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 Anthony Guerra

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Outer Defenses

8/21/2006
To win back investors' confidence following a seemingly endless parade of high-profile breaches, remote hardware security has become a differentiating factor for financial services firms.

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Xeye Focuses on Integration

6/21/2006
Responding to a growing demand for integrated solutions, Xeye, a provider of wealth management technologies, has made its way down the Web services road.

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PAM Gets a Facelift

6/21/2006
Princeton N.J.-based Princeton Financial Systems (booth 1840), a provider of portfolio management and accounting software to financial institutions, has been working to put a new face on PAM.

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Eze Remodels the Castle

6/20/2006
Eze Castle Software (booth 1815), a Boston-based provider of buy-side order management systems, has been doing some remodeling of its core Traders Console OMS over the past year.

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EDM Council Grows to 45 Members

6/20/2006
New York-based GoldenSource (booth 3206), a provider of enterprise data management (EDM) software to the financial services industry, is feeling quite the proud parent of the growing not-for-profit EDM Council, which now boasts 45 member firms.

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Advent Skipper Focused on Customers

6/20/2006
Well into her second tour of duty as CEO of the company she founded in 1983, Advent's (booth 2019) Stephanie DiMarco has the firm refocused on the needs of its diverse customer base.

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Hard Times for Soft Dollars

1/24/2006
Soft dollars are a means of paying brokerage firms for their services through trade commission revenue. To cover fees for research, for example, buy-side firms direct order flow to the sell-side service provider, which charges inflated trade commissions.

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Follow the Leader

9/23/2005
A soft dollar ruling by the United Kingdom's FSA has the attention of U.S.-based financial institutions. Will the SEC follow the FSA's lead?

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Instant Algorithms

8/22/2005
Pivot Solutions, a Boston-based instant messaging and electronic trading network that was spun off from Eze Castle Integration, recently added algorithmic trading capabilities to its AOL IM front end.

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Daiwa Charts Neutral Course

8/22/2005
Daiwa Securities America, a U.S. rendition of its Japan-based parent, prefers to model its business on Switzerland's ideology rather than that of either the United States or Japan.

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IPC Introduces Enterprise Voice Services

6/23/2005
IPC Information Systems is touting the release of its new Enterprise Voice Services (EVS) -- an IP-based trader voice service -- at this year's Securities Industry Association Technology Management Conference and Exhibit.

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Syndera Uses Business Intelligence for Trading

6/22/2005
Syndera Corp. is trading in the horizontal life for the vertical world of financial services by providing server-based enterprise software that can monitor a whole host of criteria, alerting users to problems or trends on the fly.

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SunGard Goes Private, But Not Quiet

6/21/2005
Just because Wayne, Pa.-based SunGard looks to be going private doesn't mean the company will be going quiet, or so it would seem, based on comments from SunGard President and CEO Cristobal Conde.

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IX Completes Lift-Out for Ark Asset Management

6/21/2005
X Partners, a Salem, N.H.-based provider of middle- and back-office services to financial institutions, is making its freshman appearance at the Securities Industry Association's Technology Management Conference and Exhibit this year.

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CSS Offerings Span the Gamut

6/21/2005
Comprehensive Software Systems (CSS; booth 3307), based in Golden, Colo., hopes that being able to offer the gamut of software solutions - from enterprisewide to task-specific modules - will make it a hit at this year's SIA Technology Management Conference and Exhibit.

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Operation Topoff

5/25/2005
Industry trade associations ramp up BCP efforts through participation in the Department of Homeland Security's simulation attack exercise.

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Managing Technology

2/4/2005
Chief information officers are embracing a new way of managing the projects that take place throughout their vast domains: viewing them as if they are part of a financial portfolio, with each project representing an investment that has its own goals and risks.

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Integration

2/4/2005
The Issue Defined: After decades of technology development, Wall Street firms find themselves with multiple business lines running dozens of applications that don't speak the same language.

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Data First

1/5/2005
With straight-through processing again on financial institutions' agendas, the focus has turned to data management as a first step.

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Product Watch

6/22/2004
Legato Preps Firms for Subpoenas; Enigmatec Manages Infrastructure; Fidelity Offers Corp. Actions ASP; BT Syntegra Opens Trading Floor; Linedata's Holistic View; ZipLip Gets Proactive

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STP’s New Driver: Compliance

6/10/2004
Once a darling of the industry that brought people to conferences in droves, STP is back, according to some. But this time, compliance is driving STP efforts, STP itself.

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FROM THE SIA SHOW: Legato Preps Firms for Subpoenas

6/8/2004
Legato Software (booth #3512) is building a line of business around the capability of responding to one of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's subpoenas -- specifically, responding to large-but-specific requests from investigators for company e-mails.

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FROM THE SIA SHOW: HyperFeed Focuses

6/8/2004
HyperFeed Technologies (booth #1427) is going through a metamorphosis, and the company is eager to show the financial-services industry its new look at this year's Security Industry Association Technology Management Conference and Exhibit.

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FROM THE SIA SHOW: FaceTime Targets

6/8/2004
FaceTime Communications (booth #1620) is looking to cash in on the convergence of two factors -- an explosion in the use of instant messaging at financial institutions and regulations that require those communications be audited and archived.

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Patriot Act Compliance Isn’t Easy

3/1/2004
Financial institutions are finding that compliance with the USA Patriot Act is much more challenging than simply verifying a customer's address or watching for large wire transfers from mysterious foreign accounts.

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3/1/2004
In a post-Sept. 11 world, financial institutions know better than to take compliance lightly.

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How BlackRock Stays Solid

1/5/2004
BlackRock Vice Chairman Rob Kapito describes how his firm stays on top of the fixed-income world by keeping its technology architecture simple.

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The Price of STP

11/17/2003
At Wall Street & Technology's Straight-Through-Processing Conference, T. Rowe Price's Doren Jacobs explains his firm's path to trade-processing nirvana.

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Making the Grade

10/27/2003
Executives from the financial-services industry recently discussed budgeting tactics at WS&T's STP conference in NYC.

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Welcome to the State of Linux: Population Rising

6/20/2003
Though Linux has achieved significant adoption in the world of computing, and offers the ability to exert greater price pressure on hardware vendors, vertically aligned financial-services-technology providers have yet to port to the new platform en masse, says Dushyant Shahrawat, senior analyst with TowerGroup.

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A Conversation with Northern Trust’s Tim Theriault

6/17/2003
WS&T Managing Editor Anthony Guerra recently sat down with Tim Theriault to learn how he has put Northern Trust at the forefront of institutions that are looking to streamline and automate by taking the phone and fax out of the corporate-actions equation.

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Could FIX 4.4 Hurt Omgeo's Post-Trade Play?

6/17/2003
A recent study by CityIQ, a London-based consultancy, contends that the latest release of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol will soon be an alternative to firms using services like Omgeo for post-trade communication among broker/dealers, investment managers and custodians.

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A Season of Change

4/16/2003
In a tough economy, being complacent about technology is not an option. To that end, buy-side firms are taking a closer look at key applications in an effort to ensure they are getting the most bang for their buck.

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T+1? 2010, 2004, or Today

4/15/2003
Though the SIA plans to revisit the issue in 2004, one analyst doesn't see T+1 happening until at least 2010. Another analyst thinks it should happen today, and an IT manager reveals his firm's STP program is dead and gone.

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Bonds & the Buy Side

3/12/2003
Though far behind equities, investment-management firms are starting to bring greater automation and efficiency to their fixed-income trading.

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