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November 2014

The gift that keeps on giving

November 25, 2014 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

This article was originally published at the Fidessa blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
 
By Steve Grob

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Fixed Income Robot Wars & the Rise of the Machines

November 18, 2014 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Continuing global regulatory reform, is leading to significant change in financial markets across all asset classes. Change causes disruption and disruption presents opportunity with winners and losers.

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Factoring Capital Adequacy into FX Liquidity Provision

November 4, 2014 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

Continuing on the theme of my previous blog post, which looked at how firms are starting to use in-memory data management technology to perform complex calculations on large data sets ‘on the fly’ – such as real-time credit valuation adjustments (CVA) and pre-trade capital adequacy calculations – let’s now take a look at how banks can use this ability to their advantage in the FX markets.

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Banking, Bitcoin & Innovation: Time to remove the Catch 22

November 4, 2014 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

“Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place,” so said Bill Gates, the richest man in the world at Sibos, the conference dedicated to the financial services industry.  This year’s event had a surprising number of speakers on the subject of virtual currencies, considering the reputation that cryptocurrencies have as disrupters of the banking industry.

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