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In First Foreign Foray, Eris Licenses Swap Futures IP for Canadian Rates

Swap futures are set to head north of the border as Chicago-based swap futures venue Eris Exchange has agreed to license Eris Methodology, its proprietary...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchange Technologies | 10 Sep 2014


With Swap Volumes Slacking, Tech to Serve as SEFs' Differentiator

As the new world of SEF clearing starts to shape, TrueEX's Sunil Hirani says that smaller venues will have differentiate themselves against the larger players by being better at second-order functions.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 26 Aug 2014


EMIR Coming Into Focus with Quieter Second Deadline

With the passing of the second deadline occurring with relative ease, firms are slowly getting a better grasp of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, but there is still plenty of room for improvement in terms of participation, particularly among...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 22 Aug 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


Sinisgalli Not Rebuilding at Eze

On two previous occasions, Pete Sinisgalli has been brought in by a company's board to be CEO. In another instance he was brought in as a COO. All three times, the company in question was struggling or headed in a downward direction and needed a new voice....

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | People | 16 Jun 2014


Waters Panelists: OTC Derivatives Change Good, But Imperfect

There must be something about the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives marketplace that lends itself to analogies. During a Waters Breakfast Briefing on the subject, the new OTC landscape was at once likened to a python, a highway, and Stony Brook University...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 13 Jun 2014


CPPIB's Hurley Looks at Four Areas of Innovation

While giving the keynote address at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit, Jeff Hurley, who is head of technology at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), discussed the main areas of innovation in this regulatory environment.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jun 2014

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