Time is running out for buy-side firms to get their houses in order, ahead of a wholesale revamp of Europe’s trading rulebook, James says.
National and privately owned stock exchanges across Europe, the heart and mind of the bloc’s financial marketplace, are gearing up for January 3, 2018, when Mifid II finally comes into force.
Differing sides of the financial technology regulation debate each make sense, which is why choosing a side is difficult.
Victor Anderson and Adam Cottingham discuss the business case for developing and implementing technologies to support corporate actions processes.
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The influence of regulation and new technology is prompting a hard look at how post-trade processes can be improved, and perhaps even replaced entirely.
New regulations and independent rivals mean sell-side firms have a serious issue when it comes to pricing research.
There's no doubt that technology is a huge driver of the capital markets but Victor says communities and connections may be just as important, if not more so.
When Polen Capital decided to move to the cloud, it needed a new IT director to guide the implementation.
Fundamental change is coming to how research is paid for under new European rules, and the impact cannot be underestimated.
JPMorgan's Oliver Harris joins the podcast to talk about advancements in the fintech world and some of the specific projects underway at the bank.
Bryan Harkins joins to discuss how the CBOE-Bats integration is going and plans for the exchange operator going forward. Anthony and James talk about the SEC hack and Esma's potential new powers.
James talks about his trip to Chicago and some of the interesting topics that came up (including a look at disaster recovery demands). Then Anthony and James touch on ISDA's initial margin rules, with Phase 3 going live next year.
The WatersTechnology Innovation Summit 2017 is the first European event that focuses exclusively on the fintech industry from a capital markets perspective.
"There is also a general feeling among the people I spoke to that the successful firms will be the ones that grasp this opportunity with both hands, rather than sitting back and waiting for it to happen to them."
"It took 20 years to get consensus to move to T+2, but just three years from the inception of the technical working group to implementation."
Joakim Strid joins the podcast to discuss how Nasdaq is deploying machine-learning techniques for surveillance. Then Emilia David joins the podcast to discuss T+2’s launch in the US, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
Aggelos argues that the tech industry needs greater diversity and how Morgan Stanley's new innovation lab can help in that respect.
Fear of replacement at the mechanical hands of robots is holding back much-needed progress in automation.
Anthony Malakian looks at a dozen live projects in the capital markets that use machine-learning tools to improve front-, middle-, and back-office processes.
Christoph Boschan on mixing finance with law, Mifid II's flaws, and how Wiener Borse is avoiding a "massive technology trap."
Robotic process automation possesses significant potential to enhance reconciliations operations particularity when married to artificial intelligence.
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.