Only sort of. I spoke to Bloomberg Radio today about predictions from Vikram Pandit that 30% of bank jobs will be taken by robots. Listen in here.
Another fun conversation between Jim Jockle from Numerix and I about what new technology means for banking, how it helps, how it hurts and why relationships still matter.
If you work in institutional finance you’ve heard talk of market structure. Not only are there entire conferences dedicated to the topic, but most of the participants at those conferences— banks, asset managers, researchers—send their heads of market structure to speak. Commonly used in economics to describe the interconnectedness of and interaction between the buyers […]
We just wrapped up gathering information from almost 500 buy side traders about how they structure their trading desk, how much they spend, what trading systems they use, what they like and don’t like and a few dozen other topics. On Thursday September 26 we’re hosting a webinar to give a preview of the results. […]
Free-market capitalism will ultimately lead any marketplace to its ideal state. Over the past half-decade this principle has driven my hypothesis that regulators should not try to stymie trading strategy and technology innovation, but should instead follow a principles-based approach (see the CFTC c. 2007) that prevents fraud while still allowing competition to carry on […]
The FT published a great special section this past Monday on the state of OTC derivatives reform. Coverage ranged from the impact of MF Global on margin and segregation rules to technology innovation driven by the new rules. What these stories all reaffirm is how much the details of the final rules will impact liquidity, […]
A few months back we put out a research piece on clearing technology, and how despite a lot of work over the past few years, a big investment is still needed to bring OTC clearing to where it needs to be. And thankfully for those that sell clearing technology, regulations and continued fear of counterparty […]
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of sitting down with CFTC Commissioner O’Malia. In this clip, we talk about how important technology is to both participating in and overseeing the swaps market and financial markets as a whole.
The FT did a great job covering TABB Group’s new research piece looking at the technology challenges facing clearinghouses and dealers as they prepare for central clearing mandates. Read the full story here. And the press release: TABB Says Dealers and Clearinghouses Need to Make Huge Investments and Upgrades to Current Clearing Technology NEW […]
This is further coverage of my recent research report. Regulations are causing a headache for much of the industry, but the flip side will be all of the resulting business for consultants, tech firms, lawyers, etc. “The OTC derivatives market is in for revolutionary rather than evolutionary change,” said analyst and author Kevin McPartland. … […]