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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.
  Regulatory Roundup 
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Industry Developments 
  • 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
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Electronic Trading News 
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.
Click here to access the report.

  Commodities and Managed Futures 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  FIA News 
  • 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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