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Ending the Stigma: #buysidementalhealth Initiative Sparks Important Conversations on Company Culture, Work-Life Balance and Returning to the Office

Sam Belden

Sam Belden

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.

NFTs: What They Are and Why You Will Soon Own Some

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: An Explanation of the Practice and the Debate

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

This article by Rafi Reguer of Forefront Communications explains 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… Continue reading Payment for Order Flow: An Explanation of the Practice and the Debate

Robinhood – Facts and Fiction

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

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

TabbFORUM: After the Gold Rush: The Institutionalization of Digital Assets

The value of cryptocurrencies has skyrocketed over the last half year, particularly for Bitcoin, which gets most of the headlines and hit $34,000 in recent days. This phenomenal rise in value has drawn increased institutional interest, but there is one hindrance to a wider spread adoption of this new “asset class” for mainstream money managers:… Continue reading TabbFORUM: After the Gold Rush: The Institutionalization of Digital Assets

TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: Data and Data Management

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

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

TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: RegTech Execs Look Ahead

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

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

TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: Trading Technology Perspectives

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Simply put, without the major strides in tech upgrades undertaken in recent years, it would have been impossible for the capital markets to have functioned as seamlessly as they did in a “work-from-home” environment this year. In this edition of Forecast 2021, technology providers OptionsLive, LiquidityBook, Itiviti and Fixnetix deliver insights into current trends in… Continue reading TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: Trading Technology Perspectives

TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: ATSs Discuss Innovation, Competition

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Changes brought on by the SEC’s Reg ATS more than 20 years ago looked to foster competition and innovation in the capital markets. That has never stopped, as the fruits of Reg ATS continue to flourish in today’s market, with the intended consequence of greater competition and investor choice. In this Forecast 2021, four ATSs… Continue reading TabbFORUM: Forecast 2021: ATSs Discuss Innovation, Competition