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Why There's Confusion Over Valuing Bitcoin
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
Bitcoin presents a new type of nontraditional, highly technical, experimental, and global digital instrument to our already complex world. That fact should not conjure fear. It should engender excitement.
Voice Biometrics Improve Transaction Monitoring Fraud Detection
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Why voice biometrics should be a part of your fraud prevention strategy in the call center.
Fintech Fast Forward 2015
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
What will shape the future of Fintech in 2015 and beyond?
Look Deeper at Business Connections
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
When a business person or practice crosses the line, what should a professional do?
Big-Data Analytics & Cloud: The Perfect Storm
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Most signs are pointing to a big increase in investment in big-data analytics and cloud in the coming year.
Financial Services Institutions Gear Up for Social Intelligence
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Social media has mainly been a marketing effort in financial services, and many firms are not tracking ROI. Yet, some are deriving value from analysis of social data, whether it's sentiment analysis for trading or credit risk in lending.
Verifying Behavior, Not Input, to Detect Sophisticated Attacks
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
Understanding how users interact with the touch points with biometric information is an increasingly important part of digital security.
9 Reasons Cloud Security Will Advance in 2015
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
The CEO and CISO become BFFs, and other cloud security predictions for 2015.
QA & Testing Budgets Are Rising for Financial Services Firms
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Research finds IT budget allocation for application quality has grown from 18% to 26% between 2012 and 2014.
Finding 'Technology Alpha' Can Mitigate TCO
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
A new TABB Group model demonstrates how revenue per employee can help mitigate high total technology spending costs.
Boardrooms Are a Critical Line of Defense for Cybersecurity Preparation
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Directors who are familiar with their company’s IT department are better able to determine whether the team is equipped to effectively address cybersecurity.
Neglecting SAP Security Could Cost $22M Per Minute
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
SAP systems has grown in complexity, making it difficult but essential to secure the interconnected parts.
Trad-X SEF Reaches $1T Volume Milestone
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Tradition's SEF Trad-X has seen a sharp increase in trading activity since September for USD interest-rate swaps on its central limit order book, citing its hybrid voice and electronic platform as a differentiator.
Debating Apple's Dive: Flash Crash or Institutional Rebalancing?
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Some market professionals thought Apple's 3% price decline last Monday was a flash crash or an algo run wild. Quants at Rosenblatt Securities analyzed the tick data and came up with a different interpretation.
Key Trends in Using FIX for Execution Transparency
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Can the buy side really use the information it's requesting from the sell side for execution transparency?
How Much Does My FX Trading Cost?
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
The expansion of platforms for trading exacerbates the challenge of understanding where the true market for an instrument stands and how to execute the trade to achieve the lowest total transaction cost.
5 Common Misconceptions About BYOD
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
These are the five most common myths about BYOD, according to Vox Mobile's Andrew Bisesi.
The OFR’s Latest: 'C Is for Credit'
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
The Office of Financial Research has issued its annual report to Congress. Most alarming: Credit risk has increased unabated.
Telemetry & the Trader: Transforming Technology Performance
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
As telemetry becomes available to the trading community, Daljit Bhartt at ITG looks at its potential to revolutionize the way performance is measured.
ICE Licenses Swap Futures Methodology From Eris Exchange
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Intercontinental Exchange plans to begin trading swap futures in 2015 in credit and interest rates based on intellectual property licensed from Eris Exchange. ICE will offer a rival product to cleared OTC swaps.
Julio Gomez Joins Knowledgent as Industry Strategy Partner
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Julio Gomez, the founder of Gomez Inc., has joined data analytics firm Knowledgent as industry strategic partner for financial services.
MiFID2: Filling in the Gaps
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
The final rules and technical specifications for MiFID2 are still being ironed out. Here's what you need to know now about the pending rules changes.
IPC Systems Looks to Expand Compliance-Related Apps Under New Owner
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Centerbridge Partners LP will look to expand IPC's Unigy software-based trading platform and its mission-critical data and network services.
The Digital Trends for Data-Driven Markets in 2015 & Beyond
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Top marketing trends for social, mobile, advertising, and digital analytics, according to Teradata's Michael Lummus
TCO for Front Office Employees Nearly $500K, TABB Reports
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
A TABB Group report introduces "human capital" into a new TCO benchmarking model and discovers average spending on a capital markets front office employee tops $461,000 annually.
Jefferies Selects Markit for TCA as a Neutral 3rd Party
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
As Jefferies beefs up its algorithmic trading business, the broker chose Markit to provide trading metrics and reports to the buy side.
Understanding Agricultural Data Means Standing in the Field
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
Combining the best of new technology with good, old-fashioned walk-the-fields crop tours turns information into insight.
BNY Mellon Aims to Tap Data Science Talent In Silicon Valley
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Looking for new ideas and talented data scientists, BNY Mellon has opened an innovation center in Palo Alto.
Bank Of America's Cathy Bessant is InformationWeek’s IT Chief Of The Year
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Bessant leads BofA's 100,000-person technology and operations group as the bank scraps back from financial and regulatory disaster. Her formula: Steady, reliable performance over glitz.
Do-It-Yourself Flash Crash Preventer Kit
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Home Depot became the latest Flash Crash poster child in late November with a 10% plunge in its share price, which momentarily wiped $12 billion off of the DIY store’s value.
A Conversation About Bitcoin Exchanges
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Platform providers are drawing upon experience with high-frequency trading and fintech to create infrastructure for virtual currency exchanges.
SEC Examinations: What to Expect When the SEC Is on Its Way
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
Theodore Eichenlaub highlights trends in SEC expectations and how to approach a risk assessment of your compliance program.
The Value of Predictive Analytics in Financial Services
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
Risk management and customer data are two key areas where data analytics is being applied in financial services.
Moving the Trader Closer to the Investment Process
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
The sell side can demonstrate more value by applying analytics to pre- and post-trading, and by educating buy-side clients about broker segmentation, trading behavior and algorithm shortcomings, and more.
FIX for Post-Trade Gains Traction: How Far Will It Go?
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
A group of heavyweight asset managers has collaborated on a solution for non-US trade confirmations and affirmations that is fueling interest in FIX for post-trade use as an alternative to Omgeo's Central Trade Manager.
Wirehouses May See More Independent BDs as Retention Packages Expire
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Retention bonuses are expiring, leaving brokerages vulnerable to attrition. Is access to technology making it easier for brokers to go independent?
SCI: A Whale of a Regulation
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
The SEC's Reg SCI weights in at a whopping 742 pages. Here is what you need to know about the oversized regulation.
FIX Trading Community Revamps Efforts to Address High-Performance Trading
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
The nonprofit industry standards body said it has combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high-performance trading and market data under a single working group.
Wall Street Horizon Appoints Industry Veteran Bruce Fador as President
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Demand for stock calendar event data services is increasing among quants. Wall Street Horizon appointed Bruce Fador as president to push growth into other sectors.
One Size Fits Nobody in End User Services
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
How building profiles from employees' roles and behaviors can help optimize your end user services.
'Enlightened' Non-IT Execs More Likely To Run Secure Organization
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Do senior executives understand their role in data security? On the whole, unsurprisingly, no.
No Screwups, Please, We’re Banks
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Changing a bank's culture is not going to happen overnight, but having the right tools and levers in house will surely make a big difference over time.
You’re Doing BYOD Wrong: These Numbers Prove It
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Almost 40% of users who connect personal mobile devices to corporate networks have no lock-screen mechanism set in place.
Citibank Brazil Deploys Award-Winning BPM Solution: Now What?
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
Citibank Brazil automated commercial customer onboarding and reduced cycle time by 70%. But how can a global organization harness the successes of its islands of solutions?
Evercore ISI Selects REDI's Multi-Broker Network
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
REDI's independent trade management platform will provide access to Evercore ISI's electronic execution platform for US equities.
Fidelity Debuts Oculus Rift-Based Virtual Investment App
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments' 75-person R&D think-tank, has launched StockCity, a virtual-reality view of an investor’s portfolio. StockCity uses Oculus Rift to simulate the investment cityscape.
Fidelity Labs Launches Oculus Rift Investment Visualization App
Fidelity Labs Launches Oculus Rift Investment Visualization App
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  11/19/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs, the R&D think tank inside of Fidelity Investments, has launched StockCity for Oculus, a tool that combines virtual reality with data visualization to transform an investor’s stock portfolio into a city that conveys information about stocks without a single number or percentage.
Exchanges Gain as Equity Volumes Hit 3-Year High
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
With the return of volatility last month, exchange volumes surged 29%, off-exchange share slipped, and one dark pool closed up shop, according to analyst market structure reports.
The Focus on Data Security Shapes 2015 Hedge Fund Tech Trends
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
With tougher penalties associated with exposure of client information on the horizon, firms will need to examine the steps they must take to protect this data from attack.
Stop Using Spreadsheets for Disclosure Management, Says Linedata
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
The rules for aggregating and calculating disclosures vary tremendously across global jurisdictions, getting well ahead of traditional approaches. Interest in automated solutions rises.
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