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PM&A Vendors Swap Euro, Y2k for STP, T+1 and More Through the euro conversion, and more at ease with Y2k, vendors turn their attentions to straight-through processing, faster settlement cycles and global connections.
UWI.com Puts Users in Good Form The Internet isn't just for opening accounts anymore - it's for keeping legal records. San Francisco-based Internet solutions firm UWI.com saw the need of many financial and legal firms having to process lengthy documents in large quantities, and they promptly came out with InternetForms, a virtual post office which moves secure documents along to be filed - complete with digital signature in tow.
Tide Ebbs for Web Cruisers As financial firms add online access to employee desktops, the Internet has proved to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the ability to get messages out quickly by e-mail, or to conduct research online, has increased employee productivity. On the other hand, the World Wide Web, with its tempting information smorgasbord, has snapped up the attention of more and more folks who are supposed to be working. This is why Secure Computing recently released its Smart Filter Internet monitoring and
Vendors Push Across-the-Board Integration Today's high-end portfolio management systems hook into analytic packages as part of a best-of-breed approach involving data warehousing. To woo users away from standalone packages, the analytics usually interface with a vendor's accounting, trade order management, compliance and performance measurement functions.
A Growing Interest for Euro Research The single currency for European financial markets has sparked demand for new research sources and historical databases that fund managers can use to analyze pan-European securities.
Vendors Strive to Keep Up With Demanding Market Time heals all wounds in performance measurement. For three years now, vendors have increased performance functionality and the ability to integrate with other portfolio management systems. Is the pendulum shifting from build to buy?
First Quadrant Integrates Compliance, PM Systems How important is compliance to a company such as First Quadrant? "It's vital," says Lloyd Cole, director and chief information officer of Pasadena, Calif.-based First Quadrant. "In fact, it was the deciding factor in our software selection process."
Yeager, Wood & Marshall Survives Y2k/NT Conversion; DTC Link Is Next It's not unusual these days for IT heads at money management firms to have more than one tech project on their plate at a time. Just ask Gordon Marchand, chief operating officer at New York-based Yeager, Wood & Marshall.
NYS Teachers' Finds Portia a Better Fit New York State Teachers' Retirement System is installing Thomson Investment Software's Portia portfolio management and accounting system.
Second-Tier Data Suppliers Raise the Bar CQG and DBC are targeting the investment management community with Internet-based products. CQG is adding equities and fixed-income data to its CQG NET feed, while DBC is packing strong fixed-income analytics into DBC/CMS InSite.
Actuate Nets Financial Figures Web application-server firm Actuate Software Corporation, based in San Mateo, Calif., is giving couriers a run for their money. Their Actuate Reporting System, currently in its v3.2 incarnation, distributes fully annotated, secure corporate financial reports over the Internet.