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Emerging Technologies and Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

In part four of this five-part series on emerging technologies in the capital markets, based on a recent virtual roundtable, we look at the challenges facing CIOs when it comes to evaluating emerging technologies, and typically how they go about making...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Implementations | 11 Mar 2014

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Assessing the Implementation Challenges Associated with Emerging Technologies

In parts one and two of this five-part feature, we looked at the the technologies that typically fall under the "emerging technologies" moniker, and the operational benefits of deploying such technologies. In this section, we look at the complexities...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 10 Mar 2014


Work in Progress

Big data has become a familiar topic in the financial information industry, but what success have firms had in implementing technology to derive value from the increasing volumes of structured and unstructured data being generated, asks Nicholas Hamilton...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 07 Mar 2014


Timeliness is Money

Data policy recommendations by a FISD working group accept new or higher fees for real-time data but assert that data with lesser timeliness should not see fee increases. Michael Shashoua explores the ramifications of the group’s proposal

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 07 Mar 2014

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Measuring the Operational Benefits of Embracing Emerging Technologies

In part two of this five-part feature on emerging technologies, participants discuss the business and operational opportunities around embracing emerging technologies, specifically the reduced cost and speed to market offered by on-demand consumption...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Implementations | 07 Mar 2014

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Emerging Technologies and the Advantages they Offer Early Adopters

In a recent virtual roundtable on the benefits and challenges around the adoption of emerging technologies, respondents discussed how capital markets firms might evaluate such technologies with the view to creating a competitive advantage. In part one...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Implementations | 06 Mar 2014


Managing the Front Office - Back Office Data Gap

Firms’ leadership and front offices tend to harbor skepticism about back-office handling of reference data. Michael Shashoua hears from users and providers on how front- and back-office staff can have constructive dialogue and work together instead...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 05 Mar 2014


Trade Identifier Tangle

Unique trade identifiers have quickly emerged as the most complicated element of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation’s trade reporting requirements, which came into effect on February 12. Nicholas Hamilton finds out why using the new identifier...

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


KKR's Colorful Personality: CIO Ed Brandman

Ed Brandman’s friendly quirks don’t conjure the conventional image of an IT chief, especially at KKR, one of the more white-shoe firms in a space famous for them. But don’t let the CIO’s charms fool you. He effectively redefined enterprise-grade...

Waters | Feature | People | 27 Feb 2014


Take Away Spreadsheets? From My Cold, Dead Hands

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets will continue to be widely used at asset management firms for the foreseeable future. But new regulations, technological advancements, and risk management concerns are leading buy-side firms to examine ways to lessen their...

Waters | Feature | Buy-Side Operations | 24 Feb 2014

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

We have truly entered the Age of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. And as with every new era fuelled by innovation, the new challenges are screaming for...