James Rundle: That Golden Touch

The data jungle of modern trading may be confusing, says James, but the UK’s Financial Services Authority is certainly going out with a bang after slamming a complex market manipulation scheme, mirroring wider efforts among national cops to become tech…

March 2013: It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief

Recent moves by regulators to detect market abuse—including the SEC enlisting an HFT prop trading firm to build a monitoring system—are commendable. Victor argues they should go further and bring in people who have run afoul of regulations at some point…

RBS Fined $612 Million for Libor Manipulation

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been fined $612 by US and UK regulators over its role in the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), becoming the latest bank to be indicted in the ongoing scandal.

Spreadsheets: How to Excel

Reducing the industry’s reliance on spreadsheets is a common aim, but such an undertaking is fraught with obstacles. In the meantime, Faye Kilburn asks what firms should be doing to reduce “spreadsheet risk”

No Single View of Single Client Views

As part of the ongoing reform of compensation schemes, stipulated by political leaders of the G20 nations, deposit-takers will soon be required to demonstrate their ability to generate a single client view file at short notice of a request being received…

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