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The Bitcoin Futures Feeding Frenzy

Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.

So This Is Mifid (II), and What Have You Done?

John reflects on how Mifid II has dominated the news in recent months and asks if the industry is really ready for such a sea change at a time when new regulation is now just part of doing business.

AFTAs 2017: Best Mobile Strategy—Janus Henderson

Janus Henderson, the merged entity comprising Janus Capital and London-based Henderson Group, wins its first AFTA thanks to its Quantum Global offering, the firm’s risk management, research, and portfolio analysis tool, which has been used by the…

AFTAs 2017: Best Data Management Initiative—Deutsche Bank

Since its launch two-and-a-half years ago, 7,800 data issues have been registered; 4,900 data issues have been consolidated; 1,100 data issues have been resolved; and 1,800 issues remain open and visible, each with a descriptive business case allowing…

AFTAs 2017: Best Risk Management Initiative—TD Securities

Coming next September are the IM requirements for uncleared swaps. Neal says that without this system, “there is no way we would have been able to be flexible enough to be able to support things [that] we’re having to do for initial margin [calculations]…

AFTAs 2017: Best Trading Infrastructure Provider—Cobalt

Post-trade shared-ledger platform Cobalt wins this year’s best trading infrastructure provider at the AFTAs, knocking off previous winner, Trumid Financial. The win comes down to Cobalt’s private network that leverages distributed-ledger technology (DLT)…

AFTAs 2017: Best Cloud Initiative—Northern Trust

It’s easy to think that after years of discussion, cloud is old hat for financial services firms. But the process of fully moving to a cloud-based architecture requires not only a change in technology but also in the mindset of developers, as Northern…

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