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February 20, 2013
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  • CFTC looks at CME's swap-futures products
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says it's looking into interest-rate swap-future contracts offered by CME Group. "CFTC is currently reviewing this product, and we have not yet taken a view on whether the resulting swap counts toward a market participant's status as a dealer or major-swap participant," CFTC spokesman Steve Adamske wrote in an e-mail. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Staying Ahead of the Network Technology Curve
Pico Quantitative Trading, a multi-asset trading services provider, partnered with CDW to improve its internal infrastructure by enhancing its virtual machine cluster and backup system, and boosted its trading infrastructure by implementing the latest server and network technologies. Read our FREE CASE STUDY to get the rest of the story.
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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  • Commentary: Futurization could cause a financial meltdown
    Market participants are warning that the beginning of another financial crisis may be in the works, Melanie Rodier writes. "Due to a loophole called the 'futurization of swaps' as a result of a change in the way derivatives are packaged and sold, traders are bypassing regulations aimed at containing risk and instead, are investing more money in riskier trades," Rodier writes. Wall Street & Technology (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  • Registration is now open for NY Expo 2013
    The Futures Industry Association will hold its second annual NY Expo on April 10 and 11 at the Hilton New York in cooperation with FIA Chicago, Futures Services and Information Technology Divisions. Last year's event attracted more than 600 industry professionals and more than 20 vendors. This year's topics will include mandatory clearing, LSOC with excess, Basel capital requirements, as well as product-specific panels on interest-rate swaps, and more. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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