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December 13, 2012
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  Operations Update 
  • Efficiency-driven technology spending picks up, survey finds
    The search for better returns is the biggest factor behind increased technology spending, according to the IPC Trading Technology Investment Trend Survey. "The respondents are looking for increased returns on investment through greater efficiencies and productivity," said Ganesh Iyer, senior manager of product marketing at IPC Systems. "Only 17% said they were spending because of compliance." Securities Technology Monitor (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Financial firms must prioritize responses to cyberattacks
    As cyberattacks become a growing threat to financial institutions, the individuals responsible for coping with them must talk with their counterparts at other companies. "When we think about the lethal daily threats to the globally integrated financial services industry from nation-states and individuals, it is imperative that Chief Information Security Officers begin looking around corners, talk with each other and better prioritize the real threats to their firms," said Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Booz Allen and former director of National Intelligence. Learn more at SIFMA's Cybersecurity Resource Center. Wall Street & Technology (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Update 
  • Study: Automated trading leaves many fund managers cold
    About one-third of fund managers want to get away from fully automated trading and are looking into alternatives that include "human-led trading models," according to a study by MathWorks. By contrast, 67% of market participants at brokers and investment banks want to increase automated trading. Reuters (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IOSCO chief: LEIs key as more capital-market centers emerge
    David Wright, secretary-general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, predicted that by 2032, there will be 20 capital-market centers around the globe, making legal-entity identifiers all the more necessary. Emerging markets are primarily driving the growth in those financial hubs, Wright said at SIFMA's LEI seminar -- Implementing a Global LEI Framework. Securities Technology Monitor (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • Senate panel to look into high-speed trading
    Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has called a hearing of the Senate banking subcommittee on securities to look into whether new regulations are needed governing high-speed computerized trading. Lawrence Leibowitz, chief operating officer at the New York Stock Exchange, Eric Noll, vice president of transaction services at Nasdaq OMX Group, and executives from ITG and Credit Suisse are scheduled to testify. Reuters (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SIFMA News 
  • SIFMA Financial Management Society Educational Training Session -- Dec. 18 -- NYC
    SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) is holding an Education Training Session covering three current and challenging areas confronting brokers today: preparing for CFTC's broader scope of regulation; complying with potential Basel III capital requirements; and implementing the proposed Volcker rule. The session will also include an update by FINRA on rules in development. CPE credits are available and this event is open to FMS members and non-members. Sign up for this session today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 Securities Industry Institute (SII) -- March 3-8 -- Philadelphia
    The Securities Industry Institute® (SII) is the premier executive development program for securities industry professionals. Now in its 62nd year, the Institute is held each March at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. The mission of the Institute is to equip each participant with practical information, ideas and answers directly applicable to their present and future responsibilities. Want to know more about the SII? Hear more from SII Trustees about SIFMA's premier executive education program and the overall value for those interested in attending or nominating employees at their firm. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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