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Content tagged with Data Management posted in June 2012
How RIM Murdered BlackBerry
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
RIM made a number of mistakes over the years that could now spell the end for Wall Street's formerly favorite smartphone.
Buy Side Turns to Options as Strategies Grow More Complex
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Asset managers are expanding their use of options, and with their strategies becoming more complicated, they're investing in powerful technology to aid the front and back office.
Portware Boosts FX Platform with Enhanced TCA
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
The firm said the upgrade was driven by demand on the buy side for better execution quality, and for tools to better manage institutional order flow.
Investment Advisor Grandeur Peak Opts For Linedata Trading Platform
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Grandeur will use Linedata's Longview to aid its trading decisions and to fire off transactions.
C.Suisse Shares Hit New Lows Amid Capital Worries
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Credit Suisse shares hit a new 20-year low on Wednesday as a board endorsement of American chief executive Brady Dougan's strategy failed to banish investor skepticism that he can meet demands for a stronger capital base.
Canada's Asset Managers Take Prudence in Risk Management to the Global Market
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Considering the state of the global markets, you'd think Canadian firms would avoid trading outside their own country. But Canadian asset managers are looking to trade with the same preparedness that helped them survive the 2008 credit crisis.
Event-Based Traders Now Have Access to Macroeconomic Data
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Selerity expands global coverage of macroeconomic event data in both developed and emerging markets.
Can Social Media Sharpen Quant Models?
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Experts scoff at the idea of social media-based sentiment analysis being the backbone of a trading strategy. But it could hold promise as a part of a multifactor quant model.
3 Steps to Achieving Zero Infrastructure in the Trading Industry
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
As industry profits languish, many firms are asking, 'Can we get to a point where we have zero infrastructure?'
Bloomberg Updates Service With Interactive Research Platform
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
The firm said the analysis given by Bloomberg Industries is the latest major update to the Bloomberg Professional Service, which has more than 310,000 subscribers worldwide.
Bloomberg Ups Ante In Research Market, Launches Bloomberg Industries
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Bloomberg Industries is a real-time research platform with over 100 analysts covering as many markets.
Inside The SEC’s Tech Department
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
The Commission has long been derided for being out-of-touch and poorly staffed, but the SEC has recently been quietly shaking things up in its technology department.
Vertex Analytics Announces CEP-Based Futures System
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
The hosted solution provides CEP-based futures market data and analytics, with both historical and real-time data.
Be Afraid: Some in US see Shades of 2008 in Euro Crisis
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Grim. Serious. Terrifying. Nerve-rattling. These are the words some prominent American investors and strategists are using to describe the worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and its impact on the global economy.
The No-Shame Game on Wall Street
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Despite this historic mess, bad brazen behavior is not showing any signs of leaving the scene.
Twitter Double Outage Blamed On Bug
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
A double outage rocked Twitter on Thursday, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across the website and mobile applications of the microblogging platform.
Goldman Sachs' Cohen: U.S. Shares Look Cheap Over Medium-Term
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
U.S. stocks look good value in the medium to long term, even if short-term prospects are clouded by financial woes in Europe and jitters over the U.S. presidential election, Goldman Sachs' senior investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen said.
La Française AM and S&P Capital IQ Team Up
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
In the lead-up of the forthcoming global credit Luxembourg fund, La Française AM will leverage S&P Capital IQ's proprietary Risk-to-Price practices.
Crisis Has Barely Begun: GLG Hedge Fund Manager
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's likely to last for at least another 15 to 20 years as major economies cut debt levels, according to Jamil Baz, one of Europe's most prominent hedge fund managers.
Spain, Italy Demand Action as Debt Pressure Mounts
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Spain called on Monday for the European Central Bank to fight financial market pressures on the euro zone, and Italy said more must be done to shore up the bloc after the Greek election result failed to ease the strain on both countries.
Cambridge Asset Manager AlphaSimplex Opts for OneTick
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
The firm said OneMarketData's platform will help it make trading decisions and improve the storage of historical and real-time data.
Volatility, New Regs Demand Better Data Management
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
With a flood of new regulation on the horizon, cost pressures rising and clients demanding more transparency, data management can no longer be confined to the back office.
Chief Data Officer's Role Growing in Importance
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
GoldenSource client survey emphasizes importance of CDOs as firms aim to improve data governance through enterprise level data stewardship.
Retail Investors Flee, Lloyd's Work Ethic, Big Bodacious Data, and More
Slideshows  |  6/14/2012  | 
A few weeks after the botched Facebook IPO, experts continue to question the offering's long-term impact on the market, while Lloyd Blankfein gets some love and big data continues to grow. Here is what people are talking about this week.
Deutche Bank Says Greek Exit From Euro Unlikely
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Deutsche Bank thinks it is unlikely that elections in Greece this weekend will lead the heavily-indebted country to leave the euro, the chief financial officer of Germany's biggest bank said on Thursday.
JPMorgan Bets Sent False Signals to Wider Debt Market
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
JPMorgan Chase & Co's disastrous bets on corporate debt may have caused unexpected collateral damage: erratic behavior in a barometer that measures the financial health of blue-chip U.S. companies.
Dimon Shines At Senate Hearings
Commentary  |  6/13/2012  | 
No fireworks, no smoking gun - just a smooth Jamie Dimon before some Senators who clearly don't understand Wall Street.
Protesters Greet JPMorgan's Dimon In DC
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon's highly anticipated appearance before lawmakers on Wednesday got off to a rocky start with multiple protesters disrupting the event.
A Sneak Peek at Jamie Dimon's Testimony
Commentary  |  6/13/2012  | 
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has released his opening statement to Congress and while he comes clean he doesn’t say it was all THAT bad.
JP Morgan Knew London Traders Were A Problem
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Despite his sterling reputation for risk management, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon tolerated risky trades, loose limits and changes in its VaR out of the London chief investment office.
Facebook Consultant: Website's Ads Work
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Marketing on Facebook influences consumer behavior and leads to increased purchases for the brands that leverage the social-networking site, consulting company comScore said in a report released Tuesday.
Every Trader Needs An Entourage
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
10 Big Data Ideas That Will Help Your Company Thrive In 2012
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Here are the trends that should shape your IT organization - and will transform the financial industry - according to SunGard.
US Gas Futures Slip Early Despite Warmer Weather
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
U.S. natural gas futures slipped early Monday on continued concerns over high inventories despite warmer weather on tap for consuming regions this week and next.
State Street Set To Buy Goldman Sachs' Hedge Fund Admin Unit
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
Goldman Sachs is close to signing a deal to sell its hedge fund administration business to U.S. bank State Street.
Investors Lose Faith In Computer Trading Models
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Investors are losing faith in the computer-based trading models that made them millions in the bull market years, as Europe's financial convulsions have shown how poorly they cope with the unpredictable.
Getco's Chief Technology Officer Departs
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Michael Rauchman who served as CTO of Getco since 2010, has left electronic trading firm following a leadership change in February under CEO Daniel Coleman.
What Keeps CIOs Awake At Night
Slideshows  |  6/6/2012  | 
The top quotes from Tabb Group's MarketTech 2012.
NYSE Technologies and Xignite to Launch Web-Based Market Data Service
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Geared to non-latency sensitive clients, the new service will provide access to real-time, historical and reference market data for all NYSE Euronext markets via the Internet.
Get Smart With Your Buy Side Technology
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Morgan Stanley May Sell Part of Commods Unit - CNBC
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Morgan Stanley is considering selling a stake in its commodities unit, CNBC television reported on Wednesday, as regulatory pressures weigh on the outlook for the business.
Banks Still Struggle with Data Management — Capco Survey
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Only 19 percent of bank CIOs described their information management program as “thriving,” while two-thirds said it was just "surviving" and 14 percent described it as "stumbling", reports the survey, which also found that investment is underfunded.
Vulture Funds Smell Blood from Spanish Bank Woes
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
A flock of "vulture" funds is circling over Madrid in the hope that a banking sector shakeout will finally deliver a bonanza of real estate and distressed company assets at rock bottom prices.
How Useful is Social Media-Based Sentiment Analysis to the Buy Side?
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Progress Software founder and chief technology officer John Bates explains why even as such tools struggle to catch on, they're still likely to become very useful to the buy-side trader's workflow within the next five years.

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