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Reporter’s Notebook: Ringing the Opening Bell for Nasdaq

As you might have seen in our announcements earlier this week, the Nasdaq invited FTF to ring the opening bell yesterday as we kicked off our annual FTF SMAC NY event focusing on social media and compliance in financial services....
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Regulatory Guidelines Combat Social Media Compliance Fears

The financial services industry should thank regulators for establishing the rules of the game for social media compliance because it spurred the enormous adoption of social media strategies, according to a panel of experts and industry insiders at FTF’s Social...
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Regulatory & Investor Demands Spur New Respect for Risk Ops

Risk management operations is finally coming into its own as post-Great Recession regulatory and investor pressures begin to bear down on buy- and sell-side firms in the U.S. and the European Union. On the sell side, big banks in the...
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Calpers Dumps Hedge Funds

The highly influential pension fund California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) is exiting 24 hedge funds and six hedge fund-of-funds with a combined value of approximately $4 billion, officials say. Calpers officials announced that they are eliminating the hedge fund...
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Raymond James Unit Gets Rid of Manual Tasks

Struggling with legacy systems and manual processes, employees of the middle office at financial holding company Raymond James’ Equity Capital Markets (ECM) division were finding it next to impossible to do their jobs in a timely and efficient manner. Since...
2014 FTF News Awards Supplement

2014 FTF News Awards Supplement

Download the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards 2014 supplement and dive into profiles on 17 influential FinTech companies that you should be aware of, and three industry leaders making a big difference in the FinTech industry.
 
We shine the spotlight on Cynthia Meyn, executive vice president of operations at bond fund manager PIMCO, voted Ops Business Person of the Year; entrepreneur Stephen Marsh, founder and CEO of Smarsh, chosen as FinTech Person of the Year; and Bart Chilton, the former CFTC commissioner, recognized via an Editor’s Choice award for his service to the industry.
 

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    Oddly enough, regulations meant to bring clarity to voice-based over-the-counter derivatives could inadvertently create new data silos for many firms, says Marc Carletti, executive vice president, global banking and financial markets, BT Global Services. I spoke to Carletti for a…
  • A New Warrior in the FIX-for-Post-Trade Crusade

    Meet Alpha Omega Financial Systems, a new warrior in the FIX-for-post-trade crusade. The San Francisco-based startup is driven by the belief that the FIX protocol will eliminate manual systems and deliver new efficiencies to operations. The company argues that firms…

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  • Reporter’s Notebook: Ringing the Opening Bell for Nasdaq

    As you might have seen in our announcements earlier this week, the Nasdaq invited FTF to ring the opening bell yesterday as we kicked off our annual FTF SMAC NY event focusing on social media and compliance in financial services….
  • CME Group Overhauls Leadership Structure

      CME Group, the Chicago-based derivatives marketplace created from a merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, has announced what it characterizes as a “new leadership structure” intended to “better meet the needs of its…
  • ITRS Opens Singapore Office

    ITRS Group, an application performance and management technology provider, reports that it is expanding its Asian presence by opening a new Singapore office. The new office joins current ITRS offices in Hong Kong and Philippines. The expansion comes in response…
  • Regulatory Guidelines Combat Social Media Compliance Fears

    The financial services industry should thank regulators for establishing the rules of the game for social media compliance because it spurred the enormous adoption of social media strategies, according to a panel of experts and industry insiders at FTF’s Social…

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  • 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
  • Tax Alert on Recently Announced Relief on Money Market Fund Floating NAV Wash Sale, Form 1099-B and Gain/Loss Calculations

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:18 +0000

    Guest Contributor:  Stevie D. Conlon, Senior Director and Tax Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services The author thanks John Kareken and Anna Vayser of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for their assistance. There were several important announcements made last month by the … Continue reading
  • Software as a (dis) Service – Going in with Your Eyes Wide Open

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:15 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Jane Stabile, President, IMP Consulting, Boston, MA The asset management business has never been more competitive, and CFOs are under tremendous pressure to keep their firms lean. As CFOs seek solutions to keep the headcount down, the argument … Continue reading
  • Financial Trading Infrastructure: The Era of Cloud 2.0

    Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:30:05 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Jacob Loveless, CEO, Lucera Financial Infrastructures The freedom to try new things The equity downturn has fueled a trend in multi-asset trading that is prompting firms to test new strategies. They realize they can no longer merely trade … Continue reading