Five Key Risks for Firms in 2013
While the detailed risks run by firms are unique, there are a series of high-level risks which all financial services firms, no matter what their sector or geography, need to consider.
It's More About "Wide Data" Than Big Data
Financial services organizations know that they can handle vast amounts of data, since they have been doing it for decades. To succeed with big data initiatives, firms need to think of data's breadth and reach across an organization.
A Letter to Anadarko Regarding Its 'Flash Crash'
In response to shares of Anadarko Petroleum trading as low as a penny last week, Themis Trading raises questions to Anadarko about the stock's rapid descent in the context of the current market structure.
Bloomberg Spygate Lights Up Twitter
News that Bloomberg allowed its reporters to access certain Bloomberg Terminal client data sent the Twitter world on fire. Then, news broke that Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan had contacted Bloomberg asking for an explanation, which fanned the flames. Here are some of the most interesting Tweets about the Bloomberg snooping scandal.
Is Your Bloomberg Terminal Spying On You?
After Goldman Sachs discovered that Bloomberg journos were keeping track of their viewing habits over their Bloomberg terminals, traders have some decisions to make about the company that provides their market data, trading tools, IM and more.
EBS Direct is Live with 4 Liquidity Providers
Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley have completed trades on EBS DIrect, a new relationship-based disclosed liquidity service with streaming prices tailored to consumers.
Financial Services Trust Index Debuts
New quarterly TRust Index leverages proprietary data, analytics, news and social media sentiment to help determine confidence in the world's financial institutions.
Text Analytics: Knowing Customer Sentiment Has Bottom Line Benefits
Financial institutions need to do more with data collected during interactions with customers. Text analytics could be part of a complete data analytics solution that providers brokers, advisors and customer service representatives with a better picture of the customer.
The HFT Debate: Looking for Consensus
Although supporters of HFT and its detractors will always clash, market participants agree that one thing has certainly changed: the role of technology in the equities markets.