News & Commentary
Content posted in January 2015
A Wild Ride Comes to an End
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
Covering the financial services technology space for the past 15 years has been a thrilling ride with many ups as downs.
The End of an Era: Farewell to an Icon
Commentary  |  1/27/2015  | 
After more than two decades of writing for Wall Street & Technology, I am leaving the media brand. It's time to reflect on our mutual history and the road ahead.
Morgan Stanley Data Theft Exposes Insider Threat & Need for More Restrictions
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
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.
Beyond Bitcoin: Why Counterparty Has Won Support From Overstock's Chairman
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
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.
Asset Managers Set Sights on Defragmenting Back-Office Data
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
Defragmenting back-office data and technology will be a top focus for asset managers in 2015.
4 Mobile Security Predictions for 2015
Commentary  |  1/8/2015  | 
As we look ahead, mobility is the perfect breeding ground for attacks in 2015.
Increasing Cyberthreats Pose Massive Challenge for Financial Firms
News  |  1/8/2015  | 
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.
How to Talk to Your Board About Stress Testing
Commentary  |  1/7/2015  | 
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.
Clearpool Releases Iris Technology to Meet Needs of Evolving Equities Market
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
Clearpool Execution Services will use Iris technology to improve the way institutional orders are handled and prioritized in different execution venues.
Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 2: Integration as the Ultimate Weapon
Commentary  |  1/7/2015  | 
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.
The Clock For Market Structure Change Is Ticking
News  |  1/7/2015  | 
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.
How Fraud & Cyber Security Will Evolve in 2015
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
Banks need to implement new security measures and tactics, and fraudsters are sure to respond by changing their operations.
Swap Markets Debate Anonymous Trading in SEFs
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
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.
IEX Bolsters Information Security With Top Hire From BlackRock
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
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.
E-Trading Disruptors Seek Untapped Liquidity in Corporate Bonds
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
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.


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