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.
Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.
John reflects on how Mifid II has dominated the news in recent months and asks if the industry is really ready for such a sea change at a time when new regulation is now just part of doing business.
Victor discusses WatersTechnology's inaugural Women in Technology and Data Awards, which are scheduled to take place on March 9.
Europe’s regulatory big bang arrives today as an evolving set of rules rather than a finished product.
If you’ve left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you’re not alone: Many financial market participants have also fallen behind with their plans for the holidays—and specifically for New Year, after which the second iteration of Europe’s…
As 2017 limps to the finish line in what has been an often draining year, John previews what the sell side will be concerned with going into 2018, or as it is better known, the Year of Mifid II.
“We’re a more socially-connected world, there have been advances in compliances controls, and there have been changes in social norms."
While asset management doesn’t have anywhere near the same level of regulatory oversight as investment banking or consumer retail banking, the winds of change are blowing.
Aggelos Andreou looks back on some of the topics of conversation that didn't make his profile of Esma's Steven Maijoor.
John reviews the biggest stories of the last week, including the Waters December features and bids farewell to WatersTechnology.