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FinTechs:  The Revolution Will Not be Televised Galen Stops assesses the FinTech landscape and identifies some of the challenges and opportunities facing these firms. “FinTech”, the marriage of finance and information technology, has been around for some time. In an academic paper published in October 2015, The Evolution ...
Going the Last Mile Together? A new paper suggests that shared source code can help deliver an efficient and best of breed “last mile” check for automated trading systems. Colin Lambert takes a look and talks to the author. It can hardly be said that ...
The World Through a Different Lens: A New Look at Best Execution Pete Eggleston and Oliver Jerome have established a business to provide independent TCA services. Colin Lambert talks to the founders of BestX about their ambitions and the challenges associated with being a service provider in such a subjective field. Although ...
The Balancing Act: Liquidity Provision and the Bank-Client Relationship UBS has released a white paper which seeks to raise transparency levels around the bank’s liquidity provision and risk management practices. Colin Lambert takes a look. The last year or so has seen an increase in the level of ...
Blockchain: Weathering the “Hype Storm” “It’s not just hype, we’re in a perfect hype storm,” said Lee Braine from the investment bank CTO office at Barclays at the 2016 Blockchain Symposium hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York on Wednesday. ...
Technology Cements Role of Regional Banks Galen Stops takes a look at the different ways that technology is shaping regional banks' FX businesses. Technology is increasingly changing how regional and super regional banks access FX market liquidity and offer it to their clients. The overall impact ...
Is Data the New Technology Battleground for Buy Side Firms? Galen Stops looks at why buy side firms are increasingly looking at new ways of viewing and analysing market data and how this is helping them create new trading strategies. Technology is increasingly allowing firms in a wide range of ...
Fintech Upstarts Target Financial Terminal Business Technological advancements have led to new vendors attempting to disrupt the financial terminal business. Galen Stops asks: Will they be able to challenge the incumbents?    The traditional terminals for financial services – operated primarily by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters – have proven ...
Wall Street Vs. Silicon Valley

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Wall Street Vs. Silicon Valley

Has the recent FinTech boom put Silicon Valley on a collision course with Wall Street? Galen Stops takes a look. "Silicon Valley is coming,” JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, rather portentously warned in a letter to shareholders in April. He ...
Banks Explore Use of Blockchain Technology Blockchain, the public, distributed ledger that acts as a central repository for details of all bitcoin trades, has been described by bankers and technologists alike as a ‘disruptive force’ and “the next generation of IT infrastructure”. It is no surprise, ...