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Wall Street’s latest idea

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The Financial Times looks at the new business of collateral transformation, which many banks hope will boost profits at a time when new regulations and competitive pressures will hurt balance sheets. However collateral transformation – which involves turning relatively risky assets into ostensibly safer ones – is already capturing the attention of regulators.

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OTC Clearers Carve out Niches in Asia

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Financial News’ Michelle Price looks at the progress being made in the Asian markets towards clearing. It focuses on the six jurisdictions in the region – Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea and India – who have committed to building OTC derivatives clearing houses. GreySpark comments on who will be the likely winners and losers.

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Brokers accelerate white-labelling

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With the number of traditional equities franchises shrinking, brokers are looking to cash in on this gap in the market and drive up equities revenues by white-labelling prop trading tools. Richard Partington, Financial News, looks at the brokers that are doing this and how white-labelling works in practise.

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DevOps Revolution Encompasses Global Infrastructure Cloud Providers

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In recent years, the cloud computing services space has increased the variety and maturity of its solutions for the financial services sector. A key focus of cloud providers is to facilitate a DevOps environment for their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clients. As a result, the appeal of cloud technology solutions in terms of cost efficiencies and technological and business flexibility to firms across the financial services sector is increasing.

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EU Buyside Firms to Benefit from Long-term Regulation Agenda

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A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, examines the impact to-date of a collection of EU regulations posing a series of operational and business model challenges for the buyside industry in the region and globally. Specifically, the report argues that buyside firms should proactively implement regulatory changes to their businesses on a global basis and manage the compliance processes on an ongoing basis.

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Regulations are Driving Risk Management Systems to Become More Sophisticated and Integrated into Business, IT and Operational Processes

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A new report from GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consulting firm, assesses seven technology vendor solutions that address market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk in the capital markets space. The vendors reviewed in the report are: Calypso, Imagine Software, Murex, MSCI, Orchestrade, Prime Analytics and The Technancial Company.

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Cyber-risk among the greatest dangers for the financial services industry

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A new report from GreySpark Partners shows that financial firms cannot afford to relax their vigilance against cyber-attacks on any level. Providing impenetrable cyber-security in today’s vast and interconnected electronic financial services industry is a nearly impossible task, and instituting measures that provide the required level of protection is putting security teams under significant pressure. However, cyber-security is not just an IT issue and it increasingly involves business-side managers, who are becoming more instrumental in focusing investment in financial institutions.

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Banks and Buy-Side Failing to Act on Benefits and Opportunities of Big Data

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A new two-part report from GreySpark Partners shows that financial firms on the buy and sell-side are failing to effectively use Big Data technology to their advantage. Examining how Big Data technology is being used by banks and other types of financial institutions in 2016, the two sections of the study – respectively Big Data Technology in Investment Banking, and Big Data Use Cases in Financial Services – claim that, while Big Data solutions are increasingly being deployed by the companies to manage the voluminous amounts of structured and unstructured data that they hold, many of them are not using the technology effectively.

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A New Generation Of Drop Copy Data Management Systems Are Emerging

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A new whitepaper from GreySpark Partners explores how a new generation of technology vendor drop copy data management systems are emerging in 2016. Compared to the drop copy systems built in-house by trading firms for internal and client reporting trade reconciliation and risk management purposes, the new generation of drop copy data management systems are specifically designed to assist buyside and sellside trading firms expand the ways in which they can use drop copy data for regulatory reporting purposes.

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