News & Commentary
Content posted in June 2008
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Eagle Expands Use of Microsoft WPF
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Expects to create new software more quickly with a richer interface
HCL Penstock Partners With GemStone To Build Low Latency Solutions For Financial Institutions
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Partnership will address regulatory compliance challenges and risk management.
Is a Low-Energy Consumption Chip Alternative on the Horizon?
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
ARM Holdings new handheld chip has the potential to lower energy use and extend battery life in smaller devices. Will the technology find its way to PCs and servers?
Tough Economy Calls for Tough Metrics
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
With current narrowing margins and market volatility, effective use of metrics can make the difference for asset managers, according to a new report.
E-Discovery: IT Execs Overconfident and Underprepared
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Almost 98% of IT executives rate their ability to respond to litigation as above average or very well prepared, according to a new survey from IDC. But according to analysts, they are vastly overrating themselves.
OTC Derivatives: Substantially Reducing Risk Through Automation
Commentary  |  6/25/2008  | 
OTC derivatives could certainly benefit from some positive PR in the mainstream media, but what these so-called adventuresome investment products really need are the benefits of a new technology focus called customer communications management (CCM).
ArcSight Integrates Identity and Security Management Technologies
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Identity monitoring product expected to result in greater security, better compliance and easier audits.
Harold C. Brown & Co. Selects Advent to Improve Front- and Middle-Office Efficiency
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
HCB intends new solution to tighten integration amongst functions.
Scottrade Embraces Web 2.0
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Scottrade's Online Community is a simple, valuable social networking site that should allow for greater communication between Scottrade and its clients.
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Selects Technology Provider
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Newly formed exchange chooses Patsystems for its front-end trading model and risk management systems.
Hedge Funds Best Practices Outlined by President's Financial Working Group
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Eze Castle Integration recently hosted a roundtable discussion about the April 2008 Hedge Fund Best Practices Peport from the Asset Managers' Committee to the President's Working Group on Financial Markets. A panel of hedge fund industry executives from Equinox Partners, Ernst & Young and the law firm Bingham McCutchen joined Eze Castle Integration in discussing the
ASC Releases Integrated Communications Recording Solution
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
ASC introduced an integrated communications recording solution for Siemens HiPath Trading and HiPath Trading IP.
Charles Schwab President Talks about Client-first Strategy (VIDEO)
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
At Forrester's 2008 financial services forum for marketing & strategy professionals, Charles Schwab president and COO, Walt Bettinger, spoke to the audience about the key to the company's reversal of fortune since 2004: rebuilding customer loyalty.
Enterprise Search A High Priority For Most Users, But Not For Companies
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
Study reveals that many businesses unaware of the importance of findability.
Study Reveals Massive Paper Backlog in OTC Derivatives Market
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Automated customer communications is key, as human error can lead to huge monetary losses and litigation, TABB Group says.
SOA Threatens Security
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
With customers accessing systems themselves through Internet banking and other self-serving channels, core systems are vulnerable to security threats.
Wachovia Hires BNY Vets
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Thomas F. Scaturro was managing director and head of sales for BNY Mellon Wealth Management's tristate region, while John M. Dowd was wealth management director for Wachovia Wealth Management's northeast region.
Keeping Tabs
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Clearing and Settlement Top-of-Mind for Front-Office Execs
Commentary  |  6/23/2008  | 
In addition to the excitement in the U.S., the real focus is occurring in Europe, where the EC is trying to get the fragmented clearing and settlement infrastructure players to play nicely in the sandbox.
Ex-ICAP Chief Jack Jeffery Joins SuperDerivatives as COO
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Jeffery will drive the development, refinement and execution of the company's business strategies.
Australian Unity Investments Implements DSTi’s Front and Middle Office Solutions
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
AUI using DSTi solutions to gain efficiency
CyberTech Releases New Call Center Monitoring Solution
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
CyberTech Pro 5.1 enables the simultaneous recording and replay of PC monitors and telephone calls.
SunGard Introduces New Compliance Module Within Asset Arena
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Asset Arena Compliance improves compliance workflow and data management from the front to the back office.
Measuring Trader Alpha With TCA
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
Many firms are hesitant to measure trader performance using TCA, but Franklin Templeton is relying on a new benchmark to gauge trader 'value add.'
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