Earlier this week CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia chaired a meeting of the regulator’s Technology Advisory Committee. As part of the discussion, a number of market participants, regulators and researchers presented their opinions on how the regulator might define high frequency trading. I toss in my two cents with this week’s Friday Musings. You can view the entire session online here – just forward the video to the 215:00 mark.
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It came as no surprise that of the two recurring themes of this week’s Waters USA conference in Manhattan were cloud computing and the impact of new global regulatory environment on banks’ global IT infrastructure.
This week’s Friday Musing looks at the intersection of these trends: Can financial firms deploy new global cloud-based infrastructures in light of the recent data and application retention policies set forth by various national regulators?