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Universities Increasing Programs for Data Scientists

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Investment in big data continues to increase, but it all means squat if there's no talent to program the tools, analyze the results, and create business value....

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2014 in Review: Looking Back at a Year in Risk

Although the financial markets escaped having a rogue trading incident, 2014 brought a host of incidents ranging from cyber security and FX rigging to anti-money laundering and insider trading.

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Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 1: A Common Foe Requires a Common Language

Many national financial markets have developed unique standards for how transactions, instruments, and entities are classified. As an inevitable result, things get lost in translation.

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Next Year, Aim for Communication & Clarity of Cloud Apps

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Enterprises will better manage their cloud exposure by offering enterprise versions of consumer applications and alternative apps vetted by security.

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Bitcoin Taxation: A Gift From the IRS & the Coffee Problem

Every bitcoin transaction requires a gain or loss calculation between acquired cost basis and the amount it was sold for. This is no problem for large blocks, but on everyday purchases, a gain or loss...

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E-Trading Disruptors Seek Untapped Liquidity in Corporate Bonds

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Drawing on consumer tech examples like Spotify and Amazon, a new wave of fixed-income trading platforms is determined to help the buy side find liquidity in corporate bonds.

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IEX Bolsters Information Security With Top Hire From BlackRock

Benjamin Smith joined IEX as the private trading venue's head of information security last week. In a Q&A, Smith discusses his new role, Regulation SCI, and what exchanges and ATSs can do to combat...

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Swap Markets Debate Anonymous Trading in SEFs

Capital Markets Outlook: With more than a year of SEF trading up and running, swap participants are looking at standardized Market Agreed Upon or "MAC" swap products, to fuel anonymous order book...

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How Fraud & Cyber Security Will Evolve in 2015

Banks need to implement new security measures and tactics, and fraudsters are sure to respond by changing their operations.

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The Clock For Market Structure Change Is Ticking

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: The SEC is conducting a broad review of US equity market structure, but the most important proposals are the tick-size pilot, maker-taker rebates, dark pools, and order...

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Financial Data Supply Chain, Part 2: Integration as the Ultimate Weapon

An integrated financial data supply chain creates efficiencies through automation, openness, standards, and communication across the data supply chain from source to use, rather than simply passing...

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Clearpool Releases Iris Technology to Meet Needs of Evolving Equities Market

Clearpool Execution Services will use Iris technology to improve the way institutional orders are handled and prioritized in different execution venues.

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How to Talk to Your Board About Stress Testing

A meaningful report describing risks uncovered from a bank's stress-testing efforts empowers its board to assess current and potential risks within the loan portfolio.

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Increasing Cyberthreats Pose Massive Challenge for Financial Firms

Capital Markets Outlook 2015: Financial firms will increase data security spending and also strengthen critical infrastructure as the industry struggles to keep up with the scale and intensity of cyber...

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4 Mobile Security Predictions for 2015

As we look ahead, mobility is the perfect breeding ground for attacks in 2015.

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Asset Managers Set Sights on Defragmenting Back-Office Data

Defragmenting back-office data and technology will be a top focus for asset managers in 2015.

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Beyond Bitcoin: Why Counterparty Has Won Support From Overstock's Chairman

The combined excitement over the currency and the Blockchain has kept the market capitalization above $4 billion for more than a year. This has attracted both imitators and innovators.

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Morgan Stanley Data Theft Exposes Insider Threat & Need for More Restrictions

In the wake of Morgan Stanley firing a financial adviser for stealing information on 350,000 wealth management clients, experts say financial firms need to "cloak and contain" access to valuable data.

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The End of an Era: Farewell to an Icon

After more than two decades of writing for Wall Street & Technology, I am leaving the media brand. It's time to reflect on our mutual history and the road ahead.

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A Wild Ride Comes to an End

Covering the financial services technology space for the past 15 years has been a thrilling ride with many ups as downs.

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