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Capital Markets Technology

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Laura GlynnFenergo - Dublin - London- New York - Sydney

Panama Papers and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership: One Year On

26 July 2017  |  6641 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over a year has passed since the publication of the Panama Papers, an unprecedented data leak of 11.5 million documents that revealed the secret financial dealings of over 214,488 offshore entities. This high-profile leak ultimately brought to the fore the lack of transparency surrounding shell companies. The records revealed the multitude of ways...

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Charles PlattSoftware AG - London

Why Star Wars’ robots are deliberately annoying

18 July 2017  |  4132 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Star Wars universe is filled with annoying robots; they are terrible workers, nervous, inattentive and sloppy. There is a good reason behind that. For George Lucas, it seems these flawed robots were created as a plot device to justify armies of human clones. Ironically, he had to give his robots “human” qualities to justify increasing headcoun...

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Keith Bear
Keith BearIBM - London

The 7 bank commitment to blockchain has many implications not just for trade finance but for the evo

05 July 2017  |  14286 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last week’s announcement by the seven bank Digital Trade Chain Consortium is another strong indication that the “peak hype” discussions around blockchain are somewhat misplaced. This blockchain networ...

TagsBlockchainTransaction banking
Charles Platt
Charles PlattSoftware AG - London

Putting Artificial Intelligence to Profitable Use

25 April 2017  |  8368 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s crunch time for the Big Data crunchers. Having lavished millions of dollars on data scientists to search for patterns in a deluge of digital information, banks and financial institutions need to ...

Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

Next Steps in Bond Trading: All-to-All Matching Catching on?

04 April 2017  |  5031 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Corporate bond trading platforms are in the news again. Platforms that have launched innovative all-to-all trading protocols are attracting buy-side firms to their venues. Despite skepticism a few yea...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
David Donovan
David DonovanSapient Global Markets - Boston

Data Analytics as a Service in Asset Management: Moving from Assumption to Fact-based Modelling

14 February 2017  |  20499 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The year is shaping up to be one where my dialog with leadership within large financial institutions shifts from “I want to do digital” to “Show me how digital helps me become more competitive.” Digit...

TagsWholesale bankingInnovation
Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Pre-Trade Risk for Futures in the Future

21 January 2017  |  4747 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Liquidation Only. Did your heart skip a beat? In futures and options trading when we hear “Liquidation Only” it means that something went wrong. Someone is losing money. The broker wants all new inves...

TagsTrade executionRisk & regulation
Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Understanding Futures Transaction Flow - Basic Introduction

13 January 2017  |  6769 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I have used the following flow diagram (included at the end of this post) to explain to many people how someone trading a listed future contract on a screen actually has money moved into our out of th...

TagsTrade executionPost-trade & ops
Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

A fool with a tool is still a fool

25 May 2016  |  3951 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Machine Learning is getting a lot of buzz. I hear questions from our clients as we have successfully implemented it in our trading surveillance tool. We use machine learning to score the likelihood th...

TagsInnovationStart ups
Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

A Transforming World for Broker Dealers

12 April 2016  |  5913 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

US Regulators are seeking a “Culture of Compliance” among trading firms. Global regulators are increasing their scrutiny of market manipulation. New regulations are requiring broker dealers to know mo...

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