Category Archives: Regulation

Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?

January 20, 2015 by Eugene Grygo (Contribution from Minding the Gap, a blog by FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo.) Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State … Continue reading

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FTF News Video: Thrivent Financial Embraces Social Media Compliance

In a video interview with FTF News, Thrivent Financial’s Stacey Eckes-Borys discusses the best practices for making certain social media usage comply with regulatory guidelines, and how firms can use technology to optimize the benefits from social media usage. Be … Continue reading

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Manage Risk, Comply with Regulations and Increase Alpha with an IBOR

Guest Contributor:  David Kubersky, President and Managing Director, SimCorp North America Fragmented position-keeping across the trade lifecycle presents significant risks to buy-side firms. As the SimCorp Journal paper, “The Investment Book of Record: One Version of Truth from Front- to … Continue reading

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How Capitalism and Technology Can Fix the Equity Market

Guest Contributor: Kevin McPartland, Principal, Market Structure and Technology Advisory Service, Greenwich Associates Free-market capitalism will ultimately lead any marketplace to its ideal state. Over the past half-decade this principle has driven my hypothesis that regulators should not try to … Continue reading

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For Bitcoin, a Roller Coaster With a Silver Lining?

Guest Contributor: Julie Conroy, research director, Aite Group Establishing a new, non-sovereign digital currency is not for the faint of heart. Bitcoin, the poster child for cryptocurrencies, has weathered a barrage of ups and downs over the last six months … Continue reading

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Valuation Considerations for Illiquid OTC Derivatives

Guest Contributor: Matthew McFarland, Director, Business Development, CBOE Mandated clearing of certain interest rate swaps and credit default swaps was recently completed with the addition of Category 3 participants on September 9.  While the advent of mandatory clearing presents several challenges, … Continue reading

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Establishing a Blueprint for Regulatory Change in Europe

Guest Contributor: Michael Sits, head of business consulting, SunGard’s Capital Markets The potential impact of regulatory reform on financial firms’ business models has never been greater. Short selling, EMIR, CRD IV, MiFID and MAD revision are only a few of … Continue reading

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