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Content tagged with Data Management posted in October 2010
Dow Jones Launches Venture Capital Index
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Dow Jones announced the launch of a new index designed to track changes in the market value of companies that are backed by U.S. venture capital firms.
Royal Bank Of Scotland Selects SmartCo For Centralized Securities Reference And Price Data Management
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
GBM intends to use SmartCo DataHub to centralize and manage all the security reference data and end of day prices for the benefit of all departments of the bank, according to a release.
Interactive Data Boosts Range of OTC Data Available through PrimeTerminal
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Interactive Data Corp., a provider of market analytics and data, announced it expanded the amount of over-the-counter information available in PrimeTerminal Professional, a customizable financial desktop platform.
Options IT Goes Live with First HFT Client in LSE's Colo Facility
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Options IT's CEO said London Stock Exchange is building a trading community to ensure diversity at the data center level.
ConvergEx Expands ADR Direct to Cover Indonesia and Malaysia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
ConvergEx announced that traders can now use its ADR Direct platform to trade shares in Indonesia and Malaysia, and convert those stocks to American Depositary Receipts in U.S. dollars.
Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading Unveils 1CLICK for Options
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Streamlines access to GSET's algorithmic strategies for US options through a simple, inuitive interface.
Calypso Unveils OTC Derivatives Clearing Service
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Calypso Technology Inc., a provider of integrated trading software, announced the launch of an over-the-counter client clearing service for derivative clearing members.
SciComp Speeds Up Derivatives Pricing Software
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
SciComp announced it upgraded its derivatives pricing software SciFinance, to help quantitative developers quicken the development of Monte Carlo pricing models and to speed up execution times.
Access 342 Sells Analysts' Research to Buy Side
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
New Dutch-auction model brings transparency to fair market price of analysts' research, unbundled from other equity brokerage products.
Sao Paulo Discount Brokerage Alpes Joins Fidessa’s Network
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Fidessa group, which builds trading systems and provides market data to the buy-side and sell-side, announced that Sao Paulo-based discount brokerage Alpes has joined its connectivity network.
SunGard Launches Reconciliation Module IntelliMatch
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
SunGard announced the launch of a new trending and analysis module for its IntelliMatch platform, which it said can help managers and administrators reconcile trades more efficiently.
Options IT Deploys ACTIV Financial's Low Latency Data Feed
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Options IT expands its offering by adding ACTIVFeed, which is a fully managed low-latency market data solution.
ITG Acquires Majestic Research
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
ITG looks to Majestic's independent analysis of companies to provide asset managers with investment ideas that generate excess returns.
Nasdaq Unveils “World’s Fastest” Trading Platform For Nordic Derivatives Market
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Nasdaq OMX announced the launch of Genium Inet, a trading system for the Nordic cash and fixed income derivatives markets, which boasts a sub-100 microseconds average latency.
Future Trading Desk: Are Machines Taking Over?
Commentary  |  10/21/2010  | 
Buy-side traders at the AT Summit shared predicted that computers will do most of the trading, while humans monitor the machines.
Credit Suisse Launches iPad Research App for Equity, Fixed Income Research
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Credit Suisse announced its equity and fixed income units launched an application for Apple Inc.’s iPad and iPhone, which allows institutional clients to access the firm’s research.
Bloomberg VCON Connects Multiple CCPs for IRS
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Bloomberg said VCON is the first provider to connect buy and sell side firms to multiple central clearing counterparties (CCPs) for interest rate swaps (IRS) central clearing.
Cinnober Unveils New Market Model
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Adaptive Micro Auctions can level the playing field among market participants in terms of latency, contends Cinnober.
DTCC Expands GCA VS’ Coverage to Listed Equity Derivatives
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. announced its global corporate actions validation service will now cover listed equity derivatives from five main global exchanges for the sector, with an eye towards further expansion down the road.
Deutsche Bank Launches Liquidity Service for Rates Products
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
The liquidity service is driven by the bank's Autobahn electronic execution platform and covers the full spectrum of rates products, including interest rate swaps, US Treasuries and US Treasury futures.
NYSE Liffe Says Amsterdam, Brussels Derivatives Markets Now in Sync
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
NYSE Liffe, the European-based derivatives arm of NYSE Euronext, announced that the rules and trading procedures of the Amsterdam and Brussels derivatives markets have been harmonized in accordance with the latest regulations.
Linedata To Provide Software For Quantis’ Front, Back Offices
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Linedata announced its been chosen by Quantis Investment Management, an Eastern European multi-manager fund firm, to provide software for its front and back office operations.
Buy Side Turns to TCA As Defense Against HFT - AT Summit
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
Asset managers are using TCA to measure performance of broker algo strategies and to detect gaming by HFT firms, according to panel at AT Summit.
Lobbyists Swarm the CFTC to Shape New Derivatives Regulations – Bloomberg
Commentary  |  10/14/2010  | 
As regulators sort out how the new derivatives rules will function after the passage of the historic finance reform bill, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is under siege from Wall Street lobbyists whose firms are looking to be exempt from the new law, Bloomberg News reports.
Interactive Data Adds European Money Market Products to Evaluations Coverage
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Interactive Data Corp. announced plans to add evaluated pricing for European money market products to its fixed income evaluations coverage, a move intended to complement the firm’s offering for similar U.S. and Asian instruments.
Capital IQ Unveils Intraday Financial Data Platform
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Capital IQ, a unit of Standard & Poor’s that provides data and analytics, announced it launched a platform that enables the intraday delivery of full financial statements, ratios, and trading multiples sourced from earnings releases.
T. Rowe Price Rolls Out Portware for Global Equities Trading
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Asset manager deploys Portware Enterprise at the firm's London and Hong Kong offices, following rollout in the U.S.
Independent Brokerage J.P. Turner Deploys SunGard’s WealthStation
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
SunGard announced J.P. Turner & Co., an Atlanta-based independent brokerage and investment banking firm, is now using its WealthStation trading platform to give clients online access to account information and market data.
U.S. Institutions Are Hopeful, But Not Bullish, On 2011 Recovery of Equity Derivatives Volume
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Average trading volumes in options declined 20 percent while futures volumes declined 35 percent from mid-year 2009 to mid-year 2010.
Emergent Goes Live With Tradar
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
The global asset manager is using Insight 3.3 and is testing Insight 4.0, the latest iteration, for its FX managed funds.
Atrium Network Unveils Global Connection to CBOE
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Atrium Network announced its European customers are now able to access the Chicago Board Options Exchange through its platform, which is now available on a global basis.
Expert Warns Banks More Exposed to Derivatives Now Than in 2008
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
Could banks really be more exposed to derivatives than they were two years ago? That’s what Harold Bradley, the chief investment officer for the Kauffman Foundation contends in a discussion on CNBC with Maria Bartiromo and Herb Greenberg.
OCC Moves into OTC Derivatives Clearing Space
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
OCC will take on OTC equity derivatives in the new cleared market, but also confront exclusive index providers,explains OCC EVP Michael McClean in FT video interview.
SIX Telekurs Beefs Up Evaluated Pricing Unit
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
SIX Telekurs announced the expansion of its evaluated pricing segment, which calculates prices for a range of fixed income instruments and derivatives to comply with more stringent global demands for transparency.
MarkitSERV To Become Primary Gateway for Central Clearing
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Enhances technology to provide electronic allocation delivery of derivatives trades to clients of BlackRock Solutions' Aladdin system.
Institutions Cautiously Optimistic on European Derivatives
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Despite modest declines in trading volume from the first half of 2009 through mid-year 2010, about 55 percent of European institutions predict their usage of flow equity derivatives will increase in 2011.
BTG Pactual Deploys Quantifi XL For Credit Trading
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
BTG Pactual, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, announced it will use Quantifi XL for the pricing an analysis of its credit products.
BATS Options Unveils Suite of Risk Management Tools
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
BATS Options announced the roll out of a new suite of free risk management tools aimed at allowing users to set trading parameters and prevent unwanted executions.
ACTIV Financial Delivers Top of PHLX Options Plus Orders
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
ACTIV is the first external data provider to deliver the Nasdaq OMX PHLX premium feed from one of the largest options exchanges, said the company's CEO.
SuperDerivatives Announces SDX Multi-Asset Platform
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
SDX will deliver advanced front-office functionality for managing interest rates, currencies, equities, commodities, energy and credit instruments.
Is Dow 12K Going to Pull in the Retail Investor?
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The question on CNBC today was whether Dow 12,000 will cause retail investors to stampede back into the market.
Broadridge Financial Rolls Out Canadian Shareholder Forum
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Corporate shareholders can rely on online tools to submit questions, vote their shares, respond to surveys and interact directly with their corporate issuers year-round.
The Story of Canada Bill Jones: A Hustler Relevant to Today's Global Market Feeds
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Just as unsuspecting rubes were duped by a legendary Canadian card shark, Doug Clark of BMO Capital Markets contends Chi-X is still displaying internal order numbers on the public feed after it changed the practice.
Alembic Global Advisors Partners with HC Securities & Investment
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
Independent research firm looks to provide research and trading capabilities on Middle Eastern equities.

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