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GTS's Sale of Microwave Network to TMX Group to BroadenAccess to Ultra-Fast Data
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Microwave data networks are going mainstream, and will level the playing field for all investors to access critical market data, said CEO of GTS, which entered a deal to sell StrikeNet to TMX Group.
No Rush to Upgrade OMSs Among Sell-Side Firms
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
A Tabb Group study finds general acceptance of outdated and inefficient OMS functionality and lower priority for tech refresh.
Eyeing the Full Wallet, Markit Integrates Commission Manager With Broker Vote
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Buy-side firms want access to their full commission wallet so they can leverage the data in their broker vote software and factor in research related events, according to Markit.
What Are the True Costs of Data Breaches?
News  |  8/10/2014  | 
The cost associated with data breaches extends far beyond just the information that was stolen.
London Stock Exchange Group's UnaVista Boosts Presence in North America
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
As banks and asset managers grapple with EMIR Phase II of European derivatives rules, LSEG's UnaVista emerges as a major player in post-trade, regulatory reporting.
Strong Recovery of Equity Trading Volumes on Global Exchanges
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Statistics from the World Federation of Stock Exchanges show that equity trading volumes rose 10%, signaling a strong recovery for the first half of 2014.
Quandl to Distribute Nasdaq OMX Index Data for Free
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Data portal Quandl forms its first partnership with Nasdaq OMX, providing global indexes to a younger generation of financial analysts.
Hedge Funds Face Compliance Hurdles of AIFMD
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Alternative funds selling to European investors must meet ESMA's strict guidelines for trader reporting, risk controls, and valuations -- similar to SEC's Form PF.
Tracking the True Technology Cost of Compliance, Regulation & Risk
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
In financial services, technology costs are rising rapidly while revenues are declining. This makes for a bad business recipe.
Reputational Risk Drives Social Media Processes
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
In a recent study, reputational risk exceeded compliance as the top concern for financial services organizations with respect to social media.
Data Analysis Startup Thinknum Raises $1M in Seed Round
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
The financial analysis platform is planning to launch a private platform for hedge funds seeking to keep their models private.
Hiring Trends: Wall Street Regulators in Demand
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
High-ranking government officials continue to leave the CFTC, landing lucrative industry jobs.
Barclays Disputes NY Attorney General's Dark Pool Allegations
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Asking a court to dismiss the NYAG's lawsuit, Barclays contends that highly sophisticated traders were not misled about high-frequency traders in its dark pool.
SEC Eyes Cyber-Security Planning
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
In addition to regular audits, the SEC will start to scrutinize the cyber-security preparedness of market participants.
Corvil Launches Streaming Analytics Platform to Mitigate IT Risk in Electronic Trading
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
To detect risks in electronic trading, Corvil is moving beyond latency management to help banks and exchanges run real-time analytics on petabytes of data that can be migrated to big-data systems.
Why Is the Investor's Personal Rate of Return Missing on Financial Statements?
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
Only 25% of statements across the annuity, mutual fund, and brokerage sectors include a "personal rate of return," Dalbar's annual survey says.
Investment Bank Prager Takes New Approach to CRM
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
Prager & Co. is one of a growing number of financial service firms turning to customer relationship management (CRM) technology to improve customer success.
Hedge Fund Readiness for AIFMD Is Lacking as Deadline Approaches
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
With the July 22 deadline looming, hedge funds are unprepared to meet the AIFMD data reporting requirements, and they worry about compliance costs, two studies say.
Compliance Training Goes From Mindless to Competitive With Game Mechanics
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
True Office is helping big banks gamify compliance training for better engagement and understanding.
Are You Ready for the Mobile Enterprise?
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
In addition to supporting external customers, banks need to support their own increasingly mobile employee base.
Wells Fargo CDO Charles Thomas Is A Data Diplomat
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Thomas took over as chief data officer for Wells Fargo in March, after serving in the same capacity at USAA.
TradeKing Enters the Online Advisory Market
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
As robo-advisers target independent investors with automated tools, TradeKing teamed with Morningstar's Ibbotson Associates to deliver professionally managed portfolios with low fees.
Cinnober Pledges No Change in Boat Trade Reporting Service After Acquisition From Markit
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
New owner looks to expand the European trade-reporting service beyond the 40 investment firms and MTFs currently reporting trades to Boat.
BATS to Launch BATS One Data Feed
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Reflecting its merger with Direct Edge, BATS Global Markets will offer a new direct data feed product with a unified view of aggregate quotes, trades, and optional depth information for all four equity exchanges it operates.
Quincy Data Adds to Low-Latency Microwave Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Quincy is adding Carteret-sourced cash treasury data and select equity and energy futures from Cermak to its low-latency microwave distribution service.
Fraud Charges Against Barclays Rock the Dark Pool World
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
New York State's lawsuit alleges that Barclays marketed the safeguards of its surveillance system to buy-side customers but actually favored high-frequency traders in its dark pool.
Bloomberg Vault Dives Into Dark Data
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Bloomberg's enterprise information management service launched File Analytics to help companies manage and unlock the potential of unstructured data.
Debate Over Conflicts of Interest in Equity Markets Rages On
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Last week's Senate hearing explored conflicts of interest faced by brokers that receive payment for order flow and rebates for routing orders to certain trading venues, but many experts warned against immediate change.
Higher Demand for Market Data in Compliance Investigations
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
An emerging trend of risk-and-compliance officers requesting specific blocks of market data suggests new opportunity for information providers.
Context Relevant Automates Machine Learning for Data Scientists
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Context Relevant is using machine learning tools to help data scientists automate quant behavior that previously required rare experts and months to tackle.
FIX Protocol Gains Traction Among SEFs
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Most swap execution facilities have adopted the FIX Protocol to avoid fragmentation and allow for aggregation across multiple liquidity pools.
Market Data Expense Expert Hires New CEO
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The Roberts Group has hired a former Omgeo executive as CEO to expand the company, which already helps buy-side and sell-side firms reduce market data expenses between 10% and 30%.
Where Are We Now? The Era of Trade Surveillance Automation
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
"For the first time compliance and surveillance people are demanding access to data instead of running away in fear from it."
SEC Charges Against Wedbush Securites Raise Issues With Direct Risk Controls
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
The regulator accused Wedbush of violating the Market Access Rule by allowing customers to set their own risk controls on proprietary and third-party platforms.
REDI Acquires InstaQuote EMS From Merrill Lynch
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
The acquisition expands REDI's EMS client base by more than 20%.
Skyhigh Adds 50+ Cloud Services to 'Enterprise-Ready' Program
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
An objective rating assessment program helps differentiate enterprise-ready cloud services from high-risk services.
The Long Road To Big Data
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
Although enterprise-wide big data strategies are elusive, there are many smaller projects providing immediate value and paving the road for larger initiatives.
Unexpected Client Connection Tool: HD Video Conferencing
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Video conferencing gives Trust Company of Vermont an edge in customer service and employee collaboration.
Compendia: New Mobile Collaboration App Sets Sights on NYC
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Rebelling against Apple's famous "there's an app for that" mantra, enterprises are looking to combine functionalists in fewer and more secure mobile platforms. Can Compendia be a big part of the solution?
Information Overload: Making Big Data Scalable
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Powerful visualization tools are displaying large volumes of data in more meaningful ways.
PwC & SunGard Endorse Data Standard From AltExchange
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Momentum grows for AltExchange Alliance's global data standard for the alternative investment industry.
Nasdaq OMX Migrates eSpeed Platform to Its Carteret Datacenter
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
On top of performance gains, the move positions Nasdaq OMX to offer electronic trading services to broker dealers who are still relying on voice brokerage and to expand the fixed-income product set.
Transforming Client Certification at BM&FBOVESPA
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Certifying an exchange client is a lengthy process that can be made easier with automation.
Merrill Lynch's 'Merrill One' Platform Raises the Bar on Investment Solutions
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Merrill Lynch is transforming its advisory business by doing what all other brokerages have only talked about for years.
Can Your IT Group Beat the Market Benchmark?
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
If you don't benchmark your infrastructure costs and labor productivity, you can't tell if you are providing value or wasting your budget.
Markit & Genpact Launch Centralized KYC Data Service
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
The service reduces the burden of duplicate data requests and provides efficiency in the client onboarding process.
IEX’s Katsuyama: Market Structure Problems Are Everyone’s Responsibility
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Don’t single out HFT for the market’s problems. Anyone who has worked in the industry during the past two decades has been complicit in corrupting the markets.
Wall Street IT Salary Survey: Tech Pros Looking for More
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
IT salaries are on the rise in financial services, but workers are also looking for flexibility, training, and job stability.
Better Takes on Good's Mobile Security Solutions
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Better enables corporations to automatically secure the 2 million+ third-party mobile apps available today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Nasdaq OMX Launches MiQ for Better Data Intelligence
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Today, Nasdaq OMX announced a centralized data management solution that will allow organizations to better visualize cross-system data.
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