Opinion

Whisper It Quietly, but Regulation May Have Benefits

"There is also a general feeling among the people I spoke to that the successful firms will be the ones that grasp this opportunity with both hands, rather than sitting back and waiting for it to happen to them."

Looking to the Future of Settlement

"It took 20 years to get consensus to move to T+2, but just three years from the inception of the technical working group to implementation."

The (Mifid) Game is Afoot

Buy-side firms in the US should begin preparations for European regulation as a matter of urgency.

The Post-Trade Reshuffle

The European Commission and the wider industry are turning their eyes to post-trade practices

August 2017: By Accident or Design

With large numbers of firms still unprepared for many aspects of MiFID II, Max questions whether the laggards—whatever their motives—are ready for the impact of non-compliance on their business.

Getting Ready for the Next Tech Bubble

Aggelos recently traveled to Copenhagen and met with the CEO of Saxo Bank, Kim Fournais. During their meeting, Fournais explained that trading technologies might just create a new crisis across the capital markets. Aggelos disagrees, although he says…

An Ode to Automation

Even with the advent of blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, automation remains the technology that has revolutionized the industry.

Gen X Is No Different from the Baby Boomers

Complaining about the influence of the new generation is de rigueur in some executive circles. But, James argues, senior technologists might not want to be the first ones to cast stones.

July 2017: The Human Factor

In the world of traditional data management versus advanced analytics, some see data managers as sherpas and data science professionals as rocket scientists.

The Far Pavilions

Throwing more technology at technology problems is rarely the answer, but keeping central questions in mind can prompt beneficial reform