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News & Commentary
Content tagged with Data Management posted in April 2012
SuperDerivatives Hires Morgan Stanley Quant
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The company appointed former Morgan Stanley derivatives expert Raphael Juston to jumpstart the growth of its commodity and energy derivatives solutions.
US Mortgage Funds Emerge As Housing Sways
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The U.S housing market may still be in the doldrums, but funds that are betting on big gains in mortgage-related investments are a hot ticket this year on Wall Street.
Lazard Profit Drops, Still Beats Street
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Lazard Ltd's first-quarter earnings dropped sharply because of higher costs, but the boutique investment bank beat analyst expectations by a wide margin when excluding a previously announced charge related to severance packages.
Goldman Sachs CEO: We Are Not "Anti-Client."
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
In a rare interview, embattled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein defends his firm after a public relations nightmare.
LCH.Clearnet In Talks to Buy IDCG From Nasdaq OMX
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The European clearinghouse operator said the move will help it to better serve the buy side, while expanding its footprint in the U.S.
Thomson Reuters Brings Elektron to Fast-Growing Brazilian Market
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The move comes as a growing number of domestic and international firms adopt algorithmic trading in Brazil.
BATS Software Bug Stings Strategy
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The market's confidence in financial institutions is low enough without being exacerbated by completely avoidable mistakes.
BTIG's Commissions for Charity Day Raises $4.5M
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
The brokerage's 10th Annual money drive will support research for Parkinson's, autism and several children's hospitals.
Why Data Visualization For Your Emails Can Boost Your Search For Alpha
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
New research from the UK suggests data visualization should move beyond the trading desk to your inbox.
Eyeing the SEC, Hedge Funds Shore Up IT
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
According to an Omgeo survey, hedge funds are addressing the demands of the SEC and other regulators.
Global Hedge Fund Assets Surge But Smaller Funds Wobble
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
The industry's total assets surged to record levels during the first quarter, with most of that money going to established firms managing at least $5 billion.
DTCC and EFETnet Launch 1st Global Commodity Swaps Repository
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Submission testing for Dodd-Frank Swap Data Repository (SDR) requirements will begin May 14.
Hedge Funds Short the Euro
Commentary  |  4/19/2012  | 
Turning Big Data into a Dashboard for Investment Managers
Commentary  |  4/19/2012  | 
The rise of data aggregators pulling information from various cloud-based sources, fueling front-end analytics, will make Big Data more usable for investment managers, contends StatPro North America's Andrew Peddar.
CME Floor Traders Took a Page from Occupy Wall Street
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
The battle between floor brokers and the CME heated up again when ex-chairman Leo Melamed defended the exchange's policies, suggesting that blocks will continue to be matched in the dark.
BrokerTec Says New Trading Platform Boosts Order Volume Tenfold
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
The firm said it built the high-speed trading system with a modified version of Nasdaq OMX's Genium INET system.
Hedge Funds Face Make or Break Year: Allstate
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Large institutional investors who have ploughed tens of billions of dollars into hedge funds may rethink their allocations if the industry performs poorly yet again this year, one large U.S.-based investor said.
State Street's Q1 Profit Crimped by Expenses
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
State Street Corp. said Tuesday that first-quarter profit fell 11 percent as compensation and other employee benefits surged at nearly three times the pace of operating revenue growth.
UBS, Goldman Win Formula One IPO
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has hired UBS and Goldman Sachs to lead an expected $2 billion initial public offering of motor racing business Formula One in Singapore, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.
5 Tips For The Best Social Media Strategy On Wall Street
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
The biggest factor in the success or failure of any social strategy is content, but here is a look at what you should and shouldn't do.
Formula 1 IPO Pitch Ends Friday
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula One's Singapore IPO, sources told Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign that the process for the roughly $1.5 billion IPO is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.
Dataminr Analyzes Tweets for Actionable Signals
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
With its real time analytics engine hooked into the Twitter firehose, Dataminr provides an early warning system for micro-trends geared to enterprise clients in finance and government.
Hedge Funds See Best Q1 Since 2006, Though Concerns Mount
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Hedge funds may be off to their best start in six years, but the industry is on high alert with Europe likely in a recession while the U.S. struggles to hang on, according to Hennessee Group.
Forex Fine Print Haunts BNY Mellon, State Street
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
State Street has unveiled a new twist in its legal defense against charges of foreign exchange fraud: We're not like Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
Wall St Week Ahead: Will Earnings Spark Further Stock Declines?
News  |  4/6/2012  | 
Since October, estimates for first-quarter earnings growth have tumbled while the S&P 500 has surged. With the earnings season starting next week, the outlook is not as sunny as in previous quarters.
The Top 12 Hedge Funds of 2012
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
Although hedge funds badly lagged the stock market's first quarter rally, a dozen standouts managed to outperform.
Prominent US Hedge Funds Enjoyed Strong 1st Quarter
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
A handful of prominent hedge fund managers reported strong first quarter results after the industry recorded dismal returns in 2011, but only a few managed to top the performance of the rallying U.S. stock markets.
J.P. Morgan Launches Mobile App For Depositary Receipt Clients
News  |  4/4/2012  | 
Issuer clients will have access, among other things, to the latest price performance data and graphs.
How to Prepare for Fragmentation in the Brazilian Marketplace
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
Economic indicators suggest that South America's hottest market will soon join the global trend and embrace a multi-market structure with liquidity fragmented across different venues.
Wall Street Scratches Its Head Over Big Data Challenge
Commentary  |  4/3/2012  | 
With IT budgets growing less than 1%, firms are scrambling to deal with a huge challenge.
Markit Acquires Data Explorers
News  |  4/2/2012  | 

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