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Cyber-Attacks Force Firms to Prepare for the Worst

The number of detected cyber-security incidents across the financial sector rose 8 percent from 2013 to 20414, and the total cost of those incidents has jumped by 24 percent according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But, over that...
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Genpact, Lombard Risk Target Collateral Management Woes

Genpact, a specialist in business processes, operations and technology, and Lombard Risk Management, a collateral management services vendor, are joining forces to help firms optimize increasingly expensive collateral management operations, officials say. A new collaboration between the two will integrate...
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Q&A: Does Reg SCI Have Enough Bite?

Spencer Mindlin, an analyst with market research firm Aite Group, spoke to FTF News about the SEC’s vote to make the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets more accountable via the Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI). At...
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SEC Tackles Exchange Infrastructure Breakdowns

Earlier this week, the SEC voted to take on the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets with Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI), acknowledging that most trading now is electronic, highly interconnected and potentially devastating if infrastructure performance...
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SEF Market Fears Regulators Missed Cross-Border Harmony

Regulators tasked with overseeing swaps markets in the U.S. and the U.K. struck a hopeful and conciliatory tone in comments at the SEFCON V conference last week, but market participants were skeptical, with one panelist noting that “hope is not...
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Survey: Asset Managers Make Peace with Regulators

RIMES, a provider of managed data services for the buy side, reports recent survey results showing an “increase in the readiness of asset management firms to deal with incoming and proposed regulation,” and a growth in positive attitudes toward the...
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FTF Premier Special Report: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank battle went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and had major ramifications for financial services firms that rely heavily on third-party software, services and infrastructure technologies. In this in-depth report, FTF News...
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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  • 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.

  • SecOps 2015

    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.

  • SMAC NY 2015

    Join FTF for our annual Social Media and Compliance in the Financial Services conference. From social media strategies to compliance issues, this is the premier event for new ideas, stronger systems, and increased connections for banks, asset managers, and insurance firms.

  • ReCon London 2015

     

     

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

  • Widening the Scope of Op Risk

    The scope of things covered by operational risk may have to expand over the coming years, according to a panel discussion on cyber-security that was part of FTF’s OpRisk New York conference yesterday. New to the ops risk heading may…
  • Why Bloomberg Still Believes in Wall Street

    Michael Bloomberg was in fine form this week at SIFMA’s annual meeting, looking and sounding a lot younger than his 72 years. I had initially feared that it would be a scripted interview as he was being questioned by a…

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  • Video: A Few Words with Henry Napier, Corporate Actions Pioneer

    Henry Napier, vice president at ICBCFS, wants firms to embrace the ISO 20022 standard for corporate actions processing  and gives his insight on the market impacts of unfolding regulations. Napier has led his group through two major phase of a…
  • Genpact, Lombard Risk Target Collateral Management Woes

    Genpact, a specialist in business processes, operations and technology, and Lombard Risk Management, a collateral management services vendor, are joining forces to help firms optimize increasingly expensive collateral management operations, officials say. A new collaboration between the two will integrate…
  • Cyber-Attacks Force Firms to Prepare for the Worst

    The number of detected cyber-security incidents across the financial sector rose 8 percent from 2013 to 20414, and the total cost of those incidents has jumped by 24 percent according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But, over that…
  • Q&A: Does Reg SCI Have Enough Bite?

    Spencer Mindlin, an analyst with market research firm Aite Group, spoke to FTF News about the SEC’s vote to make the technology infrastructure of the U.S. securities markets more accountable via the Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI). At…

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  • Sue Mayham on How Corporate Actions Has Changed

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:15:42 +0000

    Our FTF News Chief Editor, Eugene Grygo, recently had the opportunity to sit down with Corporate actions processing veteran Sue Mayham at our recent CAPCon New York conference.  They were able to discuss the changes Sue has seen during her years overseeing … Continue reading
  • Kevin McPartland on the G.O.P. Landslide and the Pace of Derivatives Reform

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:13:07 +0000

    Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland was the chairperson for FTF’s recent DerivOps New York conference.  Our FTF News Chief Editor, Eugene Grygo had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin and discuss the effects of the recent mid-term elections in the … Continue reading
  • Multiple Prime Utility: the key to transforming the fund manager/prime broker relationship

    Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:02 +0000

    Guest Contributor: Sudhanshu Bahadur, Vishal Bakshi and Valcony Sun, Sapient Global Markets Since the financial crisis, Fund Managers have increasingly moved away from using a single custodian and diversified their risk by splitting the basket under multiple Prime Brokers (PBs). … Continue reading
  • “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