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Wall Street Horizon Appoints Industry Veteran Bruce Fador as President
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Demand for stock calendar event data services is increasing among quants. Wall Street Horizon appointed Bruce Fador as president to push growth into other sectors.
Evercore ISI Selects REDI's Multi-Broker Network
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
REDI's independent trade management platform will provide access to Evercore ISI's electronic execution platform for US equities.
Fidelity Debuts Oculus Rift-Based Virtual Investment App
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments' 75-person R&D think-tank, has launched StockCity, a virtual-reality view of an investorís portfolio. StockCity uses Oculus Rift to simulate the investment cityscape.
Exchanges Gain as Equity Volumes Hit 3-Year High
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
With the return of volatility last month, exchange volumes surged 29%, off-exchange share slipped, and one dark pool closed up shop, according to analyst market structure reports.
WallachBeth Hires CTO to Boost Broker's Quantatitve Skill Set
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
To navigate increasingly complex markets, WallachBeth Capital hired quant trading veteran Matthew Rowley as CTO, who previously worked at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux and financial software provider Fidessa.
Bitcoin 101: Why It's Attracting Wall Street Investment
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Despite its infancy, Bitcoins are being called one of the greatest developments of the new financial services landscape. Here's why.
Finra to Focus on Fixed Income ATSs & Algo Providers
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Finra CEO Richard Ketchum outlines plans for requiring brokers that use fixed-income "RFQ systems" to provide more pre-trade price transparency to customers. In equities, Finra wants to register firms involved in designing algorithms.
Enterprise Exposure to Cloud Apps Rises, Security Controls Spread Thin
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
The average number of cloud services used in financial services has jumped to 844. Security risks are greater than many perceived. Can IT keep up?
SEC Chairman Discusses Rule Changes on HFT
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SEC Chair Mary Jo White discussed HFT and the agency's plans for equity market structure in 2015 in a video interview with Bloomberg Market Makers at the SIFMA annual meeting.
Nasdaq OMX Won Over SIP Committee With Latency Reductions & Tech Upgrades
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Nasdaq OMX's plan to move the SIP to the INET technology platform, coupled with ongoing reductions in latency and plans for hot/hot disaster recovery, influenced the committee's final decision.
CFTC Increases Cyber Security Oversight for Market Structure Entities
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Tomothy Massad, the new CFTC chairman, tells derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses they need to strengthen cyber security planning and procedures.
Banks, Bitcoin & the Blockchain
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
The Bitcoin Blockchain could offer benefits to banks that are willing to experiment with it.
Nasdaq OMX Expands Market Access in Chicago for Futures & Options Trading Community
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Nasdaq will open a point of presence (PoP) in Chicago, enabling traders in the midwest to connect with the eSpeed bond trading platform as well as Nasdaq cash equity and equity derivatives markets.
BATS Appoints Markets Expert Chris Concannon President
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
BATS hires Concannon, a former Nasdaq executive, as it continues to integrate Direct Edge and looks to build upon recent successes in equities and options.
BGC Partners Hires Javelin Founder James Cawley to Strengthen Its Offering
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
The move is the latest step taken by BGC Partners to grow its derivatives trading business while competition is heating up among D2D and D2C platforms.
Happiness Resumes on Wall Street: Three-Quarters Expect Bonus in Survey
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
With volumes picking up and the IPO market strong, US financial services professionals are very confident about receiving a bonus this year, and 60 percent are expecting an increase.
Fidelity Survey: Mobile Financial Apps Bring Higher ROI
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
A Fidelity survey found that investors relying upon mobile finance apps are more engaged with their finances, with over 40% earning a 20%-plus return over the past 12 months.
ITG Adopts Machine Learning Techniques to Boost Fills in Dark Pools
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To find natural liquidity from investors, ITG launched an optimizer that learns from its trades to allocate different order type combinations across 25 dark venues.
Cyber Risk Is a Top Concern, 84% Tell DTCC
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
DTCC released its recent "Systemic Risk Barometer" survey showing that cyber risk is among the global financial industry's top five concerns, along with the impact of new regulations.
Droit Taps Industry Veterans as Advisors to Its Derivatives Compliance Platform
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Droit Financial Technologies appointed former ISDA CEO Robert Pickel, fintech specialist Mark Beeston, and former UBS executive Seth Cohen to join a new advisory board that will broaden the conversation about derivatives compliance.
Wall Street Seeks Edge From Operational Alpha
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Alpha was a front-office term, but now banks and brokers are looking to the middle and back office for profitability.
Teradata Highlights 'Data Driven' Strategy at PARTNERS 2014
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
In-memory efficiency and tools to identify contextual relationships across systems take center stage at Teradata annual PARTNERS conference.
Speeding Up the SIP Isn't Enough, Say Market Pros at Baruch Conference
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Wall Street professionals discussed a plan to create multiple competing aggregators for the Nasdaq SIP as a way to strengthen the market infrastructure.
SIFMA Criticizes SIP Selection Process for Lack of Transparency
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Citing conflicts of interest in the voting process for a key market data feed, SIFMA letter presses for answers and for brokers and asset managers to get a seat at the table.
The UPI, the LEI & Beyond
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
The organizational mechanisms are in place. Now it's time for the financial industry professionals to provide guidance on a global coding scheme that is fit for all the purposes intended.
After Scandals & Ethical Lapses, Financial Industry Needs a Code of Conduct
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
A financial markets trade body is bringing a model code of conduct to participants who work in interest rates, FX, commodities, and derivatives. After a series of fines, can this help banks repair their reputations?
4 Takeaways From Caplin's Mobile Trading Study
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Don't have a mobile trading offering? Your excuse is invalid.
CME Layoffs Hit Technology Group Hardest
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
CME Group's restructuring will eliminate 5% of the workforce.
Hedge Funds Gain Access to Data on Prime Services, Swaps & Funding Costs
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
S3 will distribute counterparty analytics through Portware to help hedge funds and asset managers understand the costs of prime services, swaps, and custody services.
Manage Data to Meet Compliance Demands
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
With no end to the data and information glut in sight, firms are seeking better ways to aggregate, analyze, and manage data to satisfy compliance and competitive demands.
The Evolution of Technology Due Diligence for Hedge Funds
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Due diligence is no longer a matter of keeping pace with regulations and technology standards. Now hedge funds are expected to enhance infrastructure ahead of regulatory guidelines.
Quantcha's Search Engine Helps Retail Investors Find & Analyze Options Strategies
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
The startup has launched an options search engine that filters and analyzes thousands of strategies based on an investor's stock price forecast, trade budget, and risk/reward parameters.
Only 23% of Buy Side Can Perform Intraday Calculations
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
According to a SimCorp poll, 83% of buy-side respondents place a high importance on the ability to perform intraday calculations, but only 23% are able to perform these calculations.
How One Criminal Hacker Group Stole Credentials for 800,000 Bank Accounts
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Proofpoint report shows how one Russian-speaking criminal organization hides from security companies.
Citadelís New CIO Builds on a Strong IT Foundation
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Citadel has a long history with cutting-edge technology. Joseph Squeri, the firmís CIO, is happy to leverage its technology platform for newer projects.
Innovation Is Job One At Fidelity Labs
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs has a long history of investing in technologies ahead of the business case. Sean Belka has taken up the mantle.
Freddie Macís CIO Drives Efficiency With a Laser-Focus
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Rob Lux takes the role of senior VP and CIO at Freddie Mac to modernize the institution and deliver new tools to benefit mortgage industry.
Buy Side Vets Research Providers with Standardized Questions
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Buy-side concerns over insider trading led Castine Consulting and Integrity Research to launch a cloud-based platform that standardizes due diligence questionnaires posed to research providers.
Nvestly Launches Social Investment Platform for the Average Person
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
The real-time platform is geared to Millennials who can use its social media features to share and compare returns with friends and other investors.
BGC Partners Hires Trading Tech Veteran as CIO
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The interdealer broker hired fixed income technology expert Eric Hirschhorn to serve as chief information officer to expand its hybrid and electronic trading businesses.
The Return of Fat Fingers
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Recent events demonstrate not enough progress has been made in the monitoring and surveillance of trading -- human or machine.
Raymond James CIO Focuses on Ease of Use
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Raymond Jamesís financial advisers are becoming more productive, partially through the use of new technology and data analytics provided by the firmís IT group, led by Vincent Campagnoli.
A Digital Revolution of Wealth Management
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Digital advisory solutions are helping advisers with back-end efficiencies and client-facing platforms so they can focus on their core business.
Tabb Report: Capital Markets Trading Activity Consolidates in 10 Datacenters
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
After a 10-year building boom that led to excess capacity, datacenters with access to matching engines and liquidity are gaining the edge, Tabb Group reports.
Fidelity Labs Takes Innovation to the Next Level
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs is running a pilot on LinkedIn that lets financial advisers interact with their book of customers. That's just one example of how the tech incubator is seeding ideas and developing future products for its parent company.
Itís All About Personalization at TD Ameritrade
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Veteran financial services CIO Marv Adams is making personalized client experiences the priority at TD Ameritrade.
First Cryptography Advisory Board Formed for Cloud Security
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Skyhigh Networks assembles a board of cryptography experts to consider a range of academically vetted cryptographic solutions that do not reduce functionality.
Customer Focus Is More Important Than On-Budget
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
At TIAA-CREF, the best-built system or platform that hits all business deliverables is useless if the customers donít love the functionality.
Get Ready for RDA
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
The deadline for Risk Data Aggregation (RDA) is approaching quickly. Is your bank ready?
SECís CIO Grows Tech by Leaps & Bounds
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Tom Bayer, CIO for the SEC, has helped the agency improve its systems to better monitor todayís electronic markets.
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