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 Melanie Rodier

Profile of Melanie Rodier

Senior Editor and Head of Video
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 1304
Posts: 82

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald Tribune, and Rome, where she wrote for Reuters and Screen International, a film trade publication. Melanie was born in London, and graduated from Oxford University where she studied Spanish and Italian. She is also a fluent French speaker.

Articles by Melanie Rodier
posted in September 2007

Morgan Stanley to pay $12.5 million fine to settle 9/11 e-mail charges

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle a case brought by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly NASD) for failing to produce pre-9/11 e-mails to regulators and investor plaintiffs, while claiming that the destruction of the firm's email servers in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center resulted in the loss of all pre-9/11 email.

Tips For Safely Navigating Facebook

There are ways employees can use social networking sites such as Facebook more safely, says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos.

Financial Services Firms Ban Facebook

According to a survey of 600 global companies carried out by security firm Sophos, 50 percent of companies ban their employees from accessing Facebook.

Rosenblatt Securities Taps Jay Indovino

As a managing director at Rosenblatt Securities, Indovino will focus on helping Rosenblatt grow its client base, as well as tapping into business development opportunities and connecting the firm with new technology platforms.

Omgeo Board Adds Michael Bodson

Michael C. Bodson, executive managing director for business management, strategy and marketing for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) has replaced Jill M. Considine on Omgeo's board of managers.

The Danger of Revealing Too Much on Facebook...

At Wall Street and Technology's Executive Peer Roundtable on Security Risk this week, delegates pressed financial firms to consider the security threat posed by employees -- or potential employees -- using social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. It is critical to secure applications and data inside a company, they said. But it is equally important to keep a careful eye on communications between employees and the outside world.

SEC Scrutinizes Hedge Funds for Insider Trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is scrutinizing hedge funds for signs of insider trading. The regulator has been sending out a 27-page letter to registered advisers, asking them for information about relationships between managers, employees, family members and public companies.

Why TD Ameritrade's Data Breach Is So Worrisome...

Last week, TD Ameritrade became the latest financial firm to hit the headlines after suffering a data breach, with over 6.3m customer records stolen. Other financial institutions have also reported data breaches recently: these include JPMorgan, Fidelity Investments and Ameriprise Financial. These incidents generally stemmed from stolen laptops or careless employees (who, in the case of JPMor

Oracle Delivers Coherence 3.3

Solution enables firms to push data closer to applications for faster access and greater resource utilization, Oracle claims.

Techrigy SM2 Helps Companies Monitor The Blogosphere

The SM2 is targeted at organizations that want to scour blogs and wikis on the Web for mentions of their companies, partners and competitors to mitigate reputational damage and potential legal liabilities.

New Security Alert: TD Ameritrade suffers Data Breach, Over 6.3m Records Stolen

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp said contact information for more than 6.3 million customers was stolen after one of its databases was hacked into. The online broker apologized to its clients and said the breach stemmed from unauthorized code in its systems that allowed hackers to access an internal database. The discovery - and elimination of the unauthorized code - was made by the brokerage following an internal investigation of stock-related SPAM.

SEC Fights Senior Citizen Fraud, Chairman Cox Speaks of Personal Experience

The number of baby boomers reaching retirement is on the rise; so is the number of senior citizens being swindled. Now, the SEC has approved a ruling by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly NASD) to ensure that securities firms use appropriate sales practices when dealing with people nearing retirement.

Former Morgan Stanley Finance VP and Husband Plead Guilty to Insider Trading

A former Morgan Stanley finance vice president and her husband, an ex-hedge fund analyst at ING Investment Management, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and insider trading. The couple, Jennifer Wang, 31, and Ruben Chen, 34, of Englishtown, N.J., face from 30 months to 37 months in prison and fines of as much as $5 million.

NYSE Heads out to China

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved NYSE Euronext, the operator of the New York Stock Exchange, to become the first foreign stock exchange to open a representative office in China.

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