Trading Systems Insights

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"It's Moore's law on steroids" - Fast data meets Big Data and a whole new technological generation is born

20th October 2017

Company: bobsguide
Five years ago in the ever so tech primitive 2012, you either managed Big Data or Fast Data. There was a compromise and trade-off between the two, it was simply impossible to compute vast amounts of data in a reasonably responsive way and a real headache for data solution providers. The subsequent half decade has sought to reconcile that... read more
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The must have 2015 CFI Code for MiFID II

9th October 2017

Not just here and now, but now and then Reg data transformation and history Here and now… EMIR reporting for listed derivatives required the use of the ISO standard Classification of Financial Instruments or CFI code and following its 2015 update under ISO 10962, its use is further mandated under CSDR (European Central Securities... read more
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The evolving demands on financial services firms: Is your technology infrastructure ready?

26th September 2017

Company: GridGain Systems
No other industry has been impacted by evolving technology more than financial services. Mobile banking, 24-hour trading, and the dramatic rise in the total amount of data that needs to be processed have put tremendous pressure on system performance and scale. Meanwhile, evolving regulations, the expanding scope of financial fraud and the continued... read more
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How to combat bad trading behaviour in the FX market

25th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Roger Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer at ParFX, speaks to bobsguide about the tech (r)evolution in the FX market, the impact of bad trading behaviour, and why an equal and fair platform is good for all. Tell us about your route into trading. I started my career in London in 1986, moving to New York in 1989 where I spent nine years in... read more
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To buy or to build? Why underestimating the value of vendors may have long term effects

25th September 2017

Company: SimCorp
The age-old debate of buy vs build passionately divides many in the asset management industry. There is, and always will be, a time and a place for both. But in today’s fast paced global market, the case for innovative and security managed investment technology solutions is becoming even more compelling. This is often the case with front... read more
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Editor’s picks: The many applications of Machine Learning in banking

22nd September 2017

Company: bobsguide
Can robots and data stop banks terror financing? Vicky Beckett, Editor, GTNews Buying a new printer from ISIS is probably not how many people envision their stationary shopping to proceed. But it was only a month ago that the FBI announced that it had found a senior Islamic State (ISIS) official sent money to an alleged operative based in the... read more
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The LEI mechanism implementation: Next steps explained

19th September 2017

Company: bobsguide
The LEI Handbook, Exchange Data's Guide to Financial Codes, written by economist and Harvard trained Ozren Cvjetic, has recently been published. bobsguide sat down with the author to discuss the major themes covered in the book. Does your academic background provide you with unique insights into the world of financial regulation, as... read more
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How MiFID II could help boost your bottom line

22nd August 2017

Company: IRESS
Complying with regulations and gaining commercial advantage are not always easy bed fellows. So if you are an adviser or wealth manager grappling with the upcoming implementation of the EU’s second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) the first response may be to think of it as yet another drain on time and resources rather... read more
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MiFID II fallout: Why progress on price discovery is needed

4th August 2017

In less than six months’ time, asset managers will be unable to receive investment research unless a commercial agreement is in place. MiFID II clearly stipulates investment research will need to be explicitly priced and cannot be linked to the volume or value of transactions executed by the broker – in other words, research charges... read more