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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


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


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


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


Esma Opens Consultation on Mifid II, Refines HFT Scope

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has opened its consultation on the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) and Regulation (Mifir), the two most important pieces of legislation issued by European authorities...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 23 May 2014


Front-Office Influence Wanes in Modern Buy-Side Firms

A hard-and-fast rule in buy-side firms used to be that the trader’s word was God, at least for middle- and back-office teams who often had to scramble to implement their requests at short notice. Given the increased focus on cost savings and efficiency,...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 23 May 2014


Delegated Reporting not a Silver Bullet for the Buy Side

While delegated reporting for derivative transactions can ease some of the strain on buy-side firms, the onus is still firmly on them to ensure the accuracy of what’s being reported on their behalf, and this can be difficult to determine, senior executives...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 22 May 2014


IMA Publishes IBOR Standards, but Every IBOR is Unique

Just as the UK's Investment Management Association (IMA) releases the first circular on the requirements and definition of the Investment Book of Record (IBOR), panelists at the Buy-Side Technology European Summit in London on Tuesday reflected on what...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Performance and Attribution | 22 May 2014

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