Transforming Buy Side Collaboration and Communication with Managed VPNs

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.

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FISD Technology Forum Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

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.

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Outsourcing FX Connectivity Services in a Fragmented Marketplace

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.

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Coins, Compliance and Transparency

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.
 

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Take Control – By Having a Purpose-Built Network

Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014

Naturally, you want the best network for your business. That can require a lot of things. Best connectivity. Best flexibility for growth and change. Best pricing. And, of course, best service to keep everything maintained and running smoothly.

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Fit for the Summer

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We all feel the urge to get in shape now that summer’s on the way. However, this isn’t always straight forward, and often the best results come when you’re working with a personal trainer, dietician or physio. This trend continues into the financial markets, where every participant works hard to be leaner, fitter and more competitive.

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Global Trading Frontiers

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

When the Federal Reserve drastically scaled back its quantitative easing program earlier this year it sent shock waves throughout the emerging markets. During the last few years, artificially low interest rates in the US and other developed markets (a result of quantitative easing such as the Fed’s bond purchasing program) led to vast amounts of capital flowing into emerging markets where investors could get better returns.

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Train hard, win easy: what the World Cup in Brazil can teach us about preparing for SEFs

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The market has known for years that changes to OTC derivative trading have been on the way. However, knowing about an impending market event and actually being equipped to meet it head on are two different things.

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What, Where, When, Why?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

This is what my Journalism 101 professor would always look to pound into us, when we had a tendency to get too creative with our writing and our interpretation of a news event.  This same What, Where, When and Why approach is probably the right way for firms to manage their new financial markets mandates because when it comes to regulations it is best not to be too creative or too interpretive. 

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Industry Technology Trends 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

These are the results of a survey conducted by IPC on the principal drivers and area for techonology investment by financial institutions in 2014.

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