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BIS-IOSCO Report Calls for Clearing Houses to Set Out Recovery Plan

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco) have published a report on recovery and...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 16 Oct 2014


Fair Play? The Balancing Act of Finra's Involvement in the Selection and Bidding of the CAT

The fact the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is involved in both the selecting and bidding of the Consolidated Audit Trail has caused the regulatory body to take some heat.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Exchange Technologies | 14 Oct 2014


Sibos 2014: Forget Bitcoin; the Blockchain's the Thing

This year's Sibos event in Boston featured a notable number of panels and speakers on the topic of cryptocurrencies. Though Bitcoin expectedly got its fair share of attention, applications of its underlying technologies may hold the greater potential....

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Oct 2014


Sibos 2014: Growing KYC Demands Have Industry Revisiting Models

Know Your Customer (KYC) screening is as far from a differentiating function as possible for banks, but bloating costs and a messy process for clients have caused a new push among the major sell sides and technology providers to build out managed service...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Oct 2014


Symphony CEO David Gurle Discusses Goldman Sachs/Consortium Deal, New Platform

Yesterday it was announced that a consortium of 14 financial institutions led by Goldman Sachs had acquired Palo Alto-based software vendor Perzo for $66 million. The resulting acquisition led to the new company Symphony Communication Services, whose...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Data Delivery Technologies | 02 Oct 2014

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FSB Unveils FX Benchmark Recommendations

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has released its final report into foreign-exchange (FX) benchmarks, where it lists a number of recommendations related to the calculation of the "fix" and trading conduct.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 01 Oct 2014


Shellshock Jolts Industry, Could be Worse than Heartbleed

A newly discovered vulnerability for Linux, Mac OS X and Unix-based systems highlights the challenges firms face when defending against hackers and data loss.

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


Sibos 2014 Keynote: Tech, Services Merge While New Barriers and Competitors Rise

This year's Sibos event, hosted in Boston, kicked off with Chris Perretta and Peter Cowhey articulating the case for a change in mindset.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 29 Sep 2014


Tri-party Agents Ready Ahead of Eurosystem Collateral Management Deadline

The European Central Bank’s (ECB's) initiative to reduce collateral fragmentation and operational risk across Europe has taken another step forward today as firms are now allowed to use tri-party collateral services for cross-border pledges to national...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 29 Sep 2014


SEF Establishment Forces Big Decisions for Sell-Side Firms

The launch of swap execution facilities (SEFs) was always going to mean tremendous change for the derivatives market. For the sell side it’s also prompted soul searching around how they differentiate themselves for institutional clients.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 19 Sep 2014

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