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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in January 2011
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Charles Schwab Strikes Alliance with AARP
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Schwab will offer a new financial guidance program to AARP millions of members nationwide.
A Surprising Bestseller: The 576-Page Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
Perhaps readers were lured by the literary prose of the commission's chairman, Phil Angelides.
BATS Introduces Real-Time Latency Monitoring Service
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Allows BZX and BYX members to monitor order latency in real time via a dashboard on BATS's web site.
Fidelity Introduces New Web-based Streaming Tools For Active Traders
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Active traders can compare multiple symbols in one chart and can view multiple charts in a single layout.
Banks Cry Wolf Over IT Budgets
Commentary  |  1/28/2011  | 
As Dodd-Frank rolls into Wall Street, banks will claim they don't have the funds to operate in compliance. Cry me a river.
Nuance Communications Releases New Voice Biometrics Platform
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Nuance’s VocalPassword targets automated remote verification based on an individual’s voice, while Nuance FreeSpeech performs verification and fraud detection in the background of conversations between callers and agents in the contact center.
SmartStream Hires Industry Veteran Hugh Stewart
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Stewart will serve as director of DClear, an evolving utility and reference data services business.
Trading Technologies Settles Patent Lawsuit with Cunningham Trading Systems
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
CTS agrees to take a 10-year royalty bearing license under the vast majority of TT's patent portfolio.
FIX Flyer Delivers Trading Solutions Via Equinix
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The managed service provider of FIX connectivity leverages Equinix global data centers.
State Street, ING Join Enterprise Cloud Initiative
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Seven new companies, including State Street and ING, have joined the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.
Blame The Government For The Financial Crisis
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
"The fault lies not in the stars, but in us," report finds.
Omega ATS Extends Fee-Free Trading of Fixed Income
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Aggressive pricing model challenges Omega's competitors in Canadian marketplace, company claims.
SEC Tightens Rules for Hedge Funds
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Large private funds must reveal potential levels of risk to US marketplace.
Did The SEC Make A Rash (And Unfortunate) Real Estate Decision?
Commentary  |  1/25/2011  | 
The SEC's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into the agency's leasing activity, in particular its decision to lease almost 1 million square feet in downtown Washington.
High-Frequency Trading Is 77% of UK Market
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Deutsche Borse Taps Cinnover For Market Surveillance Technology
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
The technology called Scila Surveillance will replace Deutsche Boerse's in-house solution.
Little Named Calypso's Head of Securities Finance
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Formerly of Rule Financial, David Little will focus on business development.
Insider Trading Probe Is Felt Beyond World Of Hedge Funds
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
A Morgan Stanley banker has become the first Wall Street banker publicly drawn into the Galleon investigation.
Richard Fleischman & Assoc. to Host EZE OMS
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
RFA will offer the multi-asset class OMS via outsourced IT to over 400 alternative asset firms.
EMS Growing Pains
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
As brokers debate the economics of execution management systems, Barclays and Citi have quit the EMS game. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs has gone broker-neutral and Morgan Stanley has decided to fly solo.
The Next Rogue Algo
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
After the May 6 Flash Crash, buy-side firms are wary of a wave of disruptive algorithms that could trigger the next trading tsunami. To shore up the markets, regulators are pursuing sharper algo audits and stricter certification.
Deploying an OMS, Natcan Takes on Pre-Trade Risk
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Canadian investment firms did not have the same exposure to the credit collapse as their U.S. counterparts. Asset manager Natcan shows how even the choice of a trade order management system can help in the quest for greater risk oversight.
Lack Of SEC Resources Could Be Biggest Hurdle For Volcker Rule
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
The SEC is getting stretched thin and Congress doesn't seem interested in providing more resources...
Capital Markets Outlook 2011
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
What will the hot technology trends be for capital markets firms in 2011?
Buy Side Taps Trade Ideas from the Sell Side
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Are trade-ideas an alternative to expert research networks?
SWIFT Expands Securities Focus with Two New Appointments
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Fabian Vandenreydt and Brett Lancaster named to SWIFT's securities team.
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Expands Offerings to India
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Through its regulatory expertise and technology offerings, the company will help financial professionals comply with industry regulations, including those enforced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Beware: Hackers Now Targeting Your Social Network And SmartPhones
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
The security firm Sophos released its annual Security Threat Report, revealing that hackers are now gaining access to accounts and computers through social networks and mobile phones.
SS&C Announces Update To Private Equity Technology Platform
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
TNR Solution's private equity platform is designed to aggregate information across investment teams, accountants and investor reporting.
Is It (Finally) Time For Banks To Worry About WikiLeaks?
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
A former Swiss banker has 'publicly' handed over data to Julian Assange.
Occitan Capital Partners Chooses Options IT
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
London-based hedge fund manager selects Options Pipe Core Service as its business technology infrastructure.
Goldman 'Yanks' Facebook IPO
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
TGIF: What On Earth Is An A:Drive?
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
If you've grown up with nothing but iPods and cellphones, you're probably not going to know what an A:Drive is or what to do with a dial telephone or a Game Boy.
PCs Continue To Lose Their Shine
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
The rising popularity of the iPad and waning sales of the mini Notebook are partly to blame.
NYSE Euronext's U.S. Options Exchanges Will Double Processing Capacity
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
NYSE Euronext upgraded the core matching engines and trading platforms of its U.S. options exchanges, completing phase one of its tech overhaul.
ConvergEx's LiquidPoint Introduces New BLAZE Execution Technology
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
The BLAZE software and architecture is paired with an enhanced and upgraded routing subsystem known as AORS v2 to offer ultra-low latency, high-capacity data processing and routing.
SphereInvest Opens Hedge Fund In A Box
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
Buy-Side Must Pay to Play in New OTC Derivatives Market
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
But some firms may not be able to afford the table stakes in a market that's still unruly.
Dozens Of Traders, Execs, Lawyers, Become Government Informants
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
For months, one former UBS banker secretly recorded telephone calls with four friends about pending deals and told investigators all he knew about their insider trading.
Thomson Reuters Unveils New Elektron Feed
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Markit Acquires Risk Analytics Vendor QuIC
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
QuIC provides financial organisations with risk analytics solutions to test market and credit risk tolerance in financial portfolios and simulate risk at the enterprise level.
Barclays CEO Diamond: Bad Banks Should Fail
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
During testimony in London, Barclays' CEO Bob Diamond says governments need to give control of banks back to the private sector so financial institutions can grow.
Bloomberg Tradebook Algo Automates Global Portfolio Trading
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Agency broker Bloomberg Tradebook announced the launch of an algorithm that fully automates global equity portfolio trading, connecting to more than 70 liquidity venues around the world.
Vietnam Commodity Exchange Chooses Patsystems
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Asia's new commodity exchange will utilize Patsystem's complete exchange solution when it launches early in 2012.
Algo Group To Lease SSET's London Dark Fiber Network
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
Plans to provide extreme low-latency services to algorithmic trading firms as well as connectivity to major liquidity venues and market data feeds.
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