News & Commentary
Content posted in October 2013
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Bringing a New Market Structure to Trading Real Estate
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
ETRE Financial has launched an analytics and trading platform to bring the transparency of equities to electronic trading of commercial real estate properties and REITs.
Xenomorph and S&P Capital IQ Deliver Enterprise Data Solutions
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Enterprise Data Management impacts costs and efficiencies. If data integrity is questionable, performance measurements can be biased.
Will NYSE Become More Transparent Like ICE?
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
ICE's Thomas Farley said some eye-opening things about the future of the U.S. equities markets.
Good Luck Finding A Data Scientist
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
If you are in the market for a data scientist, chances are the search will be long, difficult and costly.
Big Data 2.0: Myth vs. Reality
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Big data has been a buzzword for a couple of years. In 2014, financial services are hoping to see some return on their big data investments.
Will Public Cloud Come Of Age in 2014?
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Most financial firms already have established private clouds tucked safely behind corporate firewalls. In 2014, firms will begin to use public cloud on a larger scale.
Tradeweb's SEF Settles on Standardized Swaps to Phase In Market Transition
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Tradeweb said the derivatives to be 'made-available to trade' on its SEF constitute about 80% of standardized swap volumes based on market data.
Financial Services Aim to Consolidate Social Media Strategies
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
The average company uses 10-12 tools to manage Twitter alone across the board.
Three Cybersecurity Topics Every Board Must Address
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
BOD members should ensure that they are aware of the pressing cybersecurity issues that the company faces, how the board can manage the risk and recognize the competitive advantage that these cyber situations may present a firm.
Mobile Malware Threat Exploding
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
As workers and customers move to mobile devices and with financial firms launching new mobile capabilities each month, enterprises are becoming move vulnerable to the increasing number of mobile malware threats.
Securities Industry Moves To Scrutinize Market Glitches
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Following numerous technical problems in the markets, regulators might be moving to overhaul market rules and are insisting that market participants take a closer look at their own technology.
Markit Offers Granular Analysis of Trades and Venues
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Emphasizing its independence and the richness of its data and analytics, Markit is offering its TCA service to both the buy-and sell-side community.
Survey Shows 47% Increase in Information Security Spending
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
11% of banking and capital markets surveyed rarely or never present security topics to the board or top governing body. Is this acceptable?
SEFs Arrive: A New Market Structure Is Born
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Swap execution facilities officially started on October 2, 2013, but 2014 is the year when they will really hit their stride.
2014: More Compliance Mandates, Or A Return To Innovation?
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Capital markets CIOs hope that 2014 will allow IT organizations to start working on projects that provide business value, rather than just meet compliance demands.
10 Post-Sandy Business Continuity Must Dos
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
A year after superstorm Sandy, financial services firms still need to brush up on business continuity plans. Here are 10 tips.
Shelter from the Storm: Business Continuity & Rethinking Disaster
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
The one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy has financial services leaders revisiting and rethinking their business continuity plans.
TradeMonster Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
TradeMonster, the online retail brokerage that launched during the height of the financial crisis, celebrates its anniversary with $5 commissions.
2013 Buy-Side Compensation Set To Increase 10-15%
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Portfolio managers and traders on the buy side are outperforming their sell-side peers due to the drag from regulations and cost controls at banks, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates and Johnson Associates.
Citicom Assure To Capture And Analyze Data For Compliance
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Citicom Solutions launches software that captures and analyzes data from mobile and fixed-voice recordings, IM, emails, and text messages to help banks comply.
ICAP Hires CME's Derivatives Executive to Head SEF
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
The interdealer broker appointed Laurent Paulhac as CEO of ICAP SEF as volumes begin to shift to the new swap trading platforms.
Northern Trust Launches Wealth Management Suite iPad App
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Northern Trust launches an iPad app for the its wealth management suite, Private Passport.
Capital Markets IT Transformation: Can Off-the-Shelf Solutions Ease The Pain?
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Changing business models have forced capital markets firms to revamp IT systems and slash costs, resulting in pain throughout the organization. Are off-the-shelf solutions the answer?
Are Firms Suffering From Inefficiencies Due To Multiple Reconciliation Processes?
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Over half of the firms surveyed use over 10 different systems to perform reconciliation, causing inefficiencies from fragmentation.
BATS-Direct Edge Merger Receives Anti-Trust Clearance
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
The proposed merger between securities exchange operator BATS Global Markets and rival Direct Edge Holdings LLC passed an anti-trust review by the U.S. Justice Department.
Wall Street's Bonus Outlook Brightens
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Globally, financial services workers expect larger bonuses, although US-based employees are less optimistic.
A Tale of Two SEFs: Javelin and TrueEX on Swap Trading
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Two startups, Javelin Capital Market and TrueEX are taking different approaches to offering swaps on their trading platforms, sparking some debate.
Is Your SysAdmin Actually A Data Scientist?
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Data scientists are hard to find, but you may already have someone on your team who performs the duties of a true data guru.
Faster HFTs: Trading Under a Microsecond
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Exablaze produces a network interface card with low-latency capabilities, clocked at under a microsecond.
Capital Market Firms Turning To Onboarding and LEI Data Management Technologies
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
A new Aite Group report says there is a compelling need for capital market firms to invest in technologies to address legal entity data management, regulatory demands and elongated onboarding timeframes.
Quantum Dawn 2: Where To Improve
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SIFMA says financial services crisis management procedures should be improved, following Quantum Dawn 2.
"In God We Trust, Everybody Else Must Bring Data to the Table"
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
At Teradata PARTNERS 2013, speakers address the importance of aligning marketing departments with IT to deliver customer centric goals.
MarkitSERV has Handled Over $1 trillion in SEF Trades in Past 10 Days
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Eight SEFs have used MarkitServ for trade routing to clearinghouses, SEF confirmation and regulatory reporting, the company said.
Etrali Trading Solutions and EE Develop New Mobile Voice Recording Offering
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Etrali and EE announced UK’s first network-integrated service that fully complies with FCA mobile trading regulations.
Bloomberg Tradebook Like You've Never Seen It Before
Slideshows  |  10/18/2013  | 
Bloomberg Tradebook held its second annual Charity Day on its trading floor in New York. Sean "Diddy" Combs, CC Sabathia, Mark Messier and other celebrities attended the charity fundraiser/costume party to help raise over $1 million in commissions for six different charities.
Where Can You Find The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Pros?
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
IT organizations are already suffering from a shortage of security professionals. Guess what? It's only going to get worse.
Never Stop Building Human Capital
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
At Linedata Exchange a panel of industry leaders and keynote speaker Geoff Colvin explore the virtues of information technology and human capital, and strategies for capital growth in 2014.
SEC Commissioner Said SROs Should be Part of Holistic Market Structure Review
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher said that immunity of exchange SROs in market glitches is something that will come up in a holistic market structure review.
Washington Stalemate
Commentary  |  10/16/2013  | 
The stalemate in Washington, which hopefully will end today, has left worried investors and changed market dynamics.
Squawker's Algorithms-Free Platform Has Successful Pan-European Launch
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Squawker announces they are providing access to around 20% of Pan-European sell-side liquidity.
Custom House To Offer Compliance Portal
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Custom House Global Fund offers regulatory and compliance portal for alternative investment funds.
Investment Metrics Acquires InterSec Research
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
The combined firms will offer more indepth investment analytics, research and reporting solutions to institutional investment managers, pension sponsors and consultants.
Distrust In Global Financial Institutions Remains High In The U.S.
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Trust in global financial institutions increases in Europe, but remains flat in Asian and the U.S.
Wells Fargo Joins Eris Exchange as Liquidity Provider for Swap Futures
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
The bank will provide liiquidity and clearing services in swap futures on the US-based futures exchange, which is seeing increased migration as the 2014 trading mandate gets closer.
Check the Time: Majority of Firms have Time Synchronization Errors
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Financial firms wrongly believe the timing on trade and reference data. Increased awareness has spurred demand for accurate solutions.
Austerity is European Sovereign Debt Investor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
In a victory speech, Angela Merkel made clear she is standing up for European sovereign debt holders around the world by not offering financial relief to cash strapped neighbors.
Major Banks Resolution Plans Cite Data Systems and Planning
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
In part two of this blog series, it is clear that data governance is part of many of the major bank's resolution plans.
Real-Time Monitoring Solution Gives More Control For HFT
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Electronic trading businesses may gain more control on trading systems with Corvil's real-time operation risk and compliance monitoring solution.
Nasdaq Launches Algo Trading Test Facility
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Nasdaq will launch a cost effective solution for broker dealers to manage risk exposures, and understand economics around new trading strategies.
Morgan Stanley Turns To Wire Data
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Using wire data to solve IT problems is more effective says Morgan Stanley.
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