Thursday, March 12, 2015
Avoiding Regulators: The Big Three Areas Your Firm Should Invest its Resources in to Stay Compliant
Some IT Departments in Financial Services firms would like to pretend that compliance is not an IT issue. On the contrary, compliance is everyone’s issue and it is not going away.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Electronic trading, and the technical benefits it offers, has long been touted as the future of financial communication, providing STP, low-latency, reduced post-trade breaks and the transparency required by regulators. However, success on the trading floor is built on more than measuring speed to market in microseconds – it requires traders to leverage real human relationships for a clear and accurate picture of the market’s color.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Survey Finds Financial Firms Set to Increase 2015 Technology Spending Amid Focus on Core Competencies
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Playing basketball. Running marathons. Climbing mountains. Working out. Whatever our athletic prowess might be, for years now Nike has been telling us to ‘Just Do It’.
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Today, social media accelerates how we build our personal networks – for instance, Facebook for our friends and family networks, LinkedIn for professional networks. Good networking helps us know and do things both fast and well.
Thursday, Dec. 04, 2014
The $30 billion market data industry is rapidly evolving with many firms now providing a wide array of managed service offerings. Nowhere is managed services becoming more prevalent than in the Asia-Pacific region where accessing global markets and counterparties can be challenging given vast geographical distances and significant regulatory, cultural, economic, and linguistic differences among the various countries in the region.
Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014
Trader productivity is often the top concern for most buy-side institutions given the high costs of operating a professional trading desk. Effective collaboration and communication within a firm are key requirements for ensuring worker productivity in general and trader productivity in particular.
Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014
What a spectacular view we all had of both Manhattan and New Jersey from atop the Deutsche Bank building at 60 Wall St – we all owe Deutsche Bank a big thank you for being such a gracious host. But of course, once we got going the audience only had eyes for the dazzling presenters and the erudite panelists.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
FX trading presents tremendous opportunities as the asset class is highly liquid and the most traded globally with average daily turnover exceeding $5 trillion. A considerable amount of the high daily turnover is a result of significant high-frequency trading taking place in the deepest and most liquid parts of the FX market such as the spot FX markets for the major currency pairs.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Trading has always been based on trust – especially once money was introduced. Coins – made of specific metals and weighing a specific amount – were trusted to be of certain value. Then, less scrupulous individuals took advantage of that trust, enriching themselves by using coins made with base metals. Such shenanigans destroyed public trust and in certain instances brought about the fall of empires.