It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the Buy-Side Technology Awards for the past 11 years that SmartStream Technologies becomes the first recipient of the best back-office technology provider award, which, in all likelihood, will turn into another highly competitive category in future awards. John Brazier talks to Steve Murphy about the vendor's Reference Data Utility and what's in the store for the industry post-Mifid II.
In last year’s December issue of Waters I asked the question: “What to say about 2016?” as I grappled with summing up one of the most bizarre years I (and many others) had experienced. For 2017, I’m not even going to try, because I might just lose my mind entirely if I think about it too much. So instead, let’s look forward in an attempt to identify the dominant themes for the sell side for the year ahead. The obvious starting point is regulation and it’s going to hit hard from the get-go. Jan
Scratch under the surface of just about any capital markets firm and it’s a safe bet that at some point it will have been the victim of some form of cyber-attack or security breach, irrespective of whether the details of the incident are a matter of public record or not. The previous winners of this category—first introduced to the Buy-Side Technology Awards in 2015—have been security specialists, but now more traditional trading technology vendors have upped their game.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".