Industry Issues & Initiatives

Out of the Shadows: The Benefits and Burden of Shadow IT

On the surface, the concept of shadow IT seems simple: A project is started without proper authorization because those involved want to avoid having to jump through the various hoops required to get the green light to build the technology. In actuality,…

March 2017: Somebody’s Watching You

The raft of upcoming regulations has the industry focused on compliance. But to demonstrate compliance, you first need visibility and good data management.

Not Your Granddad’s Surveillance

For years, sophisticated data monitoring and analytics have been a key component of developing trading strategies. Now, as Joanne Faulkner discovers, firms are taking approaches first developed for use by traders and turning the tables, and are using…

Brexit Undermines MiFID Data Foundations

Even after Britain leaves the European Union, financial firms wanting to do business within the EU will need to comply with MIFID II. But removing the UK from EU markets could still derail new European trading and transparency rules. Samuel Wilkes…

Automation Must Be End-to-End

Financial institutions looking to automate processes shouldn’t keep the technology in only one area of the business, speakers at a recent DTCC forum say, but rather make it into a holistic solution to add more value to the business.

BT’s Hafeez Named FISD Exec Committee Chair

Officials say Hafeez's experience of dealing with different industry participants will serve him well in addressing the concerns of FISD constituents from different market segments.

AWS S3 Outage Brings Out Best of Twitter

The massive service disruption of AWS Simple Storage Service’s US-EAST-1 Region last week caused plenty of issues for folks, but it also gave Twitter the opportunity to truly shine.

IBM Talks CAT Database

Dan DeFrancesco chats to IBM's Ron Lefferts about his firm's role in creating and managing the database underpinning the Consolidated Audit Trail, set to come online in November this year.