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SEF Trading Volumes Emerging From Summer Doldrums
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Tradeweb's SEF saw a twenty-fold increase in interest-rate derivatives trading volume in the first two weeks of September, while Tabb Group looks for signs of summer doldrums turning around.
Gartner: 75% of Mobile Apps Will Fail Security Tests Through 2015
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
The rise of BYOD means enterprises must implement security testing and containment solutions, according to new Gartner research.
SEC Commissioner Urges Agency to Reform Equities & Fixed Income Markets
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
In a speech this week, SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher said the SEC must act on the opaque fixed income markets and put Reg NMS under the microscope.
Chip & Pain, EMV Will Not Solve Payment Card Fraud
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
Switching to EMV cards will lower retail fraud, but it's not enough. Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly.
With UCITS V, $9T Isnít as Easy as It Used to Be
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
With UCITS V's restrictive remuneration rules and hidden costs, going global may get a little less attractive.
Banks to Increase IT Spend on Big Data Challenges, Finds Aite Report
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Big data has presented the greatest challenges and dissatisfaction for banks, yet it is the most likely to see upward spending in the next two years.
Scotland Independence Vote: Haggis & Fragmentation
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Scottish independence has far-reaching consequences for the global financial markets.
Startup Brings Pandora-Like Data Intelligence to Bond Voice Trading
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Algomi is helping sales traders find the other side of less liquid bond trades, so that banks can become more efficient at voice trading.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Non-Public Company Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Startup DataFox aims to use artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and big data to provide data on 100,000 private technology companies to financial analysts.
5 Tips to Save the Wall Street Datacenter
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Though cloud computing and SaaS are all the rage, there is still a need for proprietary Wall Street datacenters, as long as they are run efficiently.
Preventive Measures for Post-Interview Anxiety
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Most professionals leave interviews thinking that it went well, and then they wait... and wait. The Caring Recruiter has a cure for the typical post-interview trauma.
TeraExchange to Launch Bitcoin Swap Trading on Regulated SEF Platform
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Citing demand for an efficient hedging tool, TeraExchange has developed a Bitcoin swap product and a Bitcoin price index, to launch the first regulated Bitcoin derivatives platform.
Canada's Securities Depository Now a Pre-LOU, Part of Global LEI System
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Canada's national securities depository, clearing, and settlement service was endorsed as a Pre-LOU ahead of the Oct. 31 trade reporting deadline.
Eris Swap Futures Expand Into Other Regions & Asset Classes
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Eris Exchange licensed its swap futures methodology to the Montreal Exchange while setting a record for daily volume in its domestic swap futures contracts, buoyed by new buy-side entrants.
Venue & Order Routing Analytics to Boost Transparency in Fragmented Market
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Tabb Group announced Clarity, a venue and order routing analysis service, to help the buy side understand where and how orders are executed and handled in the fragmented stock market.
Leaving Out the Welcome Mat for Financial Services Hackers
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
Everyone knows the financial services industry is a prime target for hackers. Despite the dangers, many applications have software vulnerabilities that expose real risks.
PDQ ATS's Pause & Algorithmic Trading Crowd Attains Volume Milestone
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
PDQ ATS, a venue that recreates floor trading, executed more than 1 billion shares in August, averaging 50 million share per day in US equities, the venue's parent reported.
4 Surprising Ways Firms Think About Data Security Costs
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Almost 28% of firms are willing to bear the cost of some financial losses due to cybercrime, because it's less than the cost of upgrading IT systems.
CIO + CFO Doesnít Equal Mars Vs. Venus
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
From my decades of experience, CIOs and CFOs have more in common than you may think.
Will Apple Legitimize Mobile Payments?
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
The company announced its new mobile payments system, Apple Pay, during a news media event today.
The Art and Science of Leveraging Cloud Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Now that cloud providers have addressed many of the more practical concerns of their users, data segregation has become the major challenge in cloud deployments.
This is How Banks Need to Manage People Risk
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Is your bank leveraging all the key tools of manager enablement: education, preparation, incentivization and data analytics to help minimize the risk of losing your best people?
A Field Guide to Identifying Platforms for Risk & Finance
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Platforms can fundamentally change the way banks perform key functions.
Microsoft Enables Fast Migration Into Azure
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft's Migration Accelerator makes it easier for VMware and Amazon Web Services customers to move workloads into Azure.
Mobile First: Why Mobile Security Should Not Be Your Concern
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Todayís platform developers plan for mobile enterprise applications with the highest levels of security and access control. Soon the enterprise's issue of mobile security will become moot.
Why Data Centers Matter For High-Frequency Traders
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
With HFT and electronic trading on the rise, firms are asking whether their legacy IT infrastructure is sufficient to support a higher volume of these transactions.
Half of Financial Services Companies Plan to Adopt SDN
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Juniper survey finds 56% of finance respondents plan to adopt software-defined networking within a year.
IEX Raises $75M From VCs to Pursue Exchange Status
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
After tripling its volume in less than a year, the dark-pool operator has gained venture capital backing to apply to become a full-fledged stock exchange.
Phishing Scams at All-Time High, Employee Training Not Keeping Pace
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
Phishing attacks arenít going away any time soon. The mindset that eventually someone will find a technology that prevents this type of attack is wishful thinking.
Itís Not About the Algorithm Anymore
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Today the business priority is less on the algorithm and more on building the organization to create leverage from the algorithm.
Is Your Corporate Data Being Auctioned on eBay?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Researchers purchased 20 used Android phones to see what data they could retrieve using off-the-shelf recovery software. The results were astonishing.
Getting Social: Top Tips for Establishing a Social Media Plan
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
As the influence of social media channels continues to grow, organizations must have a handle on the regulations and the risks social can introduce to a firm.
Don't Be Surprised by a Cyber Attack: Prepare, Respond, Recover
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Cyber attacks have become inevitable, but companies that prepare for how to respond can "shrink the problem" and minimize the impact of any security breach.
Hedge Funds Raise the Urgency Level on Cyber Security
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Hedge funds are bracing for SEC exams on cyber security preparedness in 2014, but do they need a chief information security officer?
Russian Hack Attack on Banks: Is This the Big One?
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
JPMorgan Chase and at least four other US banks have been hit by a series of coordinated attacks on account information. Was it inevitable?
Why Settle for Less in the Front Office?
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Recent research shows that sell-side firms are less than satisfied with their order management system (OMS) technology. Many front offices, however, continue to make do with their current solutions. Are they selling themselves short?
SmartStream Hires Industry Veteran to Head Transfomation Services
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
SmartStream tapped Tom Dalglish, an industry expert on reference data initiatives, to spearhead its back-office transformation services for global clients.
BYOD Policy: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
Financial firms still feel overwhelmed by BYOD risks and challenges. But these can be addressed by a good policy, and the guidelines are already out there.
The BYOD Challenge
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
Having a policy in place to manage mobile devices used by employees for work purposes is necessary in this current day.
Getting Onboarding Right in the Age of the Customer
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
Disparate ďFrankensteinĒ systems slow down the onboarding process and impede customer service, says Pegasystems.
Performance Monitoring Key to Smooth Infrastructure Modernization
Commentary  |  8/26/2014  | 
As banks consider how to shift infrastructure and storage solutions, they canít afford to lose visibility into performance.
Enterprise IT Swings Back to Insourcing
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Insourcing is becoming more common as businesses try to leverage newer technologies and tools to create business opportunities.
Accuracy in the Financial Data Supply Chain
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Some of the best-practices from the retail worldís physical supply chain, including data standards and visibility, can be leveraged for efficiency in financial services.
Business Continuity 2.0: Weíre Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
What would happen with a long-term outage to financial systems or the nationís critical infrastructure? Businesses arenít even close to being prepared.
Using RPA in Banking to Streamline Development
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
As the returns on outsourcing decline, firms are looking for other ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs in the IT organization. Robotic Process Automation may help.
SEC Vote Is Drama for the Masses, With No Happily Ever After
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
All of them hoped it would never come to this.
SEF Consolidation Likely as Volumes Slowly Increase
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
With 21 swap execution facilities, and slowly increasing volumes, the marketplace is perfect for consolidation.
Driving Information Security, From Silicon Valley to Detroit
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
As software interacts with more and more of our daily lives, technology providers may be liable for more damages than they have in the recent past.
Big Data's Challenge: Matching Business Needs With Technology
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
All those bits and bytes only add up to something when theyíre organized, arranged, and made coherent.
Single Source, Many Truths
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
If the data quality is not at fault, why then might departments reject the data? The answer is that there are two aspects to data quality: factual correctness and contextual correctness.
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