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January 2018

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STAC Meeting Highlights

Markets Media published an article about the Securities Trader Association of Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting that took place earlier this month. The piece provides a number event highlights, one being Feargal O’Sullivan’s participation on the ‘Emerging Technologies' panel, where Feargal offered his predictions on market trends in 2018. His forecast is that market volatility will increase, thereby boosting the otherwise struggling High Frequency Trading firms. Some other topics discussed at the event include AI, Big Data, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain.  

This Month at STA Chicago's Mid-Winter Meeting

Our very own Feargal O'Sullivan will be joining Catherine Clay, Cboe Global Markets,
Erik Schlesinger, alpha consulting, and Sam McIngvale, APEX Clearing on a panel discussion covering upcoming Emerging Technologies. Each panelist will bring their experience on what firms should be looking out for in 2018, and with USAM Group continually meeting new innovative technologists Feargal's input is anticipated!

USAM Group Update

Chief Executive, Feargal O'Sullivan, provides an updated introduction to USAM Group's services and customers, from our New York City headquarters, directly across 5th Ave. from the Empire State Building.

December 2017

SBDA Closes Series A Investment Round

Congratulations to our partner SBDA Group, the leading AI based customer engagement platform for banks, who recently announced that they’ve closed a Series A investment round with two venture capital firms, Finsight Ventures and Digital Space Ventures.  SBDA plans to utilize the funding to advance their proprietary AI models by increasing their performance when analyzing data at huge scale, and removing language related bottlenecks when dealing with multiple different languages. Interested in learning more?  To read the full press release, click here, reach out directly using our contact page.

Happy Holidays from USAM Group

On December 12, we enjoyed a holiday feast  with about 70 of our closest friends at our NYC office. The occasion? To mix, mingle, and sip some holiday cheer, reminisce about 2017, and celebrate our new space (which, that evening, looked more like a Christmas ballroom). The joy and laughter in the air was contagious, and it was a wonderful evening all around. Check out some photos here if you’re interested (not that we’re bragging about our view or anything…), and, as always, come drop by our place if you’re ever in the neighborhood!

November 2017

Securities Traders Association of Chicago Honors Dan Romanelli

Congratulations to the 2017 Presidents Award Recipient, our own Dan Romanelli of USAM Group!  Dan was recognized for his commitment and tireless dedication to the organization throughout the year. A stalwart presence at each of our events and a mentor for those looking to make connections in FinTech in Chicago.

October 2017

Advantage Futures Selects Trillium Surveyor

We are delighted to announce our partner vendor Trillium Lab's recent collaboration with high-volume futures broker, Advantage Futures.  Trillium Surveyor’s visual approach to trade surveillance makes it an easy-to-interpret (and aesthetically pleasing) option for prospective clients, but the best feature is the accuracy of its results which seriously reduce wasted time reading false positive alerts.  Advantage Futures  executives were impressed not only by the tool's ease of use, but also by the ongoing, personalized support and attention to detail they received from the Trillium team; after evaluating a number of other surveillance solutions, Advantage selected Surveyor as its best fit.

This Month at FISD NY

Feargal O'Sullivan will be moderating a panel at the upcoming FISD NY Issue Brief, and everyone at USAM is looking forward to tuning in.  Feargal will be asking a panel of Financial Technology professionals to offer their insight on the ongoing transformation of the Capital Markets Infrastructure Providers, along with other related topics.  The event is being held by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 19th, at their One Madison Avenue location, and the doors will open at 3:30pm (Eastern).  If you’d like to learn more about the Capital Markets landscape, as well as meet Feargal and other industry influencers, this is an event to check out!   For the full itinerary, please click here.

September 2017

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A Chance to Meet & Greet

Last week, our CEO, Feargal O’Sullivan, traveled to Barcelona, Spain, where he enjoyed some food, culture, and, of course... a little FinTech! He and 500 other market data professionals gathered from far and wide (over 40 countries!) to attend the 13th World Financial Information Conference (WFIC), an event geared towards the sourcing, compliance, and delivery of financial data. Having made many new connections, as well as chatting with current clients and vendors, Feargal has returned to NYC with high expectaions for Q4. A special thanks to BATS for hosting USAM and Creditsafe at the Museu Nacional d’Art De Catalyuna on the top of Montjuic, Barcelona, where we enjoyed great company, delicious food, and a spectacular view of the city.

July 2017

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Unsticking Complex Sales Efforts

If you own a start-up, are interested in financial sales, or simply would like to learn more about the subtle art of persuasion, we encourage you to check out a panelist discussion from an Enterprise Sales event held on July 26th; just click the picture to the left to watch! This event kicked off with a discussion about ways in which sales professionals can improve current selling techniques to better meet the needs of modern clients. We at USAM especially enjoyed hearing long-time sales expert (and our CEO), Feargal O’Sullivan, offer his insight on tips and tricks to keep momentum going on large, complex opportunities. The evening wrapped up with an attendee networking segment, which featured some of the best sales people NYC has to offer.

June 2017

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FinTech Fatigue for Start-Ups?

This week, EACC NY released an interesting article written by USAM’s CEO, Feargal O’Sullivan. In this piece, Feargal offers his insight on factors that might impact the growth trajectory of FinTech startup firms, and steps they can take to inspire change and reshape the industry. You can check out the full article here.

April 2017

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High-Tech Art Meets High-Tech Finance

Recently, our talented friend Peter Sealy stopped by our office with his piece, “Staircase”, one of the many modern “Artibles” in his unique portfolio. Each Artible is available as a durable archival print on aluminum, capable of lasting hundreds of years in direct sunlight without fading. The piece has been a big hit with clients and visitors, and adds the perfect pop of color to our modern workspace.  
 
Check out Peter's other work at his website.
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Promoting FinTech Literacy

This year for FinTech week, EACC NY hosted a discussion and networking event at RISE New York. The event kicked off with a guided panelist session featuring six industry professionals, including our CEO, Feargal O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan emphasized the importance of FinTech entrants directing their efforts on solving consumer challenges before focusing on obtaining intellectual property. Some other topics touched upon by the speakers include effective market-orientation practices, external funding resources, and the international FinTech landscape. The gathering ended mid-morning with some light networking and coffee for attendees. Interested in engaging with a multi-national organization, forming new relationships, and discussing hot industry topics? If so, we encourage you to browse our site, as well as visit any links provided to the left; we hope to see you at our next event!
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Upcoming Event: The NYC FinTech Ecosystem

Our CEO, Feargal O'Sullivan, will be speaking at the European American Chamber of Commerce's Financial Technology (FinTech) event on April 25th, 2017. He will be providing his thoughts on market trends in the FinTech space. The event (which is open to the public) will be held at RISE New York, a curated Fintech community and Barclay's partner. It will kick-off at 8:00 am EST with attendee check-in, followed by panelist discussions and networking until 10:00 am. If you are in any way interested in learning about FinTech, and meeting key industry players, this is a great event to attend. We hope to see you there.

March 2017

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Better Quality, Price, and Terms

USAM partner firm, Best Credit Data (BCD), received outstanding validation of the breadth and quality of their fixed income pricing feed last week: Eagle Investment Systems (a BNY Mellon subsidiary) and Investor Tools have both made BCD’s Municipal Bond Pricing feed available as part of their offerings. This confirms that BCD’s evaluated pricing is as good (or better) than the competition, and makes their flexible cost model and terms of service even more valuable to end-users.

Transatlantic Growth with European American Chamber of Commerce

USAM is proud to announce that it has recently joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York (EACC NY), a nonprofit, trade promotion organization comprised of roughly 750 companies in the United States and Europe. USAM is looking forward to engaging with EACC’s large network of affiliates, and actively participating in its community-building events. “We are excited by the opportunity to leverage EACC’s services to bolster our growing European footprint, as well as better serve existing clients,” says Feargal O’Sullivan, USAM’s Chief Executive.

January 2017

Technology Innovation at STAC

Our CEO will be moderating a panel on Technology Innovation at the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) Winter Conference at 3:30pm on January 12th in Continental AB room at the Hilton Chicago. If you are attending the conference please join this lively session to learn about some of the most pressing technology changes facing the Capital Markets industry.

December 2016

USAM Team Meeting 2016 - New York City

Wrapping Up Another Year of Growth

London, Chicago, Toronto, and New York, were all represented at USAM's year-end team meeting, which we finished off with Feargal O'Sullivan as guest speaker at the FISD 2016 Annual Conference and Holiday Party held at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square. 2016 was another strong year for our vendors and for USAM Group too; we look forward to continuing on this growth path in 2017 and beyond.

October 2016

USAM's European Expansion

USAM Group Brings Pioneering Enterprise Sales Service for Fintech Firms to Europe

USAM Group Inc. (USAM), the firm already known for pioneering how Fintech firms most effectively grow sales in the US, is delighted to announce that TRG (The Roberts Group) has selected USAM to expand its sales and marketing efforts in the Midwestern US and Europe. Simultaneously, USAM has hired Ashley Daffin in London, as Managing Director, EMEA, adding to its existing presence in the US and Canada.

July 2016

Trillium Launches Surveyor 2.0

Trillium Launches Surveyor 2.0

Just days ago Trillium launched Surveyor 2.0, a powerful surveillance tool and historical tick data archive that is changing the futures and equities compliance space. Surveyor’s patented analytical process has always offered dramatically increased accuracy by comparing orders against full-depth market data and identifying only necessary alerts. With the new release, it now delivers a storyboard explanation for each alert detected. It also provides detailed trend analyses of alerts by type, account, trader, and a range of other variables. Those looking only to view historical full-depth market data can access the free Surveyor website and iOS app. 

April 2016

NASDAQ's Live Stream

Trillium Invited to Ring Closing Bell at NASDAQ

USAM Group is proud to be supporting the entire Trillium team, as Nasdaq honors them at the closing bell ceremony on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 3:59pm. You can watch the closing bell ceremony at the following link.
Finomial Addresses Risks to Hedge Funds from Panama Papers

Risks Are Real for Fund Administrators

Our CEO, Feargal O'Sullivan, will be speaking at the European American Chamber of Commerce's Financial Technology (FinTech) event on April 25th, 2017. He will be providing his thoughts on market trends in the FinTech space. The event (which is open to the public) will be held at RISE New York, a curated Fintech community and Barclay's partner. It will kick-off at 8:00 am EST with attendee check-in, followed by panelist discussions and networking until 10:00 am. If you are in any way interested in learning about FinTech, and meeting key industry players, this is a great event to attend. We hope to see you there.

February 2016

Scourge of Spoofing

Firms Need to Become Proactive in Reining in the Scourge of Spoofing

The Street published an interesting article regarding spoofing.
 
"Authorities are calling on both buy- and sell-side firms to do more in the struggle against this particularly manipulative tactic." 
 
Trillium Surveyor is the most accurate and intuitive way to catch spoofing. Try Surveyor Market Viewer for free here

January 2016

Axon Adds New Module to PEAR

Axon Adds 'What If' Cost Calculation Module to PEAR

Waters Technology has written an article about how Axon Financial Systems has added a new module to its PEAR (Policies, Explanations and Reporting) platform. You can read the story by clicking here
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