News & Commentary
Content posted in June 2000
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IPC Rolls Out Voice/Video Integration System
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
The company says its new Iqmx system can combine order management and market data with telephony communication.
Altitude Brings Together Web, Wireless and Phone with New Product
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Due in the third quarter, new unified customer interaction software will aggregate client information for brokers and representatives.
CyberCorp Competition? Omega Research Adds Trading through Acquisition of OnlineTrading.com
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Later this year, the company expects to enhance its WindowsOnWallStreet.com product, followed by a rollout of TradeStation.com to handle "strategy-based trading."
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Garban-Intercapital launching a new e-trading division; First phase of Nasdaq private placement ends; Knight Securities implements new trading system.
Bridge To Receive $305 Million from Venture Capital Firm
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Amid rumors about Bridge's long-term viability, the company's largest shareholder steps to the plate.
Denver Investments Completes Data Center Build, Focuses on Internal Portals
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
With an information backbone now complete, Denver shifts attention to building customized portals for different areas of the business, such as portfolio management and compliance.
TenFold Readies Next-Gen Trading System, Looks To Offer Performance and Portfolio Accounting
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
The company is placing particular emphasis on the new system's online abilities, which are built directly into the platform, rather than wrapped around it.
Fairfax Financial Licenses ePam
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
The company will be using ePAM at all of its sites, replacing a blend of proprietary and vendor applications.
Electronic Market for Convertible Bonds to Go Live in July
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Intelligent Markets' BuySideDirect is aiming right at Trading Edge's BondLink. Find out what the two companies have to say about the competition.
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/30/2000  | 
Capital Management Sciences pre-releases version 4.2 of BondEdge; SS&C releases CapitalSuite; Cutter Associates releases study on Trade Order Management and Compliance Systems, and T+1/STP.
STP Trends and Progress Report for Investment Managers, Broker/Dealers, and Custodian Banks
News  |  6/27/2000  | 
TowerGroup's Dushyant Shahrawat says the underlying workflow of the trade process needs to be analyzed and amended, in order for STP to be achieved.
A Vendor Perspective: STP and Other Challenges for PORTIA
News  |  6/27/2000  | 
TowerGroup's Robert Hegarty takes a look at the issues impacting the development of Thomson Financial Software Solutions' PORTIA portfolio management system.
The Advantages of Automation
News  |  6/27/2000  | 
Arthur Andersen is coining a new, broader phrase for straight-through processing-straight-through business (STB).
Ready for Cyber Investing: Buy Side Firms Move Online
News  |  6/27/2000  | 
TowerGroup's Robert Hegarty explains how buy-side firms soon will shift IT resources from industry-mandated efforts, like decimalization, to online efforts.
The World of Automated Compliance Systems and Money Managers
News  |  6/27/2000  | 
CAI Technology Group's Fredda Ackerman discusses the pros and cons of today's three most-popular types of automated compliance systems.
The New Age of Risk Management
News  |  6/26/2000  | 
Polytechnic University's Fred Novomestky looks at how recent breakdowns in the financial markets have spawned a new age of IT specialists in risk management.
Leading Risk Management Technology Vendors
News  |  6/26/2000  | 
WS&T's listing of the top risk management technology vendors, with information on their flagship products.
Risk Management Terminology
News  |  6/26/2000  | 
Risk management terminology can be confusing, so here's a rundown of key definitions.
J.P. Morgan Names Weill to Global Tech/Ops Head
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Veronique Weill chats with WST's Senior Associate Editor, Andrew Rafalaf, about e-commerce and the company's outsourcing deal with Bank of New York.
XML Honchos Form ISO XML Advisory Group
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
GSTPA, FIX, ISITC, SWIFT, Thomson, FINXML and FPML partner to tackle concerns over the many XML dialects currently emerging.
SEI To Package First Rate's Performance Measurement System with Trust 3000
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
SEI opts to partner to add First Rate's SnapShot system, rather than rebuild its own PBS system.
CTI Releases New Standalone Compliance System
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Company says new real-time software is more flexible in accommodating SEC and securities firm guidelines.
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
SunGard Investment Management Systems, Thomson Financial Software, INDATA and InvestorForce.com.
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Omega Research, Spectra Securities, Sun Microsystems and IPC Information Systems.
Vendors Unite to Provide STP Solution
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Using Java-based protocols, Aztec will integrate products from Sun, Financial Fusion, IXnet and Archipelago to offer STP.
Nasdaq Japan Opens for Trading
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
For-profit partnership between NASD and SOFTBANK does trading volume of 680,000 shares on its first day of business, with an initial listing of eight companies.
Apogean Approaches Market with B2B Brady Bond System
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Adapting IBM's ITS bond trading system, Apogean goes live earlier this month, with nine financial institutions signed on for the launch.
Sister to Bond Hub Launched, Focusing on New Issues
News  |  6/23/2000  | 
Consortium of six financial institutions and Communicator Inc. plans to go live with Syndicate Hub by September.
BT's Syntegra Rolls Out ITSlink
News  |  6/20/2000  | 
At SIA, the vendor unveils a browser-based trader telephone and advanced customer-relationship management software.
Fidelity's Elterich: Aggregation Is Key to Success of Online Financial Services
News  |  6/20/2000  | 
WST's exclusive daily SIA show coverage includes an analysis of the show's opening general session, which featured Fidelity's Steven Elterich and Ameritrade's Joe Ricketts.
Persistence Adds Live Messaging to PowerTier with Trade'Em Demo
News  |  6/20/2000  | 
In a demo with Sun Microsystems at the SIA show, Persistence unveils a new feature that allows traders to subscribe to real-time updates, without asking systems departments to write complex code.
Algorithmics Releases Linux Offering, Taps into Brazilian Market
News  |  6/20/2000  | 
At SIA, Algorithmics offers a Linux-based version of its RiskWatch app--a version that, until now, it had used only for demonstration purposes.
XBRL Will Transform Financial Reporting
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
A new language for financial reporting called XBRL has the potential to revolutionize investment analysis for investors and professionals alike.
IBM Releases Linux for S/390 Server
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
IBM is introducing the availability of Linux software and services for the S/390 server.
CCBN and Akamai Extend Deal to Put Investor Calls on Web
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
CCBN.com, an outsourcer of Web-based investor relations services, strengthened its partnership with Akamai Technologies to increase support for the growing technology.
WorldStreet To Launch Collaborative Commerce System for Buy-to-Sell Side Communication
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
Since last year, WorldStreet has installed over 1000 screens of its sell-and buy-side eCRM solutions at Deutsche Bank Securities, ING Barings, and J.P. Morgan.
Schenkman Grabs CEO Post at Brut
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
The Brass Utility ECN has named Richard Schenkman its chief executive officer.
All-Electronic Options Market Makes Debut
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
In late May, the International Securities Exchange (ISE)-the first all-electronic U.S. options market-went live.
Bloomberg Raises Prices
News  |  6/19/2000  | 
Bloomberg managing director Lou Eccleston defends its recent hike in terminal costs.
Dresdner RCM Goes Live with LandMark
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
The firm is focusing on the order management and trade blotter functions included in the system.
CyBerCorp Aims To Attract the Active Investor with Rollout of CyBerX2
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
The company also cuts its commission fees 25% to 30% across the board.
LIFFE to Sell LIFFECONNECT to Exchanges Worldwide
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
Plans to call on Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to deal with technical issues associated with implementing LIFFE CONNECT in other exchanges.
SS&C Plans Release of Palm Access for Antares
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
System allows portfolio managers to access a good amount of the functionality found in Antares via a wireless Palm VII.
Eze Castle Developing Order Management System for State Street Global Link
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
State Street site intends to provide users with an integrated trade blotter based on Eze Castle's order management system.
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
The International Securities Exchange, Mercer Management Consulting, Tradescape.com and FNX Limited.
Nasdaq Opens Up InterMarket to ECNs, Enabling Them To Trade NYSE Stocks
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
Will this latest move cause trading of NYSE-listed stocks to move from the floor of the Big Board to ECNs?
Gain Capital Goes Live with FX Trading System
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
System provides 24-hour live trading of Euro/U.S. Dollar, U.S. Dollar/Yen, British Pound/U.S. Dollar and U.S. Dollar/Swiss Franc, with plans for other currencies in the near future.
IN BRIEF
News  |  6/16/2000  | 
Merrill Lynch Asset Management Canada, ING Barings, Financeware.com and InvestorForce.com.
The Feeling is Demutual
News  |  6/14/2000  | 
Genesis 10 CEO Harley Lippman explains how technology is dictating demutualization to the world's financial exchanges.
Financial Firms Looking for Better Visibility via New Data Displays
News  |  6/14/2000  | 
Chuck Epstein analyzes the latest innovations in flat panel displays.
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