Financial Services

Ready for Take-Off: Blockchain Adoption in Financial Services

By | 2017-05-02T10:19:02+00:00 May 1, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

No technology has captured the public's imagination over the past couple of years more than blockchain. While the roots of the technology can be traced back to the ‘90s, the actual implementation of the concepts of a distributed ledger began to take flight with the introduction of bitcoin in 2009. While bitcoin attained something of [...]

FIA Boca – Day Two

By | 2017-03-16T10:20:31+00:00 March 16, 2017|Categories: News and Views|Tags: , |

A Power Duo to Start the Day Following the ICE Power Breakfast (more on that later), the day’s sessions started off with a bang as Acting CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters took the stage in succession. The result was a “Standing O” for Giancarlo and a sense of [...]

Tabb Fixed Income Event

By | 2017-02-13T11:30:11+00:00 February 13, 2017|Categories: News and Views|Tags: , , |

The Tabb Group holds a fixed income summit each January that serves as a key gathering point for the industry; an industry that has been dealing with many of the same challenges that face other financial markets: increasing regulation, change spurred on by new technology, and the ensuing market structure shifts that have altered [...]

Beyond the Cloud – DevOps in Financial Services

By | 2017-01-30T18:59:20+00:00 January 27, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

One of the hottest topics in the financial services industry these days is the swelling adoption of the cloud1. After a late start, financial services is making up for lost time by aggressively moving processes and products to the cloud and to good effect. But does cloud by itself have the ability to deliver [...]

STAC Midwinter Meeting

By | 2017-03-16T09:58:11+00:00 January 16, 2017|Categories: News and Views|Tags: , |

STAC motto “Dictum Meum Pactum”: My Word Is My Bond For reasons that will forever escape me, the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) chooses to hold its big, annual meeting in Chicago during the first part of January. Maybe it’s to get a good start to the New Year or maybe [...]

The CME Global Financial Leadership Conference 2016 (GFLC)

By | 2017-01-16T11:46:15+00:00 November 22, 2016|Categories: News and Views|Tags: , |

The CME Global Financial Leadership Conference 2016 (GFLC) is a conference unlike any other. Each November, the CME and its invited guests assemble in Florida for a two-day meeting to listen and interact with the brightest luminaries in the world of politics, economics, and other fields. Coming just one week after the U.S. Presidential election, [...]

Sunny Skies for Financial Services in the Cloud

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:41+00:00 October 27, 2016|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The financial services industry has been slow to adopt cloud technologies but numerous indicators point to a change in acceptance, including demographic trends and a counterintuitive boost from new regulation. What led to the initial cloud reluctance and what direction is cloud for financial services headed in the future? Financial services is one of the [...]