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Content tagged with Trading Technology posted in May 2011
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BATS Global Markets Signs Up for Correlix's RaceTeam
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The latency monitoring service will provide independent insight into all BATS US-based markets in equities and options.
Societe Generale Selects Quartet FS For Global Risk Management Solution
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The bank is using ActivePivot to manage risk and sensitivity updates in real-time.
Irving Picard Could Be Biggest Winner In Madoff Scandal
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
According to Bloomberg, Picard charges $5,803 for a day's work. And now 800 Madoff investors who are trying to recover the funds they lost in the sprawling Ponzi scheme, are understandably angry at the trustee's hefty pay day.
Einhorn Says "Let's Go Mets"
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
A life-long fan, the hedge fund manager brings $200k and financial acumen to the cash-strapped team.
CAST Launches Cloud Service to Identify Software Risk
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Highlight takes a snapshot of enterprise software within seconds, arming executives with information on structural issues.
SEC to Vote On Exactly How To Compensate Corporate Whistleblowers
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The Dodd-Frank provision for whistleblowers was created in the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Who Should Run the IMF?
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
NYSE Technologies Expands Connectivity into China
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The partnership is designed to further expand NYSE Technologies' network reach in China and enable traders and investors to more easily trade cross-borders with unmatched speed and reliability.
Goldman Sachs Exec Leads New Industry Options Market Share Working Group
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The group will operate under the Financial Information Forum, which addresses issues that impact financial technology operations.
Book Review: How Great Leaders Create Innovation
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
A new book defines types of innovation and argues that by matching the right type with a company's culture, the risks of innovation can be reduced.
Market Analytics: The New IT Benchmark
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
The traditional, annual IT benchmarking process is just about irrelevant. Today's dynamic technology economy requires more continuous analysis.
The 'I' Word
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Saying your company is innovative is one thing -- actually being an innovative company is another.
ID Governance: Bridging Compliance and Security
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Governance-based identity management ensures that the proper IT controls are in place to actually prevent theft and misuse, not just pass a security audit.
Quant Funds Enjoy 2011 Revival
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Thanks to a run of steady performance by the markets and less than fierce competition in the aftermath of the financial crisis, quantitative funds are well-positioned for growth in the near-term.
Sen. Grassley Pursues Wall Street Titan
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Why is a Congressman investigating Steven Cohen of SAC Capital?
Fidelity Allows Investors To Manage Cash Through Mobile Brokerage Apps
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Clients can move money using the iPhone, iPad or Android.
On Wall Street, Social Media Needs To Be A Leap Of Faith
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Many banks still forbid their employees from using Facebook, Twitter or any other social media tools.
Sentigo Launches Wall Street Scanner
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Free iPhone/iPad application provides analysis of news and social media to predict the stock market.
Palmer Square Launches Mutual Fund
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Batterymarch Deploys FlexTrader EMS
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The global equity specialist was looking for extensive pre-trade decision support and real-time trade analytics along with post-trade reporting.
Electronic Trading Pioneer Launches Ogg Trading
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
David Ogg is the founder and former CEO of both Hotspot FX and LavaFX.
Global Coordinated Regulatory Reform For OTC Derivatives Is Creating A New Interest Rate Swap Market
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Alternative methods of managing exposure will see greater adoption due to regulatory reform, according to a new report from TABB Group.
Cultural Shift and Data Security Pose Challenge With Cloud Computing
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Buy-Side Executives at Wall Street & Technology’s Capital Markets Cloud Symposium felt that while the private cloud leads to benefits such as standardization and time-to-market, it also causes cultural change for IT staffs.
Sybase Launches New CEP Product
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The new version of the CEP platform enables users to deliver real-time applications such as continuous risk assessment.
Pico Quantitative Trading Picks Redlne's Low Latency Ticker Plant
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
PQT will deliver a managed service for multi-asset electronic trading clients.
Hedge Fund Adopts XSP's Corp Actions Kit
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Speed-to-Market Is Biggest Benefit Of Cloud Computing
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Executives at the Wall Street & Technology Capital Markets Cloud Symposium noted that while cost savings and the ability to scale up and down are attractive cloud propositions, they were swayed to move to the cloud primarily by the ability to push products to the market much more quickly.
Vanguard, Fidelity and TIAA-CREF Rank in Top 5 for Social Media Study
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Eighty percent of asset managers are active in social media, but quality separates leaders from the pack.
State Street Aims for the Cloud
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Neuberger Berman Names Global Head of Infrastructure
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The money management firm hired David Eckert who was previously ING's global COO/CIO for its investment management and insurance business.
Thomson Reuters Extends Elektron with StreamBase CEP Technology
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The relationship will result in a trading platform that combines real-time and historical data, high capacity network connectivity and managed hosting services with a CEP platform.
High-Frequency Trading and the Blind Scales of Justice
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
The Justice Department and SEC's joint investigation into high-frequency trading could be just what the industry needs, writes special contributing editor Larry Tabb.
Activ Financial Releases Consolidated Feed That Cuts Latency And Reduces Footprint
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
ActiveFeed 1.5 has reduced bandwidth requirements by over a third, according to the vendor.
Northern Trust Acquires Omnium, Citadel's Hedge Fund Administrator
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Omnium will become part of Northern Trust's Corporate and Institutional Services and operate as Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services.
Misys Sophis Releases Enhanced Risk Management Solution For Buy-Side
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Enhancements include broader coverage and enhanced support for each asset class as well as improved portfolio swaps and price return swaps capabilities.
Pragma Appoints Jaime Jofre as CTO
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Jofre most recently worked at Liquidnet Holdings, and previously at J.P. Morgan in algorithmic trading.
Smart Order Routing in Canada
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Raj Will Run, Predict Hedge Fund Managers
Commentary  |  5/13/2011  | 
Those attending the Skybridge alternative investments conference in LasVegas, told CNBC that Raj Rajaratnam will flee the U.S, to escape a 20-year jail term.
Advent To Acquire Black Diamond Performance Reporting
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
The software company's purchase of the provider of web-based, outsourced portfolio management and reporting platforms for independent advisors will be completed in the next few weeks.
HFTs Probably Don't Like Sen. Schumer Too Much Right Now
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Considering how unhappy Wall Street was with being slapped with a host of new regulations, it's pretty safe to assume Sen. Charles Schumer isn't too popular right now in the high frequency trading community.
Cohen: Fund Takes Compliance Seriously
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Pipeline Hires TCA Expert from Rival ITG
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Hans Heidle joins Pipeline as director of execution management consulting to run its TCA program.
Headhunting On The Rise On Wall Street
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
More than half of the 1,422 people surveyed said between 1 and 5 headhunters had contacted them since the beginning of 2011.
MarketAxess Launches E-Trading in Preferred Stocks and Asset-Backed Securities
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
ABS and preferred stocks were launched in direct response to institutional customer demand.
Thomson Reuters Embeds Data Visualization Technology Into Quant Trading Platform
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The fully integrated high-performance, low latency platform enables firms to move seamlessly from strategy development and testing to deployment and monitoring.
The SEC Deadline Dawdle
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A lawyer who works with hedge funds says some firms are dragging their feet when it comes to registering with the SEC. And they're only hurting themselves.
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