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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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Sibos 2014: Forget Bitcoin; the Blockchain's the Thing

This year's Sibos event in Boston featured a notable number of panels and speakers on the topic of cryptocurrencies. Though Bitcoin expectedly got its fair share of attention, applications of its underlying technologies may hold the greater potential....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Oct 2014

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The Anatomy of a (Sibos) Scene

Tim reflects on his first Sibos and first-of-their-kind federal charges for a high-frequency trader.

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Oct 2014

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Sibos 2014: Growing KYC Demands Have Industry Revisiting Models

Know Your Customer (KYC) screening is as far from a differentiating function as possible for banks, but bloating costs and a messy process for clients have caused a new push among the major sell sides and technology providers to build out managed service...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Oct 2014

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Stock Order Worth $617 Billion Cancelled in Japan's OTC Market

Shares in 42 companies adding up to $617 billion were canceled in Japan's over-the-counter market thanks to a trading error, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Exchanges | 01 Oct 2014

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Finra Proposes Rule to Protect Investors, Analyze Brokerages

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) has begun soliciting comments for a proposed rule that would require brokerages to periodically report information on their securities accounts and the securities accounts for which they clear.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Regulation & Standards | 30 Sep 2014

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Soc Gen Unveils Buy-Side Outsourcing Service

Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS), a subsidiary of Paris-based multinational banking and financial services firm Société Générale, has launched an integrated wealth and investment management outsourcing service for the UK. Aimed at mid-tier...

Buy-Side Technology | News | Business Continuity & Outsourcing | 30 Sep 2014

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Colt Launches Global FX Liquidity Service

Colt, the London-based telecoms giant, has unveiled its FX Liquidity Access service, connecting market participants to the London, New York and Tokyo FX markets. The service, which includes low-latency connectivity and proximity hosting, is designed to...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Connectivity & Networks | 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.

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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