With less than a month to go until the SGX lists its new India derivative products, anything can happen. All eyes are on India’s regulator, Sebi, as well as the country’s three exchanges, to see what action—if any at all—they will take.
What started with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump is now taking hold in India—protectionism.
Jargon is the bane of financial markets, and dangerous when it comes to things like bitcoin.
This month, Max runs down the contents of Inside Data Management, from potential solutions to regulatory dilemmas to the heroes who may save us from exchange data and index injustices.
"While the phrase 'getting into the weeds' might suggest a scenario where one becomes bogged down in the minutiae of a particular subject, when it comes to capital markets technology, details matter."
The first round of winners of WatersTechnology’s Women in Technology and Data Awards have a personal, passionate investment in diversity, and are notable for their game-changing contributions to the industry.
Mining for one bitcoin consumes 847 kWh; processing 100,000 Visa transactions consumes 169 kWh…and the bitcoin network produces 415.14 kgs of CO2 per transaction.
Bickering between regulators rarely helps anything, but power plays involving CCPs are even less helpful.
Victor discusses the importance of WatersTechnology's inaugural Women in Technology and Data Awards.
After some questioned ESMA's resolve, the regulator is stepping up its enforcement efforts. Max reviews how ESMA wants market participants to know that its bite can be worse than its bark.
Anthony Malakian says that in just the first two months of 2018, some big headlines are proving just how effective fintechs are at competing with the big players in the capital markets space.
Technology can’t solve all of the market’s problems. But sometimes events can conspire to make it seem like it can. James warns on the propensity among technologists to believe in false prophets.
“Changing the culture of a large organization is hard and takes time. It is a battle you must fight on many fronts. The obstacle is not new technology—it is the willingness to try a new approach."
With compliance and collusion both under the microscope, Max says law courts could play a bigger role in ensuring a healthy and competitive data marketplace.
WatersTechnology's editor-in-chief on the proposed Temenos-Fidessa deal, CEOs-turned-cricket umpires, and fintech maturity.
OneMarketData's Louis Lovas outlines the key concerns facing firms considering migrating data management functions to a cloud environment.
Trying to figure out how to keep an organization moving forward, while looking forward, is one of the hardest challenges in fintech today.
According to one estimate, the global bitcoin network will require more electricity than what is required to power the entire US by July 2019.
Despite a few teething problems, Victor says Mifid II, which took effect on January 3 this year, is a net positive for the capital markets.
Asia editor Wei-Shen Wong has been covering the quantum space closely for over a year, and she has some thoughts on its progression.
Financial firms spent a lot of last year focused on Mifid II compliance, but also clearly spent significant time following the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies - and assessing whether to invest in this new asset class.
Key Information Documents—mandatory under new regulations—are coming in for criticism. Jamie Hyman asks whether compliance managers might have to decide between obeying the letter and the spirit of the law.
Aggelos explores people’s fear of artificial intelligence and uses the financial services industry as an example to demonstrate that robots and humans are bound to walk together.
Looking back at the big technology talking points In the past year.