Opinion

Raising the Standard(s) for Alt Data

With alternative data on every firm’s agenda, Max looks at efforts designed to make it easier to integrate new data sources into investment strategies, and why standards for alternative data represent an important step forward.

Using APIs to Increase Efficiency

FpML has been a key enabler of automation in the derivatives industry, but its value could be further enhanced by providing value-added web services with open connectivity.

Open and Shut (Anything But)

It’s a heady time for those developing data standards, but Jamie Hyman says standards leaders need to agree about what “open” means, or they risk getting bogged down in semantics.

The Gentle Touch

Financial firms often look to Asia for expansion because of the compelling size of the region’s markets. Wei-Shen details how it could prove harder than it seems.

Safe as Houses

If you want the definition of a circular argument, talk to anyone involved with clearing about resilience and recovery. But more pernicious risks remain unaddressed.

Get the Pitchforks

While no one involved in the building of the stalled Consolidated Audit Trail is free from blame, Anthony says there are reasons to believe the CAT won’t ever materialize, regardless of the plan processor.

Playing It Safe

Traders in the US, Europe and Asia behave differently. Wei-Shen Wong finds out how cultural differences can influence the popularity of certain algorithms.

SGX Marches On

The SGX is focusing on "smaller" projects, rather than big-bang investments as it seeks to renovate and integrate its technology.

Of 5G and Privacy

As 5G networks come to fruition, Anthony says that people, companies and governments will need to be aware of the privacy and security concerns raised by this new wave of technology.

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