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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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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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New Collateral Requirements Could Be an Operational Nightmare For Asset Managers

Guest Contributor: Ted Leveroni, Executive Director of Derivatives Strategy and External Relations, Omgeo The asset management industry faces a clear and present danger to their day-to-day operations in the New Year with the implementation of The Federal Reserve Bank of New … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds – the Next Frontier for Automated Reconciliation

Guest Contributor:  John Landry, CEO, Electra The recent regulatory mandates and the increased flow of institutional money into hedge funds have created a growing demand for automated reconciliation systems from the asset management community. Global institutional investment in hedge funds … Continue reading

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FTF News Summer/Fall 2013 Digital Issue

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Tips for Using LinkedIn: Your Electronic Rolodex

Guest Contributor: Cynthia Stephens, Vice President of Marketing, ByAllAccounts In a recent FTF News blog Eugene Gyro wrote about the use of social media sites in the wake of SEC clearing the way for public companies to use social network … Continue reading

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