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Data: From Big Chaotic to Smart Profitable

Matt Hodgson, CEO & Founder at Mosaic Smart Data discusses how FICC businesses armed with smart data are enabled to make the very best possible use of their data to derive more profitable business gains.

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Cryptos as Market for Data Immutability

Guest contributor Zhong Zhang takes a look at how data immutability is the basis of all functioning cryptocurrencies and how this will never happen if bitcoin's transaction data can be easily altered on its blockchain.

HPR Launches ‘CRM-X' for Global Enterprise Trading Risk Management

CRM-X provides a consolidated view of real-time trading risk across all regions; enhanced system adds ‘follow the sun' controls for improved capital efficiency

FIX Implores Open Innovation in Trading, But Hedges on AI

In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, FIX Trading shares the happenings at its annual Community Americas Trading Briefing.

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Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

New Blood

Fresh-faced yet experienced graduates are entering investment firms in strong numbers. Traders looks at this crop of bright young things and the new skills and placing new demands on the buyside.

The New Topic

Some unintended consequences from the credit crisis of 2008 and the regulations that followed have come to light. Also, buyside firms are gathering their traders to rate the research and execution services from the sellside in relentlessly thorough scoring sessions.

A Clear Answer on HFT

High-frequency traders and supporters claim that HFT is helpful to the equity market. The data presents a starkly different story.

Better Data Emerges After Rules Battle

Once the fight for new regulations settled down, an unintended victor has emerged: the data and data systems used by today's traders.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.