Industry Issues & Initiatives

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…

The Long and Winding Road to IBOR Nirvana

Victor Anderson speaks to SimCorp’s Stephen Butcher about the IBOR proposition facing buy-side firms, the business benefits realized on the back of such projects, and the operational and technology variables asset managers need to consider when embarking…

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,…

March 2017: Somebody’s Watching You

The raft of upcoming regulations has the industry focused on compliance. But to demonstrate compliance, you first need visibility and good data management.

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…

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…