It's 'Summer Column' Time

Anthony Malakian, deputy editor, Buy-Side Technology

This is what I like to call a “Summer Column”—the term I use to describe artfully shirking my duty to deliver the blend of brilliance and wit you’re used to reading in this column.

It's summertime and I'd gladly trade my keyboard and the hot cup of coffee next to me for the beach and an ice-cold beer. (Wouldn’t you?)

But I have a job to do—at least that's what my boss tells me—and that job is to deliver important and engaging prose that will entice you, the reader, to click through to the stories on our site.

I can accomplish this in one of three ways: Either I come up with a completely original column on something that hasn't yet been written about, as I did a couple weeks ago with my Patent Regulation story; I tell you a personal story that tugs at your heartstrings, as I attempted to accomplish last week with my Canada story; or I give you a recap of what happened this week.

In true “Summer Column” fashion, I’m going with Option Three.

Luckily, there is a bunch of good content on this week to peruse—whether you’re visiting the site while sipping hot coffee at your desk, or reading on your iPad under an umbrella at the beach. (I hope it’s the latter.)

First and foremost, be sure to check out the July issue of Waters. This month I profiled the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) and wrote Part II of my feature that examines why there are so few C-level female technologists on Wall Street. I'm joined by Sitanta Ni Mathghamhna, who writes about pricing those murky CLOs; Michael Shashoua, who sits down with CalPERS; and my brilliant editor Victor Anderson, who provides a case study and gives a look at the CFD market. What a machine.

And there are more than a dozen news and analysis pieces to read on BST's site. Just follow the links in your weekly news alert.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't introduce our newest reporter, James Rundle, who joined the WatersTechnology group at the end of June as European staff writer.

And with that, my Summer Column is done, the coffee cup is empty and this journalist is off to the beach.


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