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Reputational Risk Drives Social Media Processes
Anne Rawland Gabriel, Technology writer and marketing communications consultantNews
In a recent study, reputational risk exceeded compliance as the top concern for financial services organizations with respect to social media.
By Anne Rawland Gabriel Technology writer and marketing communications consultant,
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Is Big Data a Problem or an Opportunity?
Marc J. Firenze, Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment SystemsCommentary
When it comes to data, financial services firms are, as a rule, quite circumspect. They fear cyberattacks, data theft, data loss, security breaches, data privacy, and human error.
By Marc J. Firenze Chief Technology Officer, Eagle Investment Systems,
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Data Analysis Startup Thinknum Raises $1M in Seed Round
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
The financial analysis platform is planning to launch a private platform for hedge funds seeking to keep their models private.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Hiring Trends: Wall Street Regulators in Demand
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
High-ranking government officials continue to leave the CFTC, landing lucrative industry jobs.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Data Integrity: A Necessity, Not an Option
Jason Finley, Technical Analyst, SunGardCommentary
Financial institutions that have taken on the data integrity task in the past now have to spend more money on hardware, software, and people just to keep up with the demand.
By Jason Finley Technical Analyst, SunGard,
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What Colombia’s New IT Campaign Means for Latin American Tech Investment
Maria Claudia Lacouture, President, ProexportCommentary
Colombia’s campaign is the latest example of how Latin America is trying to edge into the global technology space.
By Maria Claudia Lacouture President, Proexport,
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Barclays Disputes NY Attorney General's Dark Pool Allegations
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
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.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Initial Margin: When Does More Turn Out to Be Less?
Paul Jones, Director, MarkitCommentary
Changing margin regulations are set to affect the OTC derivative market, including initial margin risk models for non-cleared OTCs.
By Paul Jones Director, Markit,
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The Mainframe Innovation Drag
Adam Honoré, CEO at MarketsTech, LLCCommentary
It may be time for a consortium of firms motivated around the objective of eliminating the mainframe. What if every self-clearing firm decided to participate in building a modern, back-office system as an open-source, cloud-based project?
By Adam Honoré CEO at MarketsTech, LLC,
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Big Data DIY
Julio Gómez, General Manager, Financial ServicesCommentary
Now that we have passed the initial hype phase of big data, companies are searching for real business value from their investments. Consultants can play a part, but only if financial firms insist on a new partnership model.
By Julio Gómez General Manager, Financial Services,
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Surviving & Thriving in the Current Risk Management & Regulatory Environment
Bill Kramer, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Linedata Lending and LeasingCommentary
How financial institutions can leverage compliance initiatives to improve their business with a 360-degree view of the customer.
By Bill Kramer Senior Vice President, Product Management, Linedata Lending and Leasing,
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Markets Looking Forward to Earnings
Michael J. Levas, Founder – Senior Managing Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Olympian Group of Investment Management CompaniesCommentary
Geopolitical risks are increasing as the markets chug through the summer months, and investors are watching their risk profiles very closely.
By Michael J. Levas Founder – Senior Managing Principal & Chief Investment Officer, Olympian Group of Investment Management Companies,
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5 Red Hot Summer Market Predictions
Dr. John Bates, CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AGCommentary
With the summer starting to heat up, here are five things we will see in the financial markets in the second half of 2014.
By Dr. John Bates CTO, Intelligent Business Operations & Big Data, Software AG,
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SEC Eyes Cyber-Security Planning
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
In addition to regular audits, the SEC will start to scrutinize the cyber-security preparedness of market participants.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Corvil Launches Streaming Analytics Platform to Mitigate IT Risk in Electronic Trading
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
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.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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So Much Data, So Little Time
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
How fast does data need to be used in order to be beneficial?
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Understanding the Value of Big Data
Basil Qunibi, Founder & CEO, NovusCommentary
Winning investors are embracing new technologies to make better allocation decisions.
By Basil Qunibi Founder & CEO, Novus,
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Why Is the Investor's Personal Rate of Return Missing on Financial Statements?
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Only 25% of statements across the annuity, mutual fund, and brokerage sectors include a "personal rate of return," Dalbar's annual survey says.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Investment Bank Prager Takes New Approach to CRM
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Prager & Co. is one of a growing number of financial service firms turning to customer relationship management (CRM) technology to improve customer success.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Hedge Fund Readiness for AIFMD Is Lacking as Deadline Approaches
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
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.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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