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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…

The Biggest Myth About Self-Service Analytics

Are governance and agility really at odds with each other? REGISTER NOW – 3 Secrets to Effective Self-Service Data Preparation Governance with Jen Underwood of Impact Analytix   Self-service analytics solutions seem like a dream come true for analysts. They allow data workers to be agile in creating compelling and insightful data-driven recommendations for increasing revenue, cutting costs and competing more effectively. The rapid adoption of analytics software has empowered…

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…

Build a Kafka-Enabled HTML5 Trading Analytics Dashboard in 20 Minutes

I spend most of my time on site at banks, hedge fund offices, and exchanges helping them build customized trading analytics displays. One of the most common questions I hear is, “What should our internal technology staff focus on in order to make us more responsive?” To me, there’s only one right answer: Focus on the data fabric, not the GUI. The internal staff should strive to be as responsive as possible to the trading desks.

How to Solve a $65 Million Data Problem

Maximize ROI of your data with Monarch Swarm If you’re sitting on a big pile of data and thinking you’re ahead in the data-driven game, you could be in for a big surprise. For data to be considered high-quality, it must be readily available, easily found, and usable by all your employees. The biggest data problem for most companies isn’t the accumulation and storage of as much data as…

Panopticon 16.5 Delivers New Nanosecond-level Analytics Optimized for Electronic Trading Firms

Panopticon 16.5 Delivers New Nanosecond-level Analytics Optimized for Electronic Trading Firms Latest version makes it easier for capital markets firms to comply with MiFID II/MiFIR and enhances support for Apache Kafka BEDFORD, Mass. – November 1, 2017 – Altair Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced the general availability of Panopticon 16.5. The latest version of the Panopticon real-time visual analytics platform represents a major advance in capabilities designed to help capital markets firms operate…

Cocktail Parties, Christmas Plans and MiFID II

Bloomberg recently reported about the ticking clock for MiFID II and how the regulatory change due to come into effect in January 2018 has impacted the working lives of financial professionals on both the buy and sell side. As reported in the article: “If you have started MiFID II projects too late, you won’t have time for anything else for the rest of the year and can’t even celebrate Christmas,” Christian Schoeppe, the head of…

The Secret To Better People Analytics and Reporting

Big Data isn’t the problem.  Despite the hype around “big data,” and the pressure on different business functions to prove out how they’re using big data to improve their business, HR departments don’t have a big data problem. HR departments are actually dealing with a data quality problem and a data access problem. In fact, if you try to solve your data issues from a “big data” angle, you’d be barking up the wrong tree…

Selecting the Right Self-Service Data Preparation Offering for Your Business

Note: This article originally appeared in SmartDataCollective. Self-service data preparation solution should enable users to prep less and analyze more, while providing true enterprise collaboration and agility. You’ve completed the research, and you now know that the return on investment (ROI) of self-service data preparation technology is not only proven, but invaluable.It automates and simplifies data retrieval and preparation processes, enabling even novice business users to easily and rapidly extract, manipulate, enrich and…

Turn 10 mins at HR Tech into less stressful people analytics and reporting

We’re on a mission to help you at the HR Tech Conference On October 10, thousands of HR professionals will gather at the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas. This is the 20th year for this conference, which provides insights into technology that improves the way HR works. One area that will be of interest to most attendees is how to simplify reporting. Reporting is essential for HR, and the data from those reports informs…