News & Commentary
Content posted in May 2011
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Jay Muelhoefer, Platform Computing
Jay Muelhoefer, Platform Computing
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
State of Cloud
Joe Tobolski, Accenture
Joe Tobolski, Accenture
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
State of Cloud
Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft Corp
Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft Corp
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
State of Cloud
Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud
Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
State of Cloud
BATS Exchange Adds Latency Monitoring
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
BATS Exchange announced it's become the latest exchange operator to use Correlix's RaceTeam latency monitoring service, an arrangement it says will enable clients to get a clearer view of their strategies' performance in various markets.
Jon Clay, Trend Micro
Jon Clay, Trend Micro
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
State of Cloud
05.31.11 Wall Street Loves The iPad
05.31.11 Wall Street Loves The iPad
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  5/31/2011  | 
In this video, Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, takes a look at the impact the iPad is having on Wall Street and the kinds of apps that are turning bankers' heads.
BATS Global Markets Signs Up for Correlix's RaceTeam
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The latency monitoring service will provide independent insight into all BATS US-based markets in equities and options.
Societe Generale Selects Quartet FS For Global Risk Management Solution
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The bank is using ActivePivot to manage risk and sensitivity updates in real-time.
French Banking Group Picks Quantifi for OTC Derivatives
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
CM 10-CIC went live with Quantifi XL's front-office pricing and analysis tool to support trading operations in flow and derivatives products.
Irving Picard Could Be Biggest Winner In Madoff Scandal
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
According to Bloomberg, Picard charges $5,803 for a day's work. And now 800 Madoff investors who are trying to recover the funds they lost in the sprawling Ponzi scheme, are understandably angry at the trustee's hefty pay day.
Einhorn Says "Let's Go Mets"
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
A life-long fan, the hedge fund manager brings $200k and financial acumen to the cash-strapped team.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Allows Brokers to "Tweet" Market Research
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
Twitter has proven to be a game-charger in news, now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is testing whether or not it can do the same for market research.
Quantifi's Survey: Industry to Overhaul Counterparty Risk Systems
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Releases preliminary results claiming that all respondents plan to make changes in their counterparty risk systems.
Wall Street's Legendary Innovators
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
The current state of high-speed trading, derivatives and dark pools owes its history to a long line of innovators.
How to Protect Your IP
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Financial services firms build their businesses on innovation. Protecting those advances is a full-time job.
The Worst Market Structure ... Except All Others
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
To paraphrase (poorly) Winston Churchill, our equity markets are the worst form of market structure "except all the others that have been tried.
Top 10 Innovators of the Decade: Back In My Day …
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Right now on AdvancedTrading.com, we're taking a look at the people whose ideas and systems are used by today's traders and broker-dealers to navigate the markets.
Instinet Takes Aim at Untapped Canadian Dark Pool Market With ICX
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Agency broker Instinet Inc. announced the launch of a pair of Canadian dark pools aimed at traders who are looking to execute shares in large blocks without moving the market.
CAST Launches Cloud Service to Identify Software Risk
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Highlight takes a snapshot of enterprise software within seconds, arming executives with information on structural issues.
NYSE Technologies Expands Network into China
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Partners with subsidiary of Shanghai Stock Exchange to offer FIX orde
SEC to Vote On Exactly How To Compensate Corporate Whistleblowers
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The Dodd-Frank provision for whistleblowers was created in the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Who Should Run the IMF?
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
NYSE Technologies Expands Connectivity into China
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The partnership is designed to further expand NYSE Technologies' network reach in China and enable traders and investors to more easily trade cross-borders with unmatched speed and reliability.
Goldman Sachs Exec Leads New Industry Options Market Share Working Group
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The group will operate under the Financial Information Forum, which addresses issues that impact financial technology operations.
Book Review: How Great Leaders Create Innovation
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
A new book defines types of innovation and argues that by matching the right type with a company's culture, the risks of innovation can be reduced.
Market Analytics: The New IT Benchmark
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
The traditional, annual IT benchmarking process is just about irrelevant. Today's dynamic technology economy requires more continuous analysis.
The 'I' Word
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Saying your company is innovative is one thing -- actually being an innovative company is another.
ID Governance: Bridging Compliance and Security
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Governance-based identity management ensures that the proper IT controls are in place to actually prevent theft and misuse, not just pass a security audit.
Quant Funds Enjoy 2011 Revival
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Thanks to a run of steady performance by the markets and less than fierce competition in the aftermath of the financial crisis, quantitative funds are well-positioned for growth in the near-term.
Sen. Grassley Pursues Wall Street Titan
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Why is a Congressman investigating Steven Cohen of SAC Capital?
Lime Brokerage To Provide Pre-Trade Risk Controls via BT Radianz
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Lime leverages BT's financial cloud to offer pre-trade risk solutions to other brokers facing compliance with SEC's Market Access Rule in July.
Fidelity Allows Investors To Manage Cash Through Mobile Brokerage Apps
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Clients can move money using the iPhone, iPad or Android.
FX Execution Platform Ogg Trading Launches
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
David Ogg, who pioneered the use of algorithms in the FX ECN market, announced the launch of Ogg Trading, a platform designed to help traders achieve best execution in FX.
On Wall Street, Social Media Needs To Be A Leap Of Faith
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Many banks still forbid their employees from using Facebook, Twitter or any other social media tools.
Sentigo Launches Wall Street Scanner
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Free iPhone/iPad application provides analysis of news and social media to predict the stock market.
Batterymarch Deploys FlexTrader EMS
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The global equity specialist was looking for extensive pre-trade decision support and real-time trade analytics along with post-trade reporting.
Electronic Trading Pioneer Launches Ogg Trading
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
David Ogg is the founder and former CEO of both Hotspot FX and LavaFX.
Global Coordinated Regulatory Reform For OTC Derivatives Is Creating A New Interest Rate Swap Market
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Alternative methods of managing exposure will see greater adoption due to regulatory reform, according to a new report from TABB Group.
Cultural Shift and Data Security Pose Challenge With Cloud Computing
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Buy-Side Executives at Wall Street & Technology’s Capital Markets Cloud Symposium felt that while the private cloud leads to benefits such as standardization and time-to-market, it also causes cultural change for IT staffs.
Hedge Fund Assets Make Comeback But Returns Don't
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
At first glance, it certainly seems like hedge funds are enjoying a post-crash renaissance, with the industry’s total assets under management projected to climb above pre-crisis levels later this year.
BATS Rolls Out Multicast Latency Feed
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Exchange operator BATS Global Markets announced the launch of a multicast feed that will give members latency statistics and allow them to monitor matching engine performance.
Sybase Launches New CEP Product
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The new version of the CEP platform enables users to deliver real-time applications such as continuous risk assessment.
Direct Edge Hires Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Exchange Operator taps Thomas McManus from Barclays Capital where he is head of compliance, Americas.
Pico Quantitative Trading Picks Redlne's Low Latency Ticker Plant
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
PQT will deliver a managed service for multi-asset electronic trading clients.
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