While some jobs could be lost as a result of automation in the capital markets, Victor says they aren't likely to rival the cuts that followed the financial crisis.
The European Commission and the wider industry are turning their eyes to post-trade practices
With large numbers of firms still unprepared for many aspects of MiFID II, Max questions whether the laggards—whatever their motives—are ready for the impact of non-compliance on their business.
It's not just the bigger kids in the school yard
I am fairly certain that I lucked into editing Inside Reference Data at simultaneously the least interesting and most interesting time possible. …
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…
Blockchain is over-hyped in many instances—but perhaps not this one
The CFTC has begun staffing up, after a long period of thinning leadership.
Even with the advent of blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, automation remains the technology that has revolutionized the industry.
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.
The implications of Brexit can wait; Mifid II is a much more prescient concern for sell-side institutions, not just in Europe.
The unbundling of research will present new challenges for the industry, but on balance, it should be good.
In the world of traditional data management versus advanced analytics, some see data managers as sherpas and data science professionals as rocket scientists.
Regulators may be about to call the industry's bluff on Mifid II time pressures
Throwing more technology at technology problems is rarely the answer, but keeping central questions in mind can prompt beneficial reform
Incumbent vendors may turn the table on fintech upstarts, once regulation begins to calm down
Asset managers are facing a stark choice between technology investment or obsolescence.
As the Internet of Things grows in popularity, companies are figuring out what it's advantages are even as they fear its very real security issues.
Meet Inside Reference Data's new editor, Jamie Hyman
It seems inevitable that trading is destined for the screen, but that shouldn't remove the human element entirely
For asset managers, after making the best possible investment decisions, their next most important function is to measure their performance and attribute it to parts of their portfolios transparently and accurately, according to Victor. Transparency, it…
Could Denmark compete London as Europe's biggest fintech hub?
John considers the momentum around the Regtech movement and if it can last for some of the smaller firms in the space.
Technology is creeping into buy-side compliance processes, but to what degree?