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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in October 2011
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Humans, Not Systems, New Targets of Hack Attacks Requiring New Security Methods
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Regulators are more vigilant than ever before, and firms are struggling to keep up with new, sophisticated attacks.
Four Investment Banks Go Live with AcadiaSoft
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and J.P. Morgan are using AcadiaSoft's online community for margin automation in the OTC derivatives market.
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News  |  10/31/2011  | 
What the Cloud Really Means for Custodians
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Cloud is increasingly becoming the basis for IT infrastructure, and that can fundamentally change the way that custodians do business, contends StatPro's CEO Andrew Peddar.
Pershing Expands Anywhere Account Access for Investors and Advisors
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
The BNY Mellon company recently introduced a version of its platform that is compatible with Google's Android operating system.
TeraExchange to Launch New Market for OTC Derivatives
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
New trading venture will offer a central limit order book for swaps and OTC cleared derivatives in Q4 2011.
Applauding Occupy Wall Street
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
The Occupy Wall Street movement should be commended for reminding Americans of the country's intimate history with public protest. However, the movement itself needs some refining.
Open Compute Project Aims to Bring Open Source Standards to Data Center Technology
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
At New York City event, OPC names its first slate of directors, which includes Goldman Sachs.
Bernie Madoff Reveals The Worst Part of Prison
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Bernie revealed what keeps him up at night: And it's not, as you might think -- or hope -- his victims.
Ruth Madoff's Suicide Attempt
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Larry Tabb’s 2012 Financial Markets Forecast: Antacid — And Plenty of It
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
The markets are in a state of shock. And all of the new rules coming in 2012 will only make it more difficult and more expensive for all financial markets participants.
For RIAs, Successful Dodd-Frank Compliance Must Start Now
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
With new Dodd-Frank Act rules looming, registered investment advisers must make certain that their IT supports new regulatory compliance requirements, according to Ernst & Young’s Cynthia Doe and Daniel New.
Technology's Growing Importance to Business Provides an Opportunity
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Today's economies are far more technology-intense than in 1980, and the overall technology economy is growing even as the global economy stagnates.
New Application Development Tools Promise to Boost Code Quality and Reduce Downtime
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
To improve application code and reduce downtime, financial services firms such as Raymond James are turning to an emerging category of analytical tools to objectively measure quality and inform developers.
The Debate Over Counterparty Risk and CVA
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Arrest Of Former Goldman Exec Could Lead To More Juicy Wall Street Revelations
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Gupta was saved the humiliation of a perp walk, which could be far from incidental.
Wealth Managers Fail To Live Up To Investors' Technology Needs
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
They should get some tips from Apple, Google and Amazon, according to a new report.
Who’s Afraid of Volatility?
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Todd Hurlbut of Everett Capital Management uses algorithms and dark pools to cope with volatility in equities and alternative asset classes. Find out what this buy side trader thinks of HFT.
The High-Speed Chase for Liquidity
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Options exchanges are going after market share by upgrading their trading platforms and moving to third-party data centers -- all in the name of lower latency.
When Quants Open Up
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
A portion of the blame for the market's current volatility and the great divide of wealth in this nation can be laid at the feet of algorithmic trading.
The Quant Mystique
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
Why is the mystique of software code more important than the surety of security?
Where Is Your Rogue Trader Hiding?
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
The information and technology silos inside your firm are the perfect hiding spot for a trader about to go rogue.
JP Morgan Gets a Global Electronic Refresh
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
JP Morgan revamped its algorithms, aggregated internal liquidty and hired quants on a global scale to win the buy side's electronic trading business.
Equinix's IBX Cloud Marketplace Launches Today
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Equinix sets up online community for companies to search for partners ranging from network connectivity to private clouds to alternative trading systems.
Apple's iPad Market Share Takes A Serious, Surprising, Tumble
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Apple's iPad market share tumbled from 96% to 67% in the third quarter.
Olympian Capital Hires Arun Kaul as CIO
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hedge fund manager looks to expand its business into macro-global multi-strategies for private clients.
Hedge Funds Pursue Cheap Credit
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Financial Institution Selects SunGard’s Adaptiv Riskbox
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
The announcement follows demands by industry participants and regulators for stronger measures to manage counterparty credit risk.
Bankers Fear For Their Lives. Maybe.
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Protesters may still be unclear about the details of their agenda, but they are not happy. And now they want to put a face on it.
AlgoSpan Speeds Up London to Frankfurt-Stockholm Trade Routes
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The network upgrade serves high frequency/low latency traders with strategies in London going direct to Nasdaq OMX in Stockholm and Xetra/Eurex in Equinix's Frankfurt data center.
To Boost Cloud Usage, NYSE Technologies Launches Advisory Service
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The service will help market participants discern the functional, economic and security benefits of moving to a cloud environment.
Algos Behaving Badly
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
ConvergEx Launches Portfolio Algo
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
ConvergEx is offering Spectrum, a new algo, to help portfolio managers precisely manage risk and cash balances, while executing in domestic dark venues.
The Latest On Data Security For Mobile Phones
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Attacks against financial organizations' servers have been well documented, but mobile devices now are also increasingly under threat.
Broker-Dealers Modifying Trading Systems to Offer Ultra Low-Latency
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Broker-dealers are modifying their trading systems in order to provide clients with ultralow-latency market connectivity that complies with the new 'naked access' ban.
Building a Better Liquidity Strategy
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Brokers are employing three major strategies to improve low-latency execution quality.
Enterprise Trading in The Cloud. Finally
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Institutions finally can deploy enterprise-class, cloud-based trading solutions that bridge the gap between the convenience of ASP platforms and the performance of in-house trading systems.
The Real Reason Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Angry
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
The Occupy Wall Street protests have gone global. But many have been left wondering what the protesters were really protesting against. Often it seemed that even they didn't really know.
Lightspeed Financial Launches Prime Brokerage Unit
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Lightspeed Institutional offers a prime brokerage platform for institutional investors.
Inside a Hands-On Quant Firm
News  |  10/15/2011  | 
A Quant Prof Shares Career Advice
News  |  10/15/2011  | 
Best Asset Management Advisor Web Sites
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Leading firms now segment advisors based on profitability and behavior, according to research firm kasina.
It's Not A Good Time To Be An Insider Trader
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
New investigative techniques and less lenient judges mean life (behind bars) is tougher than ever before for insider traders.
CME's Colo Service to Go Live on Jan. 29
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
The derivatives exchange operator will offer colocation services to high speed trading customers out of its own 428,000 sq. foot data center in Aurora, Ill.
Wall Street Banking Is a Big Disappointment, Bankers Say
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
A struggling global economy, U.S. unemployment stuck above 9 percent and slumping stock markets have annihilated the euphoria that Wall Street felt back in 2009.
BoFA Merrill Lynch Unveils Two New Futures Algorithms
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced the launch of two futures algorithms aimed at hedge funds, proprietary traders and asset mangers that are looking to lower execution costs and make traders in a wide range of market conditions.
Hedge Fund Exits Rose in Stormy September
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
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