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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in September 2010
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Office of Financial Research: Essential? Folly? Or Both?
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform Act created the Office of Financial Research to help the U.S. Treasury assess banks' risk. But achieving that goal may require an act of God.
Get Ready for FinReg's Systems Bonanza
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
The new Frank-Dodd Financial Reform law will result in a potential universe of 24 new regulatory systems, including platforms for reporting, compliance and risk.
Is HFT Ready to Take Over the World?
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
As high-frequency traders eye opportunities across the world, emerging markets are joining the low-latency race, increasing exchange throughput capacity, lowering latency and creating a more friendly regulatory environment.
UNX Upgrades Catalyst EMS
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Adds support for international equity trading in Europe, Canada and Latin America as well as trade analytics from Goldman Sachs and QSG.
Oracle Capital Selects Options IT to Support Desktop and Mobile Tech
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model provides on-demand access to email, file storage and PC environment, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity.
Philippine Stock Exchange Completes Migration to NYSE Technologies' NSC V900 Trading Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The new trading platform is able to handle larger trading volumes and process trades 10 times faster than previous system.
Small Firms Leverage Cloud-Based Archiving Solutions to Build Social Media Advantage
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
By leveraging cost-effective cloud-based archiving solutions to ensure compliance, small financial services firms are gaining competitive advantage in the brave new world of social media.
Exchanges Embrace Open Source
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
As open source software matures, exchanges increasingly are embracing the transparency and efficiency that the solutions offer.
The Infrastructure Economics Breakthrough
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
The financial executives who can figure out how to shift technology spending from infrastructure and hardware to application development will drive their firms to the winner's circle in the competitive financial services industry.
Upwardly Mobile
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
While Wall Street has been slow to embrace smartphone applications, a number of firms are introducing new mobile apps. Wall Street & Technology takes a look at some of the latest offerings.
Quote MTF Commits to Pan-European Harmonized Tick Sizes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Plans to adopt the same tables as the domestic exchange venues by October 2010.
OTR Global Enters Distribution Agreement With Assay Research
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Shared clients will be able to leverage OTR's channel checks and custom research to investigate opportunities signaled by forensic analysis and to apply Assay's expertise in forensics to evaluate inflection points uncovered in OTR's marketplace findings.
Pipeline Partners with IRC Securities
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Buy-side clients of IRC Securities will be able to generate research credits for independent research by trading through Pipeline's Algorithmic Switching Engine.
CapGroup Selects Adhesion Wealth Advisor Solutions For Online Reporting And UMAs
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Through Adhesion's platform, CapGroup will also be able to apply sophisticated tax management strategies to client accounts, the firm said.
Wolters Kluwer Acquires Risk Management Firm FRSGlobal
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
FRSGlobal's solutions enable international financial institutions to centralize multi-country risk and regulatory reporting, and address major financial regulatory, compliance and risk management requirements globally.
RBC Capital Market' Global Arbitrage Trading Group Picks Thomson Reuters for Risk Aggregation
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The bank's proprietary trading unit will leverage Thomson Reuters' TopOffice to manage all risk exposures across the Global Arbitrage Group strategies on an intraday basis.
WallachBeth Capital Chooses TAG for TCA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The institutional broker will use TAG's advanced TCA to monitor execution quality in exchange-listed options and ETFs on behalf of clients.
HSBC Goes Live With Liquidity Risk Calculation From FinArch
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
The solution provides HSBC with a common data architecture in which to store, manage and enrich data from all parts of the business, according to a release.
SWIFT Links Securities Matching Solution To Multiple CCPs
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
EuroCCP, SIX x-clear and LCH.Clearnet Ltd are the first CCPs to sign up with SWIFT and will enable a direct connection between SWIFT Accord and their clearing platforms.
Stormtech Financial Services Chooses Orc Software for Electronic Trading
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Independent trading firm is utilizing Orc for trading, market connectivity and integration with inhouse systems and back-office functions.
Traders Are Wrong to Think Speed Guarantees Profits
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
As technology advances to the point that speed is becoming a commodity, traders must think outside the box to produce out-sized returns, says CQG's Yuriy Shterk.
A Flawed Model: Relying on High Frequency Traders As Liquidity Providers
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
While high-frequency traders add liquidity to the markets, the problem is that they are opportunistic liquidity providers that do not have a fiduciary responsibility to make markets.
The Key to Understanding Systemic Risk: Data Driven Analytics
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
When addressing systemic risk, firms need to increase market transparency and accuracy of data while preserving anonymity and security.
Voltaire Introduces New Software For Ultra-Fast Storage Access
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Voltaire Storage Accelerator software enables a storage server pair to process up to a million I/O operations per second and deliver more than 10 GB/s of data.
Lime Brokerage Launches High-Speed Options Execution Offering
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Provides direct access to eight options venues and reduces latency to low double-digit microseconds.
SEC Selects EDGAR Online Data And Tools For Public Co. Filings Analysis
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
The SEC will also be able to leverage a database of more than 11 years of historical standardized XBRL data on all publicly held companies.
Tokyo Stock Exchange Selects NYSE Technologies To Build Futures Platform
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Based on the successful Tdex+ platform already trading options on the TSE since October 2009, this futures trading engine will offer best-in-class latency.
Inside Vanguard's IT Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Getting employees to volunteer to work on projects is a key piece in driving its emerging tech innovation.
Tokyo Stock Exchange Chooses NYSE Technologies to Build Futures Trading Platform
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
Futures platform will be based on Tdex+ trading platform for options, and futures products will be migrated to low latency platform in fall 2011.
Social Media Spurs Innovation and Customer Interaction at Brokerage Firms
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The significant growth of social media over the past two years can be measured not only in the increase in membership of online brokerages' proprietary communities, but in the large number of user-submitted ideas implemented as a result of social media forums, according to findings.
Direct Access Partners Acquired EFX Prime Services
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Agency broker looks to grow it global prime services business for hedge funds, with integration of First New York's team and a capital introduction program.
New Basel Rules Aren't As Tough As They Could Be (video)
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
In this video, CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, discusses with David Katz, CIO, Matrix Asset Advisors, why the new Basel rules aren't as tough as expected, and their impact on the markets.
The Rising Risk Of A Double Dip
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
While Fed chairman Ben Bernanke states that the economic recovery has softened more than expected, economist Nouriel Roubini, chairman and co-founder of Roubini Global Economics, explains in this CNBC video clip why he believes the risk of a double dip in the recession is now over 40%.
Wall Street Job Cut Threat Looms
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
WSJ’s Liz Rappaport discusses new fears that Wall Street may reverse its recent hiring spree and begin to cut jobs, signaling that the recovery may not be as strong as thought.
Diverging Opinions Over OMS/EMS Integration
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
We have been writing about the debate over integrating the order management and execution management systems for the past five years. And still the issue is unresolved.
StatPro Evaluated Pricing Service Selected by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
StatPro's fixed income methodologies incorporate bond terms and conditions, proprietary pricing models and real-time quotes from contributing dealers.
Orc Software Announces New Market Access to Singapore Exchange
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Orc's electronic platform offers multi-currency and multi-asset clearing, trading, and pricing for contracts with guaranteed settlement and delivery.
DundeeWealth Selects SunGard Availability Services For Data Center Solutions
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The SunGard solution will assist DundeeWealth with information availability, regulatory compliance and security needs with added efficiency, the vendor said.
Infinium's Oil Trading Fiasco Bound to Fuel Backlash Against HFT
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
The news that Infinium Capital Management may face charges from U.S. regulators over a February incident in which one of its computers malfunctioned and caused a spike in oil prices, is likely to turn a brooding public even further against high frequency trading.
Raymond James Selects Scivantage Maxit's Fully Automated Cost Basis Reporting Solution
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Raymond James will use Scivantage's solution as its enterprise-wide cost basis engine to provide access to cost basis data for account statements, investment inquiries and IRS reporting.
Deutsche Bank Links To DTCC's Contract Reconciliation Service For Syndicated Loans
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
DTCC's Contract Reconciliation provides reconcilement for syndicated loans at all levels, from commitment and facility level down to individual contracts with all relevant transaction detail, the utility said.
RealTick Adds Bofa Merrill’s Pairs Trading Algo to Its Platform
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
RealTick, a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic trading platform, announced it added Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s newly released algorithm for U.S. equity pairs trading to its system.
Gain Capital Acquires MG Globa's Retail Forex Business
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Customers are given the option of transferring their forex acounts to Gain's FOREX.com retail platform.
Interxion Partners with France's Largest Internet Exchange, France-IX
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
Unlike London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Paris had no single, large-scale, neutral Internet Exchange until now - a situation which has meant that many carriers chose not to exchange traffic in Paris.
C.S McKee Goes Live On Charles River IMS
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
The project is part of C.S. McKee's strategic initiative to automate and streamline workflows via a single platform.
PR Firm Cognito Launches Analytics Service Enabling Financial Firms To Track Media Profile
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
The service gathers and analyzes information from relevant financial media and grades the information so that users can see the level and quality of their profile in the market, the impact of their news and messaging, how they compare to competitors and what they could be doing to improve.
HedgeOp Compliance Upgrades Personal Trading Compliance Software with Yodlee Partnership
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
The ELF v.2.0 "Code of Ethics Platform," contains a streamlined compliance workflow and a new user interface created to increase user functionality while simplifying the process for employees through automation.
Trading Cross Connects Expands Technology Staff
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
TCX hired Atrey Parikh from Morgan Stanley to support its network infrastructure.
Copenhagen's Eik Bank Chooses Orc Trading for Proprietary Trading
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
The bank will use Orc to support expansion into different assets, citing access to exchanges around the world.
Crescent Financial Buys $3.2 Million Stake in IT Trading
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Crescent Financial Partners Inc. announced it purchased a $3.2 million stake in IT Trading, LLC’s proprietary trading software, which deploys a statistical arbitrage trading model that has been under development for nearly a decade.
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