Credit Default Swaps – The Big Picture

I recently posted my "Credit Default Swaps - The Big Picture" presentation for download. It was prepared to introduce Credit Default Swap instruments and...

FIX Protocol Training

As I promised, another one day FIX workshop will be conducted on Feb 15 '09. This is going to be one day course from...

Fixed Income Trading System Architecture

As part of the Application Architecture training sessions, this is a first session exploring the flow of Fixed Income Products Trading, System Architecture, Technology...

Market Data – Ticks – Uptick – Downtick

I just wanted to clarify few basic terms that are used very often to indicate market movements. Plustick/Uptick Security is Trading at higher than the...

Event Mapping between Internal Systems and FpML for Regulatory Reporting

The introduction of open protocols almost two decades ago changed the face of communication among financial institutions. The first one was FIX protocol. Although...

‘Short End’ and ‘Long End’ of the Yield Curve

These are some of the informal terms used. Usually Yield Curve is formed with two sets of Maturities. They are - 1. Short Term Rates...

Risk USA 2016 – Risk Data Challenges & Big Data Platform Solution

It was nice meeting great people at Risk USA - 2016 in New York. It was a good learning experience presenting - "Challenges of...

Ticker Symbol of Stocks, Options and Futures – The story behind them.

The Ticker Symbol is a common identifier used in financial marktes to identify all trading instruments. The ticker symbols are fromed using certain methods. Knowing...

Financial Markets & Products – Introduction

One day workshop Covers fundamental elements of Financial markets and products. Topics like: Overview of Financial markets Players and Structure of Financial markets Buy Side Firms ...

2011 Risk Magazine Technology Rankings are out

As every year, for 2011, Risk magazine has released technolgoy rankings of derivatives and risk management products. Accordings to Risk magazine, it received 821...

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Course on Derivatives Life Cycle for Boursa Kuwait

Last week and half, I was in Kuwait. It was a great experience conducting a training at Boursa Kuwait. We had a good blend...

Event Mapping between Internal Systems and FpML for Regulatory Reporting

The introduction of open protocols almost two decades ago changed the face of communication among financial institutions. The first one was FIX protocol. Although...

How soon Smart Contracts will disrupt Derivatives Market?

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