Virtual Sprawl Hits Wall Street
Rapid server virtualization has set the stage for a new malady known as 'virtual sprawl.' Here's what Wall Street firms are doing about it.
The Buy-Side Values Short-Trade Ideas
When the Securities and Exchange Commission posted an order last night extending the temporary restrictions it placed on short selling in 19 financial stocks until Aug. 12, 2008, the SEC may have allayed the concerns of asset managers that rely upon short-trade ideas in their strategies.
Bloomberg/Reuters Rival Preparing U.S. Launch of Mobile Apps
On September 1, London-based Blue Systems will stage a U.S. launch of two new low-cost ($10 and $20 per month) global news applications for professional traders to use on their mobile devices. The blue mobile applications are designed to deliver worldwide news to the traders ahead of traditional internet and TV new vehicles such as cnbc and more cheaply than Bloomberg or Reuters desktop applications, over Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Sy
Most Fund Administrators Worried About Backoffice Errors, Study Finds
Eighty-four percent of senior managers at fund companies and fund administrators are concerned that manual processes are affecting their ability to control errors, according to a study released today by software company Confluence. The survey had 115 respondents, 40% of them C-level executives.
Roundtable Analyzes Hedge Funds Best Practices (Part 2)
In a recent roundtable, panelists offered advice on why it is important for hedge funds to increase transparency, perform "checks and balances" on valuations, add dedicated risk management functions and have a business continuity plan for trading operations. Ultimately, these practices will help reduce hedge fund risk and improve investor protections.