A trading floor is the classic “open office” environment. My professional focus means that I work on the noisy ones where spoken conversation still plays a key role in the transaction process. It’s an established model, but is it optimal?
Greg Collins explains why any potential relaxing of regulations is unlikely to affect the increasing requirements for trade reconstruction and outlines his vision of what the viable solution will look like.
What are the key features of an IT consultant? Do you have what it takes?
The best-laid technology life-cycle plans of the IT manager can be disrupted when a vendor declares a product End of Life (EoL).
Blockchain looks set to become a disruptive technology in financial services. At least, the potential has been verified now that a clear demarcation has been drawn between Blockchain – a programmable distributed trust infrastructure, and Bitcoin, a tainted virtual currency.
Greg Collins argues that, catalyzed by the wider strategic background, this latest round of regulation could take the trading floor to a tipping point in technology adoption.
Last week the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) announced the forthcoming closure of most of its futures pits. Its options pits will keep trading due to the higher complexity of the trades but the “open-outcry” pit is in terminal decline.
Selecting real estate for financial services is all about location, location, location, isn’t it? Many firms are drawn towards established financial centers such as London or New York without considering other options. We compare recent reports on these two heavyweights, consider some key decision factors and propose that the right space could be as important […]
Investment banks are agreed that they have to do something about trade reconstruction – but where do you start?
Modern scandals in financial services revolve around recorded data because, to misquote Fox Mulder, the truth is in there. When the recording medium is magnetic tape, however, the task of unearthing that truth can be Herculean in scale.