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Content tagged with Data Management posted in August 2010
A Bright Spot for Agency Brokers
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
As agency brokers expand into the alternative research area, they are becoming alpha generators, which turns out to be a more stable, if not growing, piece of the total commission pie.
Thomson Reuters Brings Elektron Hosting Platform to India
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Thomson Reuters announced the launch in India of Elektron, its real-time network and hosting platform, as part of a bid to meet soaring demand for fast and cost-effective access to one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
Cross Research Group Joins Pulse Trading's Independent Research Platform
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Cross Research's analysts provides focuses on the global tech sector.
Knight Direct Joins the Orc ExNet Broker Connectivity Network
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Knight Direct will offer its suite of execution algorithms to Orc's trading customers.
EXQIM Chooses OneTick for Quantitative Strategy Development
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
French investment manager selects unified CEP and Database system rather than multiple systems.
Newedge Warns of International Regulatory Arbitrage in OTC Derivatives
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Supports regulatory harmony between the European Commissions proposals and the U.S Dodd-Frank Bill's private clearing initiatives.
Bats Europe to Roll Out Depository Receipt Trading
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Bats Europe announced plans to launch trading of depository receipts on its integrated book and dark book pending regulatory approval.
CBSX Daily Volume Exceeded 100 Million Shares
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Equity exchange surpassed 100 million shares in daily volume for the first time since it was launched in 2007.
Shore Capital Turns Liquidity Provider via +TRADER Platform
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
The broker will offer Retail Service Provider (RSP) trading to users of +TRADER.
Numerix Expands South Asia Presence With New Seoul Office
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Numerix, a provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, announced the opening of a new regional office in Seoul, a move the firm said is aimed at capitalizing on the growing South Korean derivatives market.
Nasdaq Teams Up With Tivo
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Tivo to improve the visual experience and interactive nature of NasdaqMarketSite.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority Chooses Calypso for Trading and Treasury Management
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Hong Kong's monetary authority will use the system to trade across multiple asset classes, while monitoring the underlying risks in real time.
TradeStation Integrates Futures Trading on Eurex
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
TradeStation Securities announced real-time trading in Eurex futures has been integrated into its platform, a move the firm said was driven by growing demand from traders seeking the ability to deal in a wider range of global futures markets.
Tokai Tokyo Securities Picks Japanese Trading Platform
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
The Japanese brokerage firm picked Fidessa for its high-performance capabilities and its hosted-Software-of-As-Service solution.
Morgan Stanley Takes Speedway Trading Platform Global
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
Morgan Stanley announced that U.S. traders can now use Speedway, its high-speed direct access platform for low-latency trading, to access major equity trading venues in Europe and Asia.
GFI Group Deploys IPC's IQ/MAX to Fuel Growth in South America
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
The IQ/MAX Turret will provide specialized communication applications for GFI's brokers in Santiago, Chile.
Colt Deploys Infinera's Network to Deploy Low Latency Routes in Europe
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Colt is now offering a measured latency of 4.22 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt and 2.65 milliseconds between Paris and Brussels.
Top 10 Cloud Computing Complaints
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Leading industry experts respond to gripes that IT professionals have about the security, cost, and portability of cloud computing in the enterprise.
Morgan Stanley iPad Application Takes Aim at Institutional Clients
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Morgan Stanley announced the launch of an application on Apple Inc.’s iPad that aims to let institutional clients view reports on fixed income markets, stocks, currencies and economics.
TradeStation Buys Portfolio Testing Software From Rina for $5 Mln
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
TradeStation Technologies Inc. announced it bought the Portfolio Maestro software platform from Rina Technologies for $5 million, acquiring a system that allows users to test their portfolios and trading strategies.
State Street Beefs Up Risk Analytics Tools
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
State Street Corp announced it enhanced its risk analytics tools with portfolio reallocation devices and economic stress tests to help traders grapple with a volatile market.
Fidessa Connects Its Global FIX Network to Chi-X Japan
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Fidessa group plc announced its global FIX network is now connected to Chi-X Japan, the latest proprietary trading system in the Japanese equity market and first Chi-X venue operating in Asia.
Voice Trading in Derivatives Is Not Dead: Long Live the Squawk Box!
Commentary  |  8/19/2010  | 
Sweeping financial reform of the OTC derivative market targets aspects of voice trading, however today’s traders rely on voice solutions more than ever.
LCH.Clearnet Hires Michael Davie to Head SwapClear's Products for Buy Side
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Appointment of JP Morgan executive reflects commitment to buy-side OTC derivatives clearing offering.
Broadridge Acquires NewRiver in $77 Million Deal
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. announced it acquired NewRiver Inc., a firm which specializes in electronic investor disclosure platforms, for about $77 million in a deal that’s expected to close later this month.
FTEN Receives Patent for its Financial Data Processing System
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
The technology provides real-time cross-market risk management and surveillance at a time when regulators are pondering new mandates for sponsored and naked access.
The Demise of the Corporate Data Center
Commentary  |  8/17/2010  | 
To secure their infrastructure and processes, Wall Street firms have built up castle walls around their data for years. But electronic trading is creating cracks in those walls.
CQG Adds Platts Data for Energy Industry Customers
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
With the addition of Platts' end-of-day data sets, customers can do all of their analysis within the CQG environment.
BATS' Second US Equities Exchange To Go Live in October
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
BATS received SEC approval to operate a second US equities exchange last Friday, putting it on a level playing field with NYSE and Nasdaq.
S&P VRS Rolls Out Benchmark For Evaluating Corporate Bonds
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies, the analytics arm of Standard & Poor’s, announced the debut Risk-to-Price, an evaluation benchmark aimed at helping corporate bond investors measure how well they’re being compensated through yield.
Lime Brokerage Rolls Out Low-Latency Options Data From CBOE
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Joint offering will give non-members a real-time, low latency alternative to OPRA consolidated feed.
Atrium Network Upgrades Connection Between New York, Toronto
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Atrium Network announced it upgraded the exchange ring connecting New York to Toronto to 10 gigabits per second as the firm looks to improve its existing latency performance.
SimCorp Tool Allows Fund Firms to Measure Growth Prospects
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
SimCorp announced the launch of a self-assessment center which allows a mutual fund firm to see its growth prospects and evaluate how they measure up against their peers.
Interactive Data Adds Bond Analytics to RemotePlus
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Market data provider Interactive Data Corp announced that it added bond analytics to RemotePlus, its financial server for the Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.
Mexico’s GBM Deploys FIX Flyer’s Software for FIX Messaging
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
Electronic trading software provider FIX Flyer announced that Mexico-based broker Grupo Bursatil Mexicano using both the Flyer Engine and Daytona Monitoring for their FIX messaging.
DMZ Trading Solutions Forms Partnership With CQG
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
DMZ Trading Solutions announced that it formed a partnership with CQG Inc. and has linked its financial software to the firm’s market data servers and hosted exchange gateways.
StreamBase Links CEP To Brazil's BM&FBovespa
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
StreamBase Systems announced that it connected its complex event processing platform to Brazil’s BM&FBovespa, a move it said will give users low latency access to derivatives and equities listed on the exchange.
Interactive Data Strikes Deal To Distribute Tradition’s OTC Data
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Interactive Data Corp said today that it will carry over-the-counter data from interdealer broker Tradition through its low-latency data feed PlusFeed.
Direct Access Partners Teams Up With Rivel Research Group
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Institutional broker partners with independent research provider of investor perception research.
Measuring Liquidity: A Challenge in OTC Markets
Commentary  |  8/4/2010  | 
The credit crisis has demonstrated the need for a new generation of market-based liquidity measures in OTC instruments, according to David Austin and Gavan Nolan at Markit, who contend the focus should be on indicators of 'prospective liquidity.'
ConvergEx Receives U.S. Patent For Commission Management Technology
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
The patent covers the proprietary technology and methodology allowing users to pool and manage their commission dollars from multiple executing brokers and authorize payment of research invoices.
Citi Hires Ian Smith to Head Electronic Execution in Asia Pacific
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Smith joins Citi after ten years with Credit Suisse where he was head of AES in Asia Pacific.
Rosenblatt Securities Selects NYSE Technologies' SuperFeed As Global Data Service
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Agency broker will use SuperFeed to more cost effectively offer pre-and post-trade TCA tools to customers.
CQG Provides Low Latency Routing to Turkish Derivatives Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
CQG's hosted trading gateways enable traders to route orders to TurkDEX and manage both inter-and intra-exchange spread strategies.
Sybase Working on Hedge Fund Analytics Solution
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Yesterday I was invited to lunch with John Chen, CEO, Chairman and President of Sybase. Greg MacSweeney, Editor in Chief of Wall Street & Technology and I, dined with him downtown at Harry's, where we spent a good hour and a half discussing Sybase's plans for the financial services vertical.
Derivatives Provisions in FinReg Under Fire
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The U.S. Senate passed the financial reform bill last Thursday, though I'm not sure that there are any champagne corks popping on Wall Street.
IPC Systems Launches Express Trading Route Between Chicago, New York
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Trade communications provider IPC Systems has launched an express trading route between the Chicago and New York-area markets, a platform it said will shave critical milliseconds off a heavily traded regional hub.
Netik Appoints John Mason to COO Role
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
He will expand Netik's role into delta one trading data, managed reference data services and data warehousing.

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