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FCA Expresses Concern over System Readiness for EMIR Compliance

While market participants continue to struggle with requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), some relief has come from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With that, though, is also a warning shot about having systems...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 20 May 2014

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Buy Side Has an Eye, but Not a Finger on the Pulse, say Tech Chiefs

While buy-side firms are aware of so-called disruptive technologies, the industry as a whole is not keen to press ahead with early adoption in most cases, tech chiefs at buy-side firms said at the Buy-Side Technology European Summit’s C-Level panel....

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 20 May 2014

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LGIM CIO Emphasizes Change Management Integration in BST Europe Keynote

While people, processes and technology are important for an effective means of coping with change at buy-side firms, cultural acceptance is the critical factor, said Paul Stevens, CIO at Legal & General Investment Management, during his keynote address...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Events | 20 May 2014

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Through Acquisition, Japan's Buy Side Grows its Presence Globally

According to NRI's Kazumitsu Yokokawa, asset managers in Japan are working to grow their global presence largely through acquisition. Additionally, the regulatory and economic environment in the nation is changing in a way that may prove favorable to...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 May 2014

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Extending 'Continuum of Innovation', BlackRock and Tradeweb Ally on Electronic Rates Trading

A recently announced and newly-integrated electronic trading solution will fuse Tradeweb's marketplace with Aladdin for order management, pricing, and execution of interest rate products and derivatives, serving only to deepen one the industry's longest...

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | OMS & EMS | 14 May 2014

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Dark Pools Are Growing, but Regulations Loom

According to studies conducted by consultancy Celent, dark pool trading in the US has steadily risen since 2008.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 12 May 2014

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Speed, Listing Exclusivity Promote New Volatility Index Options

Patrick Fay, director of listed derivatives at Russell Investments' index arm, says the way to a successful volatility index option is through the buy side. The rub? Not every buy-side firm understands derivatives the same way.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Indexes & Ratings | 07 May 2014

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HFT Profits Down as Concerns Grow

At the recent Tokyo Trading Architecture Summit, Neil Katkov, senior vice president of the Asia region for Celent, laid out the state of high-frequency trading (HFT) in the US and discussed what might lie ahead for Japan.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 05 May 2014

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GSO Capital Partners Turns to SS&C for Form PF Filings

GSO Capital Partners only began outsourcing its regulatory filings once Form PF came around. The performance of SS&C GlobeOp in handling that filing may prod GSO to hand over others.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 02 May 2014

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The Roadblocks to Investing in Innovation

In part three of a three-part series, members of Japan's trading community discuss the decisions they have to make about what to invest in, and what will have to wait for another day.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 29 Apr 2014

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