senior vice president, Astec Analytics, SunGard’s capital markets business
Contributor: David Lewis
In for a penny, in for a pound (or dollar or euro if you prefer). However you frame it, once a significant sum has been committed to a questionable project, it feels easier to justify investing even more to make it work. In recent years, the ECB funding has brought cheap liquidity to European banks who have been queuing up for their vitamin shots. To many, increased liquidity seems to be a panacea for the cash starved markets. But is it a universal solution, and at what point do you wean the patient off the support?... read more
senior manager, SunGard Global Services
Contributor: Mark Gialo
Financial services firms rely on different technology products to support their business. A retail brokerage franchise may require specialized products for client onboarding, trade surveillance, and back-office accounting. A capital markets firm may require specialized products for credit risk and securities lending. The systems they choose play a specific part in a larger enterprise technology infrastructure, which may contain proprietary applications comingled with vendor solutions.... read more
senior managing director and head of product development, Fox River Execution, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Paul Daley
One of the greatest concerns of the most current recession was the lack of jobs. Pundits have commented on the jobless nature of the recent recovery. Republicans have decried democrats over taxing the job creators. And until recently, the unemployment rate has remained stubbornly above 9 percent. What if Tag 30 could put the unemployed back to work?... read more
vice president, risk solutions, SunGard's capital markets business
Contributor: Marcus Cree
This blog post originally appeared on FTF News.
With spring in the air, the U.S. clocks have gone forward, stealing an hour from us.
Obviously it is an illusory lost hour, but it does provoke an interesting thought experiment: if you were to actually lose an hour of the working day, where could you improve efficiency to make up for the lost time? In the risk management department, it would be a tough call. Let’s take a walk in a risk manager’s shoes for a day…... read more
global head of connectivity, SunGard’s global trading business
Contributor: Philippe Carré
This blog post was originally published by the Financial Times.
It is impossible to discuss the financial markets of central and eastern Europe without highlighting the accomplishments of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The recent adrenaline rush among the CEE’s other exchanges, desperate to transform themselves into serious players, can only be understood in the context of the WSE’s success in positioning itself as a regional champion.... read more