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Seismic Change: Developing Fintech in the Early Stages Feature,Video,video

Fintech, in all its varying forms, is hot. Whether in pre-trade risk assessment, collateral management, best execution or clearing, companies are stepping in to solve problems created by the evolution of markets as spurred by regulation. But this creates an issue — how do companies with tangible problems link up with small firms working on the solutions? The growing size of the space and enthusiasm surrounding it further muddies the waters. Enter Seismic Foundry. Derivatives veterans Dave Feltes, Bill Templer, Cathy Lyall, Brendan Bradley and Jeff Gale are behind the endeavor which aims to provide guidance and investment access to…

The Tough Question: What Will European Markets Look Like In Two Years? Blog,Commentary,Feature,Regulation

Markets continue to struggle with the prospects of a new political future and structure. Steven Maijoor, chair of European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), told the audience at the IOMA, World Federation of Exchanges Clearing and Derivatives Conference in Frankfurt on Thursday that there are challenges for the EU’s long pursuit of a single rulebook. Brexit will have a “negative impact” on efforts for market harmonization, as well as the so-called capital market union in the EU. David Wright, chairman of Eurofi Paris and partner at Flint Global, said the United Kingdom will have to be a “rule taker and…

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq – Exchanges: Drivers and Beneficiaries of Change Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Today, exchanges are, at their core, technology companies as well as marketplaces.” Adena Friedman loves working with interns. After all, she began her career as an intern at Nasdaq a number of years ago. Now, she serves as the exchange group’s president and chief operating officer. So when she was asked to deliver a welcome address and opening talk at the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity intern event in July 2016, she jumped at the chance. Friedman inspired the group of young folks by offering a contemporary look at today’s exchanges, which are much more than a place where buyers…