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‘Step Away from the Excel Spreadsheets’

It’s likely that Julie O’Connor, the chief operating officer (COO) for Johnston Asset Management, doesn’t miss the burden of sorting through the endless cells, rows and add-ins of a gigantic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to complete the invoicing process for the...
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Lloyds Entities Penalized for LIBOR Schemes

CFTC officials have charged Lloyds Banking Group plc and Lloyds Bank plc (formerly known as Lloyds TSB Bank plc) with “serious misconduct,” including the “manipulation, attempted manipulation, and false reporting of LIBOR.” In response, the two Lloyds entities have agreed...
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SEC to Probe 44 Firms for Insider Trading

The number of hedge funds, asset management and other investment firms under suspicion in a SEC insider-trading probe involving an alleged Congressional tip-off recently expanded to 44, giving it the potential to become the largest insider-trading case of all time....
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Special Report: Surviving the Phenomenon of FATCA

No matter how hard financial services firms try, they cannot avoid the reach of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a law meant to curtail offshore tax evasion. In this 15-page, in-depth report, FTF News explores the complexities of...

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  • SEC’s New Sheriff vs. the D.C. Corral

    Mary Jo White’s SEC appears to be taking decisive action against the alleged, undeclared insider trading and controversial influence peddling that Congress has taken for granted for decades. This became abundantly clear when the regulator set its sights on 44…
  • A New Way to End ‘Too Big to Fail?’

    Four years on, is the GOP right about Dodd-Frank missing its biggest target – financial services institutions that are “too big to fail?” Are Republicans and many Democrats correctly concerned that Dodd-Frank has come to mean a blank check for…

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  • ‘Step Away from the Excel Spreadsheets’

    It’s likely that Julie O’Connor, the chief operating officer (COO) for Johnston Asset Management, doesn’t miss the burden of sorting through the endless cells, rows and add-ins of a gigantic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to complete the invoicing process for the…
  • Intellectual Property Market Opens for Trading

    Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. (IPXI), which characterizes itself as the world’s first financial exchange for licensing and trading intellectual property (IP) rights, reports that it has closed its first two initial offerings. Both offerings are “based on patent rights…
  • FIX Trading Community Extends TESI to FX

    The FIX Trading Community, which characterizes itself as the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, reports the extension of the trading enablement standard initiative (TESI) to include foreign exchange (FX) client enablement. TESI uses FIX…
  • Atreaus Deploys New Risk Reporting Service

    Atreaus Capital, a macro hedge fund manager based in New York, is now live with SunGard’s Hedge360 risk reporting service, SunGard reports. Hedge360 provides customized daily risk reports, “offering transparency to investors and integrated internal risk management to hedge funds,”…

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  • The Power of Feedback Loops: Fostering an Environment that Supports a Healthy ERM Program

    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:21 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Stephen Taylor, Senior Market Manager, U.S. Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services In the wake of the financial crisis, strategies for managing enterprise risk have taken center stage of organizational decision making and many institutions have … Continue reading
  • Insurance and Innovation: Are you In or Out?

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:24 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Sheryl Brown, Social Media Coordinator, Ash Brokerage So when you say “financial services” or “insurance” do you immediately think of the word “innovation”? Um … likely not. (Hint: We are not the cool kids on the bus. I hate … Continue reading
  • Utilizing Big Data in the Financial Markets

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Larissa J. Miller, Founder and Board Member of Stuart Investments The financial markets have always been blessed with big data. While other industries are catching up to the markets in terms of size, the financial markets have moved … Continue reading
  • Information Technology Responsibility for Social Media

    Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:45:37 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Blair Rugh, Chief Compliance Officer, Temenos Social media and other forms of electronic communication are becoming the principal advertising and marketing tools of many financial institutions. First, they are inexpensive. Second, they can be targeted as narrowly or broadly … Continue reading