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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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