Profile of Becca LipmanSenior Editor
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 239
Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, market structure, and the impacts of regulations and social media on business strategy. Prior to joining WS&T Becca served as Editor-in-Chief at Kapitall Wire where she regularly reported on the stock market and trading strategies. Originally from New Jersey, she received a BA in both economics and environmental studies from New York University.
Articles by Becca Lipman
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Enterprises will better manage their cloud exposure by offering enterprise versions of consumer applications and alternative apps vetted by security.
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Investment in big data continues to increase, but it all means squat if there's no talent to program the tools, analyze the results, and create business value. Universities are responding by creating programs to train a generation of data scientists in technical and business capabilities.
The Internet of Things still seems a bit foreign to capital markets, but next year may be the start of conversations, investment, and regulations on how firms can incorporate the world of sensor data.
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Financial technology startups have boomed in recent years, and the time is ripe for some market leaders to emerge, while others will get acquired or simply disappear.
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Social media infrastructure in financial services will grow dramatically in the coming year, putting pressure on IT and compliance to shed manual processes and use scalable technology.
Understanding how users interact with the touch points with biometric information is an increasingly important part of digital security.
These are the five most common myths about BYOD, according to Vox Mobile's Andrew Bisesi.
Top marketing trends for social, mobile, advertising, and digital analytics, according to Teradata's Michael Lummus
Theodore Eichenlaub highlights trends in SEC expectations and how to approach a risk assessment of your compliance program.
Retention bonuses are expiring, leaving brokerages vulnerable to attrition. Is access to technology making it easier for brokers to go independent?
Do senior executives understand their role in data security? On the whole, unsurprisingly, no.
Citibank Brazil automated commercial customer onboarding and reduced cycle time by 70%. But how can a global organization harness the successes of its islands of solutions?
The rules for aggregating and calculating disclosures vary tremendously across global jurisdictions, getting well ahead of traditional approaches. Interest in automated solutions rises.
The newly approved Aequitas exchange wants to correct unfair advantages given to HFTs over retail investors. Competition had prompted TMX Group to plan a similarly minded relaunch of the Alpha exchange. But is the devil in the details?
The average number of cloud services used in financial services has jumped to 844. Security risks are greater than many perceived. Can IT keep up?
Wells Fargo says better social aggregation and search technology will help financial firms put their people back into the social realm.
The Metro Now platform breaks tools down into downloadable build or buy widgets for faster deployment and a more customized trading style.
Confluence reports numbers are trending up across the board when discussing the need to automate back-office processes.
Can capital markets take a tip from front-to-back-office customer execution efficiencies and apply it to the investment process?
News sentiment analysis has come a long way, but it's still difficult to incorporate trusted social media data.
The financial services industry is starting to adopt shared services, resulting in reasonable impacts to the bottom line. Genpact expects a push for reporting efficiency will come next.
Wells Fargo joins 14 other major financial institutions providing mentoring and guidance to the six chosen startups.
In-memory efficiency and tools to identify contextual relationships across systems take center stage at Teradata annual PARTNERS conference.
Advanced analytical technologies are an important part of a social media risk management strategy, an Accenture report says, but the technology must be balanced with training and procedures.
Don't have a mobile trading offering? Your excuse is invalid.
Innovations in application whitelisting solutions are helping IT teams more efficiently and flexibly automate and manage lists of approved applications.
According to a SimCorp poll, 83% of buy-side respondents place a high importance on the ability to perform intraday calculations, but only 23% are able to perform these calculations.
Fidelity Labs has a long history of investing in technologies ahead of the business case. Sean Belka has taken up the mantle.
In a survey of finance executives, 67% report that the complexity of FATCA requirements is the top hurdle to achieving compliance.
Digital advisory solutions are helping advisers with back-end efficiencies and client-facing platforms so they can focus on their core business.
Skyhigh Networks assembles a board of cryptography experts to consider a range of academically vetted cryptographic solutions that do not reduce functionality.
At TIAA-CREF, the best-built system or platform that hits all business deliverables is useless if the customers don’t love the functionality.
A survey commissioned by Omgeo shows market participants in Asia/Pacific are ill prepared for Europe's T+2 settlement deadline in October.
Banks are capturing behavioral data like swipes, typing cadence, and mouse patterns to identify fraudulent account activity.
To gradually virtualize legacy infrastructure, institutions first need a detailed view of performance across systems.
The integration is helping users access and collaborate more efficiently with a community of over 250,000 financial professionals.
Private groups are beginning to fight back against foreign sources of malware and credit fraud, but methodologies put these digital crusaders and their employers at serious legal risk.
Independent intra-day FI pricing is helping to shine light on the opaque fixed income market.
Big data has presented the greatest challenges and dissatisfaction for banks, yet it is the most likely to see upward spending in the next two years.
Canada's national securities depository, clearing, and settlement service was endorsed as a Pre-LOU ahead of the Oct. 31 trade reporting deadline.
Almost 28% of firms are willing to bear the cost of some financial losses due to cybercrime, because it's less than the cost of upgrading IT systems.
Financial firms still feel overwhelmed by BYOD risks and challenges. But these can be addressed by a good policy, and the guidelines are already out there.
Disparate “Frankenstein” systems slow down the onboarding process and impede customer service, says Pegasystems.
Some of the best-practices from the retail world’s physical supply chain, including data standards and visibility, can be leveraged for efficiency in financial services.
A Tabb Group study finds general acceptance of outdated and inefficient OMS functionality and lower priority for tech refresh.
Data is growing exponentially and IT managers are worried about budgeting for future storage. More sustainable solutions must come from the business lines.
Your IT team may not have heard of them.
Skyhigh Networks reports that financial services demonstrated some of the most risky behaviors among major industries.
Stephane Dubois shares market data advice for those looking to revolutionize financial technology.
How have technology and big data shaped the future of the independent research and agency broker partnerships?
How fast does data need to be used in order to be beneficial?
Prager & Co. is one of a growing number of financial service firms turning to customer relationship management (CRM) technology to improve customer success.
True Office is helping big banks gamify compliance training for better engagement and understanding.
In addition to supporting external customers, banks need to support their own increasingly mobile employee base.
Linedata surveys suggest the financial industry's future challenges are less focused on regulation and more on improving client relationship and developing products.
17% of surveyed New York-based organizations grew more than 50% last year. 26% predict more jobs will be added over the next year.
Deals and investments in NY fintech startup scene are important to long-term ability to stay on the cutting edge.
Quincy is adding Carteret-sourced cash treasury data and select equity and energy futures from Cermak to its low-latency microwave distribution service.
Vigilance can take security only so far. It's time to focus on resilience.
An emerging trend of risk-and-compliance officers requesting specific blocks of market data suggests new opportunity for information providers.
Context Relevant is using machine learning tools to help data scientists automate quant behavior that previously required rare experts and months to tackle.
"For the first time compliance and surveillance people are demanding access to data instead of running away in fear from it."
The acquisition expands REDI's EMS client base by more than 20%.
An objective rating assessment program helps differentiate enterprise-ready cloud services from high-risk services.
Although enterprise-wide big data strategies are elusive, there are many smaller projects providing immediate value and paving the road for larger initiatives.
Rebelling against Apple's famous "there's an app for that" mantra, enterprises are looking to combine functionalists in fewer and more secure mobile platforms. Can Compendia be a big part of the solution?
Momentum grows for AltExchange Alliance's global data standard for the alternative investment industry.
Merrill Lynch is transforming its advisory business by doing what all other brokerages have only talked about for years.
The service reduces the burden of duplicate data requests and provides efficiency in the client onboarding process.
Better enables corporations to automatically secure the 2 million+ third-party mobile apps available today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced a centralized data management solution that will allow organizations to better visualize cross-system data.
The 12-week program supports financial service technology entrepreneurs and early-stage startups.
Open Source for mission-critical enterprise needs vision and focus, says Sanjib Sahoo of tradeMONSTER
Companies need to be thoughtful of the upstream and downstream impact of using big data.
Fixed income managers are asking for multi asset analysis and reporting tools.
Don't get caught with your pants down.
In 2013 Intralinks saw a 99% increase in the total number of actionable M&A opportunities hosted on the platform. Deal volume is on track to double again in 2014.
A diverse team of designers at Nasdaq see user experience as a strategic differentiator.
Strategically located between the US and EU, data centers operations are moving to Iceland for low-cost and renewable energy benefits.
Real-time tracking of customer click streams and interactions enables banks to test marketing campaigns with increased accuracy.
Is your corporate data at risk? Before uploading sensitive information to cloud services be sure to review these terms.
Visualizations makes data accessible, but you must remember to ask, is this true?
A new concept in big data is making the rounds, and it could change the way firms approach long-term analysis.
Famed statistician and FiveThirtyEight founder says the signal to noise ratio can be addressed.
The moment Flash Boys hit the shelves Twitter became a battleground for the HFT debate. #Flashboys #HFT
The enterprise solutions program gives third party tech providers new opportunity to connect with and use Bloomberg data. Integration helps cater to customer demands and industry shifts.
Digital networks are using innovative technology to simplify private equity deal management for the middle market.
Two-thirds of CIOs believe end user satisfaction is more important than security.
33% of advisors use social media for business purposes - but what presence and behaviors are actually important to investors?
"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."
To boost comprehensive reporting of swap-market data, the CFTC released a request for comment for improved solutions.
A friendly PSA to backup files and test disaster recovery plans
Fidelity Watchapp for the Pebble Smartwatch tests the waters of wearable technology.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wants to eliminate the "fundamentally unfair" advantages exclusively provided to high frequency trading firms.
Popular methods of defense from Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks have proven comically easily to circumvent.
Cutting edge technology vendors have retargeted their products for the buy-side, a welcome change after years of stagnant technology spending.
Breaches create outliers. Identifying anomalous activity can help keep firms in compliance and out of the headlines.
A new report from Deloitte suggest financial institutions need to rethink their approach to cyber security investments.
Financial services topped the list of 26 different industries that cyber criminals most targeted.
To attract young investors, banks and brokerages need to build towards an engaging user-experience.