Profile of Melanie RodierSenior Editor and Head of Video
Member Since: 5/8/2014
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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 July 2010
Steven Levy, who replaces Bob Mazzarella, co-founded and served as CEO for 15 years at Macgregor, an order management system (OMS) provider, where he led the sale of the software firm to ITG for approximately $250 million.
Given Wall Street's insatiable need for computing power and the ever-increasing cost of energy, firms inevitably will deploy energy-efficient hardware and technology, such as virtualization. But to build data centers that will remain cost-effective for years to come, organizations including the NYSE and Citi also are focusing on how they power and cool their facilities.
According to third annual "Digital IQ" survey from Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, 50% of firms say innovation was their primary strategic focus for 2009.
The acquisition is part of NASDAQ OMX's strategy to diversify its commercial technology business and enter the broker surveillance and compliance market, Nasdaq said.
In 2009, DTCC processed more than $3 trillion in corporate actions, and the release of these draft messages is a key element in DTCC's plan to automate and streamline corporate actions processing, the company said in a release.
A survey by kasina of 536 financial advisors revealed that intranets are still the most commonly accessed sites, while social media use continues to increase and more than two-thirds share content with clients.
Lupus alpha offers specialist investment concepts to institutional investors.
Shepro was founder and CEO of Shepro Braun Systems, where he designed and brought to market the first integrated real-time trading, portfolio management, financial accounting, partnership and trust system for hedge funds and investment managers.
Customers clearing through Broco will have access to CQG's decision-making tools, consolidated market data, and advanced electronic trading via the CQG Trader and Integrated Client platforms to route orders to CFE, CME Globex, EUREX, NYSE Euronext Liffe, and other exchanges.
Order Routing Direct uses technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn't require routing back to a centralized hub.
GPUs and FPGAs can help lower latency, but they often are difficult to program or change, experts caution.
In this CNBC video, former head of the FDIC William Isaac argues that the new financial regulation bill would not have prevented the current financial crisis, and it will not prevent the next crisis.
In this Funny or Die video, Goldman Sachs insists the firm is not to blame for the financial crisis...
The Sophis VALUE system includes front-to-back office, risk management, and centralized data management modules.
Performa, which has more than $2 billion in assets under management, is leveraging Eagle to run its core investment processes as well as to facilitate accounting and administration, data management, GIPS composite management, fixed income performance attribution, and client reporting
New Celent reports finds that by 2012, the active investor market will reach 16 million investors, making up 40% of the self-directed market. But online brokerages will need to enhance their platforms to remain competitive.
Last month the SEC started a pilot program that established circuit breakers for the S&P 500. In this video, Wall Street & Technology editor-in-chief Greg MacSweeney talks with Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, about whether the circuit breakers will actually succeed.
The new technology and functionality of MIG21 7.0 boosts the quality of configuration transfer while further accelerating the configuration process, according to Princeton.
BATS Europe's system latency averages 350 microseconds, including matching engine latency of 250 microseconds and circuit latency of 100 microseconds.
Hedge funds had a great year in 2009, making up for many of their losses in 2008. That got a group of comedians thinking, if hedge funds still know how to make money, maybe hedge fund managers can dispense all kinds of financial advice. From the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the sketch group Hot Mess performs for American Public Media's Marketplace report.
Before joining Aite Group, Schmitt served as sales process manager for Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management groups, including the former Premier Banking & Investments group.
The 5-year-old online investment/social networking site has more than $1.2 billion in assets under management, 224,000 account holders and 84 employees in Boca Raton, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C.
The new service provides comprehensive end-of-day valuations and risk measurements for a full range of OTC derivatives and structured products.
The Calypso system will support the bank’s trading of cross-derivative products, including interest rate, credit, equity, FX and commodity derivatives from an integrated trading, risk management and processing platform.
In this Funny Or Die video clip, as President Obama sweats over financial reform legislation, he receives a late night visit from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers...
Luminet captures user activity across the enterprise, helping organizations to protect sensitive data, reduce internal fraud and enable regulatory compliance, according to Attachmate.
Geneva 8.0 introduces middle office functionality, out-of-the-box integration to counterparties and data providers, and easy to use and customizable access to real-time data.
Through the new Open API, customers will have access to technical information and documentation, reference guides, and other resources to help network external applications and programs with E*TRADE’s investing platform.