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Azure Disruptions Show Firms Need a Plan for When Outages Occur

Microsoft Azure service interruption highlights firms need to be prepared.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 25 Nov 2014


Regulatory Complexity Presents Challenges for Tech-Bereft Legal Staff

If anyone was in doubt as to the sheer volume of regulation produced by the financial crisis, printing and stacking every consultation paper, draft standard and legislative document would exceed the height of the Eiffel Tower, according to Santander UK's...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 21 Nov 2014


Uneven Regulatory Approach Encourages Return to Silo Model

While banks have been implementing centralized, global infrastructure models for years, uncoordinated and varying regulation is forcing a return to silos and regional thinking. This also has the potential to impact the widespread roll-out of cloud services,...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Infrastructure Technologies | 21 Nov 2014


Banks May Face Kodak Moment if Digital Revolution is Ignored

Traditional banks could be facing severe challenges if they cannot adapt to the growing power of the fintech start-up community, and harness emerging technologies, senior executives from leading banks have argued.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 20 Nov 2014


Strong Mistrust of Banks Accelerates Risk-Related Spending

The fallout from the financial crisis is continuing to affect public perception of banks, while spending on risk is set to consume billions of dollars in the next few years, according to a senior UBS executive.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Risk Management | 20 Nov 2014


SunGard Turns to Videogames for Analytics Engine Boost

SunGard has developed an advanced analytics engine to enhance risk-calculation capabilities for banks, by integrating both computing and graphical processing-unit (CPU and GPU) technology into one solution.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Data Display & Analytics | 04 Nov 2014


Cawley Takes Control at BGC's SEF with Eyes on the Client

James Cawley, who recently took over as CEO of BGC's swap execution facility (SEF), believes the key to success among the SEFs going forward is efficiently meeting customers' needs.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 03 Nov 2014

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BGC Reaffirms Intent as GFI, CME Stay Silent

BGC Partners has once again reinforced its intent to purchase rival broker GFI Group, even as the firm announced a committee to review the offer.

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | alliances, mergers & acquisitions | 30 Oct 2014

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Industry Takes Proactive Approach to European Equity OTC Clearing

After the fights and recriminations over central clearing in the past few years, not to mention more recent concerns about the systemic risk value of central counterparties (CCPs), you might be forgiven for thinking that voluntary adoption of more products...

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


Poor Collaboration Leaves Banks Vulnerable to Cyber Threat

Following the latest security breach that targeted JPMorgan and several other banks this summer, US authorities have urged financial institutions to reinforce their security systems to prevent further attacks. But according to a recent whitepaper published...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Oct 2014

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