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…
UK regulator puts scandal-hit benchmark on notice as industry examines alternative rates
Digital currencies are going through birth pains as an asset class, but some believe they can become the next commodity of choice for traders
US regulator makes strongest move yet toward overseeing finance’s Wild West
Bitcoin could diverge into two different versions of the same currency on August 1, creating further issues for institutional involvement.
Long-awaited ruling shows digital currencies are pushing for institutional-grade market structure
IBM makes headway with blockchain and encryption services; the FCA's Stephen Hanks says firms need to make decisions about their ARMs and APA providers soon.
Throwing more technology at technology problems is rarely the answer, but keeping central questions in mind can prompt beneficial reform
UK watchdog accepts “scale of the challenge” but urges firms to “crack on” with putting data reporting apparatus in place
DealVector has over 600,000 deals loaded on its platform across more than 1,000 firms and plans to grow that base with this investment.
New platform aims to simplify exchange of regulatory data and associated documents.
Distributed ledger project hopes to digitize shareholder processes for paper-based markets
IBM Z will allow for full encryption without performance disruptions to service-level agreements, IBM's Nick Sardino says.
All supervised financial institutions will be eligible to join the know-your-customer platform
Bloomberg gets FCA approval to test transaction reporting capabilities under MiFID II
Data management solutions among most popular areas for outsourcing to comply with impending rules.
Trade body says any forced move could increase risks and costs for derivatives users
US regulator will reform reporting rules in three phases, beginning this year
A dozen Columbia University students are making history by incorporating a data management module into their finance-related degrees, developed in partnership with the EDM Council. Joanne Faulkner learns more.
Asset managers are facing a stark choice between technology investment or obsolescence.
US regulator grants full approval for bitcoin options venue, which will offer institutional-grade infrastructure for digital currencies.