Opinion

The Post-Trade Reshuffle

The European Commission and the wider industry are turning their eyes to post-trade practices

August 2017: By Accident or Design

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.

Getting Ready for the Next Tech Bubble

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…

An Ode to Automation

Even with the advent of blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, automation remains the technology that has revolutionized the industry.

Gen X Is No Different from the Baby Boomers

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.

July 2017: The Human Factor

In the world of traditional data management versus advanced analytics, some see data managers as sherpas and data science professionals as rocket scientists.

The Far Pavilions

Throwing more technology at technology problems is rarely the answer, but keeping central questions in mind can prompt beneficial reform

The Wind of Change

Asset managers are facing a stark choice between technology investment or obsolescence.

July 2017: Performance Anxiety

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…

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