Turning traditional assets into digitally traded data is one of the most commonly cited benefits of emerging technology, including distributed ledgers. But the reality is that the process is far more difficult than it seems.
As the industry scrambles to find the next best thing in a post-Libor world, the most viable emerging substitutions are based on actual transaction data, but still fall short.
WatersTechnology speaks with data specialists from all parts of the capital markets in an in-depth examination of deep learning's impact in finance.
He found fame as the mind behind C++, one of the most popular programming languages ever created. But today, Bjarne Stroustrup is a managing director at Morgan Stanley where he works to create more efficient and secure technology infrastructures.
Within the symbiotic relationship between technology and standards, Jamie Hyman investigates the exciting technological breakthroughs that are pushing standards toward industry-wide adoption, while the very survival of some technology—namely, blockchain…
Financial firms with a data or technology ‘vendor’ arm developed in house are finding that separation can benefit both business lines. Max Bowie speaks to companies that have spun out from other organizations about the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects…
With the UK preparing to leave the EU in March, regulators have a limited amount of time to figure out how to keep the flow of information going between each other post-Brexit—and the window is closing.
Although institutional interest in cryptocurrency trading has grown, the development of the custody space, in particular, is crucial for its next phase of evolution.
The age-old problem of achieving straight through processing remains a challenge for some buy-side firms today. But time is running out.
While economic measures might place markets in Kenya, Tanzania, Palestine and elsewhere firmly in the “emerging” bracket, their use of technology is anything but.
As cyber attacks become more frequent and costly, banks are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence to protect their networks—but so are the criminals.
Waters speaks with Credit Suisse's technology chief about her career, and how the Swiss bank is grappling with innovation in an era of emerging technologies.
Banks are looking to cash in on the alternative data boom, but an in-depth investigation of the alternative data market shows that they may be in for an uphill battle to claim territory.
Data experts testify that right now, the financial services industry is uniquely positioned for semantics breakthroughs that will revolutionize the way data is managed, leading to unprecedented payoffs.
With the alternative data industry projected to be worth over $350 million by 2020, it's time to consider whether financial services is on the brink of its own Cambridge Analytica moment or if it is simply time for an alt data ethics evaluation.
Firms are using machine learning and natural-language processing tools—no longer to grab an edge, but merely to remain competitive.
With the abundance of existing and new reporting obligations to comply with, how can regulators hope to be able to handle the volumes of data they now receive?
When it comes to artificial intelligence, first-mover advantage is clear. But for buy-side firms that do not have the resources of global giants and are finding they are increasingly unable to compete, it becomes a tough question—do you trust third-party…
While advanced voice analytics technologies have been around for years, banks have often used them as a blunt instrument, or a regulatory checkbox. Now they are increasingly seeing them as useful tools for managing conduct risk and employee protection…
Institutional investors want to enter the crypto space but the lack of infrastructure around guaranteed latency and access to real-time market data is hindering a wider entry into the field. By Emilia David
The use of biometrics and identification technologies has skyrocketed within retail banking and has become an intrinsic part of the latest technology devices. But now the financial-markets industry is latching on to the potential of these technologies,…
Ryusuke Yokoyama sits down with Wei-Shen Wong to discuss his three-decade career at the TSE and JPX, how the exchange is looking to help the industry improve its settlement cycles and how the company is experimenting with blockchain and AI technologies…
Whether through an industry initiative or a delegated acts, a consolidated tape provider will be established in Europe, and the industry could lose out if the regulators dictate the terms.
The growth of fintech hubs, and a populace comfortable with digital banking and mobile technology, could signal a new era for African market technology.