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CFTC finds harmony harder than it sounds

James Schwartz and Chrys Carey, of counsels at Morrison & Foerster, explore the impact of a recent Commodity Futures Trading Commission white paper – including how its author’s suggestions would affect cross-jurisdictional application of its regulations …

Python – Is the buzz justified?

Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and its versatility and ease of use has enabled it to achieve widespread adoption in finance, becoming the multipurpose tool of choice for quantitative analysts and other financial…

The traditional buy versus build trade‑off

Firms undecided between buying from a vendor or building bespoke software can look to Beacon, whose ‘buy-and-build on-top-of’ offering combines the best of both options, writes Alex Sayle, global head of platform engineering at Beacon Platform

Balance-sheet interest rate risk: a weighted Lp approach

In this paper, the authors introduce a new interest rate risk measure that is a product of two factors: one related to the distance between assets and liabilities in the Lp-space of financial instruments, and the other linked to the performance of the…

Asia embraces intelligent automation

Asia’s adoption of new tools and processes has gained significant momentum, with increased automation now a primary focus for many financial firms. Paul Worthy, head of Japan at Tradeweb, explores how this change has come about, and how firms can use the…

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