Companies in FinTech understand employee engagement

Employee engagement is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success. If staff members are not treated like stakeholders in an organization, productivity and morale suffer. One survey found that employee engagement around the world is currently at a low-point. Interestingly, the FinTech industry is one place where that is not the case. Black Mountain Systems shows other…

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4 engines that accelerate FinTech startup success

Given a host of supporting factors, FinTech startups are well poised to shape the future of global finance going forward. Given the recent surge of technological innovation in the financial services industry, the rise of FinTech is undeniable. Last year, global private financial technology companies raised approximately $3 billion, more than three times the $930…

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Fintech is a big deal in 2015

Fintech companies take existing infrastructure and try to make it better. Fintech is becoming its own fully established market segment, as evidenced by its likely inclusion in the national lexicon in 2015. Increasingly investors and venture capital funds are looking to pour money into fintech, because of the potential it holds. Fintech innovations are disruptive,…

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Client Spotlight: Wasmer, Schroeder & Company

A Solution to Achieve Efficiency & Scalability in Trading Operations Our mission at Black Mountain Systems is to provide portfolio managers with increased operating efficiency so that they can focus on the high-value activities that drive investment performance. In our partnership with Wasmer, Schroeder & Company, our goal was to develop and implement a best-practice…

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Trading platforms will become very important in 2015

Investors looking for better yields have gravitated toward riskier fixed income products after the Federal Reserve brought its benchmark interest rate to a near-zero level in 2008. Now, over four years after the onset of the financial crisis, regulators are concerned about liquidity and how difficult it will be for investors to cash out when…

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MarketAxess and BlackRock take their Open Trading platform to Europe

Sophisticated technology platforms continue to influence the financial industry. BlackRock and MarketAxess will bring their Open Trading Alliance to Europe. Investors stand to benefit from the liquidity sourcing and comprehensive market data the system will provide. Strategic partnership brings Open Trading to Europe Forex Magnates reported that MarketAxess and BlackRock plan to bring their Open Trading alliance…

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MarketAxess and BlackRock take their Open Trading platform to Europe

BlackRock and MarketAxess will bring their Open Trading Alliance to Europe. Investors stand to benefit from the liquidity sourcing and comprehensive market data the system will provide. Strategic partnership brings Open Trading to Europe Forex Magnates reported that MarketAxess and BlackRock plan to bring their Open Trading alliance to the global credit markets of Europe.…

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Tailored solutions will help asset managers deal with “volatile volatility”

For large U.S. banks, fixed income trading revenue was down significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014. Increasingly, the need for sophisticated tools, data analytics and investment management platforms is evident. “The revenues reported reflected a 23 percent drop in fixed income, currencies and commodities, leading to the first annual decline in aggregate net income for…

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Demand for munis could decrease, but they will continue to perform in 2015

Municipal bond investors expect the strong performance of debt issued by U.S. cities, states and local entities to continue in 2015. As market conditions change and regulators introduce additional reporting requirements, experts speculate on how the situation will unfold. Municipal bonds performed well in 2014 Investors showed strong interest in the $3.6 trillion municipal bond…

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