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Video: Tech Hygiene Bad Habits, 3D Stock Portfolios
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at bad tech hygiene habits, using Oculus Rift for 3D stock portfolios, security risks during the holiday shopping season, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop,
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No Screwups, Please, We’re Banks
Andrew Waxman, Thought LeaderCommentary
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.
By Andrew Waxman Thought Leader,
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You’re Doing BYOD Wrong: These Numbers Prove It
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-threat Analyst, BitdefenderCommentary
Almost 40% of users who connect personal mobile devices to corporate networks have no lock-screen mechanism set in place.
By Bogdan Botezatu Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender,
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Citibank Brazil Deploys Award-Winning BPM Solution: Now What?
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
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?
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Evercore ISI Selects REDI's Multi-Broker Network
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
REDI's independent trade management platform will provide access to Evercore ISI's electronic execution platform for US equities.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Fidelity Debuts Oculus Rift-Based Virtual Investment App
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorNews
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.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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Fidelity Labs Launches Oculus Rift Investment Visualization App
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorVideo
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.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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Exchanges Gain as Equity Volumes Hit 3-Year High
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
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.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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The Focus on Data Security Shapes 2015 Hedge Fund Tech Trends
Grigoriy Milis, Chief Technology Officer, Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA)Commentary
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.
By Grigoriy Milis Chief Technology Officer, Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA),
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Stop Using Spreadsheets for Disclosure Management, Says Linedata
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
The rules for aggregating and calculating disclosures vary tremendously across global jurisdictions, getting well ahead of traditional approaches. Interest in automated solutions rises.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Aequitas Approved: Canadian Regs Green-Light Anti-Predatory HFT Exchange
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
The newly approved Aequitas exchange wants to correct unfair advantages given to HFTs over retail investors. Competition had prompted TMX Group to plan a similarly minded relaunch of the Alpha exchange. But is the devil in the details?
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Risk Aversion: The Biggest Innovation Obstacle
Mick Simonelli, Principal, Simonelli Innovation LLCCommentary
Fear of risk is the biggest factor holding financial services organizations back from innovating.
By Mick Simonelli Principal, Simonelli Innovation LLC,
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WallachBeth Hires CTO to Boost Broker's Quantatitve Skill Set
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
To navigate increasingly complex markets, WallachBeth Capital hired quant trading veteran Matthew Rowley as CTO, who previously worked at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux and financial software provider Fidessa.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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The Newfound Popularity of Exchanges Raises the Bar for ERM
Mayiz Habbal, Founder and CEO , Capital Market Leaders GroupCommentary
Regulators have looked to exchanges with their CCP clearing arms as solutions to the financial crisis. However, ERM practices at exchanges have historically been an afterthought.
By Mayiz Habbal Founder and CEO , Capital Market Leaders Group,
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Advisors Must Prepare for the Investor of Tomorrow
Ram Nagappan, Chief Information Officer, Managing Director Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon companyCommentary
Advisors who successfully serve tomorrow’s investor will embrace technology today.
By Ram Nagappan Chief Information Officer, Managing Director Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company,
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BCBS 239 Requires Integration of Risk & Finance Organizations
Promod Radhakrishnan, Head of Sales, FSGBU Consulting Services, Americas, OracleCommentary
Financial services firms must leverage current initiatives focused on BCBS 239 compliance to develop a closer alliance between the risk and finance functions.
By Promod Radhakrishnan Head of Sales, FSGBU Consulting Services, Americas, Oracle,
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Bitcoin 101: Why It's Attracting Wall Street Investment
Michael Sonnenshein, Account Executive,SecondMarket Inc.News
Despite its infancy, Bitcoins are being called one of the greatest developments of the new financial services landscape. Here's why.
By Michael Sonnenshein Account Executive,SecondMarket Inc.,
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Finra to Focus on Fixed Income ATSs & Algo Providers
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Finra CEO Richard Ketchum outlines plans for requiring brokers that use fixed-income "RFQ systems" to provide more pre-trade price transparency to customers. In equities, Finra wants to register firms involved in designing algorithms.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Enterprise Exposure to Cloud Apps Rises, Security Controls Spread Thin
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
The average number of cloud services used in financial services has jumped to 844. Security risks are greater than many perceived. Can IT keep up?
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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SEC Chairman Discusses Rule Changes on HFT
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
SEC Chair Mary Jo White discussed HFT and the agency's plans for equity market structure in 2015 in a video interview with Bloomberg Market Makers at the SIFMA annual meeting.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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