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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.


Industry Issues & Initiatives News, Commentary & Analysis from Waters Technology

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Performance Measurement: The Devil’s in the Data

Performance measurement has always been one of the most crucial business processes that all buy-side firms need to manage, irrespective of their investment strategies and the complexity of their operating models. Victor Anderson recently caught up with...

Waters | Interview | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Aug 2014

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Opening Cross: Enterprise Messaging to Enterprise Management—It’s About Broadening Appeal

Pity my colleagues in London: Last Tuesday, workmen severed an ISDN cable in the street outside our office, cutting off all internet, phone, email and server access. Then on Wednesday, an explosion at an adjacent power sub-station forced a building evacuation,...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 11 Aug 2014

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James Rundle: Rise of the Machines

While it’s popular to think of artificial intelligence as the harbinger of doom for humanity, James says AI has definite, critical applications for modern financial technology.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Aug 2014

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Michael Shashoua: Protecting Valuable Data

Recognizing the increasing value of data, and with more worthwhile data being discovered or generated every day, cloud computing resources could aid in managing that data. Michael explores the parameters under which firms can do this securely and with...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Aug 2014

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Leaving Room at the Start-Up Pond’s Edge

Can financial technology start-ups benefit from the Silicon Valley ethos, or are funding and mentoring programs modeled after other technology verticals more window dressing than the real deal? Tim Bourgaize Murray reflects on the nature of help in a...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Aug 2014

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August 2014: Start Me Up

There are no prizes for anyone identifying the August issue of Waters as the “start-up” issue. That is down to coincidence as opposed to design. Marina Daras travelled to Israel recently with the view to visiting a number of the country’s technology...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Aug 2014

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Max Bowie: Colleagues, Consolidators, Where Are They Now?

As Waters bids farewell to one colleague and welcomes a new one in his place, Max wonders where the vendors have gone from the data industry’s glory days, and who will replace them.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Aug 2014

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Opening Cross: Consumer Power, Or the Power of Consumer Data?

It has always seemed ironic to me that the building at 628 Broadway in New York City, now an Urban Outfitters store, was once home to the New York Mercantile Exchange, trading the very materials used to make the clothes sold in the building’s current...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Aug 2014

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Don't Cry For HFT, Argentina

This week, Argentina was declared to be in technical default after years of legal wrangling and misfortunes, with even greater consequences possible for the debt markets overall. Those working on HFT concerns should take heed: beware of the details.

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Aug 2014

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Fits and Start(up)s: Chasing New Fintech Innovation Models

Incubators, accelerators, and mentoring programs have gained favor in recent years as start-up financial technology providers look to partner with clients—and potential strategic investors—earlier in the launch process, and global financial centers...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Jul 2014

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...

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