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Ronald Jordan
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Understanding Your Data is No Longer Optional

In this contributed article from Global Markets Advisory Group, the advisory discusses the importance of data and how organizations should augment existing skill sets and capabilities to add a data-focused perspective to their operating fabric.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Age-Old Debate: Centralization vs. Fragmentation

– Ten years ago the debate between fragmentation and centralization was all the rage on Wall Street. And it still is, to a degree, today.


Moody's Reports Risk of Bitcoin Futures is Moderate at Current Volumes

– One ratings agency is looking more closely into bitcoin futures and their effects on exchanges and retail brokers.


How a 100-Year-Old Unbreakable Cipher Will Transform Digital Security

– Paul McGough, Co-founder and CTO of Qwyit, discusses usage of an unbreakable cipher on digital communications. He discusses the cipher's history, the failure of the current systems that donít use it, and the solution to the key distribution problem that made Unbreakable difficult to use in the past.


NEX Regulatory Reporting Launches Short Code Identity Service 'ISCI'

– The short code identifier service will protect anonymity, ensure operational efficiency and future compliance with GDPR.


CLS Releases New FX Forecast Data Product to Assist Best Ex Needs

– CLSís FX Forecast data offers significant benefits to risk and compliance teams, enabling market participants to better predict volume and rate changes, among other things.


Buy-Side Dips Toe into Crypto

– Institutional traders find bitcoin spot market unlike any other.


Volatility: What Role Did it Play in the Sell-off

– In this shared report from Deutsche Bank Asset Management, author Luke Oliver explains the role of volatility in the recent equity market retrenchment.


CFTC Commissioner Tell Crypto Firms to Self Police

– The crypto-industry has been given a strong suggestion Ė regulate yourselves until further notice.


CME Group Announces New Heads of Sales for Europe and Asia

– CME Group announced it has expanded its international client development and sales efforts with two senior sales appointments in Europe and Asia.


Portware Commits to FX Global Code of Conduct

– By signing the voluntary code of conduct, the Company pledges to uphold the six leading principles of the code: ethics; governance; execution; information sharing; risk management and compliance; and confirmation and settlement processes.


IHS Markit Adds Crime Screening to Vendor Due Diligence Service

– With the enhanced service, KY3P users will be able to detect whether their vendors may have breached standards governing anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and export controls.


FCA Offers Advice and Opinions on Algo Trading

– The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now weighing in on all things regarding algorithmic trading.


Former SEC Branch Chief Jim Curtis Joins Dechert as Counsel in Washington

– Leading global law firm Dechert LLP announced Jim Curtis has joined the firm as counsel in the corporate and securities practice group where he will focus on permanent capital. He is based in Washington, DC.


BCS Americas Announces New York Stock Exchange Membership

– BCS Americas, a division of BCS Global Markets, announced it has become a registered member firm of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as a Trading Floor broker.


The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation

– In this shared commentary, Chatham's Zubrod explains developments in derivatives and the impact these shifts will have on non-financial end users, financial end users, and small and mid-sized banks.



FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Becoming a Superpower-GETCO's Looks to Knight's Wholesale and Retail Businesses as Keys to Growth

In this week's FLASHBACK FRIDAY lookback, we revisit 2013 when market maker GETCO was looking to drive it business forward in a stagnant commission rate and highly competitive market making environment. In exploring its limited options, GETCO opted to purchase Knight. Seemed a like a good match – but was it?

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