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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in April 2011
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ConvergEx's RealTick Adds Wells Fargo Securities to Broker Network
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
RealTick's global broker dealer network includes Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas,
Survival Of The Fastest in Tomorrow's Electronic Trading Markets
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
The SEC's new Market Access Rule "15c3-5" will require big investments in new ultra-low-latency technology, but only those who get it right will be on the winning side of the street, contends Tibco's Rourke McNamara, Sr.
GoodFellas II: The Feds Are Watching Traders At Home
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
The FBI told a hedge fund trader they "had recorded his conversations for a very long time, that they knew 'everything' about him and his family and friends," sparking a debate about the rights and wrongs of wiretapping.
Market Data Glitch Pushes Nasdaq To Address Losses
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
A trading outage on Monday affected more than 80 securities and the now the market maker is dealing with angry clients.
Cetova Introduces New Trading And Risk Management Reporting Package
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The off-the-shelf solution is designed for market makers, asset managers, hedge funds and institutional firms.
Tradeweb to Integrate Tervela's Messaging Layer
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Tervela will provide Tradeweb with an enhanced messaging layer to integrate into its existing electronic trading infrastructure.
How To Get Fired By Goldman Sachs
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
We like to think that most companies treat their employees with common courtesy. Think again.
CZ Capital Switches to Paladyne
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
European hedge fund implements Paladyne's FastStart as fully-hosted front-to-back-office solution, replacing Linedata Beauchamp.
Bernanke Is Set To Boldly Go Where No (Fed) Man Has Gone Before
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The Federal Reserve chief is expected to hold a news conference this week and answer questions from journalists, signaling a startling break from tradition for the central bank.
Greywolf Selects SunGard Valdi OMS
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
New Hedge Fund Taps Blog Modeling
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
IPC Unveils Blue Wave Application Development Platform To Boost Trading Communications
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
IPC's new application development platform sits within the new Unigy solution, its recently launched unified platform for trading communications and applications.
Pinpointing Prohibited Prop Trading
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Can A BlackBerry Tablet With No Email Impress Wall Street Professionals?
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
RIM launched its PlayBook tablet today.
RBS Launches BlackBerry PlayBook App
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
With this app, RBS's global institutional clients can obtain critical market information on the fixed income, commodity and currency markets.
Technology Management Provider Genpact and SmartStream Aim To Give More Control To CFOs
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
The deal will allow Genpact, a finance and accounting services expert, to leverage SmartStream's new TLM Account Reconciliation solution.
Balancing Latency vs. Cost
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
The days of Wall Street firms and clients building data centers in the "race to zero latency" are nearly ending, contends David Kelly, Thomson Reuters Enterprise CTO.
Nasdaq Appoints Ex-Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Exec As New CFO
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
Lee Shavel is an 18-year veteran of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
SEC Mulls Hedge Fund Sign-Up Extension
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Wall Street Is Moving To North Carolina
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, and Credit Suisse are among firms ramping up operations in unexpected metro areas.
Thomson Reuters Taps Corvil for Latency Measurement of Elektron
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
New service will provide latency monitoring and reporting for data delivery and trade applications inside the Elektron Hosting center as well as clients' internal infrastructures.
Sybase Integrates Streaming Data and CEP Capabilities for Capital Markets Trading and Risk Analytics
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
New integration tools will help capital markets firms aggregate risk across silos.
Chi-X Australia Picks Equinix for Primary Data Center
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Preparing to launch its alternative trading venue in Q4, Chi-X Australia will leverage Equinix's infrastructure to offer proximity hosting and network connectivity needs.
Wealth Management Firms To Increase Spending On CRM Tools By 8%
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
It's an ultra competitive world for advisors out there and firms need to offer them the latest tools or risk seeing them jump ship.
AcadiaSoft Launches Collateral Managment Portal
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Major firms are piloting the new Web-based service for managing collateral between counterparties in OTC derivatives.
BofA Merrill Lynch Unveils European Pairs Algo
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced the launch of a pairs algorithm for the European market, the latest step in a plan to roll out such strategies for each region globally.
Hemsley Named CEO of BATS Chi-X Europe
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Madoff's Latest Zingers
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
Madoff delivers some unbelievably nonchalant comments in this FT interview.
TD Ameritrade Launches iPad App For Advisors
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
The app follows the brokerage's recent release of an iPad app for individual investors.
Executive Changes at Nasdaq OMX
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Bryan Hyndman is leaving his post as SVP Transaction Services U.S. to assume run sales for Global Data Products, while David LaValle was hired to run Nasdaq OMX's ETF business.
QuIC Partners With Solum To Enhance Credit Value Adjustement Solution
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
CVA quantifies the credit risk inherent in OTC derivative transactions and is integral to pricing, risk management and accounting processes within financial institutions.
Watson, From Jeopardy To Wall Street Hero? Hmm. Maybe.
Commentary  |  4/8/2011  | 
Could Watson have helped prevent the financial crisis?
Deutsche Bank Aims New Stealth Algo At Buy-Side
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Utilizes built-in high frequency models to predict the next price change, thereby arming the buy side against HFT.
Barclays Capital Launches Research For iPad
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Barclays Capital Research for iPad offers clients the ability to browse, search, filter, save and create alerts for their favorite publications.
Apps On The Street: TD Ameritrade Sees Mobile Trading Increase 125 Percent With iPad, iPhone Apps
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
With traders increasingly looking for customized mobile solutions, TD Ameritrade has added the iPad and the iPhone to its suite of mobile trading offerings.
Quantifi Enhances CDS Index Options Models
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Contends it's the first vendor to support sophisticated volatility surface modelling for more accurate valuation and risk management of credit options.
Fidessa Launches Mexican Trading Platform
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The multi-asset trading platform is compliant with new regulations in Mexico introduced to drive more automated trading solutions.
Flash Crashes, Sacred Cows and Doing the Right Thing
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Industry pressures to forgo preferencing restrictions and trade-at rules will be intense, even if the new rules are the right prescription for staving off another flash crash.
Customer Service 101: Lessons from Honda, Apple and Bloomberg
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
To provide great customer service, an organization needs to be nimble, knowledgeable, available and empowered. Often, service representatives have one, two or even three of these traits, but they rarely exhibit all four.
4 Steps for Preparing for Disaster -- What Every Manager Should Know
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
If firms truly want to survive a disaster, preparation must be about more than just data.
Firms Adopt New Tools to Aggregate Reports
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
To meet client demand for transparency and minimize risk, asset and wealth managers are dumping unweildy spreadsheets for technology that streamlines and automates report aggregation, including cloud-based, best-of-breed and in-house solutions.
The 'Rubin 300' - An Experimental Market Index of Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
An experimental market index of technology leaders shows that IT is a key driver of business success, even when the economy has slowed.
Attack of the Botnets
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The emergence of botnets and other off-the-shelf cyber-crime tools has transformed hacking into a point-and-click process.
Linedata Refreshes Mfact Accounting Solution
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
Linedata releases new version of Mfact with web-based client reporting required by global fund administrators.
GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index Offers Timely Window On Liquidity And Investor Sentiment
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
Vendor says there is a lack of independently confirmed industry data against which hedge fund managers and investors can benchmark their allocations and performance.
First New York Securities
Trading Floors  |  4/5/2011  | 
First New York Securities operates a proprietary trading business from its midtown Manhattan trading floor, which houses teams that execute across multiple asset classes, including U.S. Equities, international equities, commodities, foreign exchange, Treasuries, futures and options, and macro rates.
First American and Capital Trading Corp. Chooses SunGard WealthStation
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
Boca Raton-based brokerage firm offers SunGard WealthStation to financial advisor, with trading and reporting functionality, and Valdi OMS for agency and riskless principal trades.
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