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...
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ASX Rips Up Its Back Office

With major productivity benefits in mind, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has overhauled its back-office operations and moved from highly manual, batch-oriented processes toward straight through processing and automated workflows for customer, securities reference and corporate actions data. ASX officials...

PIMCO’s Meyn: Better Recs Can Prevent Wrecks

Optimal reconciliation and exception management can catch early on many signs of fraud, rogue trading and other nightmares that have rocked the financial services industry in recent years and should be treated as such, says Cynthia Meyn, executive vice president...
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OpenGamma Adds Conde, Beeston to Board of Execs

Risk management software provider OpenGamma has reshuffled its board of executives, with the position of chairman changing hands, and Cristóbal Conde, the former CEO of SunGard, joining the board, according to a company statement. Kirk Wylie, a co-founder of OpenGamma,...
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FTF Panel: U.S. Markets Should Move to T+0

A panelist at FTF’s ReCon New York event on Thursday is calling for the U.S. securities industry to move to a T+0 settlement cycle rather than the incremental move to T+2, citing the truism that nothing good happens between trade...
Video Interviews: Tata Consultancy’s Ramgopal Talks T+2

Video Interviews: Tata Consultancy’s Ramgopal Talks T+2

From the floor of SIBOS 2014, Tata Consultancy Services’ Vivekanand Ramgopal focuses on trends in corporate actions, the benefits of a shortened settlement cycle and 24/7 availability

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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  • Would You Give Up Your U.S. Citizenship to Fight FATCA?

    Is there a growing number of Americans living overseas that want to give up their U.S. citizenship because of the rigors of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)? A financial advisory firm, the deVere Group, a vocal opponent of…
  • Are You Ready for Bitcoin?

    If you haven’t heard of it before, my guess is that you are likely to become more acquainted with the crypto-currency Bitcoin. “As a non-political online money, Bitcoin is backed exclusively by code,” according to the Bitcoin Foundation website. “This…

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  • SEC Municipal Securities Director to Leave

    The SEC reports that John J. Cross III, who, since 2012 served as the first director of the office of municipal securities, will leave the agency in November. Cross is “expected to rejoin the Office of Tax Policy at the…
  • James Cawley to Run BGC’s SEF

    Interdealer brokerage firm BGC Partners has hired James Cawley, a vocal advocate of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives reform, to serve as CEO of its swap execution facility (SEF) subsidiary, BGC Derivative Markets, according to a company statement. Cawley has more than…
  • Firm Charged Again for Violating Custody Rule

    The SEC has filed charges against an investment advisory firm and its top three officials for violating the custody rule — the latest in a series of alleged violations for the firm, stretching back to 2004. The custody rule requires…
  • Lloyds to Cut 9,000 Central, Back-Office Jobs

    U.K. institution Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) will be cutting its workforce by 9,000 positions over the next three years with most of the job cuts to come from central and back office functions, according to industry sources. “The majority of…

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  • “What is?” Coding a Compliance Rule Library

    Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:30:39 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Kristi Feinzig, Senior Consultant, IMP Consulting Automated rule libraries have become essential to the trading process, and can have a significant impact on the front office.  Rules that are accurate and precise facilitate a smooth pre-trade and post-trade check, … Continue reading
  • The Corporate Actions Golden Copy: Cleansed Data for All

    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:30:44 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., executive vice president and general manager, XSP, SunGard As the volume and complexity of corporate actions events continue to grow, firms need to understand their risks and take action on events that require immediate attention. … Continue reading
  • FTF Rings the Opening Bell for Nasdaq

    Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:18:40 +0000

    Maureen Lowe provides a first-person, behind-the-scenes account of ringing the opening bell for the Nasdaq trading day.  As you might have seen in our announcements earlier this week, the Nasdaq invited FTF to ring the opening bell yesterday as we … Continue reading
  • The 7 Data Extraction Problems That Plague Corporate Actions and the 1 Solution to Them All

    Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:01:34 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Adam Devine, VP Product Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, WorkFusion   Whether you provide a corporate actions feed or integrate them at an institution, you know that the gold standards for data accuracy, speed, and efficiency are rising. If … Continue reading