Video Interview: TCS’ Ramgopal Touts Benefits of Shortened Settlement

In a sponsored interview, Tata Consultancy Services’ Vivekanand Ramgopal shares his views about how the move to a shorter settlement cycle results in higher liquidity, lower risks and other benefits.
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FICC Wants to Expand Tri-Party Repo Clearing

The Fixed Income Clearing Corp. (FICC), a DTCC subsidiary, wants to provide centralized clearing for more participants in the estimated $1.6 trillion institutional tri-party repo market and will be asking the SEC and the Federal Reserve for the permission to...

ISO 20022 Spurs Corporate Actions Woes & Rewards

Panelists at Financial Technologies Forum’s Corporate Actions Processing Conference (CAPCon NY) this week describe the switch to ISO 20022-based systems as a harrowing one, involving considerable upheaval throughout the back office, but also one that can increase efficiency, decrease risk...
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DTCC Unveils T+2 Steering Committee for U.S.

As FTF News recently reported, many market participants are of the opinion that – following the recent shift to a settlement cycle of trade day plus two days (T+2) in Europe – the same shift is inevitable in the US,...
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Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson Takes on CEO Role

Abigail P. Johnson is the new CEO of mutual fund giant FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, adding to her role as president, according to an internal document announcing the leadership succession. The document was written by Edward...
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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  • 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…
  • Why Networking is Important for Women

    Toronto-based Rose Ritchie, an associate partner at global IT advisory firm Citihub Consulting, had a revelation with a friend of hers when they were discussing the women they have helped over the years. “It stems from the fact that a…

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  • SEC Makes Available Swaps Data Analyses

    Analyses of data regarding the reporting and dissemination of security-based swap-transaction information are now available at the SEC’s website. The SEC reports that the analyses examine the “effect of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s mandated post-trade transparency in the index…
  • NYC FinTech Lab Calls for Entries

    New York’s FinTech Innovation Lab, co-founded by Accenture ACN and the Partnership Fund for New York City, is now accepting applications for its fifth annual, 12-week program to “help early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business…
  • RJO Turns 100

    Chicago-based R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), the venerable futures brokerage and clearing firm, has celebrated its centenary birthday. It is the “oldest and largest independent” brokerage and clearing firm in the U.S., the company reports. The 100-year milestone, recognizing RJO…
  • Charles River’s IBOR Gets Corporate Actions Feed

    Financial software vendor Charles River has expanded its Investment Book of Record (IBOR) offering by integrating Interactive Data’s Corporate Actions Service into its Investment Management Solution (IMS), according to a company statement Charles River clients will now have intraday access…

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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
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