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CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Takes Tough Stance on Automated Trading Regulation

The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reconvened this week after a 20 month intermission. On the agenda were regulation of automated trading, swap data standardisation and harmonisation, and the potential of blockchain technology. Timothy Massad, chairman of the TAC, opened discussion on the Commission’s proposed rule to address…

Intelligent Trading Summit Discusses the Potential of High Performance Technologies and the Drag of Regulation

A-Team Group’s Intelligent Trading Summit got off to a great start last week with A-Team chief content officer Andrew Delaney enjoying a fireside chat with BNP Paribas head of electronic execution strategy Kee-Meng Tan. Delaney and Tan discussed the need for speed in electronic trading, the adoption of new technologies and opportunities to look beyond…

Itiviti Details Plans Following its Formation through the Unification of Orc and CameronTec

Itiviti has set out development plans following its formation through the unification of Orc Group, a provider of electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, and CameronTec Group, a provider of FIX messaging infrastructure and connectivity. Torben Munch, CEO at Itiviti and formerly CEO at Orc, says the combined company is more than the sum of…

Only Reason for Time

According to Albert Einstein “…is so that everything doesn’t happen at once”. Consider yourself in the shoes of a timekeeper of athletic events. The stakes are high, consequently the choice of tools for the job imperative. Endurance or sprint? This question is at the forefront when it comes to providing the appropriate accuracy and granularity…

Smart Machines: A $10 Trillion Capacity Windfall or a $10 Trillion Jobs Deficit?

By Adam Devine, VP Product Marketing, WorkFusion Predictable, monotonous data work costs the United States, Canada and Europe over $10 trillion of human intelligence each year, and that number is growing. You know the kind of work: a data analyst sitting in front of two screens, one flashing an endless stream of unstructured content, the…

A-Team Data Management Summit: Challenges and Opportunities of Regulation

Regulatory compliance deadlines in January 2016 and 2017 are a challenge for data managers, but also an opportunity to develop data management strategies that deliver business benefits. A panel session at next week’s A-Team Data Management Summit in London will debate these issues and look at how firms are getting ready to meet the deadlines….

GFT Blue Paper Presents the Potential of Big Data Technologies

As the technology infrastructure of financial services firms begins to buckle under the strain of huge and increasing volumes of data, many firms are investing in big data projects to improve data management for the purposes of regulatory compliance, risk reduction, cost efficiency and business benefit. The extent and intent of investment varies, however, with…

Corvil Giga Platform Delivers Real-Time Operational Intelligence and Big Data Integration

Corvil has added streaming analytics, big data adapters, auto data discovery and more to its network performance monitoring solution to deliver a streaming analytics platform designed for real-time operational intelligence and big data integration. The Corvil Giga release – which will be followed by Tera and Peta releases supporting greater data volumes within the next…

Fidessa Responds to Demand for a Consolidated Trading Platform

Fidessa has responded to ongoing client demand for consolidated trading platforms that reduce total cost of ownership and increase efficiency with the addition of US Treasuries to its global futures and options platform, and connectivity to BrokerTec and Nasdaq OMX eSpeed. The addition of US Treasuries to the derivatives platform takes the company into fixed…

Opinion: Will New Liquidity Reporting Lead to a Big Chill?

By Georges Bory, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Quartet FS The collapse and bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 is an extreme example of what can happen when the ratio of liquidity holdings to potential debt is inadequate. The bank was hit with a liquidity crisis as a result of the collapse in the sub-prime mortgage…