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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in July 2011
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NYSE Technologies Upgrades Data Fabric Middleware Platform
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version introduces Multiverb, a messaging transport to handle expanding volumes of data processed by mission critical apps.
The Digital Truth and the Future of the Asset Management Industry
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Asset managers must exploit the full potential of "digital truth" -- rapid, full information assembled by machines and systems with a minimum of human error.
Buy-Side Agency Brokers To Consolidate
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Buy-side executives agree on most important factors in selecting an agency broker.
Wall Street Slashes More Jobs, But It Didn’t Have To Turn Out This Way
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Credit Suisse and HSBC join the ranks of UBS, State Street and Goldman Sachs.
Six Entrepreneurs Present Latest Fin Tech Innovations To Venture Capitalists
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
WS&T saw a sneak preview of the latest innovations from some of the brightest financial technology firms.
TradingScreen's Clients Access eSpeed for U.S. Treasuries
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
EMS provider's clients get access to fixed-income trading system offered by BGC Partners, while deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling llooms.
Saxo Bank Takes 25 Percent Stake in Leverate
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Acquisition allows bank to offer Leverate's automated trading solutions to retail and institutional customers, while giving Leverate access to Saxo's liquidity sources in forex.
Financial Firms Support iPod, iPad and Android
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
With the iPhone and iPad winning the popularity contest among consumers, while BlackBerry stumbles, financial services executives are apt to support multiple devices.
ING Investment Mgmt. Adopts Bloomberg's Research Mgmt. Platform
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Sets up network for portfolio managers and buy-and sell-side analysts to share trade ideas.
A High-Frequency Tax: Paving the Way for a Fair Market, or a Roadblock to Efficiency?
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
As lawmakers and federal officials ponder fees for high-frequency traders in order to cover the steep cost of monitoring them, industry experts warn that an added tax could stifle the very segment that accounts for most of the nation’s equity volume.
Johnson Investment Counsel Pick Rapid Addition's FIX Engine
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
The wealth management firm will use the FIX engine to automate the flow of trades between an internal system and ITG's Triton EMS.
Defining the Future of Prop Trading
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
The sell side anxiously is awaiting clarification on the Volcker Rule. Meanwhile, how regulators distinguish proprietary trading from market making and hedging could dampen liquidity for the buy side.
The Vanishing Data Center
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
As cost-effective third-party data centers increasingly become liquidity hubs where exchanges house their matching engines and firms colocate their trading strategies to minimize latency, the traditional data center may be vanishing from the Street.
The Brave New World Of Banking Technology
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Increasing regulation will dampen profits, drive cost cutting and push banks into shared IT environments.
The Small Revolution of the Data Center
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
In the never-ending search for more effective and more efficient ways to process their workloads, financial services firms are rethinking how -- and why -- they build data centers, turning traditional data center models on their heads.
Silicon Valley is Booming. What Can Other Industries Learn?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Silicon Valley financier Tim Draper discusses innovation, tech bubbles, technology globalization and more with Tom Brokaw.
BIDS Trading's ATS Surpasses 100 Million Shares
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
The dark pool reports a single-day trading record, following six months of growth when average daily volume was 68 million shares.
What the Mob Can Teach A Start-Up Hedge Fund
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
Tips for hedge funds and wall street execs from an ex-Gambino mobster-turned-business consultant.
Hedge Funds To Pounce on US Debt
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
ConvergEx Arranges Sale to Private Equity Firm
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
CVC Capital Partners will buy the stake held by GTC. ConvergEx sets aside plans for an I.P.O.
Agility And Security Top Concerns When Choosing Mobile App Development Tool
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Survey also looked at which apps provided most value to companies.
CIO Sean Kelley Departing Deutsche Bank
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Longtime CIO and cloud computing advocate is leaving Deutsche Bank.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Unveils Next-Gen Trading Platform
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
The platform delivers sub 10-microseconds of wire-to-wire latency and provides an embedded series of risk controls required by recent SEC regulation.
BGC Partners Hires ICAP Executive to Run Market Data
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Mark Benfield will head BGC Market Data from Asia Pacific, taking over for Bernie Weinstein, who will focus on Kleos and intellectual property.
Toughest Job In The Financial Industry?
Commentary  |  7/19/2011  | 
While many a financial executive might have quietly muttered their dislike of regulators, it has now emerged that these much maligned officials have had to deal with much more than a few grumbles.
TG Optima Unveils Quant Platform
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Three Dealers Are Deadlocked in Fixed Income —Greenwich Study
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan are tied with 11.5 percent share in insttiutional trading, followed by Goldman and Citi with 10 percent each.
Hirander Misra Resigns from Algo Technologies
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Plans to focus on consulting for the short-term, related to market structure changes in Europe.
NASDAQ OMX Selects Cisco Technology for High Performance Options Trading Networks
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
NASDAQ OMX PHLX deployed the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and the Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.
Lightspeed To Support Automated Execution Of Active Trading Strategies Generated By 'The Machine'
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Developed by The Connors Group, The Machine is financial software that enables investors to build customized, quantified investment portfolios using more than 58,500 pre-set and back-tested strategies.
Worldflow Launches Research App for iPad and iPhone
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
The new app 'wRD Investor' delivers analysis and reports from three independent research firms.
Buy-Side Firms' Systems Not Prepared for Dodd-Frank, Says Study
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
A large majority of buy-side firms' systems are not prepared for compliance with the Dodd-Frank provisions for central clearing of OTC derivatives, according to a study from SimCorp.
SEC and CFTC Still Working on Specific Dodd-Frank Rules
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Over 50 Commodities Futures Trading Commission rules need to be completed and refined, says CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton.
Bloomberg Vault Integrates with Microsoft 365 Cloud Solution
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
The alliance will help financial services firms meet record retention and e-discovery guidelines.
Getco Acquires Automat
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
The London-based proprietary trading firm focuses on exchange traded derivatives and spot foreign exchange markets.
Citi Launches iPad IPO Solution For Issuers
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
Issuers will receive dedicated tablet computers pre-loaded with a comprehensive suite of applications.
Another Summer, Another Crisis
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
Innotribe Plays the Innovation Game
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
SWIFT's Innotribe group aims to incubate new technology ideas that can help financial services firms evolve.
Schwab to Team With Broadridge to Offer Broad Access to Foreign Equity & Currency Markets
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
The brokerage will launch a multi-country and multi-currency offering in Q1 2012.
JPMorgan to Service Precidian's ETF
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Liquidnet Sheds Light on its Int'l Exchange Strategy
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
The dark pool is focusing on bringing block liquidity to international exchanges.
Beware: Hacking Your BlackBerry or iPhone Is Easy As One, Two, Three
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
As Britain reels from the massive phone hacking scandal which closed down the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of The World, you may want to consider exactly how secure your BlackBerry or iPhone is.
DTCC and SWIFT to Manage Large Portion of LEI Process Under GFMA's Proposal
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
GFMA's proposal names DTCC and SWIFT as Core Issuing and Facilities Managers for global legal entity identifier (LEI) program.
Nasdaq OMX Hires Head of U.S.Equities
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Appoints Michel Finzi, previously with ConvergEx RealTick, to drive product development in U.S. equities and other asset classes.
Kepos Capital Adopts Paladyne
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
A fund run by a former Goldman Sachs quant bolsters its infrastructure with Paladyne Suite.
Clearing Is Top OTC Reg Concern For Banks, Thomson Reuters Survey Shows
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
The survey covered senior positions with job titles ranging from head of desk to head of operations, post-trade and compliance to strategy and business managers.
SunGard Extends Connectivity to NYSE BondMatch
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
SunGard extended its SaaS-based market access services to reach fixed income venues, including EuroTLX, Borsa Italiana's MOT or Hi-MTF.
AIB Rolls Out IPC Unigy
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Roughly 55 traders are using the unified trading communications and application kit on the Malaysian bank's trading floor.
Wysota Joins DTCC as New CTO
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Adam Wysota, a former managing director at Barclays Capital, will oversee the strategic direction of DTCC's IT infrastructure.
Firelake Capital Adopts Navatar's Private Equity Cloud
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
The CRM solution for private equity firms is built upon salesforce.com's cloud computing platform.
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