News & Commentary
Content posted in May 2009
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DTCC, SWIFT, XBRL US Team to Automate Corporate Actions
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Organizations working to make XBRL-formatted corporate actions announcements sharable throughout the industry.
SunGard To Launch Derivatives Clearing Gateways
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Developed in Java and based on industry standards such as FIX messaging, SunGard’s smart gateways can be rolled out in a number of different technical environments.
Investment Bankers: CIA Wants You
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The CIA is recruiting investment bankers and other Wall Street types.
TGIF: Daily Show Comments on the Economy; Client/Vendor Relationships in Real Life
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Reporters on the Daily Show address economic issues; what happens when business technology clients take their vendor demands out into real-life situations; monologue of a stand-up economist.

Daily Show Correspondents on a Possible Economic Collapse

New and existing staff members at the Daily Show explain what they would do in the event of a complete economic collapse.

World Federation of Exchanges Pledges International Regulatory Cooperation
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The WFE, based in Paris, France, is an association of more than 50 regulated stock, futures and options exchanges worldwide.
Still Stressed Over Bank Stress Tests
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Although investors greeted the results of the government's banking stress tests with cheers, were the tests strict enough to help prevent another financial meltdown?
Green IT Budgets Expected to Grow
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Survey of large-company IT execs finds 97% are at least discussing a green IT strategy; 64% said they'd spend at least 10% more for energy efficient technology.
SEC's Agenda: Sponsored Access, Dark Pools, etc.
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In the coming months, the SEC will be examining sponsored access, dark pools and pre-trade order and quote messages, according to James Brigagliano, the SEC's co-acting director, division of trading and markets.
The Rise of a Financial Stability Regulator
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Just as the Great Depression led to the creation of new institutions and financial practices, the Obama administration is on track to impact financial regulations.
Murex selects Capco as a Solution Integrator
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Capco and Murex sign partnership agreement.
ELX Futures Receives CFTC Approval for Exchange Status
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Backed by leading financial institutions, ELX is slated to operate in June of 2009 as an alternative to the mainstream futures marketplace.
Open Source Gaining Traction on Wall Street
Open Source Gaining Traction on Wall Street
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/27/2009  | 
Budget pressures and the maturation of open source technologies are helping traditionally proprietary Wall Street firms move faster when it comes to adopting open source in the front office. Although there are some obstacles and open source does not
UAT Launches Trading Oversight System For Investment Industry
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Technology provides pre-trade compliance, real-time reporting, and lower brokerage costs for sub-advised platforms, says UAT.
Northern Trust Strengthens OTC Derivative Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Northern Trust Strengthens OTC Derivative Services
Thomson Reuters Offers Commodity, Energy News Analytics
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Adds machine-readable news sentiment scores for algo trading.
NYSE Liffe Clearing Gets FSA Nod to Launch July 27th
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
NYSE Liffe will act as a central clearing counterparty for the London derivatives market through an agremement with LCH.Clearnet.
youDevise Introduces New Version of Forex Exposure Module for Funds of Hedge Funds
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The solution aims to reduce the negative effects of volatile currency fluctuations that have been plaguing the funds of hedge funds.
Teradici Rolls Out Long-Distance Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
One partner said to be running low-latency financial applications between London and New York.
MetaBit Selects Solace Systems for Next-Gen Trading Platform
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Hardware-Based Routers Provide Performance Boost to FIX-Based Trading Platforms.
Instinet Launches Enhanced Newport EMS
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Newport 3, the third-generation platform, offers performance enhancements as well as new TCA analytics integration and complete broker-neutrality.
Chi-X Europe Launches Dark Pool, Chi-Delta
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Non-displlayed order book will run in parallel to the existing Chi-X Pan European MTF.
Photo Gallery: Celebs Help BTIG Raise $3 Million for Charity
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Celebrities and athletes including Eli Manning, Michael J. Fox and Johnny Damon, came to the firm's trading floor to help raise money.
Northern Trust Offers Liquidity Monitor for FoHFs
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Northern Trust Offers Liquidity Monitor for FoHFs is available to Northern Trust’s FoHF clients worldwide, through its Hedge Fund Monitor product, which is available through Northern Trust’s relationship with financial applications company youDevise.
Mellanox Demos 3-Microsecond Latency Ethernet for Data Centers
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Vendor says its RDMA solution can provide low latency connectors for servers and storage networks.
BM&FBovespa to Launch Derivatives Trading via Co-location
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
New DMA technology allows investors to install servers in the exchange's data center.
TGIF: Jim Cramer on How to Get Mad; Human Flight Demo; Keyboard Cat Remixes
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Mad Money host Jim Cramer teaches Jimmy Fallon how to say "booyah" and "shedaddy"; the Martin Aircraft Company shows off its human flight equipment; some of the best of the keyboard cat remixes.

Jim Cramer on How to Get Fired Up

The Mad Money host shows Jimmy Fallon how he gets ready for a show.

What Went Wrong When Bear Stearns Fell?
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
It took 72 hours for Bear Stearns to crumble. In one day, Bear Stearns went from $18 billion in cash on hand to $3 billion, as investors panicked.
'Kill the Comatose Servers,' Says IT Guru Ken Brill
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Kenneth Brill, technology industry icon and executive director of the Uptime Institute, offers his secrets to an efficient data center in this exclusive Q&A.
DTCC Creates New Web Portal To Its Managed Accounts Service
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Web Portal to Streamline Access for Investment Managers.
Breakaway Brokers Taking Client Assets With Them
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Not surprisingly, financial advisers say they are leaving brokerage and captive firms out of discontent and two-thirds are taking huge hunks of business with them, an Aite survey finds.
NYSE Rolls Out Algorithms Supplied by Deep Value to Floor Brokers
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Exchange introduces concept of Deep Value 'microstrategies' to boost trading floor brokers' choice of automated capabilties.
Aite Group Analyst Comments on Citigroup Hedge Fund Offering
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Aite Group Analyst Comments on Citigroup Hedge Fund Offering
Exclusive: Lightspeed Financial Integrates Trading Platform With Wedbush’s Clearing Capabilities
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
New model will allow Lightspeed to serve growing market of new small, prop trading firms.
Citi's Green Data Centers Provide Environmental and Business Benefits
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Citi has completed three LEED-certified energy-efficient data centers and is sticking to its $50 billion commitment to environmental efforts, which it says make good business sense.
In Support of Short Sale Restrictions
Commentary  |  5/20/2009  | 
Waddell & Reed Deploys Investment Management System
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Phase one rollout of Charles River platform across four equity desks said to streamline workflows and FIX trading.
Cogent To Sell Majority Of Company to Consortium of Brokers
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Brokers will offer buy-side an online portal to aggregate CCA/CSA balances and pay research providers.
Intalio Launches Enterprise Cloud Appliance
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
A behind-the-firewall, soup-to-nuts enterprise-cloud-in-a-box or software stack, according to Intalio.
Spitzer Offers Advice to the Fed
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Unready though I am to see disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer leap out of the doghouse and back into self-righteous sermonizing mode (am I the only one?), his latest column in Slate, How To Fix the New York Fed, is provocative.
What Hedge Funds Can Expect From The New Regulations
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Hedge funds are expecting the government to create a systemic regulator and to require more regular reporting on counterparties and positions,according to consultant/systems integrator Howard Weinstein.
HedgeOp Launches Compliance Platform For RIAs
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
New web-based software application helps investment advisers meet adviser act requirements.
Citi Offers Foreign Exchange App for iPhones, BlackBerries
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Lets individuals and small institutions trade 130 currency pairs on any device with a web browser.
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