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Rising Demand For Enterprise Data Management

As firms look for the most efficient way to get an EDM project up and running, managed services are becoming an attractive option. However, some practitioners are reluctant to adopt the model due to concerns about data security. Nicholas Hamilton reports...

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


FX Tech Moves Forward Amid Scandals

Rocked by rate-rigging scandals and questions over manipulation of benchmarks, foreign exchange as an asset class has lost its luster for some. Partly as a result of these events, though, technology innovation is still growing for this unique market....

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 03 Jun 2014


Texas-Sized Technology: Utimco CTO Uche Abalogu

Like many of its endowment brethren, $32.6 billion University of Texas Investment Management Company (Utimco), one of the more unique institutional investors in the US, has seen its data requirements and the need for seasoned in-house technical expertise...

Waters | Feature | People | 02 Jun 2014


Stress Tests, Data Aggregation Get Bigger Parts in Risk Management

Risk data aggregation efforts are pulling in more sources of data and more functions and tasks, such as stress testing. Michael Shashoua reports

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 30 May 2014


European Firms Grapple with Algo-Tagging Rules

Although the flagging and tagging of algorithms is only currently required in Germany, under the German HFT Act, it is slowly making its way into Pan-European law. Marina Daras looks at the German rule to see how the algo labeling requirement under Mifir...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 30 May 2014


SROs Deploy Advanced Tech to Keep Up with Members

Self-regulatory organizations can’t tap into company profits like banks, nor can they rely on taxpayer funding like government regulators. Still, using only membership dues, they must carry out their registration and surveillance functions of national...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 29 May 2014


Managing European Reporting

As the implementation of EMIR continues, financial firms must analyze their ability to comply with valuation and collateral reporting requirements coming into effect in August, writes Nicholas Hamilton

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 08 May 2014


Grains of Truth

Demand for granular data is being driven by global regulation and standards efforts. Michael Shashoua covers some Asia-Pacific viewpoints about the reporting demands that these rules create, and their built-in jurisdictional issues

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 08 May 2014


Credit's IT Crunch

Credit teams face tremendous operational stress on both sides of the Street, while new kinds of data governance schema and advanced analytics are popping up, helping them to cope. A quartet of buy-side and sell-side technologists give their take on where...

Waters | Feature | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 06 May 2014


FBR CIO Tim Wood Cuts Costs, Tech to Grow Profits

Arlington, Va.-based investment bank FBR found itself in freefall during and after the mortgage crisis. CIO Tim Wood’s job description changed dramatically, from builder to cost-cutter. By putting his business skills to the test, he made dramatic but...

Waters | Feature | People | 05 May 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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