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EMIR Coming Into Focus with Quieter Second Deadline

With the passing of the second deadline occurring with relative ease, firms are slowly getting a better grasp of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 22 Aug 2014


As Prime Brokers Lack Sufficient Sales Oversight, Clients Step Up

Ultra high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and family offices are beginning to more closely monitor the fees and servicing agreements attached to products their intermediaries are selling them. The sell side could do them one better, though, and get there...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 18 Aug 2014


MillenniumIT Preps Surveillance Algo Library

Market surveillance and compliance teams always have one perpetual challenge in modern markets: staying ahead of the curve.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Compliance | 14 Aug 2014


DTCC Announces Settlement and Collateral Initiatives

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is making an effort to publicize its primary initiatives surrounding collateral management and settlement, in an effort to help the industry lay out budgets for the coming year.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 24 Jul 2014


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 also, potentially more profitable—process.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 09 Jul 2014


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


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


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


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


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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