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First Cryptography Advisory Board Formed for Cloud Security
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Skyhigh Networks assembles a board of cryptography experts to consider a range of academically vetted cryptographic solutions that do not reduce functionality.
Customer Focus Is More Important Than On-Budget
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
The best-built system or platform that hits all business deliverables is useless if the customers donít love the functionality.
The New Race to Zero
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
The low-latency trading race is almost over, but the in-memory analytics race is just beginning.
The Bankerless Bank
Commentary  |  10/1/2014  | 
Regulatory upheaval has distracted banks from developing innovative technology. When will banks return their focus to building technology for competitive advantage?
4 Factors Driving Enlightenment & Big-Data Adoption in Regulatory Compliance
Commentary  |  10/1/2014  | 
Whether seeking to maintain compliance or to drive business value, emerging technologies can unleash tremendous potential.
Get Ready for RDA
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
The deadline for Risk Data Aggregation (RDA) is approaching quickly. Is your bank ready?
SECís CIO Grows Tech by Leaps & Bounds
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Tom Bayer, CIO for the SEC, has helped the agency improve its systems to better monitor todayís electronic markets.
State Street Operates an Internal Social Network to Spark Innovation
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
At the InformationWeek Leadership Summit at Interop New York, David Saul, chief scientist of State Street, said companies must tap their employees for innovation, or they are wasting resources.
The Art of Leveraging Governance, Risk & Compliance Technology Tools
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Eliminating compliance risk across information channels is a constantly transforming task. Ongoing auditing and auto-corrective technology can increase trust, accountability, and transparency.
The FSB's Swaps Data Aggregation Report, a Technical Review
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
The Report discusses legal, technological, and regulatory issues to be resolved in order to obtain a complete view of swap transactions around the world.
IEX CTO Runs 10-Month Marathon
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
The most influential time in Rob Park's career was the 10 months it took to take IEX from conception to production.
Raising the Data Management Stakes
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Data management can get firms only so far. Advanced data analytics is needed for all business lines and for calculating risk, especially with BCBS 239 on the horizon.
Asia/Pacific Challenged by T+2 European Settlement Cycle
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
A survey commissioned by Omgeo shows market participants in Asia/Pacific are ill prepared for Europe's T+2 settlement deadline in October.
New Tool Prioritizes Critical Data & News for Traders & Investors
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
S&P Capital IQ and Kuberre Systems are launching Event Fusion, a new product that monitors multiple real-time feeds and alerts investors to critical data impacting their securities holdings.
Tabb Survey: Swap Participants Air Discontent With SEF Rules
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
The jury is still out on whether SEF rules will produce a positive outcome for the swap market, and some participants are shifting to alternative instruments, according to Tabb Group's fourth SEF Industry Barometer.
Big Data Takes Center Stage at Sibos
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Banks are rolling out data analytics projects across the business, but leaders still struggle with data privacy, regulations, and finding business value.
The Future of the CIO
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
Todayís chief information officers are no longer hardcore technologists. And they arenít pure business leaders either. They need to have excellent business and technology acumen to succeed.
HFT's Death by a Thousand Cuts
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
It took a while for regulators to catch up with high-frequency traders. Unfortunately for the HFT players, the regulators found their footing in September.
100 Years: Charles Dow to Quants to Predictive Analytics for Everyone
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
High-frequency trading and quantitative financial analysis left most investors in the dust. Today modern advanced data analytics tools are giving all investors access to unique information.
6 Security Strategies for Mobile Employees
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
Six mobility rules for employees moving between offices, meeting customers offsite, and traveling to business functions.
Behavior Biometrics a Popular Defense Against Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Banks are capturing behavioral data like swipes, typing cadence, and mouse patterns to identify fraudulent account activity.
The Emergence of Virtual Financial Planners
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
If Finovate Fall 2014 is a guide, targeted financial planning tools are now popping up for every demographic -- from kids earning an allowance to seniors looking to monitor for fraud.
Encrypting Cloud Email Isnít as Easy as You'd Think
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Fund managers need to consider who holds the encryption keys for cloud-based email, or face potential legal risks.
BlackRock Offers Recipe for Transforming a 'Broken' Fixed Inome Market
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The world's largest money manager outlined steps for improving liquidity in corporate bond markets with expanded e-trading protocols and bond standardization.
Updating the Datacenter: Monitoring the Gradual Shift
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
To gradually virtualize legacy infrastructure, institutions first need a detailed view of performance across systems.
Markit Collaboration Services Directory Integrated With Reuters Eikon Messenger
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
The integration is helping users access and collaborate more efficiently with a community of over 250,000 financial professionals.
Donít Perform Surgery on Yourself: The Case for Managed IT Services
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Instead of putting systems and solutions in the hands of experts who specialize solely in managing the security and integrity of IT assets, many financial services firms react to security incidents by insisting on total control.
Hacking the Hackers: The Legal Risks of Taking Matters Into Private Hands
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Private groups are beginning to fight back against foreign sources of malware and credit fraud, but methodologies put these digital crusaders and their employers at serious legal risk.
ConvergEx Develops New Order Routing Strategy to IEX & Its Own Dark Liquidity Algo
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
The agency broker is giving the buy side a choice of routing a percentage of an order to IEX while designating a percentage to go through ConvergEx's Darkest, an algo connected to 20+ unlit venues.
Mobile Hot, Cloud Not in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
A survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review in conjunction with Verizon looked at technology trends in various industries.
PDQ ATS Launches a New Electronic Equity Auction for Large Orders
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
As institutions struggle to execute large orders, PDQ ATS is introducing Auction1, a new auction for equities that pauses orders up to one second so it can aggregate liquidity from fragmented markets.
Interactive Data Launches Continuous Fixed Income Pricing Service
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Independent intra-day FI pricing is helping to shine light on the opaque fixed income market.
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.
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