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John Lothian News Sits Down With FIS Feature,Video,video

John Lothian sat down with John Omahen of FIS Global in the office of John Lothian News to discuss new initiatives at FIS and Omahen’s take on industry issues. During this discussion, Omahen comments on a new FIS margin product and even interest in cryptocurrency products. Produced by Mike Forrester  

Making the time for readiness Feature,Video,video

According to FIS’ 2018 Readiness Report, industry leaders in fund administration, banking, broking and asset management are modernizing their operating models twice as fast as the rest of their peers.  In this video from FIA IDX, FIS’ John Omahen, SVP product management, post trade derivatives, talks about not only putting out the fires that be, but making the time to improve operations. FIS has modernized its back and middle office technology offerings, and is in the somewhat unique position of baking their cake and eating it too, as they deploy their own services internally. How ready is your company to…

Finding Opportunity: Peter Lenardos, CFO, Cinnober Says Growth and Profitability Are Coming Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature

Cinnober has built its reputation in the industry as a pioneer and an opportunistic company that looks for new ways to address market needs. So in many ways it was not surprising the firm hired Peter Lenardos as its new CFO two weeks ago. With his background in investment research at Royal Bank of Canada and elsewhere, he has watched the industry from a specific lens that focuses on the financial condition of a company, as well as its strategic positioning.  When he got the call from Cinnober’s CEO Veronica Augustsson, he was ready to bring a different approach to…

Moving Beyond SunGard – Andrew Whyte, FIS Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

It was summer 2015 when FIS announced it was acquiring SunGard. Nearly three years later, FIS and SunGard are integrated, and according to Andrew Whyte, group president, post trade services at FIS, the firm can now  concentrate on revamping its tech.  In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Whyte lays out the three areas of focus for FIS.

The Industry Discusses Cryptocurrencies and DLT, Part II Feature,Video,video

At the 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in mid-October, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This sixth video in the series is the second to cover the booming cryptocurrency space and its technological underpinnings. In part two, Gary DeWaal, special counsel with Katten Muchin Rosenman, John Omahen, FIS’ head of product strategy, Anthony Tassone, founder of GreenKey Technologies and Carl Gilmore, president of Integritas Financial Consulting share their thoughts on the crypto space.  

The Industry Discusses the Big Data Boom, Part I Feature,Video,video

At the 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in mid-October, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This third video in the series covers the effects and future of the big data boom and will be accompanied by a second video on the subject. In part one, John Omahen, head of product strategy with FIS, Yuriy Shterk, head of derivatives product management for Fidessa, Davor Frank, senior solutions architect with Solarflare, and Ciarán Kennedy, chief sales officer for Metamako discuss the benefits and struggles surrounding big data.

Thesys vs. Goliath: That’s One Big CAT Commentary,Feature,Fintech,Regulation & Enforcement

Small company wins big with opportunity to build the Consolidated Audit Trail covering U.S. equities and options. FINRA, FIS, Cinnober, Thomson Reuters – what do they have in common? They are just a few of the 30 bidders who lost out on developing the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) to Thesys Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of the proprietary trading firm Tradeworx, founded in 2009. To develop and implement the CAT, Thesys partnered with IBM (which was a bidder on its own, too), as well Rosenblatt Securities and law firm Latham & Watkins. “You had some big tech companies that really understand…

The Solutions To All Your Post-Trade Problems Feature,Video,video

The post-trade clearing space is full of new entrants and innovation from incumbents. Firms are looking at everything from collateral management to new back office systems to finding new efficiencies to real-time reporting with current back office systems. John Lothian News spoke with six professionals at the FIA IDX 2017 conference in London earlier this month about solutions to key challenges in the post-trade space today. We first spoke with them about their key problem. JLN spoke with Clive Furness, managing director, Contango Markets, Collin Platt, co-founder, Dpactum, Jaki Walsh, chief product officer, Sernova, John Avery, director, client & industry…

The Problem With Post-Trade Is… Feature,Video,video

The post-trade clearing space is full of new entrants and innovation from incumbents. Firms are looking at everything from collateral management to new back office systems to finding new efficiencies to real-time reporting with current back office systems. John Lothian News spoke with six professionals at the FIA IDX 2017 conference in London earlier this month about the key problem they see in the post-trade space today. We followed it up with their solutions to that problem. JLN spoke with Clive Furness, managing director, Contango Markets, Collin Platt, co-founder, Dpactum, Jaki Walsh, chief product officer, Sernova, John Avery, director, client…