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 February 2009
In a surprise move, UBS replaced its chief executive with the former chief executive of Credit Suisse, Oswald Grubel.
Some advisors until now have resisted UMAs due to their inability to evaluate and report on the performance of individual managers, according to Adhesion.
When math wizard David X. Li invented a formula to price collateral debt obligations, many on Wall Street adopted it. But now this formula is being blamed for the collapse of the financial sector.
Markit is launching the platform with six banks - Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and UBS - and expects to add additional participating banks over the coming months.
This eliminates the need to manually move data between the two products, giving portfolio managers greater flexibility to research, test, and implement new investment strategies, according to ClariFI.
For firms to be compliant, investment managers will need to ensure their systems are up to snuff, or invest in upgrades or new systems, Aite says in a new report.
Overall, phishing attacks rise 66% around the world in 2008, according to new RSA report.
Ketchum, now the chief executive of NYSE Regulation, previously worked for the SEC, including as head of market regulation.
Real-time risk management systems and a culture of accountability are necessary to help financial firms avoid the pitfalls that caused the financial crisis in the first place.
A TABB Group study cites one partner of a firm deciding to invest with Madoff Securities as an example of a single-point-of-failure that can have disastrous and multiple consequences for a firm.
The solution addresses all major components of ICAAP, including risk assessment, risk monitoring, modeling, stress testing, risk aggregation and allocation as well as regulatory reporting, according to Oracle.
All fund managers rely on gut instincts in their pursuit of superior returns. Cabot Research uses behavioral finance to help them identify persistent bad tendencies when buying and selling stocks.
Technology, new pricing models, and Regulation NMS have forever changed the equities market structure, and electronic order books have become dominant, according to a new report from Celent.
Brokerage firm Themis Trading sent out a note to clients describing what they wish had happened during the Congressional hearings of the Wall Street titans.
According to FAS 157 guidelines, organizations must assign a fair-value measurement standard to all investment securities.
Top U.S. bankers were contrite as they faced a grilling Wednesday by Congress over their use of the government's financial bailout.
Geithner introduced a four-point plan that aims to restart the flow of credit to businesses and consumers. In addition, a public-private investment fund of $500bn will be created to absorb banks' toxic assets.
Madoff will not have to admit or deny and allegations against him, but will have to eventually return investors' money and pay a fine.
EuroCCP will clear trades in equities for the new platform in 10 European markets it currently supports.
Just a few months ago, investigators started probing the causes behind the financial crisis. Since then, the investigations have fizzled out. But Congress is now renewing calls for a probe.
Regulators have really failed, whether it's with the Madoff scandal or the financial crisis. One problem is that regulators aren't attracting the most talented people.
Ever since the Madoff scandal broke in December, authorities have been uncovering one suspected Ponzi scheme after another across the country.
President Barack Obama is imposing a $500,000 cap on executives whose firms receive bailout money and other restrictions.
What was once primarily a cash management function has slowly established itself at the heart of nearly every important financial decision companies make, according to a new Aite Group report.
Interactive data has the potential to increase the speed, accuracy and usability of financial disclosure, and eventually reduce costs, says SEC.