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Broadridge Announced of Appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Governance Officer

 Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) today announced that Julie Taylor has been appointed chief human resources officer (CHRO) and member of Broadridge's executive committee. Taylor succeeds Laura Matlin, who has served as acting CHRO for the past year. Matlin will return to her legal duties as deputy general counsel and will assume the newly-created role of chief governance officer, also serving on the company's executive committee. 

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 13:29
BGC and GFI Announce to Sell Trayport to Intercontinental Exchange for $650 Million

 BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) ("BGC Partners" or "BGC" or the "Company"), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, and its majority-owned division, GFI Group Inc. (OTC: GFIG) ("GFI Group" or "GFI"), a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets, today announced that GFI has entered into an agreement to sell its Trayport business to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) ("Intercontinental Exchange" or "ICE") for $650 million.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:54
Kaminario to Appoint Mick Bradley as EMEA VP and GM

 Kaminario, the leading provider of enterprise-class all-flash storage, today announced the appointment of Mick Bradley as VP & General Manager EMEA. This is the latest appointment in the region following a recruitment drive that has seen the company grow its local team with the addition of sales, channel, technical and marketing staff as Kaminario’s expands its presence across EMEA.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:41
Zafin Named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ Lists

Zafin, the leader in relationship banking software solutions for the global financial services industry, announced today that it has been named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

The distinguished technology awards program celebrates leadership, innovation, and rapid growth in the Canadian and North American technology sectors, based on the percentage of revenue growth over the past four years. Zafin ranked 28, on the Canadian Fast 50™ List and 219 on the North American Fast 500 ™ List with a 343 percent increase in revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:07
Where is the banks' tipping point?

I had an interesting discussion about change in the banking markets again the other day.  We were citing emerging new players like Square, Stripe, Klarna and Lending Club, as well as players that have already emerged like PayPal and Apple Pay.  In all of these cases, my colleague felt that these players have all added something to the banking system, and noted that they have not destroyed or replaced anything.  True, to an extent, but when PayPal is processing 

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:28
Vector ITC Group and Sequent Partner to Launch Mobile Payments in Latin America and Spain

 Vector ITC Group has signed a partnership agreement with Sequent Software, the platform bringing cards to mobile, to add key tokenization, on-device security, NFC and HCE capabilities to the Vector ITC Group Air Wallet Financial Product. The Vector ITC Group and Sequent have made a strategic alliance to integrate and deploy its technology solutions in financial institutions for both the Spanish and Latin American markets.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:12
Orc to Provide Low-latency Market Access for China Index Futures Trading

Orc, the global market leader in electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, today announced the availability of a market adapter to the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX). This new Orc market adapter connects exchange members and trading firms to the CFFEX platform for derivatives trading.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 09:40
SunGard Received two 2015 Insurance Risk awards

 SunGard has received two 2015 Insurance Risk awards for “Best Actuarial Modelling Software” for its Prophetactuarial modelling solutions, and “Best Data Management Service Provider” specifically for its Prophet Data Management Platform. The awards were announced at a reception on November 11th in London.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 08:57
China's Transformative Economic Agenda

It is counterintuitive that a Chinese enterprise would teach western retailers how business will be conducted in the future but this is exactly what just happened. Alibaba scored big on  Singles Day. While western retailers express anxiety about the upcoming Christmas season and count once again on deep discounting to generate sales, Alibaba hit it out of the park.


Friday, November 13, 2015 - 08:50
Keep the pedal to the metal

Earlier this week ESMA called for delays to the MiFID II implementation deadline. So it’s goodbye to punishing timelines and we can all get our lives back!

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:17


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