Don’t Leave Home Without ... Bank Status?
The Federal Reserve's ill-conceived decision to provide bank's with anonymity makes the entire process less transparent and only further contributes to the industry's poor reputation and lack of investor confidence.
The Overlooked Challenge of Data Security in an M&A
M&As in the financial industry have come fast and furious over the last couple months, each one raising multiple challenges for the companies involved. A vital, but easily overlooked one, is data security. When companies are in the midst of an M&A, how do they protect their customers' confidential data?
The Future of Futures Execution
In the short-term, the overall de-leveraging of the global economy will cut back the use of all derivatives products by investment banks and hedge funds.
Financial Firms To Meet Treasury to Talk about Troubled Assets (audio)
Today, there's a big meeting between the Treasury and financial firms to talk about TARP, the government's program to buy troubled assets. The meeting comes as a survey find that financial players are so uncertain about how TARP would work, they aren't sure they want to participate. Here's more on this story in this Marketplace segment from American Public Media.
Hard Choices Ahead for Trading Platforms
That culture of innovation is playing out with unprecedented intensity in today’s high-performance trading environments as alternative trading platforms and venues emerge to challenge the market position of traditional exchanges.