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All Eyes on Outsourcing

After UBS announced last month that it would outsource most of its fixed-income trading platform to Murex and Ion Trading, Marina Daras looks at how financial services firms intend to manage their IT costs by reassessing their outsourcing options.  ...

Waters | Feature | Business Continuity & Outsourcing | 21 Feb 2014

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Real-Time Risk: Keeping It Real

Pitches for real-time risk solutions focus more on the sell side than the buy side. Jake Thomases set out to determine how much hedge funds and asset managers care about calculating risk in the blink of an eye. Some do, but it’s largely dependent on...

Waters | Feature | Risk Management | 18 Feb 2014

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Europe Takes First Steps Toward Electronic Derivatives Trading

With provisional agreement on the Mifid II text by European political authorities, electronic execution of derivatives is set to spread over the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. In terms of equivalence, interoperability, and mutual recognition, how...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 07 Feb 2014

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Quality Time for Counterparty Data

A recent report by an international group of market supervisors has expressed concern about firms’ ability to report on their counterparties. Why does this area of data management remain so challenging and what should firms do to a get a handle on it,...

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

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Applying Wikis To Data Management

The financial services industry has been slow to adopt the wiki technology that has changed the way people produce and share information. However, industry participants believe wikis have the potential to improve data quality in the financial industry,...

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

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Kotch's Confidence: CTO Mary Kotch Balances Family with AIG's Rebuild

AIG CTO Mary Kotch sits down with Anthony Malakian to discuss her ascent up the technology ladder to her current position, and how she manages to find a work–life balance while helping the insurance giant to restore its brand post-2008. Photos by Amy...

Waters | Feature | People | 30 Jan 2014

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Asset Management Shift Inspires IT Transformation Among Middle Eastern Banks

While markets along the Persian Gulf have conspicuously built up financial infrastructure in recent years to attract foreign firms and capital, local banks elsewhere in the Middle East are bolstering their technological capacity to do precisely the reverse:...

Waters | Feature | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 27 Jan 2014

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Fund Managers Gear Up for AIFMD Costs, Compliance

With only six months to go until the July 22 deadline for fund managers to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, Marina Daras looks at how the industry is gearing up in the homestretch.

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 23 Jan 2014

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Derivatives Trading Firms Weigh Audio Recording Approaches

Thanks to the latest Dodd–Frank provision in which derivatives transactions will be more closely monitored, many US traders will now have their conversations recorded. Jake Thomases investigates how that recording will be done and what will happen to...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 21 Jan 2014

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BofA's Bessant Embraces BYOD, Eyes Big Data's Interest vs. Impact

At a time when few institutions can countenance a wholesale technology reform program, Bank of America is storming ahead on the mobile front, in addition to undertaking a total infrastructural transformation and the goal of developing single platforms...

Waters | Feature | People | 20 Jan 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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Latest Whitepapers

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A data-centric approach to portfolio management

A fast, flexible and reliable investment decision-making process must be based on access to accurate and consistent information throughout an organization....

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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...