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FTF Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell

Financial Technologies Forum was honored to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on September 18, 2014, kicking off our annual FTF SMAC NY event focusing on social media and compliance in financial services. Experience the exciting moments with the FTF team … Continue reading

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Financial Trading Infrastructure: The Era of Cloud 2.0

Guest Contributor: Jacob Loveless, CEO, Lucera Financial Infrastructures The freedom to try new things The equity downturn has fueled a trend in multi-asset trading that is prompting firms to test new strategies. They realize they can no longer merely trade … Continue reading

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Utilizing Big Data in the Financial Markets

Guest Contributor: Larissa J. Miller, Founder and Board Member of Stuart Investments The financial markets have always been blessed with big data. While other industries are catching up to the markets in terms of size, the financial markets have moved … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Regulatory Exam: Tips and Guidelines

Guest contributor: Jimmy Douglas, Director of Alliances and Industry Relations at Smarsh. For financial services firms, policies governing the use of electronic communications, the preservation and production of electronic communications records, and evidence of message supervision procedures are a big part … 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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The Conversational Advisor: You mean I have to talk on social media?

Guest Contributor: Sheryl Brown, Social Media Coordinator, Ash Brokerage Social media is a communication mecca. Whether you’re introvert or extrovert, social media is the line drawn in the sand and makes both communication styles equal. For financial advisors, this is both … Continue reading

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