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February 14, 2013
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  • Alphabet soup of transaction codes might be getting muddled
    The proliferation of transaction codes might be causing confusion, experts say. "Does the originator of a transaction get identified with USIs? No, the originator gets a (derivative clearing organization's) internal counterparty number, a (National Futures Association) ID if they come with that, or a CICI if they present that." said Allan Grody, president of Financial Intergroup. "The rest of the USI is a transaction identifier, unique to the swap, not the swap business entity that was the transactor." Securities Technology Monitor (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Operations Update 
  • Drive to reduce risk puts focus on data management
    Financial firms are giving data management a complete overhaul as regulators keep intensifying their scrutiny of exchanges and other capital markets organizations. Data management is a key issue because chief investment officers, CFOs and treasurers need to be able to evaluate risk, across asset classes, in real time, said Neal Goldstein, managing director of electronic execution at JPMorgan and co-chair of the FPL Americas Risk Management Working Group. Join SIFMA's Data Management Section. Wall Street & Technology (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Update 
  • Reuters Eikon 3.0 delivers semantic search, geospatial analysis
    The latest version of Thomson Reuters' integrated market data platform, Eikon 3.0, provides users with free-text semantic search capabilities and geospatial analysis functionality not offered by other market data products. The geospatial analysis feature lets users search for data on matters such as the location of oil refineries and weather events. Wall Street & Technology (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Durkin: Meeting demands for technology is key to CME's growth
    CME Group is investing in technology to meet customers' needs, writes Bryan Durkin, the company's chief operating officer. "Our capabilities in Europe will expand as we launch our new exchange in Q2 and build onto the services of our European clearing house," Durkin writes. "In addition, new and innovative products (such as our deliverable Chinese renminbi FX futures) will continue to be the driving force at CME Group." (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Early-bird rates available: SIFMA Tech 2013 -- June 18-19 -- NYC
    For 30 years, SIFMA Tech has brought together several thousand financial services firms, industry leaders, regulators and solution providers for critical updates and expert outlooks on every issue that faces the financial services technologist today. Harness technological solutions to achieve an infrastructure that keeps you and your firm on the cutting-edge and see how products from solution providers stack up against your in-house expertise. Check out the new, official SIFMA Tech website for details on this year's offering and take advantage of early-bird rates. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CLE's Available: SIFMA Internal Auditors Society IT Training Seminar -- March 20 -- NYC
    SIFMA's Internal Auditors Society (IAS) will host and IT Training Seminar on March 20th in New York City Get the latest on today's IT challenges, such as, enterprise risk Management, business continuity, new IT risks in high speed markets, lessons from Recent DDos attacks and more. Participants can receive 7.5 CPE Credits for this seminar. This is event is welcome to IAS members and non-members. Learn more about becoming a member of SIFMA Professional Societies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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