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The Critical Asset: Buy Side Embraces Data Governance, but Challenges Remain

While the concept of data governance has been around for several years, regulation is providing a fresh impetus to convert theory into practice. However,...

Waters | Feature | Data Governance | 31 Jul 2014

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Fits and Start(up)s: Chasing New Fintech Innovation Models

Incubators, accelerators, and mentoring programs have gained favor in recent years as start-up financial technology providers look to partner with clients—and potential strategic investors—earlier in the launch process, and global financial centers...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 30 Jul 2014

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Israel: Land of Start-Ups

Israel is currently one of the hottest places for high-tech companies to establish themselves, with the country featuring one of the highest numbers of start-ups per capita in the world. With such a fertile ground for developing cutting-edge technologies,...

Waters | Feature | Organization & Management | 29 Jul 2014

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Wisdom of Crowds

During an Inside Reference Data webcast on June 25, data management experts explored how crowd computing could help financial firms manage new regulatory requirements, by sharing the burden between freelance workers and automation tools, and leaving subject...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 10 Jul 2014

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Data Governance As Leverage

Industry executives are looking to move away from their traditional use of data management resources and methods. Michael Shashoua reports that EDM, centralization and shifts in firms’ cultures are all being considered

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 10 Jul 2014

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Transparency Becomes Greater Concern In Evaluated Pricing

In a June 4 webcast about transparent pricing, experts in the field explained the different types of information vendors are being asked to provide for due diligence, accounting disclosures and daily price challenges, writes Nicholas Hamilton

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Pricing & Valuations | 03 Jul 2014

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The Acquisition: Japan Exchange Group CIO Yoshinori Suzuki

Yoshinori Suzuki, CIO of Japan Exchange Group, has overseen a massive technology overhaul during his tenure at the organization—but it’s an overhaul that he never expected to be in charge of just a few years ago. By Anthony Malakian, with photos by...

Waters | Feature | People | 30 Jun 2014

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In Spain, Technology Charts 'Bad Bank' Path

The European ‘bad bank’ model has become one of global finance’s more ubiquitous contrivances, addressing a scourge of toxic assets that more and more markets find themselves coping with. Tim Bourgaize Murray examines the Spanish real estate market—and...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 27 Jun 2014

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A Collateral Opportunity?

Since the failure of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the spotlight has settled on buy-side and sell-side firms’ collateral management disciplines. Risk mitigation, protection of assets, measuring counterparty exposure, and secured funding are some...

Waters | Feature | Clearing & Settlement | 25 Jun 2014

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The Cyber Security Lost Cause

There are a number of partial defenses against cyber-attacks, including software and organizational training and preparation, and it is imperative that any business, especially financial services firms, adopt them to avoid becoming an easy target. But...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 23 Jun 2014

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Tackling Teething Troubles: Examining the Current State of the OTC Derivatives Market

The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...

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