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March 12, 2020
Unfortunately, right now our world, and I mean the entire world, is being put to the test. People are being quarantined, working diligently to stay healthy and protect their families. Streets are empty in an attempt to contain the serious virus that causes COVID-19, and yet the world still goes on around us. It has to, right? Senior analysts at Aite Group are nearly all remote workers and...
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Samantha Chow
February 7, 2020
For a modern trade and market surveillance compliance program to be considered “fully complete,” many would contend that this would translate to leaving no stone unturned when it comes to coverage and functionality. Whether it be as tangible as market data, as exciting as waves in an initial public offering, or something less obvious but potentially more nefarious such as a series of minor...
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February 6, 2020
Securities class actions represent an increasingly important aspect of the capital markets industry. Their rise has sparked an increased demand for infrastructure and insight that is adequate to deal with them. As global jurisdictions look to catch up with the highly developed legal system of the U.S., class-actions regimes are beginning to take shape in jurisdictions such as the U.K., Saudi...
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January 23, 2020
In 2019, attackers continued to target third parties, service providers, and supply chain partners with the intention of broadening the scale and impact of their attacks. Notable instances in 2019 included the following: In November 2019, a cyberattack against Milwaukee-based technology provider Virtual Care Provider Inc. kept more than 100 senior living facilities from accessing patient...
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December 16, 2019
In 2020, we will see substantial increases in wireless data speeds as well as new applications and business models that will leverage fifth-generation (5G) wireless and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Both technologies will give enterprise users, consumers, and, yes, attackers the ability to rapidly transfer an enormous amount of data using new devices that will become available in 2020. The potential impact...
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December 16, 2019
Individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs) and their sisters, excepted benefit HRAs (EBHRAs) and qualified small employer HRAs (QSHRAs), are ringing in the new year as the new shiny thing in health benefits. The excise tax for high-cost employer-sponsored health plans looms over health plans, and presidential candidates are betting on entirely different health insurance...
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December 12, 2019
The RIA market is one of the fastest-growing industry segments in the wealth management market in the United States (see Aite Group’s New Realties report). The RIA market growth has outpaced any other full-service business model for over a decade now. The fee-based nature of the RIA space paired with a fiduciary standard of care has made this market segment very attractive for breakaway brokers (...
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November 25, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to take a public tour of an Amazon fulfillment center in Texas. It was an amazing experience and left me with a clear impression that loss of availability can have a colossal and devastating cyber impact on any organization with complex supply chains or time-sensitive customer services. We all focus on confidentiality of data, but in this case, availability took...
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November 15, 2019
Commercial lending is a crazy business right now. There is far too much capital sloshing around the economy, driving down costs to borrowers and making it hard for lenders to get paid for the riskiness of the loans they extend. Pricing is so disconnected from risk, in fact, that it’s common for bankers to refer to commercial lending as “a loss leader.” Really? All that work fielding loans,...
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November 12, 2019
The race to offer deposit, savings, or “cash” accounts adjunct to existing financial services solutions and nonbank brands continues at full swing, with Credit Karma announcing a high-yield savings account feature on October 3, 2019. On the same day, Samsung—in partnership with Netspend—announced Samsung Pay Cash, an addition to the Samsung Pay digital wallet that allows users to store cash and...
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