News & Commentary
Content posted in August 2001
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MoneyLine Agrees To Buy Telerate, Contracts with Savvis
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Savvis and MoneyLine to enter into five-year $122 million contract for Telerate network services.
Supermarkets Simplified
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
As the popularity of mutual fund supermarkets grows, investment firms need automated ways to track and break down the sales generated through those venues. William Blair & Company recently ventured into the market to find one.
Market Axess Selects New Networking Provider
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
Citing a sound record of customer support and speed to market capabilities, Market Axess has found a new vendor to handle its global network.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
William Rainer named chairman and CEO of the soon-to-be-launched single-stock futures (SSF) joint venture formed by the CME, CBOE and CBOT; The IntercontinentalExchange selects the London Clearing House (LCH) as its clearing firm; ePit Systems forms strategic partnership with Capco.
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
FIX 4.3 specification, including FIXML DTD, officially released and available for download from at fixprotocol.org; Mobius Management Systems, Inc. announces that Raymond James Financial licenses Mobius ViewDirect; Global Investment Systems forges strategic alliance with Metrosoft.
OPERATIONS BRIEFS
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
JPMorgan Investor Services says Iceland is latest addition to its global market network coverage; Nasdaq Liffe Markets (NQLX) and the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) sign official clearinghouse agreement for single-stock futures; Wall Street Systems incorporating the Financial products Markup Language (FpML) to support transaction processing in the treasury space.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
SunGard Trading and Risk Systems' Energy operating unit teams up with Aquila; Thomas Hollenbeck appointed chief compliance officer at Brown & Company Securities; Decisioneering releases its Crystal Ball Advisor software.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  8/30/2001  | 
eBridge launches Kabuccino online financial information services for Japan's Broking industry; The Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) relocating its offices in Washington, D.C.
Charles Schwab Integrates HyperFeed Market Data Into Trading Software
News  |  8/24/2001  | 
Schwab taps HyperFeed to supply streaming real-time market data to its StreetSmart Pro and Velocity trading software applications.
SLK's RediProducts Eyes Direct-Access Interfaces to Merrill Lynch and the NYSE's BBSS
News  |  8/24/2001  | 
Targeting institutional investor clients, RediProducts is building interfaces to the NYSE's BBSS and Merrill's Nasdaq trading desk.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  8/24/2001  | 
Nasdaq Liffe Markets names David Harris general counsel; SunGard Trading Systems/Brass signs deal to provide clients of the SunGard Trading Network with direct access to the Primex Auction System; The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and CheMatch.com to launch pair of jointly developed products on Sept. 21.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS
News  |  8/24/2001  | 
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) offers operational risk seminar October 18th and 19th in London and October 22nd and 23rd in New York; ERisk and ICICresearchcentre.org team up to hold online credit risk management conference on Wednesday, September 5th.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  8/24/2001  | 
Standard & Poor's launches new RatingsXpress Credit Research; Sector Inc. signs three-year agreement to distribute CPR & CDR Technologies' agency prepayment speeds as part of its Data Distribution Service.
B2B: Back to Basics
News  |  8/21/2001  | 
Tech Talk: E-Business Insight From Merrill Lynch’s CTO
News  |  8/21/2001  | 
In a blink of an eye the technology world has undergone a major shift away from the dot-com and back to traditional business. Merrill's Chief Technology Officer, John McKinley, discusses what he has learned starting up Internet ventures and how his firm plans to proceed with its Internet strategy--which is still a very important and viable part of the business.
From Wall Street Execs to Dot-Com Wizards: IT Gurus, once again, reinvent themselves
News  |  8/17/2001  | 
Executives that have left traditional financial services firms are finding that their new roles are changing forming a blend of traditional business expertise with their Internet strategies.
Backspin
News  |  8/17/2001  | 
Looking at e-business with new eyes, many dedicated Internet units are being rolled back into their traditional business.
Expressing Your Views
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Expressing Your Views
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
With No End to A/C/E Dispute in Sight, CBOT and Eurex Eye Arbitration
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Locked in a contract dispute, the CBOT and Eurex may turn to an arbitrator to settle their differences.
Juice Software Releases Product To Help Investment Bankers Create Pitch Books
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
The first version of the Juice platform allows end users to network-enable Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with real-time updates from multiple information sources.
Investment Manager Finds New Solution for Performance Measurement
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
To deeply analyze its investments and make better decisions, Newton Investment Management needed more flexibility in performance measurement. When it realized that traditional systems couldn't do what it needed, a new solution had to be found.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Interactive Brokers develops links to the Pacific Exchange (PCX) and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX); Warren Langley resigns as chief executive officer of Nasdaq Liffe Markets; BRE Bank licenses and implements an OTC pricing module from DerivaTech.
INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
JPMorgan confirms Adelaide as the Asia-Pacific hub for certain parts of its Investor Services middle office business; SunGard Corbel announces it has developed a custom version of its Relius Documents Internet software for Scudder Retirement Services; Inlumen integrates a suite of personalization and U.S. equity information services into Montgomery Asset Management's retail site.
First Europe, Now the World
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
From its humble beginnings as a small European exchange, Stockholm, Sweden-based OM has grown into a powerful financial services octupus, offering a wide array of trading and clearing systems to clients like the AMEX, Charles Schwab and Merrill Lynch. WS&T profiles OM's rise up the technology ladder and explains the multi-faceted vendor's plans for the future.
OPERATIONS BRIEFS
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Financial Fusion, Inc., announces the integration of the New Era of Networks financial services products and people into Financial Fusion; The Bank of New York announces it has purchased certain assets of MAVRICC Management Systems, Inc.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
IPS-Sendero forms a strategic alliance with Kamakura; Global Association of Risk Professionals offers operational risk seminar October 18th and 19th in London, and October 22nd and 23rd in New York.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
eSignal extends the use of its eSignal TurboFeed service for redistribution through custom applications to companies and Web sites; TFPL appoints Marion Pye to lead European team; VistaSource names William Hayes president and CEO.
Just Released
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
The latest offerings looking to increase your efficiency.
The Internet: Bringing Wall Street to Main Street
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Find out how online brokerages can use the Internet most effectively.
Wireless Vendors Offer Improved Technology
News  |  8/16/2001  | 
Wireless devices are only as good as the network they run on--the latter may be improving soon.
Wireless Wealth Management Tools Emerge for Advisors and Consumers
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Suppliers of wealth management software are rolling out wireless tools for helping financial advisors strengthen relationships with high-net worth clients.
IT Challenge
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
The Challenge: Migrating from one computing system to another is never an easy task, even at the best of times. Before investing in new technology or blindly adopting a vendor's claim to how its system will perform, firms now have the option to test drive systems, at a price of course.
Destination: Australia
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
E*Trade Australia has renewed its license to use Wilco International's recently-acquired Summit back-office clearance and settlement system.
Omgeo Lines Up Technology For Beta Launch
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Omgeo is laying the technology groundwork for a planned August beta launch of its services.
Survey Says: If It Ain't Broken, You Better FIX It
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
A new survey from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young indicates that 50% of trade order management vendors serving asset managers are now building FIX capable systems.
Thomson Financial Embarks on Customer-Centric Strategy
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Broker Fund Management Group shifts product focus with integrated offerings.
Prudential Securities Switches From Bridge to Reuters
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Prudential Securities to change the market data vendor on 11,000 of its desktops at 270 retail branches from Bridge to Reuters.
JP Morgan Investor Services Group Launches New Information Products
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
TradeStarr System and Global Depository reviews leverage.
Hedge Fund Risk Management Goes Interactive at Morgan Stanley
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
New trend on the horizon as Morgan Stanley teams up with Algorithmics to extend ASP-style risk analysis to its hedge fund clients.
SuperSoes is Finally Here, But Will Investors Benefit?
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Nasdaq expects its new SuperSoes network to help investors get better executions and increased fills, but some market participants remain skeptical.
Chicago Markets Prepare to Launch SSF Exchange, Raising New Questions About Floor-Based Trading
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Open Outcry Questions Arise as CBOE/CME Get Ready to Launch an All-Electronic SSF Market.
Direct Access Vendors Creeping Further Into Buy Side
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
The march towards the buy side continues for direct-access brokerage firms.
International Push Toward Shortened Settlement Cycles Continues
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
Steps to shorten settlement cycles and reduce risk are not being pursued in the United States alone.
Bringing it all Together: Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Moves to the Forefront
News  |  8/15/2001  | 
With new regulatory requirements and a not-so stable economy, risk management technology is vital for any firm's IT strategy.
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News  |  8/13/2001  | 
Microsoft is spending billions developing and marketing .NET--an XML-Web Services platform to corporate customers including financial services companies who use Java. Can the software giant convince the financial industry that it's living up to the promise of open standards like SOAP?
Commonwealth Financial Gets New Server Technology
News  |  8/9/2001  | 
The server is the foundation upon which your technology architecture sits. In light of expanding business, Commonwealth Financial recently realized its foundation needed an upgrade.
SunGard Eyes Retail Brokerage Space with PowerPartner Acquisition
News  |  8/9/2001  | 
SunGard plans to leverage Bridge's PowerPartner application and data to gain a foothold in the retail brokerage space.
New ECN for Private Equity Market Seeks Exchange Status And Venture Capital Funding, Ponders IPO
News  |  8/9/2001  | 
The NYPPe, an ECN specializing in private equities, wants to become an exchange and is seeking venture capital funding.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS
News  |  8/9/2001  | 
Nasdaq Liffe Markets names Bob Fitzsimmons president and chief operating officer; The IntercontinentalExchange promotes Chuck Vice to senior vice president and chief operating officer; XpressTrade LLC providing clients with electronic access to Brent Crude and Gas Oil futures contracts traded at the London-based International Petroleum Exchange.
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