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Nominees Announced for the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards

Reflecting the diversity of the Ops industry, established players such as Eagle Investment Systems and SmartStream and newcomers such as DataBoiler and Duco are among the nominees for the fifth annual FTF News Technology Innovation Awards, which are being announced...
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Tera Group & MGT to Propel Bitcoin Exchange via Merger

Tera Group, owner of Bitcoin derivatives bourse, TeraExchange, recently announced plans to merge with online gambling firm MGT Capital Investments, in a bid to drive future growth for TeraExchange, according to officials from both companies. Opening in September of last...
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ClearStructure Emerges from ‘Under the Radar’

“Front-to-back office solution” is a term thrown around often by FinTech vendors, but ClearStructure Financial Technology says Sentry, its flagship portfolio management and loan trading platform, which the vendor has upgraded, is different. The Sentry platform features an investment book...
Wolters Kluwer and BBH Dissect FATCA’s Impact on Ops

Wolters Kluwer and BBH Dissect FATCA’s Impact on Ops

Dana Pasricha, vice president, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), and Stevie D. Conlon, a senior director and tax counsel at Wolters Kluwer, provide an overview and an in-depth introduction to FATCA and its complexities

This hour-long fireside chat from FTF’s 2014 Corporate Actions Processing Conference (CAPCon) is available as a seven-part web series.

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Firm58 Applies Telecom Lessons to the Back Office

Jim Mullen has seen more than his fair share of change during his 25-odd years in the telecommunications and financial services worlds, having lived through both the mobile phone explosion of the early nineties and the automation of financial markets...
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ISDA Takes Aim at Derivatives Reporting Roadblocks

One of the key components of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law was an effort to increase the transparency of the notoriously opaque derivatives markets, which played a major role in the Great Recession. Five years down the line and regulators have...
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Michael Atkin: ‘DCAM Harmonizes the Data for the Prime Goal’

Non-profit trade association, the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council has just released the Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM), a collection of best practices for the management of data across an enterprise. The new DCAM documentation is intended to help...
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Electra Tackles Month-End Recs Problem

For some reconciliations professionals working in post-trade operations, it can seem like some jobs just don’t end when they’re supposed to. This is especially true when it comes to performing month-end reconciliations, where back-dated transactions from prime brokers and other...

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    As investment strategies move towards multi-asset classes, performance measurement analytics must evolve proper attribution models to accurately reflect the behavior of the portfolio. But essential to reflecting that behavior is understanding the priorities of the portfolio manager.

  • Performance Measurement New York 2015

    Join FTF for our annual performance measurement conference, discussing everything from GIPS and global client reporting standards, methods in multi-asset-class attribution, implementing new vendor systems, and more.

  • Managed Data Utility: Is it the right solution for your firm?

    As data programs mushroom, many firms are considering alternative methods for managing them. In addition to managed service programs, there are now several offerings of data utilities. But what exactly is a data utility, where are the cost savings, and is it a good solution for your firm’s data program?

  • 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 USA 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.

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

  • Let the Race for Ops Excellence Begin

    Keep an eye out for the nominees of the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards for 2015. We will be announcing them shortly and will be officially launching the voting process. Without giving anything away, I have to say this year…
  • Is FIX the ‘Stretch-Through Processing’ Standard?

    The FIX Trading Community, the keeper of the groundbreaking Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol for electronic trading, is widening the reach of the language via a best practices document intended to help firms automate the initial public offering (IPO) process….

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  • How Should the NY State Government Spend its $5 Billion Surplus from Wall Street Fines?

    Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:15:12 +0000

    We have the results to our most recent Finger on the Pulse poll. Our FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo, recently posted a Minding the Gap column Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?, where he discussed the fines imposed upon … Continue reading
  • FTF News Video: How to Build a Robust Op Risk System

    Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:30:44 +0000

    CIT’s head of Op Risk discusses novel ways to improve surveillance and launch initiatives with FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo at the recent OpRisk New York 2014 conference in November. Prasad Kodali, head of operational risk at CIT, is leading … Continue reading
  • Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:44:08 +0000

    January 20, 2015 by Eugene Grygo (Contribution from Minding the Gap, a blog by FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo.) Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State … Continue reading
  • How to Retain and Promote Female Talent

    Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:11:29 +0000

    Guest Contributor:  Jessica Titlebaum, WILD Co-Founder My mentor once said that results are not exclusive to gender.  While this is true, it’s also important to remember that gender may produce different results.   According to Catalyst, there is a correlation between women … Continue reading