When it comes to over-the-counter derivatives, the central question of their move to an electronic basis is no longer one of if they will, but when. The US has begun its own regime with the introduction of swap execution facilities (SEFs), but that was hardly without issues. Eyes are beginning to turn to Europe, with its organized trading facility (OTF) analogue, and further afield to Asia-Pacific, where the field is vastly more complex. Given G20 mandates and the need for harmonization in trade practice, it seems inevitable that most standardized derivatives contracts will be traded electronically in the future, but how can the wider world learn lessons from the painful birth of SEFs, and how will technology evolve to cope with the new environment?
Waters USA 2013 brings together CIOs, CTOs and senior technology professionals, from investment banks, asset management firms, hedge funds and other financial institutions, to address the latest financial IT strategies being implemented across front-to-back office in preparation for 2014.
The event will focus on how leading financial firms are employing the latest technologies to enhance their efficiency and cut their operating costs, while developing bespoke products to improve customer service. Waters USA 2012 is set to build on the success of last year’s waters’ conference, which saw more than 400 of the nation’s leading financial technologists in attendance.
Financial firms’ data managers are always trying to improve upon the quality of the data they work with, and feed on to their colleagues. Yet there is a widespread perception that the tools available for data management, particularly for ensuring data quality, are rudimentary. The complexity of data reporting rules and the webs of data warehouses most firms put together, along with the expenses involved in complying with those rules and maintaining those data stores, may be compounding the problem, if the management tools available are insufficient. Our webcast will explore how the industry views the current state of data quality measures and tools, and will examine what improvements may emerge.
WatersTechnology is delighted to announce a breakfast briefing to be hosted in New York in November 2013 to debate the issues around the IBOR (Investment Book of Record), and the benefits it can provide buy side firms.
The investment management business continues to become ever more competitive and complex and combined with front office demand for actionable, reliable and up to date information to support trading decisions, the buy side is starting to recognise an IBOR as a means of improving data quality and maintaining competitive position.
WatersTechnology will bring together senior executives from leading buy side institutions to debate the issues and bring together industry thinking. The programme will examine the business case for having an IBOR; what they key constituents are and how vendors can help investment managers deliver a robust IBOR solution.
WatersTechnology and Sell-Side Technology are pleased to present the 4th annual North American Trading Architecture Summit.
The conference will bring together technologists, architects, software developers and data center managers from both the financial community to discuss the latest issues in trading technology. You will hear how to achieve super low-latency for trades and reduce the escalating costs of developing and maintaining infrastructure, as well as meet 300+ trading IT professionals.
Tokyo Financial Information Summit is timed perfectly to address the challenges and opportunities and highlight practical solutions to issues faced by data end-users, exchanges and vendors in Japan.
To ensure you stay ahead of the business, regulatory, and technology challenges facing the market and reference data community make sure you mark this date in your 2014 diary now!