By Philippe Carré, Global Head of Connectivity, SunGard’s Global Trading business One of the major themes of this year’s London City Day was ‘Capitalizing on Change’ and there is nowhere that has seen more change in 2011 than the Middle East and Africa. So it was not surprising that the session ‘New investment opportunities: trading [...]
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Author: Peter Banham, global head of strategy, SunGard’s capital markets business
The words we use to define and think about these complex issues can not only help us make sense of the regulatory changes but also complicate or confuse…
Guest Author: Larry Thompson, managing director and general counsel of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation I had the pleasure recently to speak at SunGard’s New York City Day and focused, in part, on a little known provision of Dodd-Frank, known as indemnification, which is gaining traction as a key issue in the broader debate [...]
Author: Tim Dodd, head of product management, Front Arena
A remarkable number of global financial institutions are actively pursuing setting up Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) since they have become enshrined in U.S. law under the Dodd-Frank act. Recent announcements have delayed when they formally need to be ready, but few institutions care. Why?
Because SEF creation is …
Short interest in the U.S. has been making a comeback over the past few months and securities lending activity has been doing the same. U.S. equity securities lending volume rose from $350 billion in April to $400 billion as of July 11, 2011. Average borrowing cost for U.S. equities has also increased, from 50 basis [...]
Jordan Kai, Member of the Board at Steubing AG, talks about the challenges faced by continental Europe brokers and how SunGard’s trading and connectivity solutions help Steubing deliver better trading services to its clients.
Since becoming the president of SunGard’s capital markets business in January, it’s become even more apparent to me that to be an effective leader, you must be able to see the big picture. This may seem like an obvious statement, yet many often focus on small problems or tasks, missing the larger issues. Take this [...]
Complex event processing (CEP) has been labelled as the next revolution in trading technology and is already a prominent fixture in many investment banks, hedge funds, broker/dealers and exchanges. But how justified is its revolutionary status? Is it suitable for everyone? And what exactly are the benefits that CEP provides? These were the questions that [...]
Author: Marcus Cree, vice president, risk solutions, SunGard
I spent Monday, June 20 at the SunGard’s New York City Day. This year’s event brought another full house, with a provocative keynote speaker and an afternoon full of industry debate and questions.
Not surprisingly, regulatory reform dominated many of the presentations throughout the afternoon and found its way into most of the conversations in the networking sessions. Neither Barney Frank nor Chris Dodd…
Author: Alex Walker, head of post-trade securities, SunGard
Fixed income has historically been an OTC market, and most of the purchasing has been of high value/low volume trades. Middle- and back-office processes have typically been relatively manual and boutique, with many Excel spreadsheets and fax messages. Until now.
If you are …