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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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For Low-Latency Trading, Even as IT Spreads Come Down, Challenges Remain

Panelists at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit discussed the challenges involved in improving latency, and balancing the benefits with the costs.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Jun 2014


Opening Cross: Make the Right Entrance and You Won’t Need a Graceful Exit

The ability to make a graceful exit is a talent I don’t have: ask anyone who’s participated in a fire drill with me. Nor, it seems, does the annual SIFMA technology exhibition, which straggles doggedly on this week, despite a much smaller exhibitor...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 15 Jun 2014


Who’s Who at SIFMA Tech 2014

This year a varied range of new faces from Big Data players to communications and cloud services providers will exhibit at the annual SIFMA Technology exhibition, along with some of the more familiar names in the industry. So if you’re unsure how to...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


Brazil’s Anbima Preps Vendor Reference Price Feed

Brazilian self-regulatory authority Anbima, an industry association that governs member trading and investment firms, is preparing to create a datafeed of fixed income price data from Brazilian market participants that will target vendors and redistributors,...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


BMO's Marson: Information Security Demands Processes As Well As Tools

While giving a presentation at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit, Chad Marson, BMO's information security officer for capital markets, said that while security tools themselves are crucial, the processes, scalability, and ability to mature...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


Waters Panelists: OTC Derivatives Change Good, But Imperfect

There must be something about the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives marketplace that lends itself to analogies. During a Waters Breakfast Briefing on the subject, the new OTC landscape was at once likened to a python, a highway, and Stony Brook University...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


The CFTC's Coup(e) du Monde

At a Waters Breakfast Briefing this week, the ostensible topic was over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, but much of the focus was instead on the cross-border provision of the Commodity Exchange Act. Tim ponders whether the problem can be addressed, and...

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014

City of London

Citisoft launches Outsourcing Termination Service

Citisoft, the London-based buy-side technology and management consultancy, has launched an exit strategy and planning service to help asset managers mitigate the risks of a forced or voluntary exit from an outsourcing agreement.

Buy-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jun 2014

Broadridge Extends Multi-Asset Processing Support

Lake Success, NY-based Broadridge Financial Solutions has extended is multi-asset post-trade processing support by broadening its exchange-traded derivatives processing platform.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jun 2014


CPPIB's Hurley Looks at Four Areas of Innovation

While giving the keynote address at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit, Jeff Hurley, who is head of technology at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), discussed the main areas of innovation in this regulatory environment.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jun 2014

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