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Unique Boutiques: Smaller Hedge Funds Demand Bespoke Tech

Boutique hedge funds are prime targets for third-party technology providers, but they have also become more complicated to win and to service, in part...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Operations | 19 Sep 2014

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T+2: Catalyst for Change

The move to a shortened settlement period from three days to two, commonly referred to as T+2, is set to shake up the European buy-side community when it comes into force on October 6. Marina Daras looks at the impact T+2 could have on transaction processing...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 17 Sep 2014

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Slow Budget Growth Prompts New Spending Strategies

Anemic technology budget growth—a large portion of which is tied up in compliance—means firms are looking to make the most of the money they do have to spend on IT. Strategies for stretching the available dollars include restructuring budgets and...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 16 Sep 2014

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EMIR-Go-Round

Last month's second deadline under the European regulation, following a February scramble, found the industry better prepared with better command of data reporting requirements, Joanna Wright reports

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 05 Sep 2014

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Managing Data Supply Chains For Golden Copy

Shoring up the components of the data supply chain is proving key to producing golden copy data. This can mean standardization and centralization, or the careful federation and linking of operations tasks, as Michael Shashoua reports

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 03 Sep 2014

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Corlito's Way: BTG Pactual COO Dayna Corlito

Thousands of miles from Copacabana Beach, BTG Pactual is doing things a once-small banking partnership from an emerging market shouldn’t be able to—managing a diverse group of admired hedge funds. Yes, the firm’s successful foray into asset management...

Waters | Feature | People | 03 Sep 2014

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Dark Pools in the Firing Line

As the New York attorney general, the SEC and Finra set their sights on dark pool trading, larger market structure issues are coming to the fore that will force institutional traders to reexamine how they seek out liquidity. By Anthony Malakian

Waters | Feature | High Frequency Trading | 01 Sep 2014

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Firms Eye Disaster Recovery Amid Increasingly Interconnected Markets

After the recent cyber-attack against the European Central Bank, the financial industry is taking another look at business continuity and resilience. As the marketplace grows in complexity and participants become increasingly interconnected, disaster...

Waters | Feature | Business Continuity & Outsourcing | 29 Aug 2014

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Ghost in the Shell: AI Expands Beyond Algos

As market movements become faster and more complex, it is impossible for humans to react quickly enough to those changes, requiring machines to step in. Now, artificial intelligence is extending its reach beyond algorithms, permeating other aspects of...

Waters | Feature | Algorithmic Trading | 28 Aug 2014

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Choosing Tools and Setting Models

Efforts to raise data quality require both coordination of data processes and resources, and clearer definition of expectations in data modeling and contracting with service providers. Michael Shashoua reports on data managers' insights about how to improve...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 06 Aug 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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