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US T+2: All Thatís Left Is the Execution
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
T+2 settlement is right around the corner for the US. What will it take to get from where the industry is now to implementation?
Is There a Watson in Your Financial Future?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
How artificial intelligence might affect financial services.
Survey Shows an Urgency to Automate the Back Office
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Confluence reports numbers are trending up across the board when discussing the need to automate back-office processes.
7 Pillars of Market Surveillance 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Compliance officers are facing flash crashes, insider trading, market manipulation, and more. Here are seven market surveillance and risk management steps that will help compliance officers sleep better at night.
Stop, Rethink & Recalibrate: A View From Asia Pacific
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Technology has made the human element of high- and low-touch trading almost indistinguishable. Brokers can no longer compete on price. Instead, they should build toward user experience and value of outcome.
The Sentient Enterprise: Data Driven as a Strategy, Not a Tactic
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Can capital markets take a tip from front-to-back-office customer execution efficiencies and apply it to the investment process?
Dig Deeper for Data: Enriching Wealth Management With New Market Insight
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
To compete, wealth firms are providing direct electronic access to the content. Exposing the information to their clients is driving an evolution of the traditional advisor value proposition.
Whatís Next in News Analytics: Not Social, Not Yet
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
News sentiment analysis has come a long way, but it's still difficult to incorporate trusted social media data.
Shared Reporting Services on the Horizon, Genpact Predicts
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
The financial services industry is starting to adopt shared services, resulting in reasonable impacts to the bottom line. Genpact expects a push for reporting efficiency will come next.
Don't Let the Cloud Rain on Your Operations Strategy Parade
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Avoid migrating large applications all at once to minimize risk during a cloud project.
Could Intel Lose Data Center Market Share to ARM Chips?
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
ARM chips could be an alternative for certain purposes in the datacenter, but many questions have to be answered before they pose a threat to Intel's market dominance.
Cost to Trade: Hey, Banks, Itís Time to Face the Music
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Why is calculating the cost to trade so difficult for banks? The answer is as complex as the calculations themselves.
M&A Activity Will Continue to Grow in 2015
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Data shows that the M&A market continues to improve, and forecasts indicate deal making will be healthy in 2015.
Chief Data Officers: Organization Strategy & Cultural Change
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Chief data officers are new to the financial services C-suite, but they are facing a number of challenges, including the need for new data governance and execution strategies, staffing, and new organizational structures to enable cultural change.
New York FinTech Innovation Lab Calls for New Entrepreneurial Applicants
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Wells Fargo joins 14 other major financial institutions providing mentoring and guidance to the six chosen startups.
Micro Data Challenges in an Era of Macroprudential Regulation
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Research and statistical analysis experts at central banks are tasked with developing sophisticated forecasts and models to identify systemic risk. Yet they are spending most of their time acting as data entry clerks, rather than developing these models.
The Perks of 'SmartSourcing' Shared Services in Financial Industry
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
A breadth of vital but undifferentiated business processes are still being replicated across the industry. They are all candidates for centralization.
Managing Social Media Risk Strategy: Technology Can Only Go So Far
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Advanced analytical technologies are an important part of a social media risk management strategy, an Accenture report says, but the technology must be balanced with training and procedures.
3 Reasons Financial Services Benefit From Cloud-Based Business Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
The answer to big-data success lies in the cloud.
Cross-Asset Universal Product Identifier: The Solution the Industry Is Looking For?
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
A UPI will enable a holistic approach to identifying all trades and positions. While such an idea sounds great in theory, historical attempts at achieving global agreement have fallen short.
Application Whitelisting Increasingly Applied in Cyber Security
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Innovations in application whitelisting solutions are helping IT teams more efficiently and flexibly automate and manage lists of approved applications.
Single Dealer Platforms: Are Their Days Numbered?
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Today, clients are not really consolidating their trading through preferred single suppliers; they will always hunt for the best price, best service, and most trusted supplier in any given market.
Transition Faster to the Cloud With DevOps
Commentary  |  10/8/2014  | 
Moving to the cloud requires a seamless operations and development process.
Pssst Ė Can You Keep a Secret? Upholding Compliance Amongst Colleagues
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Even when all parties know the rules about sharing non-public information, it's clear more tools and logic are necessary to stem the free flow of sensitive data.
No More Muddling Through Data Governance
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Regulations are forcing financial firms to formalize their enterprise-wide data management processes, often through the CDO's office.
FATCA Compliance Still Global Nightmare
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
In a survey of finance executives, 67% report that the complexity of FATCA requirements is the top hurdle to achieving compliance.
The Future of FinTech
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Making predictions in technology is tricky but there are a couple of prevailing themes that are likely to influence how the industry will evolve over the next five to 10 years.
Modernizing Voice Bond Trading
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Algomi doesn't take the approach that it can migrate voice trading to electronic flow. Instead, it focuses on how to make voice trading more efficient.
Financial Services: Are We Becoming Complacent About Systemic Risk?
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
As history has demonstrated, the further away we move from a crisis, the less vigilant we tend to become in protecting against future shocks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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