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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BMO's Marson: Information Security Demands Processes As Well As Tools

While giving a presentation at this year's Toronto Trading Architecture Summit, Chad Marson, BMO's information security officer for capital markets, said that while security tools themselves are crucial, the processes, scalability, and ability to mature...

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

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UK Chancellor Promises FX Market Review, Benchmark Oversight

George Osborne MP, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, has instigated a wholesale review of how foreign-exchange (FX) markets in the UK are regulated, along with widening the scope of which benchmarks are covered by new legislation on market abuse.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 13 Jun 2014

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FCA Chief Highlights Struggle against “Dystopian” Tech Scenario

Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has said that the role of regulators in the modern world is to strike a balance between realizing the benefits of market technology, while not allowing it to run amok.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | High Frequency Trading | 11 Jun 2014

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Finra CIO Randich Says Hands On Cloud, Hands Off HFT

By his own admission, Finra CIO Steve Randich is engaged in a public relations campaign. Finra, the huge self-regulatory organization (SRO) overseeing most of the US market, isn't well-thought of in banking circles despite boasting an IT staff of 1,000....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 May 2014

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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...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 27 May 2014

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