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Vendor Relationships: What Lies Beneath

Consensus among buy-side firms is that there can sometimes be a world of difference between expectations and reality when dealing with a vendor. Steve Dew-Jones canvasses opinion on the most important considerations before awarding a technology or service...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 02 Jul 2012


TCA: Comparing Apples to Apples

As transaction-cost analysis continues to evolve, both the buy and sell sides are using it not only to determine performance levels, but in all areas of the trade lifecycle. Given these developments, what are the key considerations for an effective TCA...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Jun 2012


SEFs Through the Looking Glass

While the rules trickle in for swap execution facilities, firms are investing in connectivity and platform design in anticipation of a deeper, more liquid market. As Tim Bourgaize Murray discovers, when it comes to the nascent SEF ecosystem, the future...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 02 May 2012


Scratching the Surface of Mobile Technology

Mobile technology, while still in its nascence in the capital markets, has enjoyed significant uptake over the past 18 months as growing numbers of firms have started to roll out apps designed specifically for tablets and smartphones. But as Victor Anderson...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 May 2012


The Return of Green IT

While it hasn’t gotten the attention it did during the green wave of the mid-2000s, environmentally friendly technology is in place at many of the world’s major financial institutions. Jake Thomases looks at the latest initiatives designed to save...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Mar 2012


To Catch a Thief: New Strategies, Technologies Combat Fraud

As regulators praise the advancements made by financial institutions in the prevention of fraud and money laundering, new technology is helping detect criminal behavior. Jake Thomases looks at the progress that’s been made.

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 06 Jan 2012


Liquidity Lost: What's Next for Dark Pools?

Pipeline Trading Systems, the seven-year-old dark pool operator specializing in block trades, paid $1 million to resolve SEC claims that it failed to provide the confidentiality and liquidity it advertised to customers. Will the incident have broader...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 05 Jan 2012


Rogues' Gallery: A Look at the Industry's Hall of Shame

Sitanta Ni Mathghamhna looks at the industry’s own hall of shame—a précis of some of the biggest trading frauds in history. Toshihide Iguchi, Daiwa Bank TOTAL LOSS: $1.1 billion Toshihide Iguchi, a former Japanese government bond trader at Daiwa...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Oct 2011


Rogue Trading Scandals Call Risk Controls into Question

The recent rogue trading debacle at UBS has once again thrown the issue of corporate fraud into the spotlight. How was another mid-level trader able to circumvent his firm’s risk controls in such a spectacular manner? By Sitanta Ni Mathghamhna Like...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 28 Oct 2011


CFDs Ready for the Big Time

The contract for difference (CFD) business is booming: Analysts in the 2010 UK Financial Spread Betting and Contracts for Difference Report stated they expected an additional 9,000 CFD traders to enter the market in 2011. Additionally, a study by consultancy...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Aug 2011

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.


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Taking on Tablets: BYOD On The Trading Floor

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