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TDWI Survey Finds Lack of Trust in Analytical Outcomes Hampers Data-driven Enterprises’ Agility

Report uncovers prevalence of data access, quality and governance issues; recommends adoption of data intelligence strategy for increased collaboration and stewardship BEDFORD, Mass. – April 3, 2018 – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced the results of a new research report from TDWI that finds company executives do not trust their internal data and analytical processes for effective business operations. According to the Datawatch-commissioned survey, “…

Panopticon 16.6 Extends Data Access Options with Solace Connectivity and Order Book Reconstruction

Datawatch Panopticon 16.6 Extends Data Access Options with Solace Connectivity and Order Book Reconstruction Traders, analysts, quants and compliance officers benefit from improved data monitoring and faster analysis of trading effectiveness BEDFORD, Mass. – March 19, 2018 – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced the general availability of Datawatch Panopticon 16.6. The new version incorporates numerous changes requested by the company’s electronic trading customers to give users easier data…

Webinar: Optimize eTrading Profitability and Manage Risk in Real-Time

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR Banks have invested millions in their data infrastructures, and can now capture and retain enormous amounts of data on all their trading activity. Within many firms, however, there is a critical missing piece: The ability to analyze such tremendous volumes of data quickly and accurately. Waiting for end-of-day reports to make decisions that affect the firm’s future profitability and on-going compliance is simply untenable in the current trading environment. Electronic trading requires a…

Coping Efficiently with Stepped Up Supervision of Algo-Trading

The Financial Times has a major article out last week about increased scrutiny of algorithmic trading in the UK. Quoting from the article, “The warning from the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulatory Authority, and the Financial Conduct Authority, covers the development, audit and monitoring of trading algorithms, which generate quotes for securities automatically without human intervention… Concerns among trading authorities have been heightened by incidents including a so-called flash crash in the…

Imagine Software Incorporates Panopticon Dashboards into its Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

Partnership gives investment banks, hedge funds, broker dealers, pension funds, asset managers and prime brokers access to a wide range of optimized business intelligence  BEDFORD, Mass. – February 7, 2018 – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) and Imagine Software today announced a partnership that enables Imagine to resell the Panopticon visual analytics platform alongside the firm’s front-to-back-office portfolio risk and compliance management solutions. Imagine offers the power of…

Exploring Short Term Profit Per Million And Trader PnL

My colleague David Hall at TAPaaS wrote a great piece a few months ago that I came across and wanted to share. In his article, David asks this critical question: “Is Profit Per Million (PPM) in the first 30 seconds post trade a good predictor of a Traders’ Realized Profit when they ultimately close their positions?” David’s insight is that the received “wisdom of the crowd” on some key metrics commonly used…

Are your new MiFID II teams ready for prime time?

The Financial Times ran an article a few weeks ago about the hiring frenzy going on at banks in preparation for MiFID II. As they point out, “the number of job adverts on LinkedIn for MiFID-related roles has more than quadrupled in the last year in a sign of how companies are scrambling to be ready for the far-reaching European regulation.” I’ll point out that dealing with MiFID II, as well as any…

In-Memory Computing is the Present

Bobsguide published an article just before Christmas about the value of in-memory computing in cap markets that I found quite interesting. In it, they bring up the topic of “spread betting”: “The spread betting market is growing globally, with more than one million people opening spread betting accounts in Great Britain alone. The benefits of spread betting include low entry and transaction costs, preferential tax treatment, and a virtually unlimited array of products and options.

Using Visual Analytics to Support MiFID II Compliance

Best execution under MiFID II is a holdover from its predecessor, MiFID I, but with two kickers. First, it’s much broader in scope, applying to all asset classes versus MiFID I’s equities-only focus. Second, and perhaps more onerously, it’s more forceful: investment firms have an obligation to take “all sufficient steps” to execute client orders to ensure the best possible outcome for their customers, compared with MiFID I’s mere “all reasonable steps”. MiFID II also…

Deloitte on the Business Value of Visual Analytics

Several Deloitte partners have written an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal emphasizing the business value of using visual analytics to help managers reduce costs, identify anomalies and exceptions, and develop a better understanding of operations that can inform strategic decisions. They point out that the typical visualizations most people see in dashboards, presentations, and reports — pie charts and their cousins — can be confusing at best and misleading at…