April 2006

Add Another Bolt to the Cyber Door
Financial institutions are searching for multifactor authentication strategies as regulators push more security mandates.

BUSINESS LINES

IM: Real-Time Problems
Traders increasingly are adopting public instant messaging services, but most of these applications open severe security holes.

Education in Regulation
A new master's degree program seeks to ease regulatory burdens with an influx of highly educated compliance professionals.

The Big Picture
Buy-side firms are beginning to use visualization software to track asset performance, but ease-of-use issues are slowing adoption..

FOCUS ON
The Dark Side of Open Source
Open source software may be free to download, but the lack of external support -- and internal communication -- can be costly.

INDUSTRY VOICE
Counterparty Data Challenge
For the financial services industry, risk and compliance always have been an inherent part of doing business.

FROM THE EDITOR
The Educated Consumer
How many times have you heard a financial institution's CEO proclaim that protecting its clients' information is a "top priority." No kidding.

PRODUCT WATCH
Database Lockdown
Real-Time Reports on the Go
Bridging the Data Gap

SHIFTING GEARS

Jefferies & Co. Raids BAS Talent
Schutzer to Head FSTC
Alix Assumes Risk at Bear Stearns

UP FRONT
Nothin' But .NET
Voice and Data Convergence Continues
Service Is Job 4 or 5
3 Keys to Effective AML
Basel II Progress Varies by Region
Building Blocks For Competition
Consumers to Foot Compliance Bill?

SPECIAL REPORT

Vanguard's Vision of the Customer Experience
Adhering to four tenets can make your online presence user-friendly -- and profitable -- for all concerned.

PERSPECTIVES
Reg NMS: A Pox on All Your Houses
Two major news stories came out last month that I can't get out of my mind.