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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.
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,...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Anthony says the business should drive new systems and software implementations. Technologists need to have an ear in the room and serve as advisors, but they shouldn’t be steering the decision-making process.
By his own admission, Finra CIO Steve Randich is engaged in a public relations campaign. Finra, the huge self-regulatory organization (SRO) overseeing most of the US market, isn't well-thought of in banking circles despite boasting an IT staff of 1,000....
Competing priorities between data end-users and those in central management functions such as IT and operations are leading to inconsistent approaches to index and benchmark data management within buy-side firms, making it harder to improve data management...
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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....