Profile of Melanie RodierSenior Editor and Head of Video
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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 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.
There are ways employees can use social networking sites such as Facebook more safely, says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos.
According to a survey of 600 global companies carried out by security firm Sophos, 50 percent of companies ban their employees from accessing Facebook.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s complaint in May against a Hong Kong couple for insider trading of Dow Jones stock may have come up against a brick wall.
According to a new survey, most financial services firms are not currently considering using Apple's iPhone on a corporate level - but this could change in the future.
As global head of credit trading technology at Merrill Lynch, Ira Lehrman will head up daily technology operations, as well as drive tech strategy for the group.
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.
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.
2007 Protiviti U.S. Risk Barometer study found that 53 percent of respondents rated their firms as very effective at managing risk, a 15 percent rise compared to last year.
Ninety-four percent of U.S. CEOs and 79 percent of non-U.S. CEOs believe changes to the American legal system to lower litigation risks would increase the competitiveness of U.S. capital markets.
New Internet brokerages target niche markets looking for specific functionality and services rather than attempting to compete with large firms for the mass market.
Nearly all (90 percent) plan to invest more in security solutions in the next 12 to 18 months, according to research firm Nemertes Research.
Hedge fund growth, the need for risk controls and the increasing use of derivative instruments across a broader population of investment managers are driving the global portfolio systems market, according to a new report from Aite Group.
Summit FT V5.2 enables banks and asset managers to scale up and meet evolving market demands in both complexity and volume.
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.
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.
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
Solution enables firms to push data closer to applications for faster access and greater resource utilization, Oracle claims.
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.
As hacking increases, experts say firms must use a blend of multifactor authentication, risk analysis and people to protect themselves.
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.
Massachusetts' top securities regulator has charged Morgan Stanley and two Boston employees with illegally contacting clients by cold-calling people who posted resumes on the CareerBuilder.com Web site.
As it continues to encourage XBRL filing, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that NYSE Euronext has become the first stock exchange to submit financial reporting information using interactive data.
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.
The financial services world continues to expand in Second Life.
Singapore-based financial firm First Meta has just launched Second Life's first credit card.
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.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly NASD) has fined AXA Advisors $1.2 million for failing to adequately supervise its fee-based brokerage business and distributing misleading sales literature.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) and its former president James B. Crofwell for failing to enforce Exchange rules to prevent specialists from trading for their own accounts ahead of marketable customer orders.
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.