Profile of Sean O'DowdCapital Markets Program Director, Teradata
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 7
Sean O'Dowd leads the Global Capital Markets program at Teradata for Industry and Marketing Solutions. In this role Sean focuses on industry strategy, marketing and field enablement. Areas of focus span financial market structure, regulations and technologies that impact the business models and strategies of financial markets firms (buy-side, sell-side, wealth management, custody, exchanges, and retail brokers). Topics include many of the large transformational technologies impacting capital markets, such as cloud services, mobility, information management and big/fast data, unstructured data and analytics. Additionally, Sean covers many industry specific trends and technologies including electronic trading, investment management operations, wealth management and personal finance, oversight infrastructure (Government agencies and SRO's). Sean's personal area of expertise lies within investment management, derivatives securities and trading technology.
Articles by Sean O'Dowd
The sell side can demonstrate more value by applying analytics to pre- and post-trading, and by educating buy-side clients about broker segmentation, trading behavior and algorithm shortcomings, and more.
Advisors should start to embrace a smart mix of digital approaches like Amazon recommendation models and automated workflows of previous core competencies.
Competition with wealth management is fierce, so improving client communications is critical. Yet, a recent study on data driven marketing, reveals that marketing continues to stumble when trying to deliver a personalized experience.
Although there is no one panacea for increasing the analytical quotient in capital markets and there is no big data analytics in a box, there are, however, components or architectural ingredients that are essential in getting value throughout the information supply chain.
The dialogue on big, diverse data has been changing in capital markets during the last few months, and for the better. Now firms are engaged in a process to harvest and exploit untapped knowledge, which is more about business insights or intelligence optimization -- BIO -- versus big data.
There is renewed move to integrate finance and risk data at sell-side firms for cash optimization and, equally as important, transparency. So how can you get these two groups to cooperate to achieve a unified view?
Data governance is a trend that has moved back to the forefront of the "how to manage information" discussion.