All seriousness aside, we at FTF News are doing our part to have fun at next week’s Sifma Tech show, June 18-19, in New York.
The good times begin in our Sifma booth, No. 1301, where we have created a customized, five foot, parody of a popular, old school electronic game, something we’re calling the interactive “Operations.” The giveaways are also customized — FTF boxer shorts for those SIFMA Tech participants brave enough to play our game (Check out the photo.)...Read More
Omgeo Replaces its CCO as Markit Acquires DTCC Unit and Staff
Jun. 18, 2013 by Eugene Grygo
Omgeo Replaces Chief Compliance Officer
Post-trade services provider Omgeo has hired industry veteran Jeannie Shanahan to be its new managing director of governance, risk management and compliance replacing Kara L. Hill, who left her post as chief compliance officer to be vice president and deputy general auditor for the DTCC, confirm Omgeo officials. Hill joined the DTCC in January after 13 years with Omgeo.
Virginie O’Shea, an analyst with market research firm Aite Group, says firms need a common framework for data sets supporting back, middle and front office functions.
Jun. 17, 2013 by Eugene Grygo
FTF News recently spoke with Virginie O’Shea, an analyst with market research firm Aite Group, who covers data management and post-trade technology issues. In this Q&A, O’Shea focuses on the operational data management issues that are heating up as regulators apply pressure and margins tighten. She also references an upcoming Aite Group report on investment data management due out this week.
Q: What do you see as the biggest operational data management problem for securities firms?
A: The biggest operational data challenge is fitting separate data sets that are used to support the full range of a firm’s back, middle and front office functions into a common framework.
ISDA chairman goes full time as BNP Paribas hires for OTC clearing.
Jun. 12, 2013
ISDA Makes Board Chairmanship a Full-Time Post
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s board of directors has appointed Stephen O’Connor to an expanded, full-time chairmanship with a mandate to take a leading role in derivatives industry reform while “assuming a more active, hands-on involvement in driving ISDA’s strategic initiatives,” say ISDA officials.
A full-time chairman is needed to devote “more time and energy” to leading the association, ISDA officials say.
Top FCMs Help Buy Side with Central Clearing Deadline
Jun. 11, 2013 by Eugene Grygo
Commodity pools, private funds, banks and securities firms began the second phase of required clearing yesterday for Category 2 credit default and interest rate swaps and top U.S. clearing brokers serving as futures commission merchants are taking steps to help buy-side firms meet their requirements mandated by the CFTC.
Tradeweb Founder Joins GFI as CME Group Mulls Sale of Nymex Building
Jun. 05, 2013
Tradeweb Founder Joins GFI Group
Tradeweb Markets founder James W. Toffey has joined brokerage GFI Group as global head of electronic markets to oversee GFI’s services as a global operator of electronic marketplaces for professional traders and market makers of cash and derivative financial and commodity products, officials say.