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BGC Reaffirms Intent as GFI, CME Stay Silent

BGC Partners has once again reinforced its intent to purchase rival broker GFI Group, even as the firm announced a committee to review the offer.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 30 Oct 2014

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Industry Takes Proactive Approach to European Equity OTC Clearing

After the fights and recriminations over central clearing in the past few years, not to mention more recent concerns about the systemic risk value of central counterparties (CCPs), you might be forgiven for thinking that voluntary adoption of more products...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 29 Oct 2014

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Poor Collaboration Leaves Banks Vulnerable to Cyber Threat

Following the latest security breach that targeted JPMorgan and several other banks this summer, US authorities have urged financial institutions to reinforce their security systems to prevent further attacks. But according to a recent whitepaper published...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Oct 2014

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HFT Turns Sour for North American Exchanges

As the public mood continues to turn against high-frequency trading (HFT) following the publication of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys, and a number of recent regulatory actions for market abuse, TMX Group has become the latest exchange operator to target...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchanges | 28 Oct 2014

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Survey: Asset Managers Turning to Back Office in Automation Push

Reporting solutions provider Confluence recently conducted a survey of almost 100 asset managers to get a feel for their pain points around regulatory reporting and moving away from spreadsheets.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 27 Oct 2014

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Pension Funds, Insurers Face Greater LEI Challenge

Insurers, funds must integrate identifier data into all systems, and apply LEIs to more than just Solvency II compliance, counsels Mark Davies, CEO of entity data provider Avox. Joanna Wright reports

Inside Reference Data | Analysis | Compliance | 24 Oct 2014

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Buy Side Turns to Managed Services to Alleviate Data Management Burden

Rimes Technologies brought together a group of buy-side firms to discuss their data management challenges and the benefits of adopting a hybrid data management strategy to alleviate certain data management concerns. The event was held under the Chatham...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Data Management | 23 Oct 2014

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Buy-Side CROs: To Each Investment Strategy, a Unique Tech Response

At last week's Buy-Side Technology North American Summit, a trio of chief risk officers (CROs) spanning boutique and institutional investment firms gave a candid take on the build-out of their risk management and reporting platforms. The scene, they said,...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Risk Management | 17 Oct 2014

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BIS-IOSCO Report Calls for Clearing Houses to Set Out Recovery Plan

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco) have published a report on recovery and resolution that set out guidance on the tools that Central Counterparty (CCP) clearinghouses can...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 16 Oct 2014

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Fair Play? The Balancing Act of Finra's Involvement in the Selection and Bidding of the CAT

The fact the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is involved in both the selecting and bidding of the Consolidated Audit Trail has caused the regulatory body to take some heat.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchange Technologies | 14 Oct 2014

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