News & Commentary
Content posted in April 2001
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NetDecide Incorporates Forefield Data with its Wealth Management Software
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
NetDecide integrates financial planning information into its wealth management platform for enhanced decision-making process.
Emphasizing Education, Terra Nova Acquires Market Wise Securities
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
Seeking to enhance its direct-access trading offerings through educational devices, Terra Nova has acquired Market Wise Securities.
E-Commerce Update: A Special Report
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
Even in the wake of the recent market downturn, retail brokerage firms are continuing to spend money on e-business initiatives. WS&T Week editor Ivy Schmerken takes a close look at e-business financial services trends in a special report.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
Archipelago and Macgregor join forces to supply institutional customers with the ability to execute electronic orders; LIFFE releases Liffe Connect Release 5.1; Penn State University's Smeal College of Business installs TradeStation's trading software throughout its entire real-time trading room.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
Symantec Corp. signs a contract with Reuters to protect its worldwide network from Internet security breaches; Anserity and Alpha Books team up to create a Personal Finance Answer Engine.
RISK MANAGEMENT BRIEFS
News  |  4/27/2001  | 
SunGard opens a new office in Seoul, Korea; Weather Risk Advisory launches a new weather derivative-pricing tool; Algorithmics to hold its annual Algorithmics Risk Conference May 8th -11th at The Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada.
It's On: Omgeo Granted SEC Exemption To Operate
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
Omgeo has just received approval to operate from the SEC, setting the stage for long awaited interoperability talks with the GSTPA.
GARP Survey Reveals Risk Salaries
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
First annual Financial Risk Management Salary Survey looks at risk compensation according to region and sector.
Bloomberg Tradebook and Belzberg Technologies Develop Trading Systems Interface
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
In support of their brokerage customers, Belzberg Technologies and Bloomberg Tradebook have linked their respective trading networks.
BUYSIDE BRIEFS
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
The Vanguard Group to offer a new suite of online personal financial management services on its website; BITA Plus to host a lunchtime seminar on "Managing Risk in Volatile Markets; Advent Software, Inc. announces that Madeleine Albright will serve as the keynote speaker at the company's annual Spring Conference.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
Charles Schwab Corp re-names CyBerCorp--its direct-access brokerage subsidiary--CyberTrader Inc.; ePIT names Scott Shedd its vice president of sales for North America; Blackwood Trading opens its new global technology headquarters in the Trump Building.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
Raymond James & Associates signs a letter of intent to license Xcitek Solutions Plus; HyperFeed Technologies selected to supply real-time quotes to Nasdaqonline.
RISK MANAGEMENT BRIEFS
News  |  4/20/2001  | 
Bita Plus partnerss with Reuters to incorporate Bita Direct within Reuters Portfolio; Algorithmics to hold its annual Algorithmics Risk Conference May 8th -11th.
Bridge's Assets Set to Go to Auction
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
Bridge becomes a hot commodity as Reuters joins SunGard in bidding auction.
Bond Market Protocol Project Waits for RFP Responses
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
The Bond Market Association has protocols on its mind, and an RFP deadline in place for selecting which firm will get the job.
CHX and Global Crossing Sign Order Routing/Extranet Connectivity Pact
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
The Chicago Stock Exchange has signed a networking pact with Global Crossing that should expand the reach of its order-routing system.
ADP Looks To Attract Asset Managers' Back-Office Business
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
ADP is enhancing Trading Assistant in the hope that asset managers will be convinced outsourcing back-office operations means spending more time actually managing assets.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
The Chicago Board Options Exchange and the International Securities Exchange have agreed to link their respective markets via technology supplied by Interactive Brokers LLC; The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Blackbird Holdings form an alliance; Cr edit Suisse First Boston names A. George Oomman its head of derivative strategy research.
RISK MANAGEMENT BRIEFS
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
InterMoney Energma S.A becomes an alliance partner with Financial Engineering Associates; Kamakura appoints George Holt to the position of managing director; Societe Generale Group licenses NetRisk's RiskOps software for measuring and managing enterprise-wide operational risk.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
The Reuters' Investor/Media Offices have moved to the Americas Headquarters in Times Square; Standard & Poor's ComStock upgrades its Xstream Quotes with several new features; Wiesenberger and UpTick Data Technologies form a strategic alliance to create a new series of research reports.
BUY-SIDE BRIEFS
News  |  4/13/2001  | 
Rosemont Partners announces completion of an investment in Persimmon Research Partners, Inc.; RIXML.org holds an industry launch event to unveil version 1.0 of the RIXML specification; Wilco International signs an agreement with the Terence Chapman Group PLC for the acquisition of the business and products of TCA Synergo.
Reinventing Oneself
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
Changing the Face of Market Data
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
The industry is confronted with the long and challenging process of changing the market data structure that has prevailed for over 25 years.
David Emsley, Former BONY Executive, Takes Retail Post at Citisoft
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
Citisoft has appointed David Emsley head of its new retail consultancy unit.
Dror Segal Elevated to "Distinguished Technologist" at SIAC
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
The Securities Industry Automation Corp. has promoted Dror Segal to the position of distinguished technologist and vice president.
Blackwood Tabs Glimcher for Director of Operations Post
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
Blackwood Trading names Daniel Glimcher its director of operations.
Emerging Financial Supermarkets: The Industry's Next Contender
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
CSC's Nancy McCarthy provides analysis on the financial supermarkets trend.
SAS Pitches Separate Account Software to Fund Companies
News  |  4/10/2001  | 
Fund companies look to SAS for separate account software.
A Conversation With the Minds Behind the BOTCC
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
A trio of high-ranking executives from the Board of Trade Clearing Corp sit down with WS&T Senior Editor Robert Sales to divulge their thoughts on the firm's key technology and business initiatives.
IT Challenge
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
The Challenge: Running out of room. With the price of real estate at a premium, institutions search for new solutions to save space on their trading floors.
Mobile Venture Tackles Quality of Service
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Reuters spearheads a new mobile trading project.
Fidelity and OnStar Test Drive Road-Side Investing
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Fidelity and OnStar launch Road-Side Investing App.
SWIFT Lightens Load With Global Crossing
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
SWIFT chooses Global Crossing for network connectivity.
IRML: Getting To The Heart Of Documents
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
New XML-based standard being shaped by IRML.org.
Goldman Sachs Embraces Rules-Based Solution
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Goldman's asset management arm launches rules-based portfolio app.
Risk Management Minute
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
FEA Enhances VaRworks Product with Advanced Stress Testing and Market-Risk Scenario B
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
FEA releases enhanced version of VaRworks.
Barra Targets the Buy Side
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
With different needs and requirements, the buy side will no longer be lumped in with the sell side when it comes to risk management.
LME Gets Approval to Roll Trading Platform in the U.S.
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
LCFTC gives LME green light for U.S. electronic trading launch.
ATS Morphs Limitrader into a Technology Seller
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Limitrader changes its stripes.
Discount Brokers Leap Into Next-Generation Technology
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Traditional online brokers are now forcing their way into the direct-access market.
Direct-Access Trading Making Inroads at Buy-Side Institutions
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Buy-side firms now starting to get in on the once-exclusive playground of day traders.
Job Market Shrinking for IT Employees
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Thanks to a post Y2K hangover, industry consolidation and a market downturn, job opportunities for full-time financial services IT staff have dwindled.
Driving STP
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
Merrill Reveals its STP Strategy
News  |  4/9/2001  | 
This month WS&T decided to give you an indepth look at one major player's STP strategy. We chose an institution that has been known for its build strategy, an institution that is involved in myriad facets of the industry and an institution that is successful and well respected. This feature gives you Merrill Lynch's STP strategy, discussing goals, challenges and successes.
Middleware Vendors Hold the Key to Integration Strategies
News  |  4/6/2001  | 
There are many different technologies that play an important role in one's STP strategy, but above all middleware is the most crucial. In this feature, middleware is put under the microscope.
The Choice
News  |  4/6/2001  | 
Investigating Wall Street's next big decision: The choice: which entity to rely on for straight-through-processing (STP) needs in terms of post-trade, pre-settlement matching--the Global Straight Through Processing Association (GSTPA) or Omgeo (the combination of Thomson Financial Electronic Settlement Group and the TradeSuite business of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation).
Kiodex to Provide Risk Reports for EnronOnline Users
News  |  4/5/2001  | 
Commodities traders using EnronOnline will soon be able to seamlessly access parts of Kiodex's Risk Workbench for risk analysis and reporting.
Computershare Snags Deal with Garban-Intercapital to Develop
News  |  4/5/2001  | 
To provide its clients with an additional mechanism for accessing its liquidity pools, Garban-Intercapital is working with Computershare to build an electronic interest rate swaps platform.
Global Investment Systems Speaks To Large & Small
News  |  4/5/2001  | 
Claremont Investment Partners has chosen MFACT from Global Investment Systems as the product that will allow the company to bring its mutual fund accounting in-house, thus reducing the chance for errors.
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