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    Metrics Trend Report Q4 2014

    Since 2005, Sapient Global Markets and Markit have worked together to provide the G15 banks with global derivative transaction metrics for the over-the-counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators’ Forum chaired by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The dealer group community utilizes this data to increase operational efficiency, along with verifying the ranking within the group and evaluating trading activity. The key metrics encompass OTC derivatives transaction volume and electronic processing of trade confirmations and measures the time delay in issuing trade confirmations. In this article, Aaron Gill and Vassil Kirtchev provide the Q4 2014 metrics and associated highlights. The industry’s [...]
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    ANALYTICS STRATEGY: creating a roadmap for success

    Companies in the capital and commodity markets are looking at analytics for opportunities to improve revenue and cost savings. Yet, many firms are struggling to develop a comprehensive, cohesive and sustainable analytics strategy to support their uses. In this article, Rashed Haq introduces the key components of an analytics strategy and how to use it to develop a strategic roadmap. According to Forrester, analytics is the top priority in terms of investment in business applications for firms, up from the fourth priority in 2010. Their survey of almost 1,100 companies shows that 49% of firms have near-term plans to adopt [...]