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Content tagged with Data Management posted in December 2012
A Look Ahead to the Capital Markets in 2013
Slideshows  |  12/21/2012  | 
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.
World's Investors Stirred, Not Shaken by U.S. Fiscal Crisis
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Global investors are betting Washington will overcome its budget deadlock despite an apparently serious setback.

Costs, Investor Confidence Among Biggest Obstacles for Boutique Asset Managers
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
According to a SunGard survey, boutique asset managers are looking to technology to help meet growth challenges and satisfy increased demands.
Seatbelts, Air Bags Won't Solve Threat of Tech-Induced Market Crashes
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Given the rapid growth of technology in all aspects of the market, the disastrous BATS and Facebook IPOs - and the Knight Capital episode - shouldn't have been a big surprise.
So Much Uncertainty, So Little Volatility
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Equating economic uncertainty with financial market volatility this year would have been a dangerous game.

Hedge Funds Down, Not Out in Tricky US Natgas Market
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
David Coolidge may still be the king of U.S. natural gas hedge fund managers but his $2 billion Velite Capital has made less than half of last year's money while one of his biggest rivals is headed for a loss in an unusually tricky year for traders.

Instinet Revamps Commission Management Platform
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
The global agency broker has launched an enhanced version of Plazma with multi-strategy functionality to enable buy-side users to view budgets and balances on a sub-account level.
The Road to Big Data
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data becomes inescapable in today's financial services industry, institutions can prepare by surveying the analytics landscape, targeting a specific problem to solve, studying relevant cases and expanding capabilities with the right technology solution for their environment.
'Black Box' Hedge Funds Buy Exchange Seats to Dodge Brokers
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Some of the world's top computer-driven hedge funds are buying exchange memberships to trade directly on the biggest commodities and financial futures markets, saving on the sizeable commissions normally paid to brokers.

Sun Trading Expands Tech Partnership for Cross-Asset Trading
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
The proprietary trading firm will use Kx Systems database to roll out new quant trading strategies and diversify across multiple asset classs and markets.
French Banks Eye U.S. Expansion After Year of Cuts
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
France's top banks are taking advantage of calmer markets to return to expanding in the United States, a year after deep cuts to their investment banks saw them lose ground to rivals in the world's biggest financial market.

Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs, Take $1 Bln in Charges
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Citigroup Inc will eliminate 11,000 jobs worldwide, about 4 percent of its total staff, in a move to save as much as $1.1 billion a year in expenses, the company said on Wednesday.

Data Visualization's New Shine
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
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.
Hedge Funds Narrowly Beat Stock Market in November
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Hedge funds beat the broader stock market by a whisker in November, according to data published Monday.

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