Cyber-Attacks Force Firms to Prepare for the Worst

The number of detected cyber-security incidents across the financial sector rose 8 percent from 2013 to 20414, and the total cost of those incidents has jumped by 24 percent according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But, over that...

Genpact, Lombard Risk Target Collateral Management Woes

Genpact, a specialist in business processes, operations and technology, and Lombard Risk Management, a collateral management services vendor, are joining forces to help firms optimize increasingly expensive collateral management operations, officials say. A new collaboration between the two will integrate...
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Q&A: Does Reg SCI Have Enough Bite?

Spencer Mindlin, an analyst with market research firm Aite Group, spoke to FTF News about the SEC’s vote to make the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets more accountable via the Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI). At...
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SEC Tackles Exchange Infrastructure Breakdowns

Earlier this week, the SEC voted to take on the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets with Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI), acknowledging that most trading now is electronic, highly interconnected and potentially devastating if infrastructure performance...

SEF Market Fears Regulators Missed Cross-Border Harmony

Regulators tasked with overseeing swaps markets in the U.S. and the U.K. struck a hopeful and conciliatory tone in comments at the SEFCON V conference last week, but market participants were skeptical, with one panelist noting that “hope is not...
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Survey: Asset Managers Make Peace with Regulators

RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy side, reports recent survey results showing an “increase in the readiness of asset management firms to deal with incoming and proposed regulation,” and a growth in positive attitudes toward the...

FTF Premier Special Report: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank battle went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and had major ramifications for financial services firms that rely heavily on third-party software, services and infrastructure technologies. In this in-depth report, FTF News...
Welcome to the Fall Edition of FTF News Magazine

Welcome to the Fall Edition of FTF News Magazine

FTF News’s cover story chronicles the expanding reach of compliance.

Our Fall 2014 edition of FTF News Magazine explores the world of post-trade operations in an Age of Compliance that now encompasses social media, cyber-security and voice-based derivatives trading.


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  • Collateral Management for the Buy-Side

    With increased margin requirements and liquidity ratios, collateral management continues to become more and more important to buy-side managers. But is it up to the back office or front to manage it?

  • Performance Measurement New York 2015

    Join FTF for our annual performance measurement conference, discussing everything from GIPS and global client reporting standards, methods in fixed income attribution, measuring the performance of composites, and more.

  • DerivOps North America 2015

    Join DerivOps North America for a two-day, in-depth conference on all things derivatives operations. Combining our annual Chicago and New York event as well as our premier collateral management conference, DerivOps North America puts all the information you need to know in one place.

  • SecOps 2015

    This two-day conference will cover all things securities operations with separate streams covering reconciliations, corporate actions, and buy-side operations, including discussions on industry standards, STP, automation and more.

  • SMAC NY 2015

    Join FTF for our annual Social Media and Compliance in the Financial Services conference. From social media strategies to compliance issues, this is the premier event for new ideas, stronger systems, and increased connections for banks, asset managers, and insurance firms.

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Eugene Grygo

Bridging the divide between the official story and what is really happening.

  • Ops Reasons to Be Thankful

    Thanksgiving gives us a chance to look back upon the past year and find reasons and moments to be proud of, and this is true for post-trade securities operations. I have selected the top issues for which we may give…
  • Widening the Scope of Op Risk

    The scope of things covered by operational risk may have to expand over the coming years, according to a panel discussion on cyber-security that was part of FTF’s OpRisk New York conference yesterday. New to the ops risk heading may…

Latest News View All

  • Post-Trade Ops: Not Just for Wannabe Traders Anymore

    When Josh Brodman first dipped his toe into post-trade operations, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was 2005 and Brodman, then a junior majoring in finance at Binghamton University, had just secured an Ops internship at a hedge…
  • CAPIS Promotes for Director of Global Trading

    The Dallas, Texas-based Capital Institutional Services (CAPIS), an institutional agency brokerage, has promoted industry veteran John P. Naudo to be director of global trading, officials say. Naudo has been serving as the director of international trading. Naudo will oversee the…
  • ING to Slash Retail Workforce by 1,700

    ING will be cutting its Dutch workforce by 1,700 full-time equivalents (FTEs) over a three-year period in a bid to refocus its retail business. The job cuts are expected to yield annual gross savings of approximately $336.5 million (€270 million)…
  • Co-Founder to Lead Wall Street Horizon

    Wall Street Horizon, a provider of single-stock event calendar data services for institutional investors and traders, has named Bruce R. Fador president and chief commercial officer. Fador co-founded the company together with Barry L. Star, managing director, in 2003 and…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from FTF!

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:00:36 +0000

    The FTF Team is off stuffing our faces with turkey and stuffing and enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (obviously dreaming of representing FTF in the festivities ourselves)!  Though we wanted to take time and wish all our clients a bountiful Thanksgiving and hope … Continue reading
  • DerivOps New York Photo Gallery

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:10:48 +0000

    Did you miss DerivOps New York 2014?  Take a peak inside the event in the picture gallery below. Also, be sure to check out DerivOps North America 2015 for a two-day, in-depth conference on all things derivatives operations. Combining our annual … Continue reading
  • Sheryl Brown Talks Social Media Best Practices

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:20:07 +0000

    Ash Brokerage’s social media guru Sheryl Brown talks to FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo, about best practices and lessons learned from using social media. Join FTF for our annual SMAC New York 2015 conference on social media and compliance in the … Continue reading
  • FTF Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:24 +0000

    Financial Technologies Forum was honored to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on September 18, 2014, kicking off our annual FTF SMAC NY event focusing on social media and compliance in financial services. Experience the exciting moments with the FTF team … Continue reading