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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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Opening Cross: Forget ‘Keep it Simple, Stupid.’ Think KIDD—’Keep it Diversified, Dummy"

The market data business is increasingly governed by the need to diversify to respond to market and investment trends. Trading firms seeking exposure to new opportunities diversify the datasets they consume in search of the one that will give them an...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Jun 2014

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Max Bowie: Data Wizards Must Be Ready For an Unexpected Journey

The level of innovation among providers of data tools and services is often measured by the new products they create. But Max says innovation also takes place at the end-user level as firms find increasingly creative ways put those products to new and...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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Michael Shashoua: Critical Mass

Even as data quality and governance work becomes more demonstrably valuable for firms, the time that has passed since the 2008 events that spurred rules changes could be eroding its momentum. Michael hears professionals’ reasons for staying the course....

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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Tim Bourgaize Murray: In Search of Spanish Treasure

Bad banks have gained preference in recent years both as a way to unwind toxic assets and as entities for buy-side firms to invest in. With each opportunity, the industry has sorted and implemented these mechanisms faster and faster—often with outsourced...

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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James Rundle: How the West Was Won

In most asset classes, electronic trading is beginning to win the day for regulators. James looks at how e-trading encourages oversight, as well as innovation.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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Fixed Income's Dead? Long Live Its Technology

SEC Commissioner Mary Jo White hinted last Friday that fixed income might be the next technology rabbit hole the Commission jumps down. That seems like good news for the buy side—but is it?

Buy-Side Technology | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 27 Jun 2014

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In Spain, Technology Charts 'Bad Bank' Path

The European ‘bad bank’ model has become one of global finance’s more ubiquitous contrivances, addressing a scourge of toxic assets that more and more markets find themselves coping with. Tim Bourgaize Murray examines the Spanish real estate market—and...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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JSE Begins FISD Certification Rollout to Data Staff

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange had its first market data staff take industry association FISD's Financial Information Associate (FIA) professional certification this month, and plans to make the program a prerequisite for its senior and client-facing...

Inside Market Data | News | Exchange Data | 26 Jun 2014

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Swap Futures Special Report

May 2014 ─ sponsored exclusively by Equinix.

Waters | Special | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 26 Jun 2014

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Data Management Special Report

June 2014 ─ sponsored by Eagle Investment Systems, ClusterSeven, and Xenomorph.

Waters | Special | Data Management | 26 Jun 2014

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

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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