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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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Open Platform: Weathering the Perfect Storm of Cost, Complexity and Regulation

As the importance of data rises, so does the attention paid by regulators to how it is managed, increasing the data management burden on buy-side firms and prompting them to consider new models, such as managed services, says Steve Cheng, global head...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 20 Jun 2014


Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying ... IBOR

The investment book of record (IBOR) made its way back into discussion this week both in conversations at Sifma's technology conference, and in Waters' pages. The result, Tim says, was equal parts colorful and enlightening.

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 20 Jun 2014


Macquarie Adopts FISD Data Certification

Australian bank Macquarie has begun implementing industry association FISD's Financial Information Associate (FIA) professional certification program for its market data staff, in response to requests from the bank's data team for a training and certification...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Consumers | 20 Jun 2014


Exchanges, FINRA Inch Closer to CAT Plan

US self-regulatory organizations including the US exchanges and regulator FINRA are preparing to narrow down the list of candidates for the role of processor of the US consolidated audit trail (CAT), which will capture all trades, quotes, cancellations...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Jun 2014


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

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