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 August 2008
To increase profitability and improve the client value proposition of their trust departments, banks can turn operations outsourcing and investment management outsourcing, according to a new report by Celent.
If firms fail to innovate their methods to process fee revenue for managed accounts, their costs could jump from the current $20.6 million to $42.4 million by 2012, according to a new report by the TowerGroup.
Firms seem to understand the importance of preventative controls, such as having firewalls and access control lists, but they lack a good grasp of detective controls, says Tony Hernandez, managing director at SMART Business Advisory and Consulting.
"IDEA" will make company and fund information interactive, giving investors faster and easier access to data.
Electronic document discovery has become one of the single largest components of litigation, with the review portion accounting for up to 80 percent of the $3 billion a year e-discovery marketplace, Huron said.
The Institutional Spectrum platform features five different types of mutual fund managed accounts, as well as a separately managed account and individual stocks and bonds.
The tool will enable senior executives and research analysts to communicate via secure video conferencing, IM, and SMS.
The new Coral8 Engine release provides greater configuration flexibility, while the Coral8 Portal was enhanced to add more visualization options, including drill-down support.
The new service streamlines clearance and settlement, cuts customer costs and reduces fails associated with affirmed institutional equity trades, the utility said.
Following the Societe Generale scandal, Wall Street firms have reexamined their internal security practices. But a number of factors, including the economic downturn and business pressures, continue to make rogue employees a very real threat.
XpressRouter simultaneously monitors quotes from all U.S. options exchanges and queries alternative liquidity sources to find the best prices.
In the UK version of The Office, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) gives a performance review of accountant Keith, which soon turns into every boss's nightmare.
Later this year, BIDS Trading and the NYSE Euronext plan to launch a joint venture that will allow dark orders to interact with both displayed and reserve orders from the NYSE.
Guardium's Phil Neray offers guidance on preventing insider data theft.
Access to EuroCCP - which launches Aug 15 - via SWIFT means Turquoise members can reuse existing network infrastructure.
The resource center provides news and updates related to the proposed legislation, insight from financial and legal experts who are continually monitoring its developments in Congress, and information about technology that can help them prepare.
Fidelity's e-signature capability will allow advisors and their clients to electronically sign all documents, including Fidelity and advisor-specific forms, required to establish and fund a brokerage account.
The VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Fraud Detection Service Stock Trading Module protects traders at the transaction level, by tracking behavior specific to stock trading scams.
O'Connor will focus on building the firm's relationships with the major Wall Street banks and issuers of auction-rate securities.
Calling it the most significant financial/accounting reform since Sarbanes-Oxley, Ernst & Young says the standard will impact all facets of financial service firms, not just accounting.
Burton will manage risk associated with all OTC derivatives products, operations, and regulatory issues.
A mixed integer portfolio construction module, the ClariFI Portfolio Optimizer (CPO) is designed to help portfolio managers solve real-world portfolio optimization problems and is based on the latest academic research and optimization technology.