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Wall Street Confronts Cyber Threats

07.24.2014

The vulnerability of the financial sector to cyber attacks has captured the attention of government officials, regulators and Wall Street. Read more

Squeezing Alpha Out of Operations

07.24.2014

With the race to zero latency diminishing in importance, the gating factor isn’t necessarily the distance between cages in a … Read more

Market Structure, Valuations in Focus

07.24.2014

A seasonal lull is expected to keep markets comparatively quiet into September, but there are at least a couple major … Read more

Small Cap Volatility Spikes

07.23.2014

Small-cap stock volatility has historically tended to be higher than large-cap volatility, but there has been a noticeable spike in … Read more

Asset Classes Travel Different Paths Toward Automation

07.23.2014

Asset classes are following different paths toward automated markets, according to Ian Domowitz, managing director and head of analytics at … Read more

China Options Markets To Follow U.S. Model

07.22.2014

China is preparing to launch equity index options on the China Financial Futures Exchange and single stock options on the … Read more

Asset Managers Face Operational Challenges

07.22.2014

Asset management firms and service providers are faced with a deluge of regulations, business line diversification, and data, all of … Read more

Canada Reviews Order Protection Rule

07.21.2014

On May 15, Canadian securities regulators proposed amending the Order Protection Rule to make it easier for marketplaces to ignore, … Read more

Costs of FX Transactions Prove Elusive

07.21.2014

Measuring transaction costs on foreign exchange trading is difficult because the data needed to make the necessary calculations doesn’t get … Read more

Power Tools For Wealth Managers

07.21.2014

In the wealth management industry, every minute spent on record keeping and compliance tasks represents time taken away from the … Read more

Signs Mixed on Interest Rate Moves

07.18.2014

Whether, when and by how much the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike short-term interest rates is essentially a referendum on … Read more

Raw Computing Power Versus Human Intuition

07.18.2014

Human traders are relying on computers to search news feeds and social media for investment themes and for triggering actual … Read more

T+2 May Lead to More Failed Trades

07.17.2014

Chris Smith, head of post trade at Trax, the trade matching and reporting services technology provider, warned that the number … Read more

Trade Reconstruction Requirements Hit Swaps Market

07.17.2014

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, has imposed trade reconstruction and other recordkeeping requirements … Read more

Investment Firms Eye IBOR

07.17.2014

Because the concept of an investment book of record (IBOR) is relatively new, firms may need to rejigger their portfolio … Read more

Taking the ‘Stress’ Out of Distressed Investing

07.16.2014

Distressed situations, as when a company is undergoing reorganization under the federal bankruptcy laws, can present golden opportunities for savvy … Read more

China To Commence Options Trading

07.16.2014

China’s first options exchange is expected to launch later this year or early next year, and in preparation, U.S. market … Read more

Future Bright for Managed Futures

07.15.2014

Liquid alternative mutual funds provide retail and institutional investors with access to fund managers with expertise in particular strategies, especially … Read more

Liquid Alternatives Move Downstream

07.15.2014

As allocations to alternative assets increase across both retail and institutional channels, alternative managers are expanding strategies available to institutional … Read more

Another Take on Compliance

07.15.2014

In today’s complex regulatory environment, compliance is not a one-and-done exercise. Trades must be checked for compliance at every stage … Read more


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