December 2010
Marcio Castro

9 IT Priorities for 2011
The IT function will play a key role in Wall Street's efforts to grow and innovate while meeting emerging regulatory requirements.

OUTLOOK 2011 FACTSHEETS
Wall Street Firms Going Mobile in 2011
To thrive in today's ultracompetitive and economically uncertain market, Wall Street firms need to adapt to the desire of bankers, traders, advisers and clients to always be connected while on the go.

Will Regulators Aim to Slow Down High-Frequency Trading in 2011?
Since the Flash Crash on May 6, high-frequency traders face a raft of potential new rules, including market maker obligations, taxes on canceled orders and even colocation restrictions.

For Wall Street Firms, Cloud Computing to Gain Momentum in 2011
With computing power and data center efficiency more important than ever, Wall Street firms must optimize their resource allocation in order to maximize performance while minimizing cost.

2011 Hiring Trends for Wall Street
Wall Street shed thousands of jobs in 200. But the outlook for restaffing in 2011 is limited, with a few specialties fairing better than others.

2011 to be a Defining Moment for Swap Execution Facilities
Industry players are jockeying for position to compete as Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs). But regulators are still writing the rules.

Regulatory Compliance Tops Priority List for CIOs
Preparing for the new rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will require focus and resources.

Liquidity Risk Continues to Haunt Firms Two Years Later
Capital markets firms must continue to enhance and fine-tune their risk analytics capabilities in order to understand and reduce enterprisewide exposures and meet regulatory reporting demands.

EDITOR'S NOTE
2011: The Year Of Dodd-Frank
After two years of uncertainty, everyone is looking forward to a year of steady progress and growth.

UPFRONT
Republicans' Win Could Be Regulators' Loss
While the Republican's seizure of the U.S. House of Representatives in the midterm elections likely won't impact the implementation of Dodd-Frank, it could mean reduced budgets for the capital markets regulators.

The Best Places in the World (for High-Frequency Trading)
A new technique exploits geography to maximize high-frequency trading opportunities between markets.

Lime Brokerage Selects Correlix RaceTeam To Enhance Latency Transparency
Service measures speeds down to microsecond-level.

Savvis to Provide Low Latency Access to ICAP's EBS and BrokerTec Trading Platforms
Initially, ICAP access points will be available to firms located in Savvis' Weehawken, N.J., and Slough, U.K., data centers, with possible new locations in future.

PERSPECTIVES
Cloud Computing: The Quick, The Agile and the Dead
Companies that don't take advantage of the agility offered by the cloud could be left for dead.

MOBILE
Apple iPad is the New Investment Management Tool of Choice
Apple's state-of-the-art digital tablet is the new investment management tool of choice for the sales and marketing team at Dreyfus, the distribution arm of BNY Mellon Asset Management.

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Merrill Lynch Navigates the New Relationship-Centric Paradigm
With investors decidedly shifting away from products and toward relationships, Merrill Lynch and other financial firms are adopting new types of real-time predictive analytics solutions to help them build stronger ties with clients.

TRADING
IP Telephony Comes of Age on the Trading Floor
With quality and overhead concerns a thing of the past, Wall Street firms are building out their Internet Protocol infrastructures to leverage new capabilities enabled by the convergence of voice and data.

TECHNOLOGY ECONOMICS
Firms Can Find Efficiency in Technology Commons
Technology Commons provide banks with opportunities to utilize their IT investments more cost-effectively, drive down their fixed IT costs and free up more capital for discretionary projects.