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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Anthony Malakian: An Offer Technologists Can’t Refuse

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.

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


Finra CIO Randich Says Hands On Cloud, Hands Off HFT

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....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 May 2014


Rimes Survey: Inconsistent Buy-Side Index, Benchmark Management

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...

Inside Market Data | News | Data Administration | 27 May 2014

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