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Former HP Intellectual Property Chief: Looking After IP Demands Creativity, Before Litigation

From the smallest startup to the largest financial institution, protecting the intellectual property (IP) that drives technology has become a more complicated—but...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 Jul 2014


IEX Mulls Public Exchange Options

IEX, the start-up trading venue founded by former RBC trader, Brad Katsuyama, wants to institutionalize fairness and curb predatory trading by eliminating the speed advantage that high-frequency trading (HFT) firms have over smaller institutional investors,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 04 Jul 2014


Volumes an Increasing Problem for Asia-Pac Exchanges

While the world is gradually transitioning to electronic trading, critical parts of market infrastructure in Asia-Pacific are being challenged in keeping up with the increase in volumes, panelists at the Asia-Pacific Trading Architecture Summit said last...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchange Technologies | 04 Jul 2014


Squeeze on Cost Changes Technology’s Role

While the pressures of cuts and budget reductions affect all areas of a firm, the technology function is experiencing a change in how it operates and the level of importance it’s given as a direct result. That was the message from panelists at the Asia-Pacific...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Operations | 04 Jul 2014


In Six Months, Ransomware Fear Has Grown

Successful cyber attacks on financial institutions have traditionally resulted in a theft of data, disruption of trading activity or websites - as in a DDOS attack - or a manipulation of internal company operations as a means of hurting the business....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jul 2014


Shoring Up Sharing Gains in Data Management

Data strategies instituted or revised to ensure accurate tracking of holdings and transactions, and improved overall data quality and data management practices, are dependent on a cultural change in management to allow more data sharing. But that cultural...

Inside Reference Data | Analysis | Data Management | 02 Jul 2014


Innovation Suffering in Back Office Tech, Says Panel

Innovation in financial service technology is dead. So said Joseph Lodato, chief compliance officer at Guggenheim Securities, at a TSAM panel discussion last week.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Business Continuity & Outsourcing | 30 Jun 2014


Tech as Glue for, Not Replacement of, Business Processes

When it comes to automating back-office business processes for the benefit of the operations team, Diana Merenda, MD of consultant Client Lifecycle Solutions, said on a panel at the TSAM conference that technology is merely the glue that holds together...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 26 Jun 2014

Cyber crime

The Who and How of Cyber Criminals

Hackers have grown up in the last decade. They've got more resources, more ways to get into your network, and more things to take once they get in.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Operations | 23 Jun 2014


For Low-Latency Trading, Even as IT Spreads Come Down, Challenges Remain

Panelists at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit discussed the challenges involved in improving latency, and balancing the benefits with the costs.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 19 Jun 2014

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