Waters Wrap: On cybersecurity, regulators and ‘victim blaming’
In the wake of the Ion hack, regulators are pushing for firms to beef up their cyber defenses. Anthony says that they'll need to mind their words and tread carefully, as cloud, machine learning and open source take off.
Waters Wrap: Numerix, Fincad and the new world of M&A
Anthony says Numerix’s acquisition of Fincad is indicative of where technology development in the capital markets is heading.
RBC eyes AI to bolster FX and rates algos
Canadian bank plans to take deep reinforcement learning tech from equities to fixed income and currencies
From ChatGPT to BloombergGPT: In capital markets, who can make the most of large language models?
Capital markets are no strangers to hype machines. Among the buzz around generative AI, Nyela wonders who will be best suited to take advantage of the technology and deliver the right use cases to Wall Street.
Are there limits to machine learning in trade surveillance?
Nick Wallis says that blending rules-based, machine learning and automation techniques can help overcome trade surveillance challenges.
Waters Wrap: Blockchain—let’s put the hammer back in the box
With the ASX Chess DLT failure and users ignoring DTCC’s DLT option for its Trade Information Warehouse, Anthony wonders what it will take for the industry to stop touting this buzzword for non-specialized needs.
S&P Global–IHS Markit post-merger: One giant leap for data analysis?
The combined entity will look to tap into AI tools provided by S&P’s Kensho outfit and AWS’ cloud to build new analytics platforms.
BloombergGPT: Terminal giant enters the LLM race
Bloomberg has developed a large language model with the aim of improving its Terminal’s ability to provide sentiment, charting and search.
OK regulator? How AI became respectable for AML controls
Dutch court case pressures supervisors to accept new tech; explainability the key challenge
The haves and the ‘have bots’: can AI give vol forecasters an edge?
Quants at Acadian, Man Group, Northern Trust and PGIM are investigating the use of machine learning and natural language processing to improve volatility forecasts.
MSCI’s multi-cloud strategy aims to provide a new window into investment data
The MSCI One platform already runs on Microsoft Azure, and MSCI is building a new investment data platform on Google Cloud to utilize the search giant's AI and NLP capabilities.
Privacy-enhancing tech and data pooling—a new way to turn the tide on financial crime
Technological innovations have given some players cause to hope that cross-institutional data sharing could become a reality in spite of concerns around data protection.
Large language models: Another AI wave has come—what could it bring?
Since the release of ChatGPT, excitement and hype have been abundant across industries for this form of generative AI. For capital markets, the wave of innovation that could result may be a few years away but it’s worth paying attention to—and being…
AI proves helpful for banks facing new cash penalties for settlement failures
According to one report, banks have been hit with penalties of up to €5 million per month under new CSDR settlement rules. As a result, banks are turning to AI to help.
Waters Wrap: For data managers, the new problems are the same as the old
While much attention has been given to cloud, AI, blockchain and other buzzwords, without a proper data foundation, those tools will not deliver the results that have been promised.
Brown Brothers Harriman unifies busy suite of AI products
It’s a new world, contend BBH’s Kevin Welch and Josh Fine. After a few years of experimentation that yielded several AI products for the bank and its clients, it was time to put the puzzle pieces together to serve a different way of working post-Covid.
BNY Mellon deploys new AI, cloud tools
The custodian bank has reduced payment processing times by as much as 80%, according to officials.
Waters Wrap: ChatGPT and the next wave of AI evolution
As the December holiday break loomed, a new tool released by OpenAI had engineers, analysts, programmers and even writers like Anthony wondering what the future of their professions might hold.
Here’s what ML and NLP powered in capital markets in 2022
As machine learning and natural language processing continue to spread across the industry, WatersTechnology highlights stories from 2022 that feature new use cases.
Post-trade still struggling from underinvestment, but purse strings are opening
Bloomberg, Broadridge, BNP Paribas, and a handful of startups are working to address manual processes in the back office.
Can algos collude? Quants are finding out
Oxford-Man Institute is among those asking: could algorithms gang up and squeeze customers?
In 2022, cloud shows true potential to displace legacy data platforms
Once wary of the cloud, financial firms, their suppliers and the marketplaces where they trade are openly embracing it. And there are more signs of big tech firms accelerating buy-in by literally buying in to clients’ migration projects.
Broken chains: how DLT code switch compounded ASX fail
Sources say that vendors will suffer the most in the fallout from ASX’s “paused” blockchain settlement project.
Bot’s job? Quants question AI’s model validation powers
But supervisors cautiously welcome next-gen model risk management