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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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In your opinion, what is the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain?

Cost of implementation

17%

Too many systems available

23%

Not applicable to my business

3%

Uncomfortable with the technology

33%

Nobody else is using it

23%

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August 8, 2018

Girls Who Code Hackathon at DTCC

DTCC has embarked on a new corporate partnership with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization established to support and increase the number of women in computer science. As part of this partnership, DTCC recently hosted a field trip for 19 students and 2 instructors as part of a Summer Immersion Program. DTCC was honored to host the event, and enjoyed assisting the participants in a highly interactive Hackathon workshop.

August 2, 2018

Ricciardi Group Mid-Summer Mojitos Party

What could be better than a rooftop party on summer evening? Add some of Wall Street's best and brightest and mojitos - lots of them. Join Traders Magazine and Ricciardi Group for a fine libation on this summer night.

July 30, 2018

DTCC’s NYU Tandon Girls CS4CS Program

DTCC just held with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering around promoting computer science education for girls. The two organizations joined forces to invite female students in the CS4CS program (Computer Science for Cyber Security) to DTCC to experience a day in the life of working in financial services cybersecurity. The CS4CS program aims to encourage more women to take part in computer science education and Traders Magazine has the images that capture the day.

July 30, 2018

2018 STAC Charity Fund Face-Off

Traders gathered and laced up their ice skates and took to the ice for a hockey game at Johnny's Ice House on July 19th for charity. The yearly event, sponsored by STAC and shared with Traders Magazine, helped raise a record $15,331 for the group's scholarship fund - that's a score in anyone's book.

July 20, 2018

Minnesota Securities Dealer Association Spring 2018 Meeting

Traders in the Midwest gathered two weeks ago in Minneapolis to discuss market structure issues relevant to their geography as well as businesses. The event featured panel sessions, prize giveaways ranging from gag gifts to iPads, airline certificates and other electronics. The event culminated with the MSDA's annual Lake Minnetonka Boat Cruise.

July 12, 2018

IntelAlley Launch Party

Markets Media Group launched its newest website and family member, Intel Alley, Wednesday, July 11 at the Royalton Park Avenue. The website provides professionals with the latest fintech intelligence - from alt data to cloud computing to artificial intelligence. Check it out now at www.intelalley.com.

July 3, 2018

NOIP Spring Meeting 2018

Each spring and fall, members attend conferences that focus on topics that are both timely and relevant to the institutional investment community. In addition to industry, political and regulatory speakers, NOIP members actively participate on conference panels. This year's vernal conference was held in Washington DC, May 10-11.

July 2, 2018

Wall Street Rides FAR Kickoff Cocktail Party 2018

On June 20, Wall Street Rides FAR held its kickoff cocktail party on the rooftop lounge of New York’s Yotel hotel.

May 21, 2018

2018 BSTA Panel Sessions

About 150 attendees to the annual 2018 BSTA conference were treated to panel sessions discussing handling Conditional Orders & Block Trading hosted by: Tim Mahoney, CEO, BIDS Holdings L.P. Speakers included Bill Baxter, Global Head of Systematic Trading, Fidelity Management & Research; Ed Doyle, Senior Equity & Fixed Income Trader, Amundi Pioneer Investments; Steve Miele, Chief Strategy Officer, Level ATS; • Jennifer Hadaris, Managing Director & Head, Global Market Structure, Cowen; Vlad Khandros, Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure, UBS and Asset Tarabayev , Director: Electronic Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

May 21, 2018

Boston STA 2018 Outdoor Deck Party

What evening would be complete without a few libations? Traders in Boston were treated to night of fun and frivolity at the Trillium Brewing Company while discussing market structure and trading,

May 21, 2018

2018 Boston STA President's Reception

It was a changing of the guard at the 2018 BSTA event as members said goodbye to outgoing president David Hagen of Luminex Trading. The 2018 President will be Stephanie Minister. Also, the BSTA presented the 2018 Charles J. Thornton Legacy Award to William G. “Moose” Morton, Retired Chairman of the Boston Stock Exchange.

May 21, 2018

2018 Boston STA Golf Outing

Attendees at the 2018 Boston Security Traders Association enjoyed near perfect weather as they teed off at Granite Links, just a few miles outside Boston with great views back to the city. Fore!

May 9, 2018

BTIG 2018 Charity Day for Commissions

Everyone loves to give back to the community. Wall Street and many notable celebrities did last Tuesday by partaking in the 16th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day held on its trading floors across the globe. The yearly event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.

May 1, 2018

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Candids

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24 for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. Traders Magazine presents more of the fun and frivolity of the night with these candid photos.

May 1, 2018

2018 Markets Choice Awards - The Winners

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 24, for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards. The MCAs span the most important constituencies of institutional trading and technology — buy-side investment managers, sell-side execution desks, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, established technology providers, and emerging fintech firms. Traders Magazine was there and congratulates this year's winners!