In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, this new feature story from Forefront Communications examines how firms are working to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and actions that are being taken to support employees The pandemic has had an undeniable impact on employees across the financial services industry. It has called attention to issues… Continue reading Mental Health on Wall Street: How Firms Are Working to Break the Stigma
The history of philanthropy cannot be told without a lengthy chapter on the financial services industry. As the reform movement of the 19th century increasingly intersected with the growth of American industry, ultra-wealthy individuals began to donate to good causes and support communities on a more systematic level, ushering charitable giving into the modern age.… Continue reading Philanthropy on Wall Street: How Capital Markets Firms Support Causes from Pandemic Relief to Social Justice
BEFORE We Regulate CryptoExperts Urge Caution Before Trying to Fit Crypto into Our Existing Regulatory Framework The battle over which U.S. regulator should oversee cryptocurrencies – and digital assets in general – has heated up, and it’s about to get hotter. A big part of the debate is due to the highly fragmented nature of… Continue reading BEFORE We Regulate Crypto
The unprecedented growth ESG investing also comes with growing regulatory scrutiny. As firms across the capital markets work to keep up with demands from retail and institutional investors, there is mounting concern from global regulators and lawmakers that some ESG investment products might not be as green as they appear.
Mental and emotional health has long been a taboo subject, especially in the financial services industry, famous for its long hours, fast-paced environment and laser-focus on the bottom line. Yet thanks to greater education, courageous activism and the challenges associated with the pandemic, the tide is turning.
This article by Rafi Reguer of Forefront Communications dives into NFTs: what they are, why they’re receiving so much attention, and how they could impact everyday life. In the last month or so, you may have seen a lot about non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”). An animated cat with a Pop-Tart body sold for $580,000. Taco Bell offered… Continue reading NFTs: What They Are and Why You Will Soon Own Some
Payment for Order Flow (“PFOF”) has been in the news quite a bit since the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood story hit the news several weeks ago. And it seems like it’s about to get a lot more attention later this week when the House Financial Services Committee convenes a hearing in which the CEOs of Citadel, Robinhood, and… Continue reading Payment for Order Flow: An Explanation of the Practice and the Debate
Over the past week, we’ve received inquiries from many friends, family and connections asking what Robinhood is all about and how it’s in the middle of the Reddit/GameStop situation, and we expect you may be getting the same. Questions have ranged from the basics of what occurred to more philosophical questions around payment for order… Continue reading Robinhood – Facts and Fiction
Data, data management, the cloud, it’s all here in this edition of Forecast 2021. Learn what emerging trends in data are store for the capital markets. Hear the analysis of industry pros from Crux Informatics, Knoema, MayStreet, S&P Global Market Intelligence and Xignite in this article by Sam Belden of Forefront Communications. In our Forecast… Continue reading TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: Data and Data Management
Decentralized finance (DeFi) took on a new meaning in 2020, as it now includes a remote workforce, from trading to the back office to compliance. What’s next? Regtech execs give a view into how the current work environment will change compliance and work itself for years to come. Executives from BXS, Confluence, Eventus Systems and… Continue reading TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: RegTech Execs Look Ahead