Thomas Biotteau, Head of Execution Services, Kepler, details how SunGard’s hosted solutions can help brokers expand their business by outsourcing their market connectivity IT infrastructure.
Monthly Archives:: April 2010
Richard Semark, Managing Director, European Equities, comments the current European market trends and the evolution of the financial services landscape. He explains which technological investments have emerged and how institutional clients are asking for more advanced smart order routing technology.
Now, it may seem like a jump, but do your middle- and back-office technologies sound like this? If the answer is no, you should be thinking of ways to change that.
The cost of operating in the post-MiFID marketplace has become prohibitive for all but the largest brokers. There is, however, a new operating model that tackles these cost barriers head-on and makes it possible for regional and specialist brokers with a strong client service proposition to compete fully with larger firms.
Jerry Lees, head of alternative execution, CAI Cheuvreux, discusses how the current trends impacting the capital markets industry in Europe have increased the need for efficient technology solutions.
Last week, I spoke on a panel about operational efficiency at FIA Clearing 2010 – A Derivatives Forum in New York. I was joined by panel chair Brian Peldunas; Philippe Buhannic, chairman & CEO, TradingScreen; Edward Licciardo, vice president, Deutsche Bank Securities; and Lenny Musso, director, Futures Operations, Citigroup Global Markets, who all helped make the session dynamic and smart. I was glad to participate in this timely discussion.
Author: Jane Milner, market specialist, securities finance, SunGard There’s much talk around surviving the recovery and post crisis and there is a commonality of ‘interest hotspots’ that is emerging amongst our customers. These fit well under SunGard’s focus of TEN for 2010: Transparency, Efficiency, Networks. These three key elements are applicable to many different areas [...]
If you submit a Web search for “are you paying too much?” you will find more than 41 million results, which would suggest that people and businesses may be overpaying for a wide variety of things. From life insurance to Google AdWords, property taxes to text messages, the search results run the gamut.
Now think about this in the context of your business. For Futures Commission Merchants in particular, do you know if, where, and how much you are overpaying in brokerage and exchange fees?
How do you define diversity? For me, when it comes to diversity, I’m not just talking about racial, ethnic, or religious differences. Instead, the question that global business leaders must ask themselves is this: Does your definition of diversity include harnessing different perspectives and input when it comes to building your business?