Industry Issues & Initiatives

IBM Talks CAT Database

Dan DeFrancesco chats to IBM's Ron Lefferts about his firm's role in creating and managing the database underpinning the Consolidated Audit Trail, set to come online in November this year.

Skynet Is Falling: A Rational Fear of AI

Artificial intelligence is becoming more sophisticated. And, while she understands the benefits of this evolution, Emilia confesses that every new advancement in AI also scares her.

A Scary New World for CISOs

“What happens if someone destroys the fabric of the internet, where the whole objective is not to make money but to make the world burn?"

February 2017: Brave New (Data) World

Every new innovation in the world of market and reference data brings with it a new set of challenges-from managing new datasets to ensuring uptime during storms and 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…

Future-Proofing the Investment Bank

In order to best position themselves in a future of dwindling returns, banks must invest in long-term technological advancements and work with financial technology companies.