The Best of APAC in 2017

From regulation to AI-driven solutions to quantum computing for the financial industry, Wei-Shen Wong looks back on what made headlines in the region in 2017.

Law & Disorder: US Preps Defense Against Mifid II

As Mifid II's deadline approaches, US firms affected by the rules are still waiting for regulators to resolve crucial conflicts between European and American laws, and are likely to be making adjustments well after the deadline has passed, reports Kirsten Hyde.

Shining a Light on ‘Dark’ Data

Financial firms are drowning in data, yet for many, information that delivers genuine value remains a scarce resource. Joanne Faulkner investigates whether new approaches to managing internal data could yield new insights, or whether new data privacy rules will impede firms’ progress.

The Dark Art of Pre-Trade Analytics

Financial firms commonly review trading activity after the fact to improve their execution strategies. But what they’d really love to do is perform that in real time, pre-trade. Max Bowie looks at how far along market participants are in pursuit of this goal, and the significant challenges to achieving it.

The Great Fintech Con(version)

The fintech "revolution" of the past few years is looking less like it will displace traditional finance, and more like it will join it.

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