JPMorgan Chase is moving more of its bond trading to electronic platforms, following a trend on Wall Street in stock trading, which was transformed by automation years ago.
Interesting article on the automation of fixed income markets.
One excerpt that sounds similar to what we repeat…
“These types of moves usually end up helping customers and ordinary investors, who get more transparency into the trading process and lower trading costs. It also helps regulators have a better view on where risks are being taken.”
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The international banking industry has asked regulators for more time to implement derivatives rules that could add $800 billion to the global financial industry's cost of doing business,
by Alain-Brieuc Gall, Solution Management, Banking, SAP Facing a new and exacting regulatory climate, banks focus on the “push” towards compliant enterprise risk reporting – but there is also a “pull” of improved performance and greater profit.
[A version of this post appears on the O'Reilly Strata blog.]Data analysts have long lamented the amount of time they spend on data wrangling. Rightfully so, as some estimates suggest they spend a majority of their time on it.
Big data analytics and cloud computing hold the power to transform the capital markets. But firms first must determine the optimal mix of new and existing technologies and the most effective ways to integrate new solutions into the enterprise IT e...
#10 Rapidly rising interest rates could cause an implosion of the derivatives market at any moment. As I am so fond of reminding everyone, there are approximately 441 trillion dollars worth of interest rate derivatives out there.
The IMF is once again in the headlines with their latest GDP forecasts. How accurate are these forecasts? This point is important as neither the IMF nor similar institutions (e.g. OECD), nor most sell-side analyst have skin i
The New Do’s and Don’ts of Outsourcing Hedge Fund Ops June 13, 2013 by Eugene Grygo
I got a snapshot of where hedge funds stand as far as outsourcing key operations during a panel discussion at FTF’s HedgeOps New York conference last month. It appears that there are some key do’s and don’ts emerging for external providers such as fund administrators and IT outsourcers...
From Steve Pentin - Product Marketing at FINCAD: Interesting piece about hedge fund management firms outsourcing IT and other functions.
Paying for IT outsourcing is a given for hedge fund startups that may have an advantage over larger firms when it comes to cloud computing
Hedge funds should also consider: • Moving to off-the-shelf solutions that are much more easily supported than proprietary order management systems and customer relationship management applications with complicated liquidity modules, for example; • Rethinking their providers if they have a heavy reliance upon Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to communicate key data; hedge fund staff members should also move away from an over-reliance on spreadsheets;
Dumb reigns in the fight against derivatives rules News Sentinel Reappointed in 2009, Chilton quickly made himself a pain in the neck to too-big-to-fail banks, bankers and “cheetah” speculators the world over who claimed 2008 was a freak occurrence...
The total volume of options contracts that are executed through derivatives trading could surge by more than 5 percent by the end of 2013, according to a report that was recently released by research firm TABB Group.
LCH.Clearnet SA, the Paris-based European central counterparty (CCP) subsidiary based in France, has received regulatory approval to clear credit default swaps (CDS) for European clients via CDSClear, LCH.Clearnet’s credit default swap clearing...
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