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Wind of Change Disperses Cloud Data Doubts

Banks are warming to the benefits of cloud computing for market and enterprise data storage and resource-intensive calculation and testing requirements. But, as Joanne Faulkner discovers, there are still challenges that must be overcome before cloud can…

Commodity Firms Tighten Up on Spoofing

With increased high-frequency trading in commodities markets likely to increase instances of “spoofing,” the CFTC has said it will be monitoring markets more avidly for instances of spoofing and other forms of market manipulation. Selwyn Parker reports…

Banks Scramble to Protect Against GDPR Data Breach Fines

Concurrent with—yet seemingly in conflict with—KYC initiatives is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will upend how banks treat customer data, and will levy steep fines against those who fail to comply or suffer data breaches. Alina…

An Engineer of Change: State Street CDO James Hardy

Transforming a firm’s data management and governance is a lengthy process that requires patience, resilience and passion. State Street chief data officer James Hardy has found an engineer’s approach to problem solving and a consultant’s interpersonal…

Robo-Advisors Permeate Asian Markets

Robo-advisors are gradually becoming more popular in Asia, especially among retail investors. While it will take some time, these advancements—and the technologies that underpin these platforms—are likely to seep into the institutional space in years to…

Out of the Shadows: The Benefits and Burden of Shadow IT

On the surface, the concept of shadow IT seems simple: A project is started without proper authorization because those involved want to avoid having to jump through the various hoops required to get the green light to build the technology. In actuality,…

Bracing for a RegTech Boom

With an unenviable raft of new regulation imminently coming into force, market participants anticipate a flurry of adoption of compliance-related technology, which is expected to prove lucrative for RegTech providers. Joanna Wright and Max Bowie talk to…

Not Your Granddad’s Surveillance

For years, sophisticated data monitoring and analytics have been a key component of developing trading strategies. Now, as Joanne Faulkner discovers, firms are taking approaches first developed for use by traders and turning the tables, and are using…

A Culture of Trust: DTCC's Ron Jordan

In 2010, Ron Jordan left NYSE, swapping market data for reference data and the opportunity to build a proprietary data business at clearing and settlement utility the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., where Max Bowie caught up with him. Photos by Amy…

Brexit Undermines MiFID Data Foundations

Even after Britain leaves the European Union, financial firms wanting to do business within the EU will need to comply with MIFID II. But removing the UK from EU markets could still derail new European trading and transparency rules. Samuel Wilkes…

Buy Side Struggles to Integrate Analytics

Linking performance attribution and risk has clear benefits, but fragmented approaches are making it hard for firms to unify processes and underlying data. Clive Davidson outlines the key challenges, and how firms are addressing them.

The Rise of #AltData

Max Bowie explores the opportunities arising from new, alternative datasets, and the challenges of managing them.

The Next Big Lift?

Tim Bourgaize Murray explores opportunities for brokers to take on more of buy-side firms' data management burden.

The Backup Plan

Wei-Shen Wong investigates business continuity procedures in a region especially prone to natural disasters.

CAT Constructor: Why Thesys Won, Finra Lost and What Comes Next

On January 17, the self-regulatory organizations announced that Thesys Technologies had won the right to build the Consolidated Audit Trail, putting it in charge of what will be one of the biggest financial technology projects in the history of the…