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Marianne Brown
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The Surprising Factor Financial Firms Need to Invest in To Accelerate Growth

When it comes to people, a firm's success relies on more than just the top contributors to the bottom line, according to FIS. In its latest report, shared with Traders Magazine, the firm says it actually found firms that are prioritizing investments in digital expertise are growing nearly twice as fast as their peers.

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August 31, 1998

Hidden Under Lock and Key of NASD!

By Staff Reports

In an interesting aside to the continuing debate about the Short Order Execution System, the National Association of Securities Dealers has made it clear where it wants SOES terminals placed strictly beyond the physical touch of the public customer.

Rules currently contain a provision that requires SOES order-entry firms to maintain the physical security of Nasdaq equipment located on the premises of the broker dealers to prevent unauthorized entry of information into SOES. According to an NASD Notice to Members last month, the NASD has, to date, interpreted this provision as barring firms from providing direct electronic entry to public customers.

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