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Standard Chartered Execs, Board Members to Depart

Standard Chartered has announced “a comprehensive package of changes” to its board and executive ranks that will see the exit of Peter Sands, the current group chief executive in June of this year, bank officials say. Sands will be replaced...
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Former Pipeline Trading Exec Joins Fidessa

London-based electronic trading platform and services vendor Fidessa has hired Jay Biancamano, the one-time executive chairman and CEO of Pipeline Trading, to be its new head of equities product marketing for the Americas, a move Fidessa describes as a “key...

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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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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Stifel to Boost Its Profile via Sterne Acquisition

Stifel Financial is in talks to buy broker-dealer Sterne Agee Group for $150 million in cash and stock, in a move that’s expected to raise Stifel’s profile significantly in the wealth management business, officials say. If it goes through, the...
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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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SIFMA Pushes Back on Revamp of Retirement Savings Rules

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he wants to see “major actions” taken to update the rules governing retirement savings that will focus on conflicts of interest. The White House will be directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to “crack...
Is FIX the ‘Stretch-Through Processing’ Standard?

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.

The FIX group reports that buy-side firms made it known via the FIX Global Buy-Side IPO working group last year that they want more transparent and efficient ways of placing orders for equity IPOs and for fixed income transactions.

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Startup Strives to Relieve the Volcker Rule Burden

Kelvin To, founder and president of FinTech startup Data Boiler Technologies, makes a living bringing Big Data to bear on big problems in the financial services industry. But now he and his company are taking things to a whole new...

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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
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    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
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