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Alt Data’s Ethical Day of Reckoning

Alternative data, an industry projected to be worth over $350 million by 2020, is no longer the hedge fund industry’s best kept secret. Amelia Axelsen investigates whether financial services is on the brink of its own Cambridge Analytica moment or if it…

Left Behind: Buy-Side Firms Face Age-Old Question on AI

When it comes to artificial intelligence, first-mover advantage is clear. But for buy-side firms that do not have the resources of global giants and are finding they are increasingly unable to compete, it becomes a tough question—do you trust third-party…

Mind Your Language: Surveillance Systems Tackle Conduct Risk

While advanced voice analytics technologies have been around for years, banks have often used them as a blunt instrument, or a regulatory checkbox. Now they are increasingly seeing them as useful tools for managing conduct risk and employee protection…

Biometric Technologies: The Identity Layer

The use of biometrics and identification technologies has skyrocketed within retail banking and has become an intrinsic part of the latest technology devices. But now the financial-markets industry is latching on to the potential of these technologies,…

The New Guard: Ryusuke Yokoyama, JPX

Ryusuke Yokoyama sits down with Wei-Shen Wong to discuss his three-decade career at the TSE and JPX, how the exchange is looking to help the industry improve its settlement cycles and how the company is experimenting with blockchain and AI technologies…

Africa’s Sleeping Fintech Giant Stirs

The growth of fintech hubs, and a populace comfortable with digital banking and mobile technology, could signal a new era for African market technology.

Self-Service SDNs: The New Era of Networks

The networks that carry market data and trade orders are on the verge of a paradigm shift that will place more control over provisioning and configuring network services into the hands of financial clients.

Waters 25: A Look at the Future

Waters canvasses a range of industry opinion leaders about what the defining technologies of the next few decades will be.

Illuminated Data: SFTR May Reach Too Far

While waiting for the regulators’ final word on SFTR’s technical specifications, SFT market participants and counterparties are planning their compliance strategies amid concern that the regulation goes too far in its goal to bring shadow banking into…

Technology Holds the Key for SFTR

EC likeliness to finalize standards in the coming weeks refocuses the spotlight on SFTR and what technology is available to help firms comply.

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