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How Much Skin Should You Put in the CCP Game?

Two new high-profile contributions to the debate over how to handle central counterparty (CCP) clearinghouse default risks reveal how far apart CCPs and their members remain on the issue of how much money each side should be responsible for, underscoring the fact that...
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Exchanges Buck the Weather Forecasts and Stay Open

Securities exchanges either based in New York City or with major subsidiaries there stayed opened during a snowstorm that was forecast to have dire consequences but proved to be more harmful to Long Island and the Boston metropolitan area. As...
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Tim Lind: 2015 is the Make or Break Year for LEI

FTF News concludes its series on post-trade operations predictions for 2015 by interviewing industry veteran Tim Lind, the global head of financial regulatory solutions at Thomson Reuters. Lind is also the 2013 recipient of the FinTech Innovator of the Year...
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Bloomberg Helps Retrace the Path of a Swap Transaction

In the wake of the Great Recession, securities firms in the financial services industry have for years found themselves in a neck-and-neck race with regulatory reforms, struggling to make the changes necessary for compliance even as new measures continue to...
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S&P to Pay $58M to SEC Over Fraud Charges

One of the Big Three ratings agencies, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, has reached a $58 million deal with the SEC, settling charges of “fraudulent misconduct in its ratings of certain commercial mortgage-backed securities,” officials say. The settlement of the...
Ops Predictions 2015

Ops Predictions 2015

It’s a new year and that means new challenges for Ops. To find out what Ops teams will need to be ready for, FTF News spoke with analysts that cover several areas of the financial services space. This is the second installment of the series.

A continued shake-out of the US Central Clearing market and a macro environment that will mean more volatility – and more trading – are among Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland’s predictions for 2015. Read more here.

Aite Group’s Viriginie O’Shea sees complications arising from Europe’s switch to T+2 and increased consolidation on the horizon in 2015. Read more here.

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  • Collateral Management for the Buy-Side

    With increased margin requirements and liquidity ratios, collateral management continues to become more and more important to buy-side managers. But is it up to the back office or front to manage it?

  • Perfecting Multi-Asset-Class Attribution

    As investment strategies move towards multi-asset classes, performance measurement analytics must evolve proper attribution models to accurately reflect the behavior of the portfolio. But essential to reflecting that behavior is understanding the priorities of the portfolio manager.

  • Performance Measurement New York 2015

    Join FTF for our annual performance measurement conference, discussing everything from GIPS and global client reporting standards, methods in fixed income attribution, measuring the performance of composites, and more.

  • DerivOps North America 2015

    Join DerivOps North America for a two-day, in-depth conference on all things derivatives operations. Combining our annual Chicago and New York event as well as our premier collateral management conference, DerivOps North America puts all the information you need to know in one place.

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    This two-day conference will cover all things securities operations with separate streams covering reconciliations, corporate actions, and buy-side operations, including discussions on industry standards, STP, automation and more.

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Bridging the divide between the official story and what is really happening.

  • Tim Lind on T+2 and Wall Street Fines

    As the blizzard bears down on the Northeast, I had the time to review the additional comments from Tim Lind, the global head of financial regulatory solutions at Thomson Reuters. He talked to me last month about his major predictions…
  • Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?

    Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State government has a $5.1 billion surplus for fiscal year 2016. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other politicians…

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  • New Chief Revenue Officer for Compliance Science

    Governance, risk management and compliance vendor Compliance Science has added a new chief revenue officer (CRO) and moved to a bigger office, following “the rapid expansion of Compliance Science’s market share … resulting from insider trading concerns continuing to proliferate”…
  • Scivantage Adds Two EVPs

    FinTech vendor Scivantage has appointed Amit Basu as executive vice president (EVP) for professional services and delivery, and Alex Sauickie as EVP for business and technology operations, officials say. The move comes as Scivantage nears its 15th  anniversary. “This is…
  • SEC Fills Enforcement Post for San Francisco

    The SEC reports that Erin E. Schneider has been named the associate regional director for enforcement in the San Francisco office, and will oversee the office’s enforcement efforts for northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Schneider began working in the…
  • Abacus Group Names HR Director

    Abacus Group, a provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, reports the appointment of Adam Wayne, formerly vice president of human resources service delivery at JPMorganChase, as the company’s new human resources director. Wayne will…

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  • Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?

    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:44:08 +0000

    January 20, 2015 by Eugene Grygo (Contribution from Minding the Gap, a blog by FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo.) Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State … Continue reading
  • How to Retain and Promote Female Talent

    Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:11:29 +0000

    Guest Contributor:  Jessica Titlebaum, WILD Co-Founder My mentor once said that results are not exclusive to gender.  While this is true, it’s also important to remember that gender may produce different results.   According to Catalyst, there is a correlation between women … Continue reading
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  • FTF News Video: What Keeps Raymond James’ Cybersecurity Chief Up at Night?

    Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:29:42 +0000

    Andy Zolper, senior vice president and chief IT security officer at Raymond James Financial, tells FTF News about the potential threats that keep him up at night. Focusing on the emerging best practices that enable firms to protect against cyber … Continue reading