DKF 2011

DKF 2011 is the central networking event for 2011 in the D-A-CH area. Aimed at senior members of the financial community from different firms in the financial services industry, the event offers the opportunity to learn about the ultimate products and solutions available from market leader vendors and providers, all in one place. It also offers the possibility to attend relevant presentations by a choice of business leaders, domain experts and specialists.  In the course of one day, you will gain insight into what current challenges, trends and benchmarks the business solutions providers have to face and overcome.

The  DKF 2011 takes place in Munich, the natural centre of gravity between Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich, and the capital of asset owners with over 300 billion Euro worth of investment assets.  Hosting a conference and an exhibition together, will allow both exhibitors and visitors of the event to combine an informative and thought-provoking conference programme with a review of proven products, technologies and solutions. 

The Conference part will feature four tracks, allowing you to put together your own conference programme:

  • Market & End-User Applications
  • Risk Management & Pricing Solutions
  • Research & Investment Management Trends
  • Technological & Academical Developments

The tracks will feature opinion formers and specialists from the business, academia and regulatory fields.

The exhibition will host around 30 vendor organizations, offering solutions for business users, IT managers and market data executives.  Visit the exhibition if you wish to learn about the latest developments in trading platforms, asset management systems, risk management solutions, end-user applications, and banking technologies.

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16-02-2011: IDS GmbH invites to a pre-congress  more

IDS GmbH invites to a pre-congress

The exclusive evening reception for selected guests is provided courtesy of IDS GmbH - Analysis and Reporting Services, a company of Allianz. In a relaxed setting, you have the opportunity to socialize with your peers from the financial sector and get informed about how specialized market data services for risk applications close a fundamental gap in the market data management of insurers, banks and asset managers. Refreshments and food will be served.

Date: Monday, 4th of April 2011, 19:30 – 22:30h

Location: Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost, Atrium 

 

Please note: only invited guests will receive admission!

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04-01-2011: Social Media  more

Social Media

(AER, 04. January 2011) Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, surprised the Internet community with an impressive number: every 2 days we collect as much data as from the beginning of the digital age to 2003. This corresponds to a data volume of about 5 exabytes (5 trillion, or about 10 to the power 18 bytes). 

The dramatic increase in data volume is explained on the one hand by the increased video content, and on the other by the strong growth of user-generated content in social networks. Today, more than two thirds of all global page impressions are made with content coming from the users themselves. Traditional newsrooms lose importance and services like Google News aggregate news sources on the same subject, showing that many editors do not add value and simply repackage the same stories.

 This increases the importance of the primary news source, with news agencies like Reuters and Bloomberg having a greater say. A strong trend in the United States is in the range of peer group blogging, where people within the same profession (eg, portfolio manager) can asses primary messages, set in context. Often one can identify the pack leaders of social networks, which are followed by a large fan base of private investors. This is especially evident of portfolio sharing services such as Wealthfront, Covestor or Currensee. 

 

The financial industry is being changed by social networks, as is the entire Internet. Which trends are emerging, and specifically how financial institutions use these trends for better investment decisions and sustainable sales success.  These topics will be discussed at the 1. D-A-CH Congress for financial information on 5 April 2010 in Munich.

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10-12-2010: Open Source  more

Open Source

(AER, 10th December 2010) In the software industry, the traditional royalty-based products are increasingly being confromted with high-quality open source solutions. Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service encourage the use of open source, because free software components can be used which do not prevent commercial marketing. The usual business model in the market data industry of Application Service Providing, is ideal for Open Source components.

In recent years, the focus of markets and vendors has been on licensing content. Any line costs or software licenses for the delivery or the display data are largely eliminated. Because  high quality software is often freely available and royalty-free, it is increasingly becoming  commoditised. The achievable competitive advantage  through software is subsequently reduced. The reduction of production costs by using free software components is therefore, the only strategic option.

In areas where open source can be used and what areas still require individual self-development is essential for the IT strategy of vendors and financial institutions. The 1. D-A-CH Congress for Financial Information takes up this question. We are very pleased that Thomas Vogg, Head of Market Data, IDS (Alliance), is going to speak on this topic. In his presentation, "Closing the Open Source Loop" he will discuss database solutions that rely almost exclusively on free software. 

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