Category: Fi-Tech Culture

BTFDtv Offers Online Channel for Trader Education

It’s an early Saturday afternoon before the first full week of January, which means escaping family conversations is sitting watching reruns until the your programs start up again in a week or so. You might want to take this time to check out BTFDtv, a new online video network for traders by traders. Don’t expect…

We Get It: The Markets are Fine

Since today is the US quasi-holiday Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day for our northern neighbor, I do not feel really bad about sharing my thoughts about the Investment Company Institute‘s Capital Markets Conference held on October 10. I have to admit that the conference had a pretty impressive line up. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Scott O’Malia started the…

SIFMA Tech Dispatches: Post Mortem

I’m feeling that I’m a bit in a minority after speaking to industry contacts, but I enjoyed this year’s SIFMA Tech conference. I spent most of my time in the regulatory sessions on the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) and the proposed Regulation System Compliance & Integration (SCI), which provided great amount of details on both…

It’s SIFMA Time Again

Yep, the unofficial start of summer is almost here. Forget about Memorial Day or the first summer bank holiday being the start of summer – that is mere tripe for civilians. For financial technologists, vendor community and trade press, summer starts the Thursday after SIFMA Tech conference. Before that is a 48-hour marathon of industry…

Museum of American Finance: Wall Street’s Hidden Gem

Okay, I’m somewhat loathed to write this post since I do not want to crawl over even more tourist in New York’s financial district, but hidden among the high-end retailers, gyms and other businesses that support Wall Street workers is a great museum, The Museum of American Finance. It is easy to walk by the museum…