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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

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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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Investment Banking Platforms Set to Become More Social

As regulations continue to reshape the global financial marketplace, single-dealer platforms are being forced to rethink how they operate. Influenced by ever-increasing consumer use of technology and social media, and determined to put their clients in...

Waters | Feature | Trading Technologies and Strategies | 02 May 2014

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European Derivatives Reporting Continues to Cause Headaches

Since February 12, parties to derivative trades in Europe have been obliged to report transactions to designated repositories. But with an unsteady launch, complaints about tough regulatory deadlines, and varying quality in the data reported, buy-side...

Waters | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 30 Apr 2014

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Taxed By Collection

Fatca regulation tax withholding is almost here, and industry experts outlined the burden firms are preparing to bear in a recent SIX Financial Information-sponsored discussion. Michael Shashoua reports on the data considerations and methods raised

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Regulation & Standards | 10 Apr 2014

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Impactful Actions

As regulatory pressure and the complexity of derivatives increase, Nicholas Hamilton explores why and how firms should monitor the impact corporate actions have on entities with which they have relationships

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Corporate Actions | 08 Apr 2014

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Quality's Governing Principles

Data governance efforts, in early stages for many firms, require navigation of the divide between business and IT units, as well as cost, data quality and value concerns. Michael Shashoua reports on a discussion held during a March 6 webcast

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Governance | 07 Apr 2014

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Crowd Control

Crowd computing is an operating model that brings together freelance workers, subject matter experts and automation tools. For data vendors, it could be a cost effective way to expand their content and harness big data, writes Nicholas Hamilton

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 04 Apr 2014

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Simulation Tools Key as Managed Futures Funds, CTAs Optimize Execution

A potent mixture of in-house, futures commission merchant, and boutique brokerage-provided algorithms now play a part in commodity trading advisors’ and managed futures funds’ trading activities. Tim Bourgaize Murray examines why a new cadre of simulation...

Waters | Feature | Algorithmic Trading | 28 Mar 2014

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Challenge Accepté: AXA Investment Managers CIO Hervé Morel-Derocle

During one of his frequent trips to London, AXA Investment Managers CIO Hervé Morel-Derocle spoke to Marina Daras about the bold moves he made when faced with the looming obsolescence of the firm’s desktops.

Waters | Feature | People | 27 Mar 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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