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Could MF Global’s CIO Have Stopped Jon Corzine? Regulators are not just bringing charges against Jon Corzine for nearly driving MF Global off the cliff, they're also looking at the broken brokerage’s assistant treasurer. Both may lose their license and never trade again. What does a CIO do if they know that things are not right inside a trading firm?
Financial Firms Adopt Big Data As Defense Against Cyber Threats Predicting where the next attack may come from in financial services hinges on analyzing huge volumes of data, such as market sentiment on Twitter.
In Fight Against Hacktivists, Financial Firms Need Layers of Security Cybersecurity experts urge firms to upgrade firewalls and beware of disgruntled ex-employees.
The Perils of Social Media: Hackers Target Linkedin Profiles Finance and IT professionals prefer Linkedin as their social network of choice, but detailed profiles can invite hackers.
DataArt Offers OPERA Risk Suite For Smaller Investment Banks A partnership between DataArt and MongoDB will allow DataArt to develop and distribute a risk reporting suite designed for smaller investment banks.
10 Ways to Manage Conflicts of Interest on Your Broker-Owned Platform Buy-side clients need to understand that when they trade on a broker-sponsored platform, they are paying for these systems, whether that payment comes in the form of commissions, licenses, or widened spread. Therefore, the most important thing the buy side should do is to think like a customer.
Q&A: Market Surveillance Demands 20-20 Vision Just because regulators are gaining an IT advantage in market surveillance it doesn't mean that broker-dealers can relax. If they want to avoid fines and keep their trading license, remaining vigilant against suspicious trades and compliance infractions is still Job One.
Trading Talent Disconnect on Wall Street: Is It Really a Lack of Qualified Workers? If no one is investing in their employees or providing training, where will the next wave of talent come from?
Clearing the Haze Around Financial Services Cloud Computing Financial firms still need to overcome cloud regulatory and security concerns.
The Future of Corporate Actions Standards Setting standards on transaction processing and how to communicate the status of financial events between banks and their customers is firmly within our control, and now is the time to take action.
66% of Buy Side Traders Value Execution Consultants Increasingly traders are valuing more granular, quantitative real time and post-trade analysis of performance, according to a survey by Woodbine Associates.
Is Social Media Use Penetrating the Financial Markets? A survey from OneMarketData is studying trends in social media use on Wall Street as a new form of market data.
What’s Causing The Recent Exchange Outages? Today’s stock exchanges have the best technology ever in the history of financial markets. So why are we seeing more and more stock market outages and trading glitches?
The Dark Pools’ Choice: Go Into the Light or Down the Drain In a letter to the operators of 15 dark pools, Finra asked for more detail about who knows what happens in these unlit exchanges.
The System Testing Conundrum As recent events show, systems testing is a critical part of the development process. However, budget constraints and staff cuts threaten even the most robust testing programs.
FATCA Presents Opportunity To Create Competitive Value Rather than just build another database to meet a regulatory requirement, firms should build an architecture that harnesses the power that is available in a company's data.
Nasdaq OMX To Enhance Performance Monitoring with CorvilNet CorvilNet will monitor operational performance across trading platforms to improve transparency, reduce risk and increase regulatory compliance.