Webinar:  Optimizing Derivatives Processing: ‘Alpha-tize’ your Infrastructure and Take Control of Capital

Webinar: Optimizing Derivatives Processing: ‘Alpha-tize’ your Infrastructure and Take Control of Capital

Investment management firms are widening the scope of their investment strategies to leverage the opportunities offered by derivatives to mitigate risk and satisfy client demand for higher returns. But the derivatives market, especially OTC derivatives, presents its fair share of challenges – not least when it comes to complying with regulatory requirements…

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Special Report: FIX Moves Into Post-Trade Processing

Buy- and sell-side firms are reassessing their post-trade infrastructures and looking for cost-effective ways to streamline operations. Firms are finding a new ally in their post-trade quest: the venerable FIX protocol, which is extending nicely from the front office into...
Winter/Spring 2014 Digital Issue

Winter/Spring 2014 Digital Issue

Are you ready for the Ops Battles of  2014? For the Winter/Spring digital edition from FTF News, we have decided to focus on the operations struggles ahead for this year. We have identified the following battles: # 1: Facing the Derivatives Revolution; #2: Knowing Your Customers Better; #3: Automating the Impossible in Ops; #4: Mastering the Nuts and Bolts of Operations; #5: Getting Ready for the Age of Volcker. The digital edition will help you prepare your firm for battle.

ReCon London

ReCon London

Reconciliation has never been more vital as firms take on more regulations and ever-more complex portfolios. As firms face shrinking headcounts, they are under pressure to do more with less. The drive for optimal operational efficiency in reconciliation is causing firms to reassess their onboarding processes, infrastructures, workflows and even manual processes. The ReCon London event will help firms find their way through this demanding maze.

IRS Extends Registration Deadline for FATCA

IRS Extends Registration Deadline for FATCA

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for foreign financial institution (FFI) registration under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) until May 5, and also has announced that more than 40 jurisdictions so far have reached agreements in substance with the United States on the terms of intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) under the Act.

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    FTF News talks with Kevin McPartland, head of the market structure and technology for Greenwich Associates, about why buy-side trading firms will need 12 executing brokers and four clearing partners. McPartland is the author of a recent report “Cleared Derivatives:…
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  • The Fully Outsourced Fund Manager

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:25:31 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Scott Price, Regional Director, Americas, Custom House Global Funds Services There will come a time, possibly in the not too distant future, when a fund management firm will look to outsource virtually all of its operations – even … Continue reading
  • When is the Cloud Not the Cloud?

    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:12:35 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠, Eagle Investment Systems Companies in the financial services sector are increasingly moving to cloud-based systems for their software solutions and with good reason. Understandably, cloud-based solutions were initially treated … Continue reading
  • Greek Mythology and the Boulder of Compliance

    Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:47:09 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Stephen Taylor, Senior Market Manager, U.S. Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services In Greek mythology Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra, was punished by the Gods for his wrong doing. His sentence? Roll a very heavy boulder … Continue reading
  • Using FATCA Compliance to Improve (Not Hinder) Customer Relationships

    Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:40:42 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Haydon Perryman, Director of Compliance Solutions, Strevus Achieving compliance and creating a positive customer experience are not mutually exclusive. Many financial institutions still rely on disconnected, incomplete approaches to regulatory compliance, preventing them from gathering accurate, up-to-date information about … Continue reading