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BT for Financial Services: Powering the Trade Lifecycle

August 2014 - Issue 16

Across the pond and beyond

The introduction of mobile recording regulations has been a huge headache for CIOs on both sides of the pond – but it’s also brought some unexpected benefits. Read more >

LIBOR: could we have seen it coming?

BT’s Tim Furmidge and Verint’s Robert Simpson join Professor Michael Mainelli in considering how benchmark data controls can help monitor trading activity in this video webinar.
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BT Netrix HiTouch aids search for alpha

BT’s new touchscreen device is an invaluable tool for realising more complex trading strategies, said Tim Furmidge at this year’s TradeTech. Read more >

In the spotlight

BT at TradeTech

All asset classes are facing unprecedented regulatory pressures. BT’s Alexandra Foster, Global Head of Strategy & Business Development outlined some of them in an interview with ATMonitor at TradeTech in April. Watch the video >

BT helps KOSCOM attract global investors to Korea

BT is working with leading Korean financial IT provider KOSCOM to build a ‘liquidity hub’ in Hong Kong, which will be a cost-effective managed service, offered by BT and KOSCOM to BT Radianz Cloud community members. Read more >

Telecom TV visits Adastral Park, BT’s home of innovation

Rob Mayhew, Lead Innovation Consultant at BT, demonstrates several new network-based services including mobile application management and 4KTV at BT’s famous global R&D headquarters at Adastral Park. Watch the video >

Global connections

Institutional Investor award – a first for BT

Tanuja Randery President, Strategy and Transformation, BT Global Services has been ranked as one of The 2014 Tech 50 which are nominated by industry experts and compiled by leading international finance publication Institutional Investor.

Tanuja spoke about the role of technology in enhancing growth in the financial services industry on 2 July at the 5th annual Banking and Finance Forum, which was part of the Liverpool International Festival for Business 2014.  Read full story >

... And still more awards for BT

We would so like to thank all the clients who have voted for us in recent awards. Thanks to you, the BT Radianz Cloud was voted Best Data Networking and Infrastructure Provider at the Inside Market Data Awards 2014 in May. And as we go to press we have just learned that BT Radianz has been voted Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider in the 2014 Waters Rankings.

These latest awards follow our recent double wins as Best Cloud Provider to the Sell Side and Best Infrastructure to the Sell Side at the Waters Sell-Side Technology Awards 2014 in April.

A perfect storm is brewing as the wave of regulation sweeping across the world in the wake of the financial crisis begins to hit home. It is forcing the pace of technology renewal as CTOs and CFOs take a long hard look at their legacy systems and consider just how they can stay compliant and competitive.

Asset classes that have traditionally been less technological and less electronic are having to become more electronic and more hybrid, while those that have been more electronic are beginning to complement low touch services with human collaboration as the impact of new regulations like MiFID II begins to make itself felt. Whether you are in the pretrade, trade or post trade part of the markets, we can help you move compliantly right the way across the trade lifecycle, using technology like the cloud and the collaboration of voice and data across front to back office to help you stay ahead of the wave.

Robin Farnan
MD Financial Technology Services, Global Banking and Financial Markets

Rob Farnan

Forthcoming events

Fix Conference 2014

18 September, Singapore

BT is a sponsor of this event which looks at how the South East Asia trading community is embracing industry change.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

5-9 October, Orlando, Florida USA

BT is a sponsor of one of the most important gatherings of CIOs and senior IT executives.

Asia Pacific Financial Information Conference

3-5 November, Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

BT is a sponsor of this event, which brings together key players in the area.

TradeTech Asia 2014

19-20 November, Singapore

BT will be attending this event, which is the region’s largest trading and technology conference.

Video showcase

BT Netrix HiTouch - keeps traders in control

Mission critical solutions for the trading floor

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Let’s Talk

The lifecycle of trade

CEB TowerGroup’s recommendation for investment firms and broker/dealers is to pick service providers and vendors that are focused on fostering and enabling collaboration across the trade lifecycle, says Dushyant Shahrawat, CFA, Senior Research Director, CEB TowerGroup. Read more >

Technology: releasing people’s potential

Our world is being transformed by communications, from how businesses operate, to how we educate our children and care for the sick, says Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT Group. Read more >

Workplaces of the future

Developments in technology mean that we can work in the way we want to – where we began by taking our work to the coffee shop, we’re beginning to bring that coffee shop into the office, says Andrew Barry, MD at Eurest. Read more >


Is this really the age of the digital industrial economy?

Gartner declared this the age of the “Digital Industrial Economy” in October 2013, but is it yet an international digital industrial economy? Read more >


Take the conversation further

It’s the people who make an organisation, but if those people can’t get together when they need to, what can they achieve? says Carlos Zamora, Vice President, BT Conferencing. Read more >


Where’s the next “cradle of the revolution”?

Could the next cradle of the revolution be BT’s Adastral Park? Asks Luis Alvarez, CEO BT Global Services. Read more >

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