Technology

How Can Firms Manage the Rising Cost and Complexity of Trade Reporting?

Meeting trade reporting requirements has been a big expense for many market participants. Despite sizable investments in internal systems, many banks are still grappling with data management challenges and inefficient trade reporting processes and governance. Buy-side firms, leaning on their executing broker or clearing member to handle reporting on their behalf, must now demonstrate to...

Insights from TSAM Europe: The need for technology in a rapidly changing asset management landscape

How do firms achieve operational efficiencies in an evolving asset management landscape? This was the topic discussed in the general session and in many of the tracks at TSAM Europe last week. Regardless of track—Data Management, Client Reporting & Communications, OTC Derivatives for Fund Management or Marketing & Sales Communications—gaining efficiency in investment management was...

REMIT Puts Commodities in Regulatory Spotlight

For more than a quarter of a century, commodity market participants who did not hold a banking license flew largely under the regulatory radar. Over the last four to five years, this has progressively changed as a result of the financial crisis. While most regulations enacted so far have been targeted at the derivatives market...

Navigating Novation: Key Challenges and Success Principles

In the wake of the financial crisis, many firms have reevaluated how they manage risk—with many choosing or being forced to fundamentally transform their business models. That has prompted an unprecedented amount of change in legal entity structures—often leading to large-scale migrations of trade portfolios. Firms migrating positions between legal entities is driving the need...

Sapient Global Markets Survey Results: The Impact of Central Clearing Mandates

At the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Expo in November, Sapient Global Markets conducted a survey to examine the impact of central clearing mandates on broker-dealers, buy-side firms, exchanges, FCMs, proprietary high-frequency trading (HFT) firms, regulators and sell-side firms. Check out the key results in our white paper and the FIA Survey Results Infographic.   For...

New On Forbes: Former FERC Chief Jon Wellinghoff Speaks Out on Grid Security and Distributed Generation

In his latest column for Forbes, Chip Register, managing director of Sapient Global Markets and executive vice president of Sapient Corporation, talks to the former Commissioner of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Jon Wellinghoff. Commissioner Wellinghoff has been sounding the alarm for many years about the vulnerability of the US power grid to...