News & Commentary
Content posted in November 2010
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Securing Your Trading Network
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Cybersecurity is top of mind at financial firms, which are vulnerable to rogue traders, hackers and other forms of unauthorized access.
Eurex Clearing Introduces New Pre-Trade Risk Limit Functionality
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The new service enables clearing members and non-clearing members to control their trading and operational risks by setting pre-trade limits on aggregate risk metrics such as the total margin requirement.
Investment Pros Cite New Regs as Biggest 2011 Challenge
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investment managers conclude that navigating the stricter regulatory landscape will be their biggest challenge next year, according to a survey conducted by financial software provider Linedata.
Performance Pay Worse After Crisis, Says Study
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The new rules focused no Wall Street compensation may not be working as intended.
CME Group Names New Head of Global FX Products
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, announced that it appointed Roger Rutherford as managing director of its global FX products segment.
CQG Adds Connectivity to GovEx
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Offers U.S. Treasury traders access to Currenex's (GovEx) fixed income platform combined with CQG's server-side order management.
First Derivatives Partners with Trading Cross Connects on HFT Solutions
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Partnership will provide software and infrastructure to high frequency firms trading FX, fixed income and futures.
The WikiLeak Next Time - BofA?
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
After the latest release of secret communications among US diplomats, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced that he will unveil documents belonging to a US bank.
Trading Desk Of The Future: Trading Avatars
Trading Desk Of The Future: Trading Avatars
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  11/29/2010  | 
What will your trader do next? Trading expert and founder of FX Dimensions Abe Cofnas talks to Advanced Tradingís Justin Grant about his new algorithm that can predict a traderís performance based on their past tendencies.
Eurex Rolls Out Pre-Trade Risk Management Platform
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Eurex Clearing, a Europe-based clearinghouse for securities and derivatives dealings, announced the launch of a new service that enables traders to better control pre-trade risk.
Cap Market Firms Gradually Implementing Social Media, But Some CCOs Still Not Swayed
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Popular social media tools among the financial community include TweetDeck, Ning and SocialTurns. But regulation and privacy are still hindering widespread adoption of social media in the capital markets, according to a new report from Aite Group.
Market Data Technology Firm SpryWare Joins Telx Financial Business Exchange
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
As part of the Telx FBX community, SpryWare will offer financial markets customers secure, low latency access to its Market Information Server, a fully-managed ticker plant solution designed for direct market connectivity for processing high-frequency data.
SunGard Integrates MarketMap Market Data With WealthStation And Valdi Solutions
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The integration gives SunGard's WealthStation and Valdi customers the ability to navigate MarketMap market data content seamlessly from within their respective applications.
Sanders Morris Harris Group Acquires Stake in GFS
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
SMHG buys a 50.1% interest in the wealth management firm
Liquidnet Unveils Malaysian Trading Operations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Liquidnet, an electronic network provider for dark pools, announced the expansion of its trading operations to include Malaysian securities, the latest step in a plan to enable institutional investors to capitalize on the growth potential of emerging markets.
Level E Capital Debuts Maya Fund
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Fund exploits artificial intelligence for smart trading algorithms.
Raided? I Want My Money
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The Massachusetts state pension fund has $65.6m invested in two Connecticut hedge funds that were raided by the FBI.
Everyone Wants to Start An SEF
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Debate rages over what is a swap execution facility, but even as regulators craft the rules, there are many contenders.
BATS Rolls Out Two Smart Order Routing Strategies for U.S., Europe
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
BATS Global Markets unveiled two smart order routing strategies for exchanges in the U.S. and Europe, which aim to allow traders to simultaneously access multiple market venues.
FBI Shines Light on SAC, Janus, Wellington
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The insider-trading investigations spreads to former SAC associates
SGX Launches Central Clearing Service via Calypso for Interest Rate Swaps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
his is the first OTC financial derivatives central counterparty clearing service in Asia.
Companies that Ignore Cloud Computing Could Be Left for Dead
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Companies that don't take advantage of the agility offered by the cloud could be left for dead.
11.24.10 OTC Derivatives Clearinghouses: Do They Pose A Systemic Risk?
11.24.10 OTC Derivatives Clearinghouses: Do They Pose A Systemic Risk?
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  11/23/2010  | 
TABB Group senior analyst Kevin McPartland talks to editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken about whether OTC Derivatives clearinghouses pose a systemic risk to the financial system.
Testify - Now Donate Please
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Advanced Trading visited a major financial services firm yesterday -- it was off-the-record so no names, titles or even hints about what they do. We spoke about the US dollar, forthcoming Dodd-Frank regulations and the pleasures of appearing before Congress. Our host had an interesting story.
Deutsche Borse Launches Algo News Feed In Tokyo Data Center
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
“AlphaFlash” is now available in two proximity hosting sites in the Asia-Pacific region.
Federal Prosecutors Are Gearing Up to Take on Prop Shops, HFTs
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Shockwaves spread throughout the world of high finance following the FBI's raids of three hedge funds in connection with an insider trading investigation, but this merely looks to be the tip of the iceberg as regulators and watchdogs look to sniff out malfeasance on Wall Street.
Citi's Sale of OMS to FlexTrade Points to Broker-Neutral Software Trend
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Citi's sale of ColorPalette OMS to FlexTrade, reflects the broker's decision to differentiate itself in trading-related IP, and not run a front-end software business.
VelocityShares to Launch Volatility-Related ETNs
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Offering 2x leverage linked to the S&P 500 VIX Futures Index, the exchange traded notes are to enable institutional traders to manage their daily equity market trading risks.
Deutsche Borse Launches AlphaFlash
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The algo news feed is now available in a Tokyo data center
Deutsche Bank Hires Exec to Boost Algorithmic Trading Offerings
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Deutsche Bank said it hired Jay Fraser as managing director and head of its Autobahn equity execution and sales departments as part of the firm’s plan to expand its algorithmic trading offerings throughout the Americas.
Tradency Adds 'Pause Option' to Mirror Trading Platform
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
New feature allows traders to control losses and minimize risks with automatic trading.
Envestnet Launches Advisory Platform For 'Unified Managed Household'
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
In a survey of more than 1,000 investors conducted by Envestnet in mid-2010, more than eight of 10 advised investors said they value advice more as a result of the financial crisis.
Massive Insider Trading Case Underway
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Investigators may be focusing on "expert networks" to determine if they pass along insider information to traders and investors.
To Integrate or Not to Integrate?
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The traditional line between order management and execution management systems is blurring as buy- side traders increasingly choose to integrate the two in order to streamline workflow and cope with exploding execution volumes. But is one system really better than two?
Blaylock Robert Van Targets Baskets With Move to Fidessa Equity Trading Platform
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Brokerage looks to handle growth of basket trades and reduce latency with integrated order and execution management.
Redline Trading Execution Gateway Caters to High-Frequency Trading Shops
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Traditional EMSs don't provide the speed that high-frequency traders require, contends Redline Trading CEO Mark Skalabrin.
How to Select an EMS
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
Execution management solution providers are working to enhance and differentiate their offerings. But integrating order management functionality isn't among their top priorities, according to recent research from Woodbine Associates.
Hedge Funds Step Into the Light
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The day of reckoning for hedge funds may have arrived.
MIXIT Adds Pairs Trading and Delta Options Functionality from Credit Suisse
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The new functionality will allow MIXIT to offer more sophisticated trading strategies through its OMS/EMS.
Financial Cocktails Reflect The Year-in-Review
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
Cognito whips up drink recipes for its annual party reflecting reflecting financial regulations and Fed activity.
ACTIV Financial Launches New FPGA Solution To Reduce Market Data Latency
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
ACTIV MPU Gen2 was designed to provide low latency market data to firms dealing with the weight of today's mounting hardware and data management costs, ACTIV said.
Eurex Enhances Trading, Clearing And Risk Management Functions
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Eurex Release 13 provides members with more flexible clearing solutions, new risk management functionalities and comprehensive enhancements in the trading layer.
11.18.10 Swap Execution Facilities: What Do They Really Mean?
11.18.10 Swap Execution Facilities: What Do They Really Mean?
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  11/18/2010  | 
TABB Group senior analyst Kevin McPartland discusses with editor-at-large Ivy Schmerken the new regulatory category of swap execution facilities that were introduced in the Dodd-Frank Act and their impact on the OTC derivatives industry.
On Message – Lots and Lots of Them
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
Rattner Settles SEC Case; Hit With $26 Million Suit by Cuomo
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is suing former U.S. auto czar Steven Rattner for $26 million over allegations he paid kickbacks in order to get $150 million in investments from the state’s largest pension fund.
100 Women In Hedge Funds Honors Dorothy Collins
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
New York gala raises $1.6M for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
FX Traders Feeling Uneasy About New Regulations – Survey
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
The FX trading community is uneasy about how the new regulatory landscape will impact the world’s largest and most liquid securities trading market, according to a Bloomberg Foreign Exchange survey.
Slovenia's KD Funds Goes Live with Charles River IMS
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Automates the firm's equities, fixed income and foreign exchange investment operations.
ITG Unleashes Hedge Pro Algo
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
The agency research broker and fintech firm unveiled its Hedge Pro pair trading algorithm
Reaktor's FIX Engine Receives Certification From BATS Europe
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Integration with European MTFs has been costly and complicated, claims Finnish software vendor.
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