MiFID II’s ban on broker-subsidized free research will leave sell-side firms with a multitude of challenges—not least how to price research so as not to lose customers who might direct trading elsewhere, without appearing to incentivize clients to trade…
The countdown to Jan. 3, 2018, when MiFID II will take effect, is starting to sound like the ominous ticking of a time bomb. Many details of the regulation have been available for some time, yet as the clock ticks down, questions still remain over…
Swiss banking giant focuses on intelligent machines for advisory over distributed-ledger projects
According to Opimas, the regtech space only pulls in 5 percent of the total IT spend pool, but that is going to change.
FlightPlan is a resource hub for companies to identify missing requirements to meet new margin rules.
Aggelos recently traveled to Copenhagen and met with the CEO of Saxo Bank, Kim Fournais. During their meeting, Fournais explained that trading technologies might just create a new crisis across the capital markets. Aggelos disagrees, although he says…
Banks and industry associations warn of havoc if current timeline is implemented
Anthony and James talk AI and ESG, Reg SCI and the SEC, and Game of Thrones and Dragons.
Firms looking to capitalize on new cognitive technologies will have to learn how to combine AI, machine learning, RPA, NLP and various other tools to fully take advantage of this revolution.
Investment manager partners with Coinbase to allow digital currency holdings to be represented in portfolio views
UK-based N+1 Singer selects Torstone’s InfernoRC module to comply with transaction reporting requirements under MiFID II.
European exchange group Euronext has signed a deal for clearing services with LCH, scuppering a previous agreement with ICE
ESG is booming, but there's room for further development—Waters speaks to executives from banks, hedge funds, asset managers and vendors to explain how this sector is growing and how AI can speed up its development.
The CFTC has begun staffing up, after a long period of thinning leadership.
Emilia David fills in for Anthony Malakian to discuss fintech and Brexit with James Rundle, followed by a Game of Thrones recap.
Complaining about the influence of the new generation is de rigueur in some executive circles. But, James argues, senior technologists might not want to be the first ones to cast stones.
From RPA to machine learning to regtech, financial institutions are seeing great disruption coming out of the fintech space. BBH’s new fintech czar talks about how the bank is handling the change.
Traditional computers as we know them are reaching a fundamental barrier where they will not be able to solve certain problems or go any faster—enter quantum computing.
Trading network adds banks to bring total dealer members to 24.
Eurozone's financial capital seen as the big Brexit winner as tech vendors begin to follow banks in launching new Germany-based services
Vendor will provide a service that advises banks and buy-side firms seeking margin-model approval from the Fed ahead of 2018 deadline
In the world of traditional data management versus advanced analytics, some see data managers as sherpas and data science professionals as rocket scientists.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 80: All About Digital Currencies (And Some Libor, Politics & Game of Thrones)
There were major moves in the crypto space this week, which James has covered closely. They also discuss Libor's future phase-out, talk politics and analyze Game of Thrones.
In spite—or because—of the rising cost and complexity of data, cost-cutting and streamlining initiatives continue at financial institutions. Kirsten Hyde looks at how these efforts are affecting the headcount and structure of market data departments, and…