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A Wild Ride Comes to an End
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorCommentary
Covering the financial services technology space for the past 15 years has been a thrilling ride with many ups as downs.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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The End of an Era: Farewell to an Icon
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeCommentary
Wall Street & Technology has been an impartial observer and a trusted media brand for more than three decades. It's time to reflect on our mutual history and the road ahead.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. ,
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Morgan Stanley Data Theft Exposes Insider Threat & Need for More Restrictions
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
In the wake of Morgan Stanley firing a financial adviser for stealing information on 350,000 wealth management clients, experts say financial firms need to "cloak and contain" access to valuable data.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Beyond Bitcoin: Why Counterparty Has Won Support From Overstock's Chairman
David Bensoussan, Co-President and Owner, Gray Swan Asset ManagementCommentary
The combined excitement over the currency and the Blockchain has kept the market capitalization above $4 billion for more than a year. This has attracted both imitators and innovators.
By David Bensoussan Co-President and Owner, Gray Swan Asset Management,
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Asset Managers Set Sights on Defragmenting Back-Office Data
Todd Moyer, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at ConfluenceCommentary
Defragmenting back-office data and technology will be a top focus for asset managers in 2015.
By Todd Moyer ,
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4 Mobile Security Predictions for 2015
Mike Raggo, Contributing WriterCommentary
As we look ahead, mobility is the perfect breeding ground for attacks in 2015.
By Mike Raggo Contributing Writer,
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Increasing Cyberthreats Pose Massive Challenge for Financial Firms
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorNews
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Financial firms will increase data security spending and also strengthen critical infrastructure as the industry struggles to keep up with the scale and intensity of cyber attacks.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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How to Talk to Your Board About Stress Testing
Robert Ashbaugh, Senior Risk Management Consultant ,SageworksCommentary
A meaningful report describing risks uncovered from a bank's stress-testing efforts empowers its board to assess current and potential risks within the loan portfolio.
By Robert Ashbaugh Senior Risk Management Consultant ,Sageworks,
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Clearpool Releases Iris Technology to Meet Needs of Evolving Equities Market
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Clearpool Execution Services will use Iris technology to improve the way institutional orders are handled and prioritized in different execution venues.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 2: Integration as the Ultimate Weapon
Stephen Engdahl, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSourceCommentary
An integrated financial data supply chain creates efficiencies through automation, openness, standards, and communication across the data supply chain from source to use, rather than simply passing data on and out of sight.
By Stephen Engdahl Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSource,
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The Clock For Market Structure Change Is Ticking
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: The SEC is conducting a broad review of US equity market structure, but the most important proposals are the tick-size pilot, maker-taker rebates, dark pools, and order routing transparency.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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How Fraud & Cyber Security Will Evolve in 2015
Jonathan Camhi, Associate Editor, Bank Systems and TechnologyCommentary
Banks need to implement new security measures and tactics, and fraudsters are sure to respond by changing their operations.
By Jonathan Camhi Associate Editor, Bank Systems and Technology,
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Swap Markets Debate Anonymous Trading in SEFs
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Capital Markets Outlook: With more than a year of SEF trading up and running, swap participants are looking at standardized Market Agreed Upon or "MAC" swap products, to fuel anonymous order book trading next year.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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IEX Bolsters Information Security With Top Hire From BlackRock
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Benjamin Smith joined IEX as the private trading venue's head of information security last week. In a Q&A, Smith discusses his new role, Regulation SCI, and what exchanges and ATSs can do to combat hackers in 2015.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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E-Trading Disruptors Seek Untapped Liquidity in Corporate Bonds
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Drawing on consumer tech examples like Spotify and Amazon, a new wave of fixed-income trading platforms is determined to help the buy side find liquidity in corporate bonds.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS And The Coffee Problem
Kirk Phillips, Founder & Captain, invizibiz
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
By Kirk Phillips Founder & Captain, invizibiz,
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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From the IRS & the Coffee Problem
Kirk Phillips, Founder & Captain, invizibizCommentary
Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss calculation on every $1.79 cup of coffee is a lot of calculating.
By Kirk Phillips Founder & Captain, invizibiz,
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Next Year, Aim for Communication & Clarity of Cloud Apps
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Enterprises will better manage their cloud exposure by offering enterprise versions of consumer applications and alternative apps vetted by security.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 1: A Common Foe Requires a Common Language
Stephen Engdahl, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSourceCommentary
Many national financial markets have developed unique standards for how transactions, instruments, and entities are classified. As an inevitable result, things get lost in translation.
By Stephen Engdahl Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, GoldenSource,
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