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 Melanie Rodier

Profile of Melanie Rodier

Senior Editor and Head of Video
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 1304
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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 June 2007

Wall Street Sets Guidelines on Electronic Communications

As Wall Street workers continue to furiously use their BlackBerrys, email, text messages and instant messaging to communicate, regulators have become increasingly concerned about the potential spread of confidential information through unsecure devices.

More than 75 Percent of Financial Companies Now Offshoring, Saving $9 bln

Financial services firms continue to lead the way in offshoring. More than 75 percent of global financial institutions now have operations offshore, compared to less than 10 percent in 2001. And it is no longer just IT departments that are being outsourced: transaction processing, finance, HR, investment banking analytics and research, are all increasingly heading overseas.

Connotate Launches Agent Community GEN 2.0

Connotate Technologies, a New Jersey-based Web mining company, has launched its new Information Agent Community GEN2.0 at the SIFMA TMC show. The upgraded solution, a scalable platform based on Connotate's web mining technologies, provides Wall Street firms with intelligent agents that can interact with the Web and intranets, 24 hours a day, in a Web 2.0 environment.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Hacking Industry

It is a multi-billion dollar industry. Today's IT attacks are regional, targeted, going after specific people and companies in the world, and entirely driven by profit, according to David Rand, CTO of security firm Trend Micro. "Yesterday's hacker was typically aged 15 to 34, had no girlfriend and was living with his parents. This is no longer true today," Rand told the audience at the SIFMA trade show.

ESpeed is well positioned to benefit from the growth of computer-based and algorithmic trading. By acquiring BGC, the company will be able to develop new products more effectively and will benefit from a larger capital base. But some industry insiders wonder how much impact the merger will have on the market.

SunGard Adds Real-Time Features for Global Clearing and Settlement

STN Settlements is an automated service that consolidates and controls multiple messaging interfaces on one browser-based platform, eliminating the need for Wall Street firms to build and manage separate bilateral connections and providing low-risk migration to straight-through processing.


EquityFeed Pro is a real-time streaming platform that offers market makers' quotes, Level Two data feeds, information about top movers, SEC filings, filtering and technical trading tools

BT Virtual Product Takes Headache Out of Managing Trading Technology

BT's new service, targeted in particular at firms with less than 25 trading positions, enables financial firms to enjoy all the benefits of BT's ITS Netrix trading turret without the overhead associated with installing and supporting on-site equipment, the vendor says.

New Survey Says Corporate Financial Misconduct Is Still Prevalent

Over 50% of certified fraud examiners say they have personally observed financial misconduct in the past year, according to a new survey on corporate fraud. Around three-quarters of participants also said they felt institutional fraud was more prevalent today than in 2002, when the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act was passed in response to accounting scandals at companies such as Enron and WorldCom.

Fiber Optic Network to Connect NYC and Pennsylvania

Wall Street firms are one step closer to getting a fiber optic network connecting lower Manhattan with northeastern Pennsylvania as part of a total back-up solution in the event of a disaster. Level 3 Communications, a global provider of telecommunications solutions, has been selected as the company that will build the fiber optic network, following an agreement between the governor of Pennsylvania, Edward G. Rendell, and Wall Street West.

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