We are trying out something new — FTF News Live — "on air" interviews with movers and shakers within the industry.
At FTF and FTF News, we have a history of trying new ways of providing you with compelling, relevant content about major trends, changes, and innovations in the securities operations industry. We hope you like what we are doing, and we appreciate your support for the news service, which launched 10 years ago!
In keeping with that tradition, we are trying out something new — we’re calling it FTF News Live, which is our opportunity to speak with movers and shakers within the industry “on air” about a hot subject or two. Of course, we will record and archive these interviews so that people can watch them on demand if they missed the live presentation.
We are happy to announce that we have already done two interviews, and we want you to watch them if you haven’t already.
Most recently, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, we spoke with Ken Bentsen, Jr., the president and CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association also known as SIFMA.
Bentsen and his colleagues at SIFMA have been concerned about key aspects of the big data trade surveillance project known as the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), driven by the SEC, FINRA, and the CAT NMS LLC.
Recently, Bentsen filed a formal response to the SEC that is asking the regulator to rethink its data collection process. In addition, SIFMA is challenging the SEC and self-regulatory organizations (SROs) to rethink the regulator’s policy regarding CAT data breaches and its limited liability policies for SROs. In their current form, the liability limits for the SROs are likely to have a major impact upon those sell-side firms that have CAT reporting requirements, argues SIFMA. It’s a contentious issue for the industry and you can find our latest story on the SIFMA and CAT here: https://bit.ly/3p2o4Su
During the live interview, Mr. Bentsen provided great details and insights and you can watch it here: https://bit.ly/3jWuuBI
Our very first live interview took place on Feb. 9. We featured Chris Walsh, CEO of AcadiaSoft, Roland Lichters, co-head of Quantitative Services at AcadiaSoft, and Donal Gallagher, managing director of the Quaternion division of AcadiaSoft. They discussed AcadiaSoft’s recent acquisition of Quaternion Risk Management.
AcadiaSoft, a back-office collateral management services provider for uncleared derivatives, acquired Quaternion Risk Management, a front-office, consulting and software provider, and is laying the groundwork for an integrated, real-time, risk management solution to come. Walsh, Gallagher, and Lichters provided many insights into the multiple impacts of the acquisition upon the future of collateral management and the competitive landscape for related systems and services.
You can watch a recording of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3tFB0RH
Last but not least, we are slated to have our next live interview with Iain Duke-Richardet, compliance strategy principal at Hearsay Systems, on Friday, Feb. 19, starting at 1 PM EST.
We are going to discuss Hearsay Systems and its expanded Facebook and LinkedIn video support for the Hearsay Social digital communications platform. The new compliance and supervision support comes as more financial services firms are posting more video content across social media sites. As we know, social media interactions can become much more complicated than we expected.
So, please tune in to our live events (and everything else we offer) and let us know what you’re thinking.