Industry Issues & Initiatives
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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...
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.
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...
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...
The UTP Operating Committee, the industry body that oversees the operation of the US consolidated feed of quote and trade data on Tape C Nasdaq-listed stocks, will appoint a new tape processor next month, after selecting Nasdaq OMX as administrator of...
What does it take for a financial technology vendor to win a contract? Victor says that sometimes it's a simple as showing up on time and meeting deadlines.
Transparency has been a focus for regulators and market participants in the wake of the financial crisis as they try to combat the potential impact of illiquid assets and imperfect market structures. And transparency—albeit of a different sort—was...
Recent news that one of America's largest pension managers, CalPERS, is quitting hedge funds was interesting for both its publicity and contrarian stance. How, Tim asks, might technology play into such a move?
To simplify and standardize the growing number and complexity of exchange data contracts and policies, exchanges should form an independent industry group to standardize contract terms and language, and how exchanges enforce their contract terms, Rafah...
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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...
A fast, flexible and reliable investment decision-making process must be based on access to accurate and consistent information throughout an organization....