News & Commentary
Content posted in February 2004
Investment-Technology Newsflashes
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Bear Stearns Asset Management acquires Measurisk; Russell Investment Group implements investment-management technology; Thomson launches comparison tool for investment managers.
ICAP Moves, Moneyline Telerate Stays
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
ICAP's recent office move gave the firm a chance to re-examine its market data.
Market-Data Newsflashes
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Radianz distributes Relegence FirstTrack; M&G selects FTI StreetReference; Yorkshire gets valuation and pricing from SunGard Trading and Risk Systems.
Risk Newsflashes
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Wachovia subscribes to Fitch Risk's FIRST database; Bear Stearns Asset Management Buys Measurisk with minority partner; SEC Merchant Banking chooses Summit System.
Web Vulnerabilities Create New Opportunities for Web Security Professionals
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
SEC proposes uniform trade-through rule with opt-out feature; Creditex launches electronic platform for trading credit indices; Standard Chartered Bank picks CameronFIX for global connectivity.
Electronic-Trading Newsflashes
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
NYBOT routes over 80,000 orders; NeoNet expands electronic-execution services; Ambiron buys Tekom; Lava Trading looks to aggregate FX liquidity pools.
Risk Newsflashes
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
HSH Nordbank picks Sophis for derivatives; The Philippine National Bank licenses Optics; Arthur Phillips named to head PRMIA's South Africa chapter.
Market-Data Newsflashes
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
META Group reports research on enterprise-content-management survey; Invesco implements corporate-actions-processing platform; Thomson Financial has highest bid for TradeWeb.
Investment-Technology Newsflashes
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
JPMorgan selects DSTi for fund and investment accounting; Credit Suisse Asset Management to integrate desktop and master-trust systems; SS&C Technologies acquires NeoVision Hypersystems.
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
U.S. Bancorp Asset Management is switching to the Charles River Investment Management System (IMS) as part of a migration from multiple systems to a single-platform solution.
Out of Whack: Aligning IT & Business
Commentary  |  2/12/2004  | 
Chiropractors say alignment is the key to life.
DeJean
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
What do prominent technology and business executives have on their plates for 2004? How are they dealing with compliance issues? What advice can they offer others in their shoes?
To Be or Not to Be an IM Shop?
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Financial-services firms are divided when it comes to allowing instant messaging. Many warn they don't have a choice.
Gearing up for Grid
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Athough mass adoption is several years away, many financial institutions are reaping the benefits of grid computing.
There’s No Place Like Home
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Investors want to participate in decision making with their financial advisers. Collaborative tools could be the next hot trend.
A Full House of Data
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Before laying their cards on the table, Wall Street firms are looking to get a better view of the data held in their hands.
Electronic Trading Newsflashes
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Harborside+ reports daily liquidity soared from to $3 billion in 2003; CBOT launches eFills application with Future Dynamics; Newgate picks Indata for trade-order management; NYSE to expand automatic trading via Direct+.
Risk Newsflashes
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
COR Risk Solutions launches asset allocation system; DrKW's Howitt Joins PRMIA's Education and Standards Committee; Royal Bank chooses Principia System for municipal GIC business.
Market-Data Newsflashes
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Moneyline Telerate and HyperFeed extend technology and services agreement; CMS WebView will sell and distribute ProphetX in mainland Europe; Dow Jones partners with Russian news agency to launch DJ Forex.
Investment-Technology Briefs
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
The SIA recommends a hard cutoff for mutual-fund trades at the intermediary; Lync.NET releases Web-based billing system for investment professionals; Dutch asset manager migrates to enhanced DSTi technology; Beauchamp releases FundManager in ASP version.
VoIP Victory
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Hancock Bank implements VOIP, but not without challenges.
Securing the Securities Industry
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
As technology budgets loosen on Wall Street, security procedures tighten to fight the increased wave of information attacks at financial firms.
Buy Side Bets on Bond Platforms
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Buy-side customers expect TradeWeb and MarketAxess to compete head on in 2004, while both try to solve their STP woes.
Online FX Systems Eye STP
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
As e-foreign-exchange-trading portals vie for volume, hedge funds and STP solutions are on the radar screen.
Changing the Rules of the Game
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
A change in the trade-through rule now on the SEC's agenda could lead to more direct-access and smart order-routing tools.
Turn Up the Volume on VoIP
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Financial-services firms are jumping on the VoIP bandwagon, motivated by cost savings and technology advances. But quality is still a concern.
Hanging Launderers Out to Dry
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
With the Patriot Act here to stay, Wall Street remains vigilant about hampering the efforts of money launderers.
New Regs Keep BCP Center Stage
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
The NASD and the NYSE want to ensure that their members are ready if Wall Street is ever targeted again.
Learning to Manage the Message
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
As instant messaging becomes a favorite among Wall Street traders, it also garners the attention of industry regulators.
Operation Mutual Fund
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
The SEC is on a mission to bring order to the chaotic state of the mutual-fund industry.
Suiting Up For SOX
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has CIOs struggling to find technology that will support tighter financial controls and processes.
Outlook 2004: Compliance Tops the Charts
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Never before has Wall Street faced so many new regulations with major technology implications.
Feeling Good. Proceed with Caution.
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Financial-services executives are feeling positive - positive about the current state of the U.S. economy, positive about current business and industry prospects, and, alright, only somewhat positive about IT budget and spending plans.
Determining Priorities
Commentary  |  2/12/2004  | 
How do we determine what to cover in our annual Vision issue?
Tullett Liberty Ensures Uptime
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Tullett Liberty is monitoring its trading turrets overnight with a remote-management service from IPC Information Systems that catches faults and resolves them.
Investment-Technology Newsflashes
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
GE Asset Management goes with LatentZero suite of solutions; IBM and Mantas team up to fight mutual-fund abuses; Eze Castle buys BNY-s Commission Optimizer.
Market-Data Newsflashes
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Thomson buys CCBN; EDI incorporates ISO 15022 into corporate-actions data; Savvis distributes data from Eurex US; Moneyline Telerate releases Tradition Credit Derivative Service globally.
Risk Newsflashes
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Dexia Bank Slovakia chooses Reuters Kondor+; HSBC Group picks The Alchemist; Misys opens Bangalore software development center.
Electronic Trading Newsflashes
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Eurex US receives CFTC approval to launch as electronic-futures exchange; Jordan & Jordan taps FIX expert Jim Northey; BNY Brokerage sells Commission Optimizer to Eze Castle; Macgregor forms alliance with Pipeline Trading


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