What can you say about the Tour de France that hasn’t already been said? Geraint Thomas’s victory this weekend has stirred the emotions of many at JP Reis where there is cycling in the blood. It is a triumph for talent, perseverance and brutal hard work.
Trader Voice Strategy How do you choose the technology that your trading staff use to communicate with counterparties, clients and colleagues? Investment banks are struggling to answer this question.
When the hashtag for a set of financial regulations is trending on Twitter, it’s safe to assume something significant is happening.
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.