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Industry Issues & Initiatives

Industry Issues & Initiatives

Waters Technology’s extensive coverage of Industry Issues & Initiatives features expert analysis, news, opinion, interviews & special reports on the business issues facing professionals across the financial market IT, trading technology and data landscape.

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Parsing Fintech's Whimsical Name Game

Tim muses on a subject—company names—that has confounded him for most of his time covering financial technology. Does a strange moniker make a difference?

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Jul 2014


Abacus Rolls Out File Transfer Solution for Buy-Side Firms

Abacus Group has launched a new service designed to help hedge funds and private equity firms to automate routine file transfers.

Buy-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 Jul 2014


Former HP Intellectual Property Chief: Looking After IP Demands Creativity, Before Litigation

From the smallest startup to the largest financial institution, protecting the intellectual property (IP) that drives technology has become a more complicated—but also, potentially more profitable—process.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 Jul 2014


Open Platform: The ‘Hidden Tax’ of Index Data

As index use has grown, so have the ways in which entrenched index providers are extracting revenues from licensing their indexes and underlying data. But with cost still a key concern, with the popularity of exchange-traded funds growing, and with incumbents...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Jul 2014


Opening Cross: Declare Your Independence from Traditional Data Uses

While the majority of Inside Market Data’s coverage has traditionally centered around the use of data to directly support trading activities—such as the transmission of prices via datafeeds or terminal displays to traders and trading applications—and...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 07 Jul 2014


IEX Mulls Public Exchange Options

IEX, the start-up trading venue founded by former RBC trader, Brad Katsuyama, wants to institutionalize fairness and curb predatory trading by eliminating the speed advantage that high-frequency trading (HFT) firms have over smaller institutional investors,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Jul 2014


Barclays Africa Goes Live on EquiLend

Johannesburg-based Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa, has become South Africa’s first domestic bank to execute a securities finance trade on the EquiLend trading platform. The move marks a progression toward the automation of Absa’s trading...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Jul 2014


In Six Months, Ransomware Fear Has Grown

Successful cyber attacks on financial institutions have traditionally resulted in a theft of data, disruption of trading activity or websites - as in a DDOS attack - or a manipulation of internal company operations as a means of hurting the business....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jul 2014


Fatca Goes Live—Massive Mess, or Much Ado About Nothing?

This week's deadline for compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca as it's better known, came and went with a relative whimper—if also with a little purple prose. What to make of it, Tim wonders?

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jul 2014


Ingage Signs Four Asset Managers

Ingage, a new IT platform that aims to connect companies and investors directly to ease corporate access restrictions, has announced that Newton Investment Management, Majedie Asset Management, Pelham Capital and Union Bancaire Privee have joined the...

Buy-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Jun 2014

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