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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in November 2011
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GETCO Buys BofA Merrill's Market Making Unit
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
The significantly expands GETCO's market making operation and responsibilities on the NYSE, making it the designated market maker for nearly 650 companies and 850 securities on the exchange.
LotusGroup Improves Data Management In the Cloud
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
LotusGroup Advisors eliminates manual processes and grows assets under management with the help of cloud-based data management solutions.
Cloud of Uncertainty Over Entire U.S. Financial System
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
A look at the S&P's shock downgrade of major banks worldwide.
U.S Trading Solutions Vendors Zoom Into Australian Market
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Broadridge and Bloomberg have announced they are making new inroads in the Australian market.
Did Paulson Tip Off Hedge Fund Pals?
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Why Dubai Could Be A Banker's Next Best Career Move
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
As Citi, Credit Suisse and UBS among others lay off thousands of employees, a banker's best bet might just be in the emerging markets.
Big Data May Be the Final Frontier on Wall Street
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Data is becoming all-encompasing on the Street -- for both compliance and trading, says Larry Tabb.
Market Message Volume Bursts Increase in Frequency and Severity
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
As market data volumes skyrocket, market participants struggle to handle inceasingly frequent message spikes.
MiFID II Places High-Frequency Trading Squarely in European Regulators' Crosshairs
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Under the new MiFID II proposal, European regulators are focusing even greater scrutiny on dark pools and high-speed trading. On the bright side, the law won't take effect any time before 2013.
TradingScreen Adds Two FX Liquidity Providers
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The addition of BNP Paribas and Merrill Lynch boosts liquidity for buy side customers using TradingScreen's FX liquidity network.
Impacted by MF Global, Patsystems Receives Takeover Offer
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
ION Trading has until Dec. 26 to make a cash offer for the trading software house, which is owed substantial revenues by MF Global.
Extreme Volatility Is The New Way For The Markets
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Volatility is here to stay. But what's driving the market swings?
The Barney Frank Legacy
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Algos Once Again Come Under Fire
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Rogue algos have been increasingly scrutinized by regulators and critics since the Flash Crash.
Quant Hedge Fund CEO Supports Transaction Tax Proposal
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The European Commission’s controversial financial transaction tax proposal is getting support from an unlikely source: the head of the largest hedge fund in the world to trade off of quantitative analysis.
A High-Frequency Trader Fights Back
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
With European politicians threatening high-frequency trading as we know it through proposed regulations and inflammatory rhetoric that's hardening the public's negative view of the practice, at least one industry official appears to have had enough and is fighting back.
IPC Rolls Out Financial Extranet
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Focusing on capital markets, IPC Systems is launching Connexus, a cloud-based shared infrsatructure, offfering data connectivity services and applications to buy and sell side firms.
Bankers Finally Recognize Appetite For Wealth Management Apps
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Still, while they are taking small steps in the right direction, financial organizations still have a way to go to meet and exceed their wealth management clients' expectations.
Bank of America Told to Clean Up its Act
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Regulators have delivered a warning to Bank of America: Clean up your act or face enforcement actions.
Wall Street 2011 Bonuses Fall 30 Percent
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Poor market conditions and increased regulatory scrutiny contribute to large drop in 2011 bonuses.
Buy-Side Firms Remain Suspicious of High-Frequency Trading
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
A large slice of the buy side remains concerned about interacting with toxic, high-speed order flow. But many firms continue to struggle to find ways to deal with it.
High-Frequency Traders Prowl The Web For Even More Data
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Market data both on and off the web is skyrocketing and as hedge funds rebound, they are trying to digest it as quickly as possible.
Wall Street's Young and Jobless
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Direct Edge To Open New Exchange in Brazil, Home To Hottest Emerging HFT Market
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
The NJ-based exchange will competing with BM&F Bovespa for a share of the algo trading market, which has recently seen both locals and U.S. traders tap into low latency opportunities.
Algos for Active Traders
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Fidelity Investments is offering two algorithmic trading strategiesto its most active trader clients, placing them on a more level playing field with institutions.
Pipeline Moves to Divest Milstream
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Following a management shakeup, Pipeline acknowledges that buy-side customers are not comfortable trading in the Block Market ATS as long as Milstream, the controversial trading affiliate, is given access.
Mexico Takes Huge Steps To Boost Its Position In High-Speed Trading Market
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
The Mexican Exchange, which is the second largest exchange in Latin America, announced a number of strategic and technology initiatives designed to promote foreign investment in the Mexican financial markets and its position as a Latin American leader in high-frequency trading.
Regulation May Spell the End of High-Speed Quant Trading
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Despite the money that Wall Street is spending on Washington lobbyists to try to neuter the Dodd-Frank Act, quantitative trading is going to face greater scrutiny in the coming years.
Managing Risk in High-Frequency Trading
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
MF Global Post-Mortem Is Underway
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas and the trustee charged with recovering the money has hired a team of 200 accountants.
Linedata Teams Up With Interactive Data To Provide More Global Market Data
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Vendors are seeking more seamless ways of aggregating and presenting data to risk managers.
Does Occupy Wall Street Stand A Chance of Rising Again?
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
A look at what protesters now need to do.
What's Next for Occupy Wall Street?
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
IT Risk Spending In Financial Services To Reach $74 Billion Worldwide by 2015
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Growth in IT spending on risk management will top 15% of total IT spending in financial services in 2012.
A Timely Revolution In Credit Value Adjustment
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
The new regulatory environment demands that credit value adjustment be both marked to market and actively hedged. Fortunately, powerful analytics tools have emerged to meet the need for fast, accurate and flexible exposure measurement and management, according to Markit's Nosheen Kahn and Paul Jones.
Hall Of Shame: MF Global’s Books Are A Complete “Disaster”
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
It's happening again: According to reports, the firm’s books had incomplete transactions, and numbers that just didn't seem to add up.
How To Reduce Errors In New Account Applications
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
There are numerous places where not-in-good order (NIGO) can rear its head, but one place that firms aren't focusing on enough is the front office.
Bernanke Says The Fed Is Focusing "Intently" On Job Creation
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
Speaking at a rare public forum in front of a military audience, Bernanke recognized that most people feel the recession never ended.
High-Frequency Traders Losing The Public Relations Battle
Commentary  |  11/10/2011  | 
There's no doubt that HFT has a serious image problem and global regulators are seizing on that.
Will Europe Delay MiFID II?
News  |  11/10/2011  | 
As Europe melts down, the question is will the European Union delay the implementation of the latest version of MiFID? Don't bet on it.
New Equity Trading Venue Inserts Speed Bump
News  |  11/9/2011  | 
PDQ ATS offers an electronic auction market with a 20 millisecond pause, arguing that a slowdown benefits liquidity.
A New Jobs MarketPlace That Could Change The Way Wall Street Hires IT Staff
Commentary  |  11/9/2011  | 
A potential solution for Wall Street firms who want to cut costs while staying on the look out for advanced developers from different parts of the world.
Fund Managers Catch A Break From The SEC
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Form PF’s final rules aren’t as bad as anticipated.
High Taxes Don't Stop Chicago's Growth As Sophisticated Finance Hub
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Vendors are targeting the city for its deep pockets and increasing technology opportunities.
Amazon Looks to Increase Presence in Financial Services Cloud
News  |  11/7/2011  | 
Financial services companies are gradually overcoming psychological hurdles to public cloud, according to Amazon Web Services cloud guru, Adam Selipsky.
Corzine Steps Down, Gensler Swoops In
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
More Jobs, But Still A Big Disappointment
News  |  11/4/2011  | 
The U.S. added 80,000 jobs in October, but that's hardly a dent in the unemployment rate.
Sapient Global Markets To Construct European DataWarehouse
News  |  11/3/2011  | 
The European DataWarehouse will provide a central data repository for asset-backed securities.
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