Technology

Cleared Connectivity Standard Transforms Derivatives Reporting, Communications

In the not-so-distant past, financial institutions viewed proprietary data formats for derivatives reporting and communication as a competitive advantage. But proprietary formats have long created a cost burden for the clearing brokers that must develop custom reports for each client—a time-consuming and often expensive process. As recent regulatory initiatives—including Dodd-Frank, MiFID II/MiFIR and European Market...

New On Forbes: As Saudis Target Shale Industry, U.S. Considers a Response

In his latest column for Forbes, Chip Register, managing director of Sapient Global Markets and executive vice president of Sapient Corporation, continues his discussion on low oil prices. Specifically, he looks at the role of Saudi Arabia in cutting its price to only the US market and whether, under such pressure, the US shale oil economy can...

The Digital Future of Investment Marketing and Client Servicing Begins Now

Over the past six months, I’ve had a number of conversations with marketing, investor relations and operations executives at many of the leading investment management and fund companies in North America and Europe. Through these discussions, a set of common themes surfaced and many of the same questions were raised: How do we consistently articulate...

Comprehensive Data Intelligence: An Independent Market Solution for Energy Companies

Energy companies today must make strategic business decisions in a marketplace faced with major global shifts in supply and demand, rising supply chain complexity and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Currently, market transaction information is scattered across inconsistent sources such as swap data repositories and price index publishing services, and can be opaque in terms of...

Join the Conversation at Forbes.com

Earlier this year, Forbes.com launched a dedicated online column for Chip Register—the managing director of Sapient Global Markets and executive vice president of Sapient Corporation. Voted one of the top 25 consultants in the world, specifically for his work in the energy sector, Chip contributes twice-monthly columns about some of the impact of the Centennial...

Pairing/Matching – the last hurdle in the race to reporting transparently? Part II

Part 2 In this second post in the series, Sarah McLellan and Laura Rugarber continue the conversation about pairing and matching in trade reconciliation, focusing on the generation, construction, communication and capture of Unique Trade Identifiers (UTIs) and what firms can do now despite vague directives.   The inherent problem with pairing and matching is quickly...