Tag: conference

Gloves Come Off at SEFCON V

The era of good feelings definitely is over for the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market judging by the tone of the conversations at yesterday’s SEFCON V. “It’s to be expected,” said  a beaming Chris Ferreri, chairman of the Wholesale Brokers’ Association Americas (WBAA) and who hosted the event. “Last year, we all were trying to accomplish the same thing.…

Is Tech Driving Business Growth?

This might be heresy for a financial technology blog, but is technology driving business growth in the capital markets? I ask this because I had an organizational call for a panel discussion I’m moderating during Linedata Exchange New York on October 7 this morning. The panel,  entitled “Truth or Myth? What Drivers Really Play a Role in Growing the…

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…

SIFMA Tech Dispatches: Day One

  Okay, I’ve been here at the SIFMA Tech conference for a little over an hour and my immediate thoughts are that the show is not like the ones in year past. It is down to two days and takes up much less space than previous years. That said, its organization and management is better…