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Efforts to get comprehensive views of reference data, driven by risk management needs and mandates, are taking different shapes. Michael classifies these into the straightforward and the more subtle.
Open debate has been stifled in recent years due to the prevalence of off-the-record conversations, even at conferences. Anthony says this hurts everyone, as accountability and dissemination of ideas are necessary for a thriving industry.
The data jungle of modern trading may be confusing, says James, but the UK’s Financial Services Authority is certainly going out with a bang after slamming a complex market manipulation scheme, mirroring wider efforts among national cops to become tech...
Recent moves by regulators to detect market abuse—including the SEC enlisting an HFT prop trading firm to build a monitoring system—are commendable. Victor argues they should go further and bring in people who have run afoul of regulations at some...
With professional-grade services being targeted at investors and those that serve them, Max says the brand names of companies pitching sophisticated technology and data solutions—along with structural reform—will be more important than ever.
Shin Kusunoki, corporate senior vice president and financial and asset management systems division manager, Nomura Research Institute (NRI)
Flush with financial engineering knowledge as never before, firms are deploying quants to tackle new challenges. Tim Bourgaize Murray reports on a fresh discourse among them about technology—including communication, memory, and intuition—indicating...
Collateral optimization is a reality for a few institutions, an attainable goal for a few others, and a pipe dream for the rest. In the second part of his feature on optimization, Jake Thomases checks in on who is optimizing and who isn’t, and on what...
Starting around the mid-1980s, securities depositories and the financial services industry as a whole began to move toward a process of converting paper stock certificates to electronic formats. Reasons of market efficiency and risk reduction are cited...
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Complex, dated and unwieldy data infrastructure is not uncommon among even the most progressive companies in the world of finance. As financial regulations...
With the launch of a new legal entity identifier (LEI) looming, the financial services industry needs to get ready to ensure efficient and timely implementation...