Sapient Global Markets publishes CROSSINGS Spring 2011, the must-have journal for capital and commodity market participants and regulators

11 April 2011

Latest edition examines new approaches and technologies to ease the pressure of increased data requirements for risk mitigation and compliance.

CROSSINGS Spring 2011, the Sapient Global Markets Journal of Trading and Risk Management, is now available. The fourth edition of CROSSINGS addresses the ever increasing demand for data in capital and commodity markets, and examines how innovative new approaches and technologies can help mitigate systemic risk through automation and increased transparency.

“Despite continuous efforts, many firms still find that infrastructure has not kept pace with the complexity and volume of products traded, and that data is still not appropriately recorded, monitored and analyzed within their firms,” says Chip Register, senior vice president and managing director, Sapient Global Markets. “At the same time, new regulatory mandates are even further challenging these environments, the focus has shifted to making the end user more effective, and there is a huge push for innovative new technologies that both help achieve compliance and drive operational transformation to the end user level. This issue of CROSSINGS examines just that, and looks at how new techniques such as data visualization are making waves in the financial markets.”

Topics addressed include:

• Recent regulatory reform including the Dodd-Frank Act and the European Market Infrastructure regulation. Ryan Baccus, Jim Bennett and Chris Ekonomidis examine how new rules will transform the derivatives market and what firms must do to ensure compliance.

• The impact of MiFID and the FSA’s transactional reporting regulations. Paul Saunders and Jon Szehofner discuss what firms can do to mitigate the risk of non-compliance.

• Requirements gathering for asset management technology implementations. Julie Rodriguez and Kathy Johnson highlight the growing importance of observational research.

• Getting the most out of ETRM systems. Mark Alger and Rashed Haq provide recommendations to ensure accurate and timely data.

• How trade strategists can utilize data visualization to achieve competitive advantage. Jarlath Forde and Matt Hopgood discuss best practices for managing constantly rising data volumes.

• Changes to legal documentation review processes for OTC derivatives. Akbar Datoo and Anna Iverson examine the role automation plays in cutting timeframes.

• The evolution of hedge fund administrators. Kevin Masso and Hsing Hsing Li discuss the role they play in ensuring transparency and independence for valuation of assets under management.

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