Industry Issues & Initiatives
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Abacus Group has launched a new service designed to help hedge funds and private equity firms to automate routine file transfers.
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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?
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...
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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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