Profile of Melanie RodierSenior Editor and Head of Video
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald Tribune, and Rome, where she wrote for Reuters and Screen International, a film trade publication. Melanie was born in London, and graduated from Oxford University where she studied Spanish and Italian. She is also a fluent French speaker.
Articles by Melanie Rodier
Financial firms are improving their best asset, their employees, by training, retaining and nurturing from within.
Is telecommuting good for financial services workers? It depends on who you ask.
New regulations and low liquidity have fixed income markets going electronic.
Key features in the app include a U.S. market summary showing quotes for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ Composite Index, Russell 3000 Growth Index.
A UK banking commission is currently debating the proposal, with many in favor of punishing reckless acts with jail time.
While the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the attack, the FBI, SEC and CFTC are now investigating the hack.
The fake AP tweet this week left traders and quants scratching their heads over their vulnerability to breaking news on social media.
The AlgoFast platform will be able to integrate market data with its wide range of indicators to power algorithmic execution strategies.
The appointment follows the departure of Robert Khuzami, who revamped the division in the wake of the financial crisis with a record number of enforcement cases.
Over 1,000 banking and securities IT staff and managers who responded to the InformationWeek 2013 U.S. IT Salary Survey examining their views on compensation, job satisfaction and other workplace-related trends.
Vocal supporters of the new law include Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Cisco's John T Chambers.
It’s “proxy season” again, that time of year when shareholders, at least lately, have been shaking things up.
More than half of Bloomberg Anywhere users access the Bloomberg Professional service on mobile applications.
PC sales have declined at a faster rate than expected throughout the world, according to a new Gartner report.
With the new feature, a portion of the client’s order is automatically transferred to Barclays’ central risk management book.
Firms are continuing to look for ways to better control the client experience. Here are some of the key issues they need to think about if they want to compete.
High-frequency trading firms face declining profits and increased scrutiny. But microwave and other new technologies are helping keep them in the game.
With increased regulation and a more mobile workforce, financial firms are looking for solutions to keep their employees compliant both in and out of the office.
Bloomberg Professional service says it is the first financial information platform to give investors the ability to incorporate tweets into their decision-making process.
There's nothing like a scorned ex-wife to bring down a powerful man.
As the memory of the financial crisis begins to wane and firms’ new, improved risk management practices become operational, worldwide IT risk spending is slowing at a faster rate than previously expected.
A lifelong regulator, Schapiro joined the government straight out of law school.
In the weeks leading up to his arrest, SAC portfolio manager Michael Steinberg apparently told friends he knew he would be indicted but that he expected to beat the charges.
Early on Friday March 29, federal agents arrested the portfolio manager of SAC, the largest hedge fund in the country. Will SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen, who just enjoyed a week of retail therapy which saw him snap up mansions and Picassos, be next to see the Feds come knocking? Here’s a timeline of events that have put SAC Capital at the center of an insider trading scandal.
Research from Accenture shows that currently advisors don't know their clients very well, but social media can help strengthen the relationship, experts say.
Average pay-per-head at U.S. and European investment banks has dropped compared to other sectors for the first time in a generation, according to new data.
According to Gartner, banking and the financial services is the second top sector after business services for telecommuting.
Regulators have launched an investigation into whether high-frequency traders are distorting stock and futures markets.
eFinancialCareers notes that the sell-side led the downhill race with a 10 percent decline in salary and a 24 percent decline in average earnings.
Part of the discussion will focus on getting C-level execs to take threats seriously.
A new IDC report shows that as the economy stabilizes, financial firms will spend more on technology in 2013.
A new Senate report on the bank's $6 billion loss finds that JP Morgan has some serious questions to answer.
Will it be bigger? Smaller? Cheaper? Faster? We take a look at some of the latest rumors.
Dimon makes a "classic" public quip in a heated exchange with an industry analyst.
With low budgets and low tolerance for risk, firms that want to forge ahead need to strike the right balance between innovation and risk.
The popularity of smartphones and tablets has many financial services firms building apps specifically for mobile devices, while desktop apps are becoming an afterthought.
Goldman and other banks are making claims based on a law that allows corporations to be reimbursed as a victim of an insider trading crime.
SEC Chairman Elisse Walters has highlighted what the regulator is doing to prevent technology glitches and fraud. Here are some of the top reactions to its new tech drive.
Linux salaries jumped nine percent this year, far outpacing the five percent jump in tech salaries overall.
It's a deja-vu: the stability of the global markets could soon be under threat due to a looming crisis in the derivatives industry.
Banks have been getting off too easily. Now, the government is pushing to make them accountable for any wrongdoing.
Is President Obama's executive order on cybersecurity causing hackers to shudder and financial institutions to breathe a sigh of relief? Here are some of the top reactions on the web to this controversial bill.
Legg Mason and TD Asset Management both had a management shake-up in recent weeks. So, how can you make sure your new boss knows you're a keeper?
Traditionally, budgets were very much a secondary consideration to resilience. Today, for data center operators, that may no longer be the case.
As capital markets organizations focus on ways to reduce risk, data management is receiving a top-to-bottom makeover.
Given the sweeping move to electronic trading, a growing number of trading floors are shutting down, although some say certain floors still have a place in today's markets.
As critics debate whether President Obama's nominee for the SEC, Mary Jo White, is the right choice, we take a look at some of the past’s most memorable heads of the agency.
The new platform offers a different user experience, but this might not be enough to reverse the company's slide.
Larry Tabb of TABB Group recently discussed with WS&T senior editor Melanie Rodier how firms are adapting their data management processes to the post-financial-crisis environment.
When the SEC suspects an organization is involved in fraud, the investigation can last for months, if not years.
Some observers have serious reservations about the former John Gotti prosecutor.
Meanwhile, 95 percent of firms said they are already trading swaps or other OTC derivatives.
Across the financial sector, the mood at the water cooler has improved, according to the latest survey from eFinancialCareers.
Tech professionals in seven cities in the U.S. witnessed double-digit raises.
Deutsche Bank’s director, and head of algorithmic execution for listed derivatives and foreign exchange in the Americas, Greg Wood, recently sat down with WS&T to talk about some controversial risk measures that can safeguard the markets.
The iPad is continuing to gain steam among finance professionals, but financial institutions that are winning the mobile game are following certain rules.
JP Morgan's managing director of electronic execution, Neal Goldstein, recently sat down with WS&T to discuss how new FPL risk guidelines can address the financial industry's risk management pain points.
As tech budgets stagnate, banks are finding new ways to boost efficiency outside their IT walls.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is working on a rule that could force hedge funds to blow the whistle on themselves.
Regulators have eased requirements for liquidity rule originally designed to protect the global financial system.
The figures are disappointing, the report suggests.
Financial firms may have been laying off employees by the thousands, but it’s certainly not all gloom and doom for technologists. Specialized IT skills are still in high demand on Wall Street, and earlier this year, we gave you the low-down on how to get an elite IT education. If you’re a Wall Street manager, we also gave you some tips on how to manage Millennials to make sure you connect with them, retain them and make the most of their talent – while also ensuring you take a
The Eurozone crisis is far from over, the fiscal cliff is top of the headlines and industry revenues continue to decline. Adding to their collective headache, financial organizations are dealing with flat IT budgets while striving to innovate in today’s ultra-competitive market. But there are a host of bright spots in the financial technology world. Here is a look at Wall Street & Technology’s take on the key issues that will shape the industry in 2013.
It’s been quite a year for the financial services industry, which was hit by multi-million dollar hack attacks as well as spectacularly disastrous technology failures. We took a look at the most costly industry mishaps in our top galleries of 2012, while also shining the spotlight on some of the biggest mistakes CIOs make. But there is light at the end of the tunnel for chief technology officers: our recent salary survey showed that IT skills remain in short supply on Wall Street. So for t
Merrill Edge has launched an app called Face Retirement.
BofA aims to mirror how users and consumers share information outside the financial industry.
Fidelity has been selectively inviting buy-side clients to access BLOX in a bid to safeguard the venue’s integrity.
The UK bank is currently embroiled in a money-laundering scandal that could cost it over $1 billion.
"Something should strike you that this paper is unique when it comes to academic literature on HFT," Themis Trading's partners say.
The average aggressive high-speed trader made a daily profit of $45,267 in a month in 2010.
In the hunt for alpha, Wall Street firms look for the right data visualization technologies to make sense of petabytes of structured and unstructured data while maintaining regulatory compliance.
A number of cities around the world that were formally quiet on the tech front are now making a stand.
The heightened regulatory scrutiny comes on the heels of a series of major technical glitches at capital markets firms that have damaged investor confidence.
Another round of cuts is underway on Wall Street. Meanwhile, here is some advice for those who will be looking for new jobs in 2013.
Goldman Sachs named 266 new managing directors, but only 3% of them are technologists.
While many Wall Street firms are laying off employees, the SEC is providing some unexpected new opportunities.
The PC industry’s future appears to be even gloomier than previously thought. And it isn't doing anything to reverse, or adapt, to the trend.
BlackBerry 10 has some cool new features. But will Wall Street execs leave their iPhones for the BlackBerry?
Banks must keep hacktivists from penetrating their systems, potentially gaining access to highly confidential data, disrupting service and causing thousands of dollars in lost business, as well as huge damage to a firm's reputation.
Financial firms must develop cutting-edge mobile apps that will attract ultra-demanding Millennials and institutional clients who want to seamlessly track their portfolios, research stocks and trade on the go.
An eFinancialCareers survey of over 900 financial professionals showed that the vast majority expect the Nov 6 election to have a big impact on executive compensation.
As Hurricane Sandy battered the North East leaving a trail of death and destruction in New York and New Jersey, Wall Street banks suffered varying degrees of damage. We take a look at seven financial institutions that were slammed by Sandy.
Two days after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast and killed 18 people in New York City, Wall Street banks and their CEOs are dealing with the damage. Here is a look at who has been affected.
Damage in the immediate area of one of its buildings was significant.
As Hurricane Sandy barreled towards the East Coast on Sunday night, NYSE Euronext was locked in a battle of wills with trading firms over whether to open at all on Monday.
For Form PF, a Dodd-Frank requirement, firms must gather data from multiple sources, structure it, slice it according to how they believe the Securities and Exchange Commission will want to see the data, and file highly burdensome reports on deadline.
As the iPad Mini hits stores on Friday, we look at whether Wall Street executives should upgrade their tablet.
It's not the first time the government is targeting big banks, but it's probably not the right approach either.
The Swiss bank has been hard hit by stricter capital rules and massive rogue trading loss.
More details of Smith's tell-all book have emerged, just as Goldman hit back at the allegations. But is this really a battle?
Gupta's lawyers argue that a lengthy prison sentence isn't necessary. But perhaps Rwanda isn't right for him either.
The abrupt departure of Pandit as well as Citi's COO, John Havens, has fueled speculation about what's been going on behind the scenes.
Profits are drastically down at high-frequency trading firms, according to new data. There are a number of reasons why.
While regulation places increasing pressure on firms’ technology and data volumes continue to skyrocket, how can firms limit their IT spend?
A new survey shows that total investment in data centers has grown to $105bn globally in 2012.
With the rise of big data, mainframe computers are enjoying a resurgence of sorts. But many experts point out that 'big iron' never really went away in the first place.
It hasn't been an easy year for Wall Street, but some finance professionals are going to have a good bonus season, according to a new survey.
While Thomson Reuters and BlackRock have been working together for over 20 years, this is the first time they have brought a joint product to market.
Several top executives have left the bank this year following the firm's massive trading snafu.
A number of exchanges, including Nasdaq, are at the center of another trading error.