SIBOS 2014: Broadridge, Fiserv and Fundtech Unveil Upgrades

Broadridge Financial Solutions and Fiserv have updated their reconciliation offerings while Fundtech has improved its user interface for its Global PAYplus service – all of which will be on display at the SIBOS 2014 Boston conference, put on by financial...
PIMCO’s Bill Gross Moves to Janus

PIMCO’s Bill Gross Moves to Janus

Gross will be leaving the company he founded for Janus Capital Group.

Amid controversy, influential fixed income investor William H. Gross is gone from bond investment giant PIMCO to work for mutual fund giant Janus Capital Group, according to Janus and PIMCO officials.

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Firms Brace for Grim, New Normal of Cyber-Attacks

The outlook for effective cyber-security strategies appears increasingly grim for financial services firms, especially in the wake of the recent massive breach at JPMorgan that saw cyber-criminals make off with gigabytes of sensitive data. Analysts and information security experts say...

Watchdogs: Wayward Firms to Face More Record Fines

After a year of record-breaking fines that has left financial services firms reeling and their investors anxious about what the future may hold, regulators and prosecutors alike say wayward firms can expect more of the same – and worse –...
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SEFs Get More Time to Prep for Block Trades

Swap execution facilities (SEFs) that are still sorting out credit screening and straight through processing requirements for block trades got a reprieve from the CFTC when the regulator’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) issued time-limited, no-action relief last week. The...
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Regulators Hit Barclays with $62 Million in Fines

Taken together, Barclays Capital and Barclays Bank will be paying a total of $61,913,453 in penalties to U.S. and U.K. regulators for two past incidents — an inadequate compliance system for wealth management efforts, and a failure to properly protect...

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  • FTF News Takes On SIBOS

    FTF News is taking on the annual SIBOS conference, put on by the SWIFT financial messaging and services cooperative. The conference is being held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. You can check…
  • Challenges Ahead for Social Media Compliance

    Is social media compliance becoming predictable and thus easier to manage, which would make compliance staff happy? Or are there more adventures to come? This key issue emerged during a panel discussion on what is next for social media compliance….

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  • 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
  • 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