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Darren Bishop

David and Goliath - A new world of possibilities for content sharing

Disney and Fox have finally closed their deal, creating a new powerhouse that will have far reaching consequences on the global entertainment industry. They have promised to launch their own streaming...

29 Mar 2019
Trends in Financial Services
Noel Rohayem

InvestOps USA 2019 Key Takeaways

Earlier this month our team attended the InvestOps USA 2019 conference just outside of Tampa, Florida. COOs, CTOs and other operations professionals converged to discuss current trends shaping the ind...

28 Mar 2019
Fintech
Jussi Karjalainen

Make or Buy: Could smart procurement offer member value creation in superannuation?

Australia remains one of a relatively small number of countries with compulsory superannuation; the measures put in place by the Australian Government, backed by tax benefits, to ensure citizens save ...

22 Mar 2019
Business Knowledge for IT
Peter Davidson

Is Commission Free Trading Now the New Normal?

Investment brokers are typically solicited when clients need to buy or sell stocks, bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and the like. Brokers are licensed agents from investment companie...

20 Mar 2019
Post-Trade Forum
Ivy Schmerken

Bond Algos Tap into ETF Liquidity and Efficiency Gains

Algorithmic trading has picked up steam in the corporate bond market as fixed income trading desks appear to follow the playbook of equities. But skeptics contend this is unlikely, arguing that bonds...

18 Mar 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Henry Lee

Running your front-to-back trading systems in the cloud is now a reality!

As someone who has implemented and managed a complex trading application, I was inspired write about my experiences of adopting AWS in a front-to-back trading system environment, and how this could be...

15 Mar 2019
Capital Markets Technology
Jean-Paul Carbonnier

Market Data, Reference Data and Blockchain

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT), has the potential to disrupt a wide range of business models across the financial services industry. However, the potential application of blockchai...

13 Mar 2019
Data Management 101
Noel Rohayem

Emerging Technologies: The Future of Fixed Income

Around 80% of all US corporate bond volume (based on dollar amount) is still traded telephonically, while 90% of all US equities volume (based on dollar amount) is traded electronically. This dispari...

07 Mar 2019
Blockchain Observations
Anne Plested

ESMA sheds light on OTC trade reporting under No-Deal

ESMA has released a statement which amongst other things includes clarification for EU investment firms that they will have to publish their OTC trades via an EU APA if a UK counterparty is involved....

07 Mar 2019
John Bertrand

Timely Information is key for Supply Chain Finance

Given today’s technology and the increasing speed of payments why is there $2 trillion in financeable secure payables locked in the supply chain? McKinsey believes this could be worth potentially $20...

04 Mar 2019
Financial Supply Chain
Ivy Schmerken

Brokers Routing to their own ATSs Face Scrutiny

A FINRA working paper has raised concerns about broker order routing to affiliated alternative trading systems (ATSs), shedding light on order routing decisions and potential conflicts that can impact...

27 Feb 2019
Capital Markets Technology
David Csiki

The Convergence of Traditional Financial Services and Fintech: Opportunities and Challenges

During the past year, a number of acquisitions of software providers within the fintech space by large banks and holding companies have the potential to shape the industry and the way software is depl...

25 Feb 2019
Trends in Financial Services