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All Eyes on Outsourcing

After UBS announced last month that it would outsource most of its fixed-income trading platform to Murex and Ion Trading, Marina Daras looks at how financial services firms intend to manage their IT costs by reassessing their outsourcing options.  ...

Waters | Feature | Business Continuity & Outsourcing | 21 Feb 2014


Real-Time Risk: Keeping It Real

Pitches for real-time risk solutions focus more on the sell side than the buy side. Jake Thomases set out to determine how much hedge funds and asset managers care about calculating risk in the blink of an eye. Some do, but it’s largely dependent on...

Waters | Feature | Risk Management | 18 Feb 2014


Europe Takes First Steps Toward Electronic Derivatives Trading

With provisional agreement on the Mifid II text by European political authorities, electronic execution of derivatives is set to spread over the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. In terms of equivalence, interoperability, and mutual recognition, how...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 07 Feb 2014


Kotch's Confidence: CTO Mary Kotch Balances Family with AIG's Rebuild

AIG CTO Mary Kotch sits down with Anthony Malakian to discuss her ascent up the technology ladder to her current position, and how she manages to find a work–life balance while helping the insurance giant to restore its brand post-2008. Photos by Amy...

Waters | Feature | People | 30 Jan 2014


James Rundle: There and Back Again

In January, European political authorities provisionally agreed on a package of reforms to securities markets that will have deep consequences for financial services firms. As the technical work can now get underway, James looks at the challenges ahead...

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 29 Jan 2014


Anthony Malakian: Learning Lessons

Anthony’s dad taught him a lesson from his own career: Sometimes great ideas come from unexpected places. It’s good, therefore, to always listen and be open to new ideas.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Jan 2014


Nicholas Hamilton: Surprise, Surprise

The nominations for the board of directors of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation include some surprises and clues about the form the Central Operating Unit might take, writes Nicholas Hamilton.

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 29 Jan 2014


Max Bowie: This Valentine’s Day, Why Not … Break Up?

Any recipe for success involves a combination of ingredients. But sometimes recipes taste better when a few toxic ingredients are removed. And with everyone looking to be disruptive in 2014, Max notes that you don’t make a disruption omelet without...

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 29 Jan 2014


Asset Management Shift Inspires IT Transformation Among Middle Eastern Banks

While markets along the Persian Gulf have conspicuously built up financial infrastructure in recent years to attract foreign firms and capital, local banks elsewhere in the Middle East are bolstering their technological capacity to do precisely the reverse:...

Waters | Feature | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 27 Jan 2014


Fund Managers Gear Up for AIFMD Costs, Compliance

With only six months to go until the July 22 deadline for fund managers to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Marina Daras looks at how the industry is gearing up in the homestretch.

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 23 Jan 2014

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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