Author Archives: Sarah Hathaway

The Power of Feedback Loops: Fostering an Environment that Supports a Healthy ERM Program

Guest Contributor: Stephen Taylor, Senior Market Manager, U.S. Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services In the wake of the financial crisis, strategies for managing enterprise risk have taken center stage of organizational decision making and many institutions have … Continue reading

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Information Technology Responsibility for Social Media

Guest Contributor: Blair Rugh, Chief Compliance Officer, Temenos Social media and other forms of electronic communication are becoming the principal advertising and marketing tools of many financial institutions. First, they are inexpensive. Second, they can be targeted as narrowly or broadly … Continue reading

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Get Busy Living [Digitally], or Get Busy Dying

Guest Contributor: Victor Gaxiola, Customer Advocacy Manager, Hearsay Social Anyone familiar with the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” will remember the line, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” It kept echoing in my head as I read the annual World … Continue reading

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Financial Advisors: Don’t Forget The Next Generation

Guest Contributor: Theresa Daneman, Social Business Specialist, Socialware Every great advisor knows that forming a solid relationship with clients is critical in order to effectively build investment portfolios strategically around personal goals such as saving for retirement, the purchase of … Continue reading

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Exchange Traded Derivatives in an Automated World

Guest Contributor: Ted Leveroni, Executive Director – Strategy & Buy Side Relations at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Global regulatory reform and market changes are impacting how the buy- and sell-side function in the exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) space. The … Continue reading

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Investor Protection: The Next Focus of Automated Compliance and Surveillance Systems

Guest Contributor: Magnus Almqvist, senior product specialist, SunGard’s Protegent The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is turning up the heat on national regulators to enforce and monitor MiFID conduct of business rules, where Article 37 of the MiFID Implementing … Continue reading

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How to Engage Millennials: Best Technology Practices for Financial Advisors

Guest Contributor: Cheryl Nash, President, Investment Services, Fiserv A recent multigenerational survey from TIAA-CREF reveals financial advice has the highest impact on Millennials, the 77 million young Americans who, according to Nielsen, represent 24 percent of the U.S. population. A … Continue reading

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MiFID II: It’s over to ESMA

Guest Contributor: Catherine Houston (Operational Processing and Repo specialist, Rule Financial) Having recently been voted through the European Parliament, the clock is now ticking on the next phase of the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID) II implementation process. The … Continue reading

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Starting a Hedge Fund in 2014

Guest Contributor: Joe Holman, CEO Orangefield Columbus Despite the economic downturn in 2008, the requirements for launching a hedge fund can be made simple by hiring the right service providers. Having a legitimate operational platform is key for a startup … Continue reading

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The Fully Outsourced Fund Manager

Guest Contributor: Scott Price, Regional Director, Americas, Custom House Global Funds Services There will come a time, possibly in the not too distant future, when a fund management firm will look to outsource virtually all of its operations – even … Continue reading

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