economy, not well diversified, has continued to stall throughout 2013.
Odds of Receiving Fake Mail from Financial Services Same As Catching Flu
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Surprise: Financial services remains the #1 sector abused by malicious email traffickers.
SAC Capital Case Turns Up the Heat on Monitoring for Insider Trading
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
Hedge funds are beginning to analyze the behavior of traders through analytics, and open-source tools for extracting information from text and voice conversations are accessible and affordable.
User Groups Help Guide Vendor Roadmap
News  |  11/11/2013  | 
User groups are influencing vendors who rely on industry peers to guide product development.
Effective Enterprise Data Management Requires Commitment
Commentary  |  11/8/2013  | 
Building an enterprise data warehouse can encounter employee resistance to new technologies, writes Alessandro Ferrari of RIMES. He reports on lessons shared by the CTO of Fortress Investment Group.
OneMarketData Releases Cloud Adoption Survey
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
77.27% of respondents expect to increase their use of cloud in the coming year.
ICAP and Interactive Data Collaborate on OTC Data
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
A broad spectrum of ICAP's OTC data in interest rate derivatives, fixed income, foreign exchange and energy markets will be made available through Interactive Data's consolidated feed to support pre-and post-trade analysis.
Kim Hammonds will Replace Departing Deutsche Bank CIO and Global Head Tony McCarthy
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Former Boeing CIO will take over for Anthony (Tony) McCarthy as DB's global co-head of group technology & operations.
Allston Adds Trading Teams in Chicago, Opens NY Office
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Allston Holdings, parent of leading high-frequency market maker Allston Trading, launched new commodities and energy teams in Chicago, and recruited talent for its New York office as part of a growth strategy.
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