News & Commentary
Content posted in November 2000
Lehman Chiefs Have Bottom-Line Attitude Toward Technology
News  |  11/21/2000  | 
Lehman Brothers makes the decision to restructure some of its business processes while streamlining and standardizing its technologies.
BNY Takes Equity, Provides Technology, and Joins FXall
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
The Bank of New York leverages the power of its proprietary FX trading engine called iFX Manager and takes a stake in FXall.
Risk Management Compensation Increases as Importance of Post is Highlighted
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
Online conference addresses the trends and issues for risk management professionals.
Searching for an Analytics Solution, GFInet Signs Letter to Acquire Fenics
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
GFInet getting set to add analytics functionality to its stable through a merger with Fenics.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
Bridge and its Telerate make their flagship workstation products available on the Internet. ILX Offers Seamless Access to First Call Web Customers.
RISK MANAGEMENT BRIEFS
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
Marcus Evans to host a conference on e-Operational Risk. FinancialCAD releases The Perfect Hedge. Kiodex appoints two new executives to its senior management team.
BUY SIDE BRIEFS
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
ComputerShare to Buy Merrill's Employee Stock Ownership Biz. Boissy Gestion decides to use SunGard's Decalog portfolio management and trading system.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  11/17/2000  | 
TraderBot changes its name to Vhayu Technologies. The ABN AMRO Equities Derivatives group selects OM Technology's OneWorld Securities Finance system.
The Point of Decimalization
News  |  11/16/2000  | 
Preparing for the new Minimum Price Value (MPV) era is a critical part of creating a new, superior service platform. What are the key technology challenges?
Mobility Goes Mainstream
News  |  11/15/2000  | 
The Whole is Only as Good as the Sum of its Parts at Putnam
News  |  11/15/2000  | 
It's no longer a roll of the dice. Taking the risk out of risk management through a holistic approach.
Changing Gears: Risk Software Vendors Turn to the ASP Delivery Model
News  |  11/15/2000  | 
Risk management software vendors discover ASPs.
Mr. Wireless
News  |  11/15/2000  | 
M-Commerce and Fidelity's wireless guru, Joseph Ferra.
Where Is Wireless Headed?
News  |  11/15/2000  | 
Major players in the global capital markets rushing out wireless applications.
E-Learning Company Names CEO
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
Nasdaq Names New CTO
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
Automating Exception Management in Securities
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
A contributed piece by the Managing Director of SunGard eProcess Intelligence.
Managing the Customer Experience Using NICE Systems
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
NICE Systems rolls out a new version of its call center management software--NICE Customer Experience Management.
Merrill Makes Decision to Streamline Online Forms Management with Silanis Software
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
Merrill Lynch signs with Silanis Technology to test the company's electronic signature software.
Persistence and BEA Look To Be Your Transaction Server of Choice
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
BEA and Persistence Software offer server solutions for successful transaction applications.
Fidelity Finds Nexland Has Lead In Remote Access Security
News  |  11/14/2000  | 
Nexland offers Fidelity a total solution to hi-caliber information security.
Nasdaq Online Taps Caplin for Real-Time Market Data Distribution
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Nasdaq adopts a standard for the delivery and display of real-time streaming market data for its online site.
Bond Gurus Gather at Financial Technology Expo
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
At the 2000 FTE WS&T and PricewaterhouseCoopers co-hosted a B2B roundtable featuring executives from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (MSDW), Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and CS First Boston.
The Tale of Two Exchanges
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Liffe and Eurex Weigh In On Front End Philosophies.
B2B Models: Customers Will Decide Who Wins
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
What type of B2B models will work best? Industry leaders discuss.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Globalization
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Universal connectivity provided by the Web is the number one factor driving globalization of financial services.
Market Data Execs Mull Capacity Issues at FTE
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Capacity issues are still grappled with in the the second stage of the decimal conversion plan.
Revenge of the Geeks
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Today's new breed of millionaires--technologists.
Getting a Grip on the ROI of CRM Solutions
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
Acitivity-based costing techniques will help implement a CRM solution.
ASPs Gain Popularity Among Small- to Medium-size Firms
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
ASP--not just a fad.
Survey Finds Financial Users Trust E-mail for Confidential Info
News  |  11/13/2000  | 
At the 2000 FTE, PostX released the findings from its survey on financial users' preferences for receiving information.
WorldStreet Picks Savvis IP-Network to Manage Buy/Sell-Side Information Exchange
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
WorldStreet embarks down a new road for Wall Street. The vendor is building a peer-to-peer infrastructure platform to allow the buy and sell side to share pre-trade information. WorldStreet has partnered with Savvis for use of its IP-Network.
Euronext Makes Splash in B2B Market via ATOS I.T. Unit
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
The technology arm of Euronext revs up its business by landing two new licensing deals. The arm--ATOS---will license its trading engine to two B2B markets and, separately, is preping to roll out its trading system to the Australia Derivatives Exchange and the Warsaw Stock Exchange next week.
Reuters Launches One-Stop Shop for Credit Information
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
Reuters launches something new and different with aggregated credit information portal. The Reuters Credit service is the first of what Reuters is calling a continuing string of e-business initiatives as the market data giant transitions to Internet focused products and services.
TradingLinx and WorldStreet Join Forces For Information Connectivity
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
TLX Trading Network, developer of a post-execution/pre-settlement TradingLinx trade processing system, and WorldStreet Corporation, designer of WorldStreet Net used for pre-trade collaboration, plan to integrate their networks. In doing so the companies will be able to offer their individual services to each other's customers.
BUY SIDE BRIEFS
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
ProAct Technologies developes an online site showing total amount of compensation. Financial Fusion signs agreement with Global Crossing to provide the international financial services industry with a suite of FIX messaging services.
RISK MANAGEMENT BRIEFS
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
Standard & Poor's releases RatingsDirect 2.0. eRisks hosts free online debate on incentive-based compensation. Bayerische Landesbank selects Asset Control for its enterprise data management.
MARKET DATA BRIEF
News  |  11/10/2000  | 
BridgeNews provides financial news to Creative Labs.
patsystems Unveils J-Trader, Eyes Links to Multiple Futures and Stock Markets
News  |  11/3/2000  | 
London-based ISV rolls Java-based front-end workstation software.
Fimat Builds Trading Connectivity to CBOT and CME, Other Markets on the Horizon
News  |  11/3/2000  | 
Fimat looks to provide gateway to futures and stock exchanges worldwide
Buy and Sell Side Firms Come Together Around RIXML
News  |  11/3/2000  | 
To give research and analysis a common protocol, buy and sell-side financial institutions form RIXML.org.
Bloomberg Offers Its Customers VWAP Trading In Japanese Securities
News  |  11/3/2000  | 
Bloomberg Tradebook offers its customers the ability to lock in the VWAP for Tokyo Stock Exchange issues.


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