Author: Tony Scianna, deputy head of strategy, SunGard’s capital markets business I love music. I’m a big fan of jazz, blues and rock & roll. While I was listening to some vintage vinyl the other day, I began thinking how every great song has a powerful hook – a lyrical or musical phrase that catches [...]
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“Futures are safe”, that’s not an expression you hear very often. Let’s face it, in a world where most people’s exposure to futures markets is limited to watching “Trading Places” and hearing nightly news reports about surging commodity prices, the perception is that futures markets are fraught with danger and are just one step above [...]
Author: Scott Foster, SunGard As the conversations continue around what will happen next for the financial industry as a result of Dodd-Frank and Basel III, there remains a sense of uncertainty in the air. Firms are grappling with the task of preparing for the new regulatory reality that we will all soon face. There are [...]
On Monday, the Senate Banking Committee quickly approved Senator Christopher Dodd’s sweeping financial reform bill, moving it forward to the Senate floor with a 13-10 vote.
Whatever the details of the new regulations, it has become clear that the biggest impact will be around the need for real-time information, whether that relates to counterparty exposure, margins, risk reports, or other areas. It is no longer sufficient to wait until tomorrow or next week or even end of day to calculate your margins or determine your positions.