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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in August 2011
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BATS Gets SEC's Nod for U.S. Primary Listings
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Plans to launch an alternative place for I.P.O.s to the NYSE and Nasdaq, starting this December.
Guidance Software Unveils Data Mapping Service
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
The new service aims to help firms locate data and assess risks from lost data.
Why The SEC Should Finally Be Scrapped
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
The SEC has been plagued for years by charges that it is an ineffective body. But the latest insider criticism levied at the watchdog should signal an end to its "loose rule" over the financial industry, some say.
Northern Trust Names New CTO
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Scott Murray joins Northern Trust from JPMorgan Chase as part of a restructuring of Operations & Technology.
Northern Trust Enhances Investment Risk and Analytical Tools
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
New features include having a selection of any portfolio or index/benchmark data and combinations for any daily or monthly time period.
Banking Jobs Could Soon Be Swept Away
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Wall Street banks will need to radically change their operating model if they hope to survive and thrive in the coming years.
Irene Sends Hedge Funds to Dry Ground
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Raymond James Chooses Rapid Addition
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The broker is using Rapid Addition's FIX technology to extend Microsoft's BizTalk middleware for TRACE reporting of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities to FINRA.
The Keys to Hedge Fund Software Selection
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Hedge funds must realize that one size doesn't fit all when selecting a business-critical system.
Post-Irene, Wall Streeters Figure They Might As Well Just Stay Home
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Despite Irene causing less damage than expected, many Wall Streeters have decided to stay home. In any case, they are not strictly needed.
DTCC Confirms Normal Operations
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Despite the impact of Hurricane Irene on the east coast, DTCC said deadlines for clearing fund, settlement and other processes will be as usual, except for certificate-based services.
NYSE Gears Up for Hurricane Irene
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
With hurricane Irene threatening to strike New York City on Sunday, the U.S. stock exchange has contingency plans, but still plans to open on Monday.
Confessions of a Hacker
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick's career began when he started exploiting telephone vulnerabilities.
Crisis, Lag, Rebound -- Our Economic Cycle
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
The recovery that followed the financial crisis and subsequent recession that began in 2008 barely had taken hold before the European debt crisis and the political train wreck over the U.S. debt ceiling derailed any hope for a widespread recovery.
Princeton Financial Systems Announces Swiss Private Bank Client
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Princeton's DVS Fund Warehouse automates the collation of all information originating from diverse sources, including portfolio management and various market data systems.
Reacting to Steve Jobs Departure: An Amazing Ride
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Pundits are speculating on Apples' future under new CEO Tim Cook, and whether Apple can continue the steady stream of hit products.
Investment Bankers Disappointed With Pay. Really?
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Almost 60% of young bankers said they'd like to move to a different field.
NorthPoint Integates OMS with ICE Link
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Asset managers can automatically send their CDS trades via NorthPoint's OMS to ICE Link for affirmation.
ING CTO Named Chair of Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Tony Kerrison, ING's CTO, succeeds Sean Kelley, the former ECLC chairman who recently left Deutsche Asset Management.
Worried About Your Wall Street Job? At Least You're Not In Europe
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Less than a couple of months ago, reports suggested that the job situation in the UK was looking decidedly rosier than in the U.S. But a couple of months in the banking industry are almost like dog years.
Santiago Stock Exchange Revamps IT for Latin America's Integrated Market
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
In a Q&A with Wall Street & Technology, Andres Araya Falcone, CIO of Bolsas de Comercio de Santiago (BCS), explains how Chile's exchange is preparing for low latency trading and surging messaging rates.
Quake Sways Northeast, NYSE Kept Trading
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
UNX Announces Two Buy-Side Clients for Catalyst EMS
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Both asset managers, Everett Capital Management and Bradley & Company, are utilizing Catalyst's custom plug-ins for electronic equities trading.
Coming Soon, iPad 3: Here's What It Could Look Like
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
It's been just a few months since Apple released iPad 2, but it is already actively prepping its next-gen tablet for release in early 2012.
Mexican Broker Implements FIX Flyer
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Actinver Grupo Financiero is using Fix Flyer's engine for routing client orders to the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores as well as Daytona Monitoring to measure latency of FIX sessions with all counterparties.
Xtrakter Is Reporting Derivatives Data to FSA
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
In compliance with MiFID, XTrakter enables clients to use the Alternative Identifier (Aii) for derivatives transactions reported to regulated markets by Nov.13, 2011.
Ailing UBS to Slash 3,500 Jobs
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
A Decade of Destruction and Rebirth
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
The past decade has been tough, but we need to be optimistic and view it for the success it has brought and the opportunity it will bring.
Technology Economics: The Cost of Data
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
92 percent of the cost of business -- the financial services business -- is "data."
GlobeOp Launches Form PF Reporting Service For Hedge Funds Ahead of SEC deadline
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
The first SEC deadline for private fund (Form PF) reporting currently less than six months away.
Three Steps You Need To Take To Tame The Data Dragon
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
As the data dragon continues to grow, there is a pressing need for organizations to begin to use analytics to better manage their data, write Srinivas Prabhala and Sastry K.V.S.N of Infosys.
Hedge Fund Investors Show Signs of Confidence
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Fund administrator GlobeOp reports that its indicator of forward redemption notices is at the lowest point since November 2008.
Fincad Forms Counsel of Advisors
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
The counsel will provide the derivatives software company with guidance on corporate strategy, product direction and market positioning.
SEC's Document Disposal Policy in Disarray
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
The agency was illegally destroying files and documents pertaining to preliminary investigations of notorious characters such as Bernard Madoff and Wall Street firms.
Goldman Sachs Launches Sigma X Canada
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Offering a broad set of liquidity in Toronto Stock Exchange listed securities, Sigma X is based on GSET's matching technology.
Omega ATS Displays Free Quotes on Canadian Bonds
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Shining the light on an opaque Canadian fixed income market, Omega displayed the real-time prices on its web site — after some vendors declined to add its symbology.
Global Market Volatility Comes as No Surprise
Commentary  |  8/17/2011  | 
Most conversations about the financial markets last week centered largely on the "extreme" market activity taking place.
RTS Acquires First Futures Software in India
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Plans to open a data center in Mumbai to offer hosting services and ultra-low latency connectivity for firms trading on multiple Indian exchanges.
Markets May Drop, But No Downgrade for Role of Compliance
Commentary  |  8/17/2011  | 
In the wake of S&P's downgrade of U.S. debt, compliance officers are fulfilling a far more proactive and pre-trade role in their firms' trading organizations, says Matt Grinnell, Fidessa's
Omega ATS Displays Fixed Income Quotes
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
One Chicago Certifies FFastFill for DMA
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
The exchange will allow FFastFill clients to execute orders through an SaSS-based trading platform.
Did Buy-Side Bond Trader Steal Secrets?
Commentary  |  8/16/2011  | 
Jeffrey Gundlach, a well known bond trader, is confronting his former employer TCW over allegations that he stole data and fixed income trading software.
Low Latency Fiber Between NYSE and BATS Gets Faster
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Speeds up the pathway connecting two of the largest equity exchanges in the New Jersey-New York corridor.
BondDesk Names Kim Bang as CEO
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Hires the former CEO of Bloomberg Tradebook to drive technological change in the retail fixed-income space.
Parus Capital, Compass Adopt Tradar
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
TCA Grows Outside of Equity Trading Desk —Greenwich Assoc. study
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
While 70 percent of active equity investors in the study employ TCA, about 25 percent deploy TCA in fixed income as well as foreign exchange.
FX Fifty-Five Chooses FlexTrade's Maxx Trader
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
The FX markets execution venue picked the white-label ASP trading system, rather than build a trading platform inhouse.
Thomson Reuters Makes Play for High-Frequency FX Trading
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Thomson Reuters announced it will add FX trading capabilities to the Elektron platform, a move aimed at capitalizing on the rapid growth of high-frequency global currency trading.
Thomson Reuters Extends Elektron to Provide Proximity Hosting for FX Markets
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
The new FX proximity hosting offering aims to service the rapidly growing high frequency FX trading space.
Fidelity Expands Support to HP TouchPad
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Fidelity Labs develops first of its kind app for HP tablet users to access free market data.
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