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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...

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Former CFTC General Counsel: US Swaps Reform a Mixed Bag of Outcomes

Terry Arbit, former deputy general counsel for legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and now partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, gave attendees at this morning's Waters Breakfast Briefing a first-hand...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 10 Jun 2014

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Boutique Options Shops Ponder Exit, Improvements as Opportunities Narrow

Citing fragmented markets, IT costs, and larger market makers' increasing dominance, a panel of proprietary traders discussed what ails options firms at this year's Options Industry conference, recently held outside Austin, Texas. Though not every panelist...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 27 May 2014

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Don't Bother Joining the Low-Latency Arms Race, Say Low-Latency Traders

Low-latency trading, which has dominated the equities conversation for years, seems to have hit an unceremonious wall. Asked if there is still an opportunity to make money in latency arbitrage, a panel at the North American Financial Information Summit...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | High Frequency Trading | 27 May 2014

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