James Rundle

James is the news editor of Waters and the deputy editor of Buy-Side Technology, based in New York. Before his current role, he covered derivatives and market structure for, Financial News and the Wall Street Journal, and served as the deputy editor of Sell-Side Technology for a number of years in London. He can be reached by email at [email protected], by phone on +1-646-490-3974, or on Twitter at @JimRundle.

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The Bitcoin Futures Feeding Frenzy

Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.

AFTAs 2017: Best Cloud Initiative—Northern Trust

It’s easy to think that after years of discussion, cloud is old hat for financial services firms. But the process of fully moving to a cloud-based architecture requires not only a change in technology but also in the mindset of developers, as Northern…

AFTAs 2017: Best Reporting Initiative—State Street Corporation

From June 2018, the largest registered investment companies—those with net-asset values of over $1 billion—will be required to comply with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rule. Existing forms,…

AFTAs 2017: Best IT Integration Initiative—Cowen

When Cowen announced that it was acquiring Convergex in April 2017, it was looking for a swift close to the deal—in just three months, the agency broker would become a full part of its new parent, renamed and rebadged to reflect that change. For CIO Ann…

2017 AFTAs Winners' Circle: Imagine Software

After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, James Rundle sits down with Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

2017 AFTAs Winners' Circle: SmartStream Technologies

Historically, collaboration between banks hasn’t yielded much success—except, perhaps, when it comes to reference data. James Rundle talks with Peter Moss, CEO of SmartStream’s Reference Data Utility (RDU), about how the project came about, and how it’s…

What to Do About Mifid II

Europe’s regulatory big bang arrives today as an evolving set of rules rather than a finished product.

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