News & Commentary
Content posted in November 2003
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Investment-Technology Newsflashes
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
BNP Paribas rolls out customer-relationship-management system.; Charles River aligns with MarketAxess for electronic connectivity.; Capco and LJH Financial Marketing Strategies release "911 for the Financial Sector."
Market-Data Newsflashes
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
Reuters to offer SuperDerivatives benchmark currency-options-pricing system.; Investment manager streamlines internal operations with Eagle Investment Systems.; Dow Jones partners with content-integration firm to produce Advanced Development Took Kit.
Risk Management Technology Newsflashes
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
Nomura to install Reuters' Kondor+ and Kondor Global Limits; AWB to deploy FEA's derivative pricing components with Reval's HedgeRx; SG CIB picks Jrisk
Operations Newsflashes
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
Omgeo releases new version of central matching service; HVB to use Front Capital for fixed income; SunGard Investment Management announces new solution
E-Trading Newsflashes
News  |  11/20/2003  | 
Island and Instinet Delay Migration Testing; Random Walk supplies real-time matching consulting services; NeoNet connects with SunGard Transaction Network; PHLX seat owners approve demutualization plan
Q&A - Tim Theriault, president of Worldwide Operations at Northern Trust
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Northern Trust's Tim Theriault reveals his firm's plans for corporate actions, VoIP and wealth management.
Q&A - Joshua S. Levine, chief technology and administrative officer at E*Trade
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Blurb: Etrade's CTO Joshua S. Levine discusses linux, consolidation, crm and active trading.
Interview with Tim Buckley, managing director of Information Technology at Vanguard
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Vanquard's Tim Buckley invests in his firm's Web presence.
Q&A - Joseph Antonellis, executive vice president and chief information officer at State Street Corporation
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
eState Street's Joseph Antonellis focuses on maintenance, scalability, upgrades and new products.
Interview with John Schmidlin, Managing Director & Technology Executive, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
J.P. Morgan Chase's top tech exec, John Schmidlin focuses on outsourcing, staff development and CMM.
Q&A - Allan Woods, vice chairman and chief information officer at Mellon Financial
Commentary  |  11/18/2003  | 
Top ranked Mellon Financial's Allan Woods discusses his firm's budget and top initiatives.
Innovative Institutions
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
These six Wall Street firms tapped into technology and let their inner innovation sing.
Cleared for Takeoff
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Clearing firms are rolling out execution services with order-routing and direct-access partners.
Legent Antes Up With Automated Financial
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Legent Clearing teamed up with New York-based Automated Financial Systems Corporation (AFS).
New Tool of the Trade
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Despite compliance scrutiny, instant messaging is a hot communications tool on trading floors.
Doing the Right Thing: A Regulatory Rant
Commentary  |  11/17/2003  | 
Quattrone, Grasso, laddering, conflict-of-interest, front-running, late trading, hedge-fund investigations ... Will this ever end?
Benincasa Flexes his Skills
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Jamie Benincasa recently parted ways with Instinet to join FlexTrade Systems, a Great Neck, N.Y.-based trading vendor.
About Schmidt
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Deutsche Bank recently saw the departure of Glenn Schmidt, a senior technical officer and director of Global Securities Services.
Gloory Days at Barclays
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Barclays Capital has grabbed Nancy Gloor to fill the position of managing director and global head of fixed-income technology.
Messaging Tool Tackles STP
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
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News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Financial planners need data management, according to Carlsbad, Calif.-based Financial Profiles.
Revivio Gives Access to Altered Data
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
The newest technology solution from Revivio, a Lexington, Mass.-based time-addressable-storage vendor, brings to mind the film Back to the Future.
Corporate-Performance Management
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
When Scotiabank Group merged its corporate-banking and capital-markets groups in the late 1990s, the challenge became how to stay on top of the global juggernaut's performance in multiple countries.
The 'Vertical Utility' Approach to Market Data Management
Commentary  |  11/17/2003  | 
It makes sense, the industry is interested, investors stand willing " so why hasn't the dreamed-for 'data utility' arrived? The surprise answer: some have.
"Is Elliot Spitzer Here?"
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Brett Goodin, predicts a continued growth in outsourcing demanded by hedge funds, which traditionally piggy-back on the infrastructure and lending capabilities of prime brokers for their trading.
Buy-Side Bashing in Singapore
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Forgetting that the customer is always right, broker/dealers and custodians made asset managers the pinatas at Swift's annual Sibos conference.
Vendor’s Audition for T. Rowe Show
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Frustrated with the slow-moving request-for-proposal process, T. Rowe has developed an alternative method for selecting vendors.
The Price of STP
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
At Wall Street & Technology's Straight-Through-Processing Conference, T. Rowe Price's Doren Jacobs explains his firm's path to trade-processing nirvana.
Making a List, Checking it Twice
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Executives are making wishes, hoping to overcome some of their toughest market-data struggles.
Lights, Camera, Action
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Mellon Global Securities Services recently decided to take action against the industry-wide problem of corporate actions.
A Risky Operation
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
A wave of new regulations is forcing firms to focus on reducing their operational risk.
Is SwiftNet Fast Enough?
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Swift has the chance to spread electronic trading around the globe, but not if SwiftNet has an eight-second delay.
Under Attack
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Forget about locking the windows and the doors, financial-services firms now have far more to fear from worms, horses and bugs.
Holistic Compliance
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
With a torrent of regulations raining down on them, Wall Street firms are wise to think about developing a global-compliance architecture. But can the chief compliance officer sell the project to senior management?
Step Wisely
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Does Integrated Portfolio Management = Operational-Risk Management?
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
Vendors across the market are converging to create integrated decision-support tools.
Retention Inattention
News  |  11/17/2003  | 
The majority of organizations fail to provide guidance to their employees, according to a recent study.
Technology Innovators
Commentary  |  11/17/2003  | 
It should be no surprise that some of the leading financial-services firms also top our ranking of technology innovators.
Separately Managed Accounts Industry Gets A Facelift
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
The separately managed accounts industry is poised to take off after a new messaging system from NSCC goes live.
Bear Stearns Signs Up For Overseas Services
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
Satyam gets preferred-services vendor status.
ELECTRONIC -TRADING NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
BrokerTec Futures Exchange to shutter trading; Syntegra debuts release of multimedia-desktop-device for trading; TransactTools taps Berry for professional services.
MARKET-DATA NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
Raymond James Financial signs a three-year agreement to integrate Thomson Dataworks; ComStock's XpressFeed, is distributing MTS bond-market data; Reuters delivers Standard & Poor's Securities Evaluations' prices in mutual fund and end-of-day timeframes.
RISK-MANAGEMENT NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
Platform Computing launches grid application for speeding up spreadsheet calculations; Study shows largest financial firms are prepared for disaster, while small firms lag; Reserve Bank of Australia choose Open Link's Findur.
INVESTMENT-TECHNOLOGY NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
Graham Capital Management licenses product for hedge-fund operations; Asset manager chooses fund-management and client-management solutions.
OPERATIONS NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/13/2003  | 
NYFIX Clearing Corp receives clearing approval from DTCC; Brown Brothers signs Heartland funds; NSCC and Fixed Income Clearing Corp to share interface.
Enterprise Examination
News  |  11/6/2003  | 
Firm realizes savings by employing enterprise-wide network troubleshooting from Network Physics.
Banks Set Merger Plan
News  |  11/6/2003  | 
Bank of America and FleetBoston decide how best to assimilate their IT systems.
ELECTRONIC-TRADING NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/6/2003  | 
Instinet and Island ECN plan to display orders on Nasdaq SuperMontage; Sanford C. Bernstein launches program trading business with FlexTrader; UNX unveils protocol translation interface for buy-side traders.
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News  |  11/6/2003  | 
Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) interfaces to the Fidelity ActionsXchange; JPMorgan moves MorganMarkets onto platform by Caplin Systems; Edgar Online aligns with Microsoft to offer financial information in Excel.
RISK-MANAGEMENT NEWSFLASHES
News  |  11/6/2003  | 
Wachovia Picks Centerprise for enterprise-wide operational risk; Rabobank monitors global credit- risk with SunGard's Credient MC2; Front Capital Systems names Tamaddon and Dasgupta to management positions; Alcatel chooses SuperDerivatives for currency-option-pricing.
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