The Curious Case of the Trader–Vendor

Tradeworx, now Thesys Group, is the latest in a series of firms that has decided to pull back from trading activities and focus on fintech. And it’s unlikely to be the last.

Hard Labor: Dealing With Alternative Data

Everyone’s excited about the potential untapped alpha promised by “alternative data,” yet those who work with it are far from excited about the prospect of evaluating unwieldy and unstructured datasets. Max Bowie looks at the practical challenges of…

Lock, Stock & Barrel: Securities Lending Under the Gun

Securities finance has a new battlefront: two lawsuits alleging anticompetitive behavior in stock lending. At the center of the allegations lies the difficulty of finding actionable price and inventory data for borrowers and lenders alike. Will this…

London Calling: TP Icap’s Sinclair Eyes Client-Driven Data

Six years after the collapsed merger between TMX and LSE thwarted his plans to relocate from Canada to London, Eric Sinclair is bringing his start-up spirit and focus on client experience to TP Icap, where he told Jamie Hyman and Joanne Faulkner about…

Fee Fight: Ye Olde Market Data Battleground

Market data fees charged by exchanges continue to be a bone of contention for banks, electronic trading firms and asset managers. And although recent events playing out in the US are adding fuel to the fee fire, frustration levels are rising in Europe…

An Officer and a Regulation: Finding A GDPR Superstar

When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, most financial companies will require a data protection officer. With an entire industry racing to meet GDPR’s compliance deadline, will there be enough candidates to go around?…

Scott Blandford's Random Collisions

TIAA's chief digital officer sits down with Waters to discuss how the retirement giant is using big data to improve the customer experience and what the institutional side of finance can learn from retail.

Putting the Fintech House in Order

Without adequate standards in place that are globally coordinated, the rampant growth of fintech may introduce more problems than it solves.

Cryptocurrencies Come of Age, But Is Crypto Data Ready?

Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency…

Industry Fears Neutered CAT in 2018

The SEC’s Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) of US equities trade data hit a fresh snag in late 2017, missing a major deadline for reporting, blaming insufficient cyber defenses. As it marches into another crucial year, Tim Bourgaize Murray reports on the…

UPDATE: Markets, Regulators Not Yet United on Mifid II

Just over a week into Europe’s new financial regulatory regime, Joanne Faulkner assess the key challenges that still lie ahead as market participants and regulators alike grapple with the data and reporting requirements of Mifid II.

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