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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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Shellshock Jolts Industry, Could be Worse than Heartbleed

A newly discovered vulnerability for Linux, Mac OS X and Unix-based systems highlights the challenges firms face when defending against hackers and data loss.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Sep 2014

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Shellshock Jolts Industry, Could be Worse than Heartbleed

A newly discovered vulnerability for Linux, Mac OS X and Unix-based systems highlights the challenges firms face when defending against hackers and data loss.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Sep 2014

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Sibos 2014 Keynote: Tech, Services Merge While New Barriers and Competitors Rise

This year's Sibos event, hosted in Boston, kicked off with Chris Perretta and Peter Cowhey articulating the case for a change in mindset.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Sep 2014

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Sibos 2014 Keynote: Tech, Services Merge While New Barriers and Competitors Rise

This year's Sibos event, hosted in Boston, kicked off with Chris Perretta and Peter Cowhey articulating the case for a change in mindset.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Sep 2014

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Tri-party Agents Ready Ahead of Eurosystem Collateral Management Deadline

The European Central Bank’s (ECB's) initiative to reduce collateral fragmentation and operational risk across Europe has taken another step forward today as firms are now allowed to use tri-party collateral services for cross-border pledges to national...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 29 Sep 2014

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Opening Cross: In Data, as in Baseball, a Great Captain Unites His Team

Whether you’re a Yankee or Red Sox supporter, you have to take your hat off to Yankees captain Derek Jeter: in his last game at Yankee Stadium, he not only made a respectful exit in front of a sold-out crowd of home fans, but also saved the day with...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Sep 2014

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James Rundle: Off the Record

The willingness of the financial services industry to publicly discuss topics that were once taboo is encouraging, James says, but more needs to be done to guard against severe risks.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Sep 2014

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Tim Bourgaize Murray: Where You’re Going; Where You’ve Come From

After a summer’s worth of speaking with boutique fund executives, Tim reflects on what must be the most diverse financial services market segment, having learned that small doesn’t always mean simple.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Sep 2014

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Michael Shashoua: Simplicity and Security

As efforts to simplify and coordinate golden copy data continue, and data security directives take effect, the interdependence of data operations and data governance becomes clear. Michael looks at how changes to one aspect of data management may affect...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Sep 2014

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Max Bowie: Wherefore Art Thou, Transparency?

In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators and market participants have focused on making illiquid assets and imperfect market structures more transparent. But the market for data to support that transparency is somewhat less transparent. So if data...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Sep 2014

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