John Brazier is the deputy editor for Sell-Side Technology, having joined Waters in January 2015 as a European staff writer and previously served as Buy-Side Technology deputy editor. Prior to Waters, John covered the UK consumer credit and insolvency sectors. Based in London, John covers industry issues, trends and developments for buy-side technologies.
John reflects on how Mifid II has dominated the news in recent months and asks if the industry is really ready for such a sea change at a time when new regulation is now just part of doing business.
AFTAs 2017: Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor—Risk, Compliance and Reporting—Imagine Software
The hallmark of a truly innovative technology vendor is its ability to rapidly respond to changes in the market and address its clients’ demands by developing and delivering a new solution that provides exactly what is required of it. New York-based…
UnaVista, the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG’s) platform for matching, reconciliation and reporting, makes its debut at the AFTAs as winner of the most innovative third-party technology vendor (infrastructure) category, at a time when industry focus…
Front-office technology platforms might be working hard to address demands for greater holistic functionality, but when there’s a specific challenge to tackle—the digitization of the corporate and government bond market, for example—precise solutions are…
New York-based S3 Partners has enjoyed success in the annual Buy-Side Technology Awards over the past three years, taking home awards for best newcomer, best big data technology provider and best data analytics tools. It was only a matter of time,…
The prominence of the Agile development methodology has exploded within the financial technology sphere in recent years as both vendor and end-user firms have looked to release new functionality on a continual basis, with release cycles being reduced to…
Regulation may have dominated the headlines this year but advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence were also high on the agenda.
John takes a look at some of 2017's key trends, including regulation, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
As 2017 limps to the finish line in what has been an often draining year, John previews what the sell side will be concerned with going into 2018, or as it is better known, the Year of Mifid II.
SmartStream Technologies is the first winner of the best buy-side technology provider category at the BST Awards.
SimCorp Coric takes home best client reporting platform, alongside its victory in the beast implementation category.
FIS becomes the third winner of the best cyber-security platform since the award's introduction three years ago.
AIM Software displaces Thomson Reuters for best pricing/valuation service, the vendor's first victory at the BST Awards.
Lumb joins New York-based risk management technology vendor after nearly a dozen years at UBS Delta.
John reviews the biggest stories of the last week, including the Waters December features and bids farewell to WatersTechnology.
Thomson Reuters takes the award for best buy-side EMS thanks to its acquisition of the REDI platform in September last year.
RIMES Technologies has now won best data provider to the buy-side for 11 consecutive years.
Quantitative Brokers takes the best algorithmic/DMA product award, following up on its success at best TCA provider last year.
Buy-Side Technology Awards 2017: Best Buy-Side Performance Measurement and Attribution Product—FactSet
BISAM's B-One platform, now under FactSet ownership, continues to dominate the performance measurement and attribution platform category.
Eze Software reclaims the best integrated front-office platform award, having last won the accolade in 2015.
John reviews SST’s biggest stories of the last week, including Goldman Sachs, new research technologies, and the latest M&A activity.
Itiviti and Ullink are merging their operations and offerings, with managed solutions a key driver for the deal.
Brussels-based central securities depository hires Societe Generale CIO to lead technology operations.
Regulatory body for Québec financial markets appoints new lead for fintech and innovation programs.