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Why FinTech Still Matters

March 19, 2013 Comments (0)           

Last week Bright*Sun participated in a panel discussion on Financial Technologies hosted by a leading investment bank. It featured an intensive series of back-to-back 30 minute sessions where growth companies, like ours, explained the merits of their technology and potential investors expand on their connections - all in the spirit of the corporate ‘dating game’ between ideas and capital.

And while there was definitely some electricity in the air, the overarching sentiment...

Smart Analytics Helps Trading Desks in Challenging Environment --- Big Data in the Financial Markets

January 20, 2013 Comments (0)           

These are challenging times for trading desks. Lower flows mean that brokers are not only working harder but also working smarter, leveraging new technology to retain competitive advantage. Cutting-edge computational analysis that studies previous patterns to inform more intelligent trading is one of these new technologies, one which we at Bright*Sun are proud to be at the forefront of.
While novel in the trading environment, deep analytics technology has made inroads in the consumer retail...

How Big Data is Revolutionizing Trade Analysis

August 13, 2012 Comments (0)           

Everyday in our business we see funds and banks greedily capturing data --- lots and lots of it and anything they can get their hands on.  This growing mountain of data provides a rich source of information which trading organizations are plumbing for the insight it provides to enhance trading. 
 
Obviously, data analysis is nothing new. What’s new is the scale of the data financial firms are looking at, and the scale of the insights provided
 
Big data means a...

Visual Analysis is a Valuable Tool for Uncovering Market Abuse

July 4, 2012 Comments (0)           

At the time of writing, the financial press is awash with news of the LIBOR scandal. Yet again certain market participants have run afoul of the rules, further soiling an already spotty faith in markets.
 
Perhaps it’s true that, as long as there are markets there will be those who won’t play fair. But there is particular urgency now, at a time when banker is synonymous with crook in the public mind, and in light of new legislation (MiFID, Dodd Frank, etc). Regulators and...