News & Commentary
Content posted in October 2008
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Financial Industry Veterans DiFazio And Schenkman Join Mantara Board
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
The appointments made on proven track records.
Credit Agricole To Implement Brokerage Compliance Market Abuse Solution
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Actimize solution chosen to aid in compliance.
TD AMERITRADE Launches New Mobile Trading Tools
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Tools and services will be available on the Apple App Store
Update: Credit Suisse Talks About Reasons for Investing in FTEN
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Cites proxmity to exchanges, low latency trading technology and advanced risk tools required by multiple prime brokers.
BATS Europe Goes Live
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Ways to Make the Financial Crisis More Fun; Unexpected Uses of the BlackBookBerry
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Earlier this month, David Letterman offered ideas for how to put the "fun" back in "financial crisis" and this week, the gang at Doogleheimer & Schmitt released a new video about the BlackBookBerry.
NYSE Harnesses News Filtering Technology to Retain, Attract Issuers
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
In its latest act of self-reinvention, to compete with and differentiate itself from among the growing throng of electronic exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange yesterday rolled out a new, free market data, news and alerting service for NYSE listed companies called Market Access Center.
Gold Book Honorees Are the Street's Future Stars
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Long critical to the inner workings of Wall Street, quants have largely toiled behind the scenes. This year, the Advanced Trading Gold Book introduces a new class of quants — 18 exceptional individuals — who will shape the future with their wide bases of knowledge and experience.
Four Wall Street Giants Invest in FTEN’s Risk Technology to Expand Turnkey Solution to Hedge Funds in Europe and Asia
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse take stakes to support multi-prime trend and multi-asset offering to hedge funds.
Thomson Reuters Restores BETA Systems Brand Name as Brokerage Platform
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
The system achieves record highs in trading and transaction volumes.
Saxo Bank Launches SaxoMobileTrader for iPhone
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Online trading and investment specialist rolls out iPhone platform.
Research Spots Trend Toward Globally Managed Sustainability Programs
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Cisco standardizes globally on SAS for sustainability management.
Is the bail out deal 'too sweet' for banks? (video)
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
When financially sound banks (and not burdened with so-called toxic assets) are running to the Fed to take part in the bail out, is that a sign that the deal is too sweet for the banks?
(Some) brokerages are finally getting into YouTube (video)
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Entertainment and consumer product companies have been dabbling in social media since at least 2005. But until now, financial firms had been slow to react.
Brokers Hash Out Details of CCA Consortiums to Allay Buy Side Concerns
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Moving commission balances into a neutral entity is under consideration
U.S. Hedge Funds to Cut IT Spending 40%, to $882 Million
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
New Tabb study finds drastic cutbacks to be expected, although more than 75% want to trade multiple asset classes electronically.
Scottrade Ranks Highest in Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction in 2008
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Investment firm's top ranking in eight of the last nine studies confirms customer trust remains strong, says CEO Rodger Riney.
Capco Opens Swiss Branch
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Capco closer to customers in Switzerland through new Swiss office and local team experts.
BNP Paribas Offers New Multi-Trading Facilities Services
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
BNP Paribas Securities Services' expands services to clients on multi-trading facilities.
Bank IT Execs Go to the Web First for Technology Information
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
How do financial services executives shop for new technology? Forrester senior analyst Ellen Carney completed a report today that looks into bank IT executives' research methods and found that their number one digital media source of technology information is "vendor, industry/trade or professional web sites" (cited by 90% of bank IT executive respondents). The ne
Buy Side Reevaluates Counterparty Risk and Reliance on Sell-Side Trading Platforms
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
With bulge-bracket firms going under, buy-side institutions are scrutinizing their exposure to sell-side execution services and trading platforms.
SunGard Enhances WealthStation Financial Planning
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Enhancement geared to help advisors guide clients through uncertainty.
TheMarkets.com Launches Alert on Analyst Ratings Changes
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
New service summarizes upgrades, downgrades, initiations of coverage and drops from leading brokers.
Deconstructing "Too Big to Fail"
Commentary  |  10/28/2008  | 
With increased regulation an almost foregone conclusion, the financial services industry will have to work to regain trust and credibility.
Fix Flyer Experiences Rapid Growth for Allocations
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Wealth managers gain operational efficiencies with new solution.
Wall Street Bonuses in a Bailout Year?
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Wall Street firms are setting aside billions of dollars to make bonus payments to employees after receiving $1.25 in taxpayer money from the government to shore up their balance sheets.
Three weeks on, how is the bailout going? (audio)
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Three weeks after the $700 billion bailout package, big name banks are finally getting their money, while a number of smaller regional banks have also signed up for federal cash. Economist Doug Elmendorf at the Brookings Institutions takes stock of the bailout and talks about how he expects banks to react to their cash injection, in a Marketplace segment from American Public Media.
ACTIV Financial and Marco Polo Network Unite To Simplify and Speed Inter-Market Trading in Brazil
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
Joint solution makes it as easy, cost-effective and reliable to trade with emerging markets as developed ones.
BondDesk Group Partners with IDC Financial Publishing
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
First electronic trading platform to offer a bank rating system to link industry leading bank ranking analytics with bank issued certificates of deposit.
Brandes Investment Partners Implements SmartStream’s TLM Reconciliations
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
TLM Reconciliations used as an enterprise platform delivering greater visibility to diverse portfolios.
Content Analytics for Individual Investors
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
As we continue to anxiously follow the wildly fluctuating stock market, YellowBrix, a provider of content analytics, announced the release of RightTrade, a service that makes predictions before the market opens each day and tracks the real-time sentiment of any publicly traded company.
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