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Content tagged with Data Management posted in May 2012
Wall St Stumbles as Euro Zone Worry Grows
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday, as rising bond yields for Italy and Spain and the latest poll results in Greece worsened fears about a spiraling of the euro zone's debt crisis.
Two FX Players Unveil Platforms Amidst Greek Crisis
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With rumblings of a Greek exit from the euro zone in the background, two players announced trading platforms for sourcing liquidity.
Betting on a Further Facebook Fall
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
The options markets do not have high hopes for the social media giant. Next stop: $10 a Share.
Big Data's Role in Meeting Compliance and Regulatory Challenges
Commentary  |  5/29/2012  | 
Responding to the changes in the financial industry with yesterday's data capabilities will place financial institutions at a disadvantage. Utilizing big data technologies can help firms meet financial reporting requirements, says DataArt's Oleg Komissarov.
Meet the Hedge Fund Manager on the Other Side of the JPMorgan Bet
Commentary  |  5/29/2012  | 
His name is Boaz Weinstein and he turned Jamie Dimon's lemon of a bet into sweet lemonade.
Fisher Investments Opens Sydney Office
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
With a new Australian subsidiary, the money manager is looking eastward.
Bloomberg LP Moves Into EDM Market, Acquires PolarLake
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The acquisition, a rarity for Bloomberg, aims to establish a strong enterprise data management business for the global market data solutions provider.
Causeway Capital Updates Trading Platform
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
7 Tips for Moving to a Global Shared Services IT Model
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Vanguard CTO and principal of global investment systems Carol Dow shares insights gained during the firm's multiyear transition to a global shared services IT model.
Consolidating IT: Vanguard Leverages Advances in Bandwidth and Optimization Technologies
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
In addition to cloud technologies and virtualization, global firms such as Vanguard are leveraging advances in bandwidth and optimization technologies to consolidate international IT operations into a single organization and shared data center.
Morgan Stanley Cut Facebook Estimates Just Before IPO
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
In the run-up to Facebook's $16 billion IPO, Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the deal, unexpectedly delivered some negative news to major clients: The bank's consumer Internet analyst, Scott Devitt, was reducing his revenue forecasts for the company.
Renaissance Capital Joins Sungard Global Network
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Offers direct access to Russian equity markets for buy side institutions,following an exchange merger and changes in market structure and settlement procedures.
Even Facebook Can't Get Investors to 'Like' the Markets
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
The historic debut of the social networking giant on the Nasdaq was unable to help investors forget what ails the global markets.
Facebook's Debut is Modest, High Volumes Cause Problems
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Facebook Inc shares rose less than expected on their first day of trade on Friday and huge order volume caused technical problems that marred the coming out party of the No. 1 online social network.
The iPhone5 Is Almost Here, And It’s Going To Be Big
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
A multitude of rumors about Apple's latest smartphone have been swirling around the web. Here is a low down of what it is expected to look like.
Secure Your Docs, But the User Should Always Come First
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Users have no patience for clunky document management systems, so it was refreshing to discover that Rosenblatt Securities and Blackstone Group are using Watchdox, a user-friendly way to secure documents.
Hedge Fund Lone Pine Capital Opts for SS&C's Form PF Tool
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Starting next month, hedge funds with at least $22 billion in assets under management will need to begin filling out Form PF, which is designed to monitor the risks posed to the nation's financial system by hedge funds, private equity funds, and other large private funds.
Regulators Should Define Hedges Narrowly
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
JP Morgan's reported loss on a "hedge" highlights the way the concept has been stretched in the last two decades to cover a broader range of transactions than before, many of which have little to do with the traditional concept of offsetting underlying price risks with like-for-like derivative positions.
JPMorgan Trade on Regulators' Radar in April
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Regulators first raised concerns in April about trading positions that led to a $2 billion-plus loss at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and they posed questions to senior management at the bank, a source familiar with the situation said.
LCH.Clearnet Piles into European CDS Clearing
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
LCH.Clearnet has joined the flood of clearing houses piling into European credit default swaps (CDS) ahead of regulation that will force firms to clear such products on an exchange, instead of trading them privately.
Guggenheim Investments Picks NAV Platform
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
In a move to eliminate spreadsheets and reduce operational risk, Guggenheim chose Milestone Group's pControl platform to automate the production and control of net asset values.
How Exactly Did JPMorgan Pass a Fed Stress Test?
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
News of the investment bank's $2 billion loss through a poorly crafted hedging strategy sent a shockwave throughout the global marketplace, once again putting regulatory bodies under the spotlight.
Dimon's $2 Billion Bet Proves the Volcker Rule
Commentary  |  5/11/2012  | 
As Wall Street firms were making a case against Dodd-Frank and The Volcker Rule, JPMorgan loses big on a prop trading bet that blew up in their face.
Netik Launches vMobile for Data Management
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Emphasizing security and entitlement, vMobile positions Netik to extend the reach of its data management solutions to iPads, Androids and Blackberry Playbook devices.
The Evolution of a Broker's Market Access Decision
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
Fortress Commodities Fund To Close After Losses
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
U.S.-based Fortress Investment Group said the hedge fund will cease operations around May 23.
Ex-Perry Cap Ercil Raises $440M in PE Style Hedge Fund
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Ercil's fund would draw the capital down as and when it sees an investment opportunity, similar to private equity funds.
Wells Fargo May Face Fair Lending Claims
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
The U.S. Department of Justice believes it has grounds to bring claims against Wells Fargo & Co for monetary damages and civil penalties under fair lending laws, the bank said in a securities filing.
8 Tips for Optimizing Big Data
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Determining how to handle today's data deluge may be tricky. Here are eight tips to get you started.
Hedge Fund Veteran Named Options IT Head of Technology
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
With more than 25 years of experience, Ian Bowell has been appointed as the firm's new Head of Technology in the Americas.
Big Data Technology: Buyer Beware
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
Big data holds big promise. But the technologies needed to understand it come with a steep learning curve. Here's what you need to know before you buy.
Big Data Payday: Rosenblatt Visualizes Success With a Proprietary Platform
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
Boutique institutional brokerage Rosenblatt Securities outmaneuvers larger competitors by building a pioneering big data solution.
Facebook IPO Watch: $35 a Share?!
Commentary  |  5/4/2012  | 
The much-anticipated IPO has a low, low price but you'll be lucky to get a piece of the action. Is that fair to the people who made Facebook into the Social Media Giant it is?
Hana and Exalytics: SAP's Hype Versus Oracle's FUD
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
Getting to the facts in the war of words surrounding SAP's Hana and Oracle's Exalytics platforms.
Wall Street Firms Are Not Prepared for Big Data
Commentary  |  5/3/2012  | 
New data sources, including social media and mobile devices, can provide valuable information and insights into customer tendencies and trends. But firms do not have the infrastructure or skills to handle the deluge of unstructured data.
Teradata Profit Up Again on Big Data and Data Analytics Demand
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
The demand for big data and data analytics products boosted Teradata's sales by 21 percent in the most recent quarter.
UBS Faces Pay Backlash as Weber Becomes Chairman
News  |  5/3/2012  | 
UBS became the latest bank to face the anger of its shareholders over executive pay on Thursday, as investors queued up to voice their complaints in a packed meeting that echoed recent protests at Credit Suisse and Barclays.
How to Make Big Data Consumable
Commentary  |  5/2/2012  | 
The key to better consumption of big data starts with improving how it is organized.
Facebook's Acqusition of Instagram Is All About Big Data
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
The social network's acquisition of the start-up is about more than a photo-sharing app. Like other recent M&As, the deal is about big data capabilities, experts say.
In Quiet Markets, FX Traders Hunt New Opportunities
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Calm in currency markets is causing a headache for foreign exchange traders, who are struggling to make money as major currencies trade in a tight range, and storing up trouble for investment banks relying on the sector to generate profits.
BlackBerry Claws At Comeback With New Phone, But It's Not Looking Good
Commentary  |  5/2/2012  | 
At RIM’s annual conference, attendees caught a glimpse of what the new BlackBerry will look like. But response was tepid at best.
New Open Data Center Alliance Workgroup Will Help Firms Harness Big Data
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Vendors step up to focus on content management solutions for big data.
Buy-Side Swap Clearing Soars As Dodd-Frank Looms
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear says it's benefitting handsomely from the surging demand for clearing services with regulatory mandates in the U.S. and Europe slated to take effect.
Legg Mason Profit Up 10 Percent After Cost-Cutting
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Legg Mason Inc's quarterly earnings rose 10 percent, the Baltimore asset manager said on Tuesday, as it finished a streamlining plan that cut expenses.

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