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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.


Industry Issues & Initiatives News, Commentary & Analysis from Waters Technology

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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

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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

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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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Burton Taylor Forecasts Data Demand Drop in 2015

Growth in demand for market data and analysis is expected to contract─though not decrease─next year, despite a hitherto positive trend that saw global spend on market data and analysis rise 1.1 percent over 2012 to $25.88 billion at the end of 2013,...

Inside Market Data | News | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 11 Jun 2014

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Opening Cross: Data Can Fix Problems, Not Just Fixings

With the Libor-rigging scandal still fresh in our memories, pay gaps widening, and the current furor raging over the merits and fairness of high-frequency trading, it’s no surprise that the capital markets have something of a perception problem among...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 06 Jun 2014

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FX Tech Moves Forward Amid Scandals

Rocked by rate-rigging scandals and questions over manipulation of benchmarks, foreign exchange as an asset class has lost its luster for some. Partly as a result of these events, though, technology innovation is still growing for this unique market....

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jun 2014

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Opening Cross: Everything Comes at a Cost, Even Cloud

Any discussion of return on investment relies on the ability to measure two things: the return generated, and the amount spent to achieve it. In the world of market data, the question is, “How much money can I make as a result of buying and using dataset...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Jun 2014

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Industry Split on Impact of ESMA Data Plan

Industry participants and experts seem divided over the likely outcome of European regulator the European Securities and Markets Association’s consultation process as well as over the impact of the provisions on end-users and data providers, after ESMA...

Inside Market Data | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 May 2014

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Max Bowie: Same Cloud, Different Crowd

With still as many viewpoints on cloud computing as there are implementations, can cost benefits trump security concerns? Max asks whether recent cloud migrations by US regulators Finra and the Securities and Exchange Commission will help overcome these...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 May 2014

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