For Most Buy-Side Firms, Addition of a CDO Not on the Radar

A panel at this year’s Buy-Side Technology North American Summit looked at the role of chief data officer on the buy side.

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Jack Kline of Seer Capital spoke on a panel at this year's Buy-Side Technology North American Summit.

Chief information security officers (CISOs) did not exist on the buy side a decade ago.  The concept of having a C-level executive specifically in charge of cyber security was not fathomable to asset managers and hedge funds back then.

Fast forward to present day, and every week a new firm is adopting the role. Cyber security is a top priority of not just the technology department but everyone on the board. 

Cyber security is now a top priority of every firm in financial services, but with the i