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Content tagged with Data Management posted in April 2013
And The Buy-Side Trading Technology Advantage Goes To....?
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
In a world where trading alpha creates a competitive advantage, trading skills and acumen may be king, but trading tools are the great enabler and equalizer.
Paladyne Systems Integrates Numerix; Licenses Source Code
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Paladyne, a Broadridge Company, has integrated the Numerix Portfolio Risk into its front-office solutions to help its clients help manage risk across asset classes with the addition of Paldyne's reference data.
CBOE Outage Forces Institutions to Scramble for Alternatives
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
A systems delay at the CBOE shutdown trading in the big stock index options contracts for three and one-half hours, raising questions about the safety of electronic markets.
Westport Capital Partners Files Form PF via Northpoint
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
A hedge fund manager focusing on real estate picked Northpoint's Form PF filing services to deal with all operational aspects from data collection to electronic submission.
4 Ways To Stop Twitter Hacks That Swing The Markets
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
The fake AP tweet this week left traders and quants scratching their heads over their vulnerability to breaking news on social media.
Can Group Finance and Risk Management Get Along?
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
There is renewed move to integrate finance and risk data at sell-side firms for cash optimization and, equally as important, transparency. So how can you get these two groups to cooperate to achieve a unified view?
Markit Upgrades Portfolio Valuations Service with VaR and Stress Testing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
The data provider added risk and scenario analysis tools to is Portfolio Valuations Service.
Bracing for Apple's Earnings Report, Academics React to Stock's Falling Price
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Some academics are blaming the irrational exuberance of retail investors combined with the short selling of hedge funds for the decline in Apple Computer's stock price last week.
Mandara Capital Deploys Tbrick's Hosted Trading Service
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
A hedge fund specialist in crude oil and derivatives, Mandara Capital chose Tbrick's futures trading platform, powered by S&P Capital IQ's Quantlink and QuantFeed, to improve speed and to support inhouse development.
State Street's Q1 Revenues Up 1% As FX Trading Volumes Rise
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The financial services company cited strength in equity markets, combined with higher volumes in foreign exchange trading, supported by fee revenues.
JP Morgan Forms Electronic Trading Management Committee
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The new committee will share best practices in electronic and algorithmic trading across asset classes and make decisions on investments in systems for competitive advantage.
Patent Issued to RealTick EMS for Staging of Electronic Orders
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
The U.S. patent was issued to Eze Castle Software Group for proprietary technology in RealTick EMS that allows traders to stage electronic orders in a neutral account without committing to a specific broker.
Estimize's Data Licensing Deal with Bloomberg Validates Social Finance
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
The crowdsourced earnings estimates platform agreed to license its data for display on the respected Bloomberg Professional service, which is a sign that social finance is a growing trend.
Of Frogs, Boiling Water, Market Structure and Trading
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
The sense that inertia and incrementalism are the only approaches to solving market inertia does not necessarily have to be the case. What may be required is a systemic review of market structure itself.
Linear Investments Selects TradingScreen's TradePrime
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Hedge fund manager Linear Investments picked the multi-asset EMS, integrated with position management and OMS functionality, compliance and risk, all delivered via the cloud.
Corporate Bond Market Needs Price Discovery Overhaul —Report
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
As buy side firms scramble for liquidity in corporate bonds, a new report Tabb Group lays out the need for a new price discovery mechanism with new tools and pricing sources to replace traditional phone-based quoting.
Can We Do Better? Stealing Other People's Property
Commentary  |  4/16/2013  | 
Banks have long been creating products that are so complex that clients, risk managers and even some of the firm's own salespeople can't understand what is actually in them.
FlexTrade Integrates EMS with OneMarketData
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
The integration with OneMarketData's single solution for complex event processing and tick data will enable users of FlexTrade's EMS to develop strategies based on real-time and historical data.
Bloomberg Unveils New Version of iPad App
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
A revised edition of Bloomberg Anywhere for iPad debuted today which includes access to Instant Bloomberg, advanced mobile charting and industry-specific dashboards.
Electronic Trading of FX Jumps in Asia from 38% to 45% — Report
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Despite a slight slowdown in global FX trading activity last year, large numbers of institutions and companies in the U.S., Europe and particularly in Asia continued to adopt e-trading, according to Greenwich Associates research.
Nasdaq OMX FinQloud R3 Meets SEC/CFTC Regulatory Requirements, Say Consultants
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Two separate studies of FinQloud's record keeping and record retrieval solution say the technology will meet stringent regulatory demands.
Once Swaps are in the Clearinghouse, the Real Work Begins
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
This week trueEX said it plans to launch a service to provide termination, compaction, re-balancing and backloading to CME clearing clients.
So You Want to be a Billionaire?
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
Founders of iBillionaire are offering a free mobile app to track the equity holdings of Warren Buffet and hedge titans like David Tepper based pulling data from their SEC filings. But, is this misleading the masses?
Explosive Data Growth Has Financial Firms Seeking Data Center Efficiencies
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
With 50% annual growth rates in data, financial services organizations are struggling to handle the volume. Some firms are turning to flash memory to improve efficiency and lower costs.
MLK Embeds Risk Analytics from Portfolio Science
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Hedge funds using MLK Solutions's data warehouse can access a customizable suite of integrated risk calculations from PortfolioScience across funds, portfolios, sub-portfolios, and individual positions.
Nasdaq, CME Building Superfast HFT Link
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
High-speed traders are going to see new boost in their market information rates thanks to a straight line of microwave towers between CME’s datacenter in Illinois and Nasdaq’s in New Jersey.
S&P Dow Jones Licenses 3 New Credit Spread Indices to trueEX
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Electronic swaps exchange trueEX will create futures contracts based on the independently managed and calculated indices, and will be the first regulated exchange to offer exposure to corporate credit spreads.
Nasdaq OMX Enhances UltraFeed
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Nasdaq OMX's UltraFeed now includes U.S. equity market depth data from Nasdaq, NYSE Euronext, Direct Edge and BATS exchanges combined into a single feed. .
Bank Leumi Chooses Calypso As Cross-Asset Platform
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
One of Israel's largest banking corporations, Bank Leumi, will utilize Calypso's front to back office platform for cross asset class support, including interest rate derivatives.
Bloomberg Integrates Live Twitter Feeds With Financial Platform
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Bloomberg Professional service says it is the first financial information platform to give investors the ability to incorporate tweets into their decision-making process.
Over 80 % of Investment Managers Grapple with Cost of /Benchmark Data —Survey
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
A survey of 51 investment managers by RIMES, a financial data provider, found that index and benchmark data has become "integral" to a number of buy-side department but that cost is difficult to manage.
Nasdaq's eSpeed Acquisition Gets Pro and Con Reactions
Commentary  |  4/3/2013  | 
The exchange operator's plans to acquire the electronic trading platform for U.S. Treasury bonds and notes raised concerns with analysts at credit rating agencies. But the move will also diversify Nasdaq away from stocks into fixed income products.
Bloomberg PolarLake Adds Fitch Credit Ratings Data
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Adding Fitch Data to Bloomberg PolarkLake's Enterprise Data Management Solution will give financial institutions an independent view of long-term credit risk to support risk management and regulatory reporting.
Estimize Looks to Tap the Wisdom of the Buy Side Crowd
Commentary  |  4/2/2013  | 
An Internet startup is challenging the traditional Wall Street earnings estimates model by reaching out to asset managers and hedge funds to build a buy-side consensus.

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