News & Commentary
Content posted in December 2005
Lehman Brothers Acquires Townsend Analytics
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
The acquisition of Townsend Analytics and its RealTick platform is intended to improve Lehman Brothers' offering in electronic trading and research delivery.
NASD Goes on a $19.4 million Tear, ABA Endorses Searchspace, and more
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
NASD Fines Major Firms for Mutual Fund Shares Violations, Searchspace's AML Solutions Gets American Bankers Association Approval, Asset Managers Will Continue Focus on Compliance in 2006 Says Report
Bank of Ireland Acquires Majority in US Fund Manager, Northern Trust to Manage Unilver Pension Vehicle, and more
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
Bank of Ireland Buys Stake in Guggenheim Alternative Asset Management, Northern Trust Chosen to Manage New Univest Pension Vehicle from Unilever, State Street Launches Goes Online with Pension Management
NASD Approves Bloomberg TradeBook’s Electronic U.S. Equity Options Trading Platform, and more
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
NASD Approves Bloomberg Tradebook's Electronic U.S. Equity Options Trading Platform, CBOT and Singapore Exchange Create Joint Venture to Start Electronic Commodities Derivatives Exchange, Online Broker thinkorswim Acquires Arrowhead
Datasynapse and Murex Collaborate, GlobeOp Expands Offering for Derivatives, and more
News  |  12/22/2005  | 
DataSynapse to Provide Grid Computing to Murex Clients, GlobeOp to Provide Straight-Through Processing to OTC Derivatives Market, Capco Expands Coverage of ETFs
NYSE Expects to Launch Phase One of Hybrid Pilot Today, and more
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
NYSE Expects to Launch Phase One of Hybrid Market Pilot Today, BGC Launches Hybrid Repo Trading Platform, EdgeTrade Integrates Algorithms Into Advent’s Moxy, Wombat Releases Three New Direct Feeds for Derivatives Data
DTCC Announces Largest Fee Reduction Ever, Irish Stock Exchange Creates Central Counterparty, and more
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
DTCC Slashes Fees to the Tune of $161.3 Million, Irish Stock Exchange Creates Central Counterpart for Anonymity and Liquidity, BT Radianz Using ClickSchedule for Changes to Core Networks, FactSet to Use Valordata Feed for Securities Master File Augmentation
Bank of New York Is Growing, Barclays to Use AC Plus for Data, and more
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
BNY Global Transition Management Adds New Management to Handle New Clients, Barclays Global Investors Selects Asset Control, S&P Launches New Version of Market Info Platform
HSBC Learns the Hard Way, Bear Stearns Selects Orchestria, and more
News  |  12/15/2005  | 
FSA Fine HSBC for Erroneous Reporting, Bear Stearns Chooses Orchestria for Internet Communication Monitoring, and Kinetics Chooses SEI for Its Hedge Funds
WS&T Exclusive: Tullett Prebon Unveils Electronic Trading in Repos
News  |  12/12/2005  | 
TradeBlade, a new product from Tullet Prebon's new TradeBlade division, is a new fully electronic inter-dealer trading system that will focus on trading dollar-based repos.
Operations Newsflashes: FIX Exits Agreement with SWIFT, Amber Capital Selects Gravitas for IT Outsourcing, and more
News  |  12/8/2005  | 
FIX Withdraws from Agreement to Support ISO 15022, Amber Capital Outsources IT Operations with Gravitas, Sungard Creates New Enterprise Business Unit
Compliance Newsflashes: Weston Capital to Use Financial Tracking Technologies, and more
News  |  12/8/2005  | 
Weston Capital Automates Compliance with Financial Tracking, Best Practices Help Alleviate SOX Costs
Investment Management Newsflashes: Cazenove Capital Selects Charles River IMS, and more
News  |  12/8/2005  | 
Cazenove Fund Managers Using Charles River IMS, Odyssey Purchases Reuters Portfolio Management System, Linedata Acquires Beauchamp to Offer Portfolio Management for Hedge Funds
Electronic Trading Newsflashes: E-Bond Trading, NYSE Vote, CDS Platform, ABN AMRO Licenses FX
News  |  12/8/2005  | 
E-Bond Trading Platforms Grow Volume in 2005, NYSE Members Vote Yes on Proposed Archipelago Merger, New IDB Launches Hybrid Platform in Credit Derivatives Swaps, ABN AMRO Licenses STPlatform for Electronic FX Trading
Merrill Lynch Sells Its Web Services Vendor A Web Services Tool
News  |  12/6/2005  | 
SOA Software will market Merrill Lynch software that exposes CICS transactions as Web services.
Scottrade Customer Information Is Compromised
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
Discount broker Scottrade has notified some of its customers that their personal information may have been compromised due to a security breach at one of its vendors.
Asset Managers Adjust to SOX After Year One, Union Bank California Deploys Anti Money Laundering Solution
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
SOX Year One: How to Cut Costs, Union Bank California Implements SearchSpace AML Technology
European Central Bank: Fund Exposure Not a Danger, La Fayette Using FOFiX for Risk Analysis, and more
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
EU Banks Safe From Hedge Fund Exposure, La Fayette Implements FOFiX from RiskData, First Citizens Bank Licenses Client Acquisition Solution from Advisor Software
Post-trade Automation for Fixed Income and Derivatives More Popular than the Beatles
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
Omgeo Hits One Million Fixed Income Allocations, Euronext.liffe Delivers Third Wholesale Equity Derivatives Product, Thunderhead and T-Zero Integrate Solutions to Automate Credit Derivatives Processing
Nasdaq’s CIO Departs for Position at Citigroup, and more
News  |  12/1/2005  | 
Nasdaq's CIO Departs for Position at Citigroup, BT Radianz Delivers Tullett Prebon Market Data, NYFIX Appoints New Heads of Clearing and Millennium Units, IMTRADER Signs Up 10 Brokers


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