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 and the benefits of a shortened settlement cycle.

Fragmentation Story

Derivatives Markets Fear Fragmentation as Regulators Clash

Financial services firms that participate in derivatives markets on both sides of the Atlantic have found themselves treading difficult water for the past year or so, as regulators have struggled to harmonize cross-border market structure rules and regulations. Industry observers...

Joss Technology to Use OpenCorporates Data

Entity data management vendor Joss Technology will be using the company information datasets of the cutting-edge OpenCorporates website in order to provide data management tools and workflows for key securities operations, officials say. The vendor and the website sponsored by...
Financial planning

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...
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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  • Fear of Cyber-Attacks Rises Among Financial Services Firms

    A new DTCC survey finds that financial services firms now cite cyber-security issues as one of their top concerns as the frequency of major cyber-attacks and security breaches has increased. A “record 84% of respondents” to the post-trade services utility’s…
  • NorthPoint’s Head of Sales Joins Gresham

    Reconciliation technology vendor Gresham Computing has hired Shaleen Dastur from NorthPoint Solutions and appointed her senior sales executive, responsible for the sales of Gresham’s Clareti Transaction Control (CTC) system in North America, Gresham officials confirm. Dastur, who joined the London-based…
  • Ex-ISDA CEO to Head Droit Advisory Board

    Droit Financial Technologies, a provider of real-time solutions for derivatives pre-trade front-office decision-making and post-trade compliance reporting, has named its new advisory board, which will be headed by former International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) CEO Robert Pickel. The board…
  • 4sight Hires Former Merrill Lynch MD

    4sight Financial Software, a provider of software and consultancy services to the securities finance and collateral management markets, reports that it has hired Raymond Blokland as a senior consultant. Prior to joining 4sight, Blokland, with more than 20 years 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