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A lose-lose situation?

September 11, 2013 by Regulation Matters (Fidessa)   Comments (0)           

There are currently 15 SEF applications lodged with the US CTFC at various stages of registration. With experience in other asset classes showing that while many new entrants may emerge only a few will succeed, many in the industry are wondering which of these new SEFs will make it beyond their first birthday.
Even for those that do survive there’s no guarantee of a profitable business at the end of it. The CFTC’s MAT rule (Make Available to Trade) states that once a SEF...

Next Stop St. Petersburg

September 4, 2013 by Regulation Matters (Fidessa)   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa Regulation Matters blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
By Christian Voigt
Back in 2009, in the wake of the financial Armageddon, world leaders pledged in their G20 commitment in Pittsburgh that all standardised OTC derivative contracts should be traded on a platform and centrally cleared by the end of 2012.
Fast forward four years and the next G20 summit takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia at the end...

Exchange Focus - Warsaw Stock Exchange

September 3, 2013 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

An Interview with Peter Niklewicz
By Mike O’Hara, 3rd September 2013
Earlier this week, Warsaw Stock Exchange announced the launch of a new co-location service for high performance access, to offer its clients low latency access to the Exchange’s UTP trading platform.
In this interview, Peter Niklewicz, Senior Advisor to the WSE Management Board and the Exchange’s chief representative in the UK, discusses this co-location initiative.

Where theres muck theres brass

September 3, 2013 by Fidessa   Comments (0)           

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

I don’t venture to the north of England often, but I do have a work colleague who hails from Yorkshire – the origin of the phrase “where there’s muck there’s brass”. Its basic meaning is that there is often good money to be made from doing the dirty jobs, and it seems like this is particularly true of global financial...

Information Delivery Finds its Mark in Social Media

September 2, 2013 by OneMarketData   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at OneMarketData'a blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
By Louis Lovas

In today’s information age, we often take for granted that breaking news stories from across the globe will be delivered to our doorstep in an instance. We have come to expect a deluge of information from radio, television, newspapers and social media to provide not just journalistic coverage of political, business and society’s notable events but...

Financial Engineering of Climate Uncertainty

September 2, 2013 by Rodrigo Sucupira   Comments (0)           

The climatic condition influences and determines the various sectors in the economy. The emergence of weather derivatives in the financial market is the most palpable reflection of this reality. Derivative contracts climate use climate measures, analogous to the target asset for the pricing.An institution that wishes to eliminate the risk of a given weather event, such as a period with little/excessive rain or temperature can purchase weather derivatives contracts, adjusting the unfavorable...

How to get started with the new MongoDB Java Driver

August 31, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

The second in my short series of blogs about the new Java driver is now available for your perusal.  In it, there's some guidance on how to get started using the new driver, whether you want to use the new (unfinished) API, the existing "classic" API, or a blend of both.The post also shows that Gradle is prettier than Maven.  Sorry Maven.If you are going to play with the new driver, please read all the caveats carefully.  I know it looks a bit like the warnings on your...

Life on both sides of the interview table

August 30, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

InfoQ has posted the video of Dan North and I opining on the subject of hiring.  Most of the talk is spent on how to be a good interviewer, and touches on how to market your company to prospective hires.  We spend less time on how to do well as an interviewee, but in theory if you know what's going through the interviewer's mind, you should be in a much better position to take control of the interview and shine.Hire Education - Making Interviews RockIt's kind of funny because we talk...

Interviewed by Stephen Chin about JavaOne 2013

August 30, 2013 by Trisha Gee   Comments (0)           

Yesterday Stephen Chin, one of Oracle's Java Evangelists and the JavaOne content chair interviewed me via a live stream about JavaOne, the new MongoDB Java driver, and my plans to Change The World.It was a fun interview to do, and I really like the format of being interviewed over Skype and streaming my desktop.  There's a slight (OK, 25 seconds, not really low latency) lag between the screen and the speaking which means it's not a great platform for doing live demos, but I think I'd like...

Confusion reigns over FTT

August 29, 2013 by Regulation Matters (Fidessa)   Comments (0)           

This article was originally published at the Fidessa Regulation Matters blog, and is reproduced here with permission.
By Christian Voigt

I had the pleasure of attending the Sixth Erasmus Liquidity Conference in Rotterdam earlier this week. As well as presenting the first Fidessa Doctoral Student Award for outstanding research to Rémy Praz, I also participated in some very interesting discussions between regulators, academics and practitioners.
In one of the...