News & Commentary
Content posted in August 2005
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The Ameritrade IT-Business Alignment Model
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
Chief operating officer, speaking at Gartner conference, says recent TD Waterhouse acquisition is spurring close collaboration between IT and operations.
New ECN Throws Hat Into Consolidating Equity Market
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
With equity market consolidation occurring, BATS may help to fill a void in the ECN marketplace.
Boston Stock Exchange Forms Joint Venture to Launch BeX, and more
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Boston Stock Exchange Forms Joint Venture to Launch BeX, W.J. Bonfanti Picks Lava Trading’s ColorPalette as OMS, Kirk Leaves Southwest Securities for Nexa Technologies
BearingPoint Offers Podcasts On Data Security and Operational Risk, and more
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
BearingPoint Offers Podcasts On Data Security and Operational Risk, New E&Y Survey Sees Growing Trend Toward Convergence in Internal Controls, Prevari Launches Technology Risk Manager Focus Groups, Zantaz and MDY to Integrate E-Mail Archiving and Records Management Solutions
Expertus Launches Global Liquidity Management Solution, and more
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Expertus Launches Global Liquidity Management Solution, EBRD Selects the Principia System to Consolidate Market and Credit Risk Portfolio Management Operations, OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Licenses SunGard's XAMIN, Newton Investment Management selects Redi2 Revenue Manager, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., SunGard, InvestOne Enterprise, XAMIN, Doug Morgan, Navin Sharma, Newton Investment Management, Redi2 Revenue Manager, Redi2 Technologies, Seth Johnson, Dan Inamoto, Andrew Downs
Nirvana Systems Goes Live on SunGard’s PowerData Feed, and more
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Nirvana Systems Goes Live on SunGard's PowerData Feed, GFI Group Inc. to Acquire Starsupply Petroleum, Mizuho International plc Live With Xcitek's XSP Corporate Actions Automation Solution
Redefining Risk
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
It wasn't long ago that risk management implied VaR (value at risk) and ERM (enterprise risk management).
Keeping Tabs
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
MessageGate Monitors E-Mail
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Hedge Fund Accounting
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Macgregor Proves Compliance
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Mutual Fund Musts
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Historically, compliance requirements for investment management companies have been driven by regulations.
CIO Challenge
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Often, business leaders' goals compete with the technology group's priorities. To ensure that enterprisewide performance remains the No. 1 goal, the CIO must keep the lines of communication open and educate the business about technology alternatives.
Always Be Prepared
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Data recovery sites are a major component of Wall Street firms' business continuity plans.
Restructuring Risk
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
As holistic mandates such as Basel II and Sarbanes-Oxley rouse renewed focus on risk management, financial services firms are altering traditional structures and introducing new roles. JPMorgan leads the pack.
Reconcilable Differences
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
After centralizing its global reconciliations operations, RBC now plans to deploy SmartStream's TLM Reconciliations platform.
The Long Road to Integration
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
As Lehman Bothers' acquisition of Neuberger Berman illustrates, post-merger integration is a hard journey.
Lines of Communication
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
As firms attempt to speed up the legal search and retrieval process, unified messaging offers a logical answer. Or does it?
Dear CIO...
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
CIOs Get Respect
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Cyber Crime Falls
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
18 Months Outside the Box
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
It could be the buzz that surrounds the industry.
How Neutral Is Your OMS?
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
Broker neutrality is a phrase that providers of order management systems (OMSs) and execution management systems like to throw around to convey that customers are free to route orders to any broker or execution venue they choose.
The Midtier: Betwixt and Between
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
Being stuck in the middle is challenging. Large firms have size and reach.
OMS: Breaking Down Barriers
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
New order management systems that include enhanced trading and portfolio management functionality are reducing entry barriers to electronic trading.
Craving Cross-Asset Platforms?
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Hedge funds are pushing the envelope into multi-asset trading, but will traditional buy-side asset managers follow suit?
Milliseconds Matter
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
In algorithmic trading, speed counts, and the fastest way to get to the market is to already be there.
Buy Siders Toe Dip With FX Algorithms
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
After taking the equities market by storm, algorithms are beginning to surface in the foreign exchange (FX) market.
Credit Derivatives Create Back-Office Mayhem
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
As trading volumes in credit derivatives climb to an all-time high, traders try to figure out how to clean up the mess they've created in the back office.
Trading Up
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Citi Hires Chief Software Architect
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Jeremy Lehman, formerly head of technology for the investment management group at Thomson, joined Citigroup as chief software architect for global equity technology.
BAS Evaluates ETS Group
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Banc of America Securities hired former Nasdaq corporate strategy senior executive Bill Harts as a consultant to assess the future direction of its Electronic Trading Services (ETS) group, according to a BAS spokeswoman.
The Back End of Algo Trading
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Without the appropriate protocols and processing infrastructure in place, algorithmic trading can be challenging.
ITG to Acquire OMS Provider Macgregor
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Eyeing the buy-side community's demand for tying electronic execution and cost-measurement tools into the rest of the portfolio management process, Investment Technology Group (ITG) announced plans to acquire Macgregor, a provider of buy-side trade order management systems (OMSs), for $230 million in cash.
Are Regional Stock Exchanges Seeking an Alternative to ITS?
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Regional exchanges are considering smart-order-routing technology to help them comply with Reg NMS' new trade-through rule, which requires execution venues to route orders to the market displaying the best price.
Hiring Report: Ipswitch Looking To Shore Up Development Staff
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
The race to integrate brokers' pre-trade analytics into order management systems (OMSs) is heating up as buy-side customers demand the functionality.
Instant Algorithms
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Pivot Solutions, a Boston-based instant messaging and electronic trading network that was spun off from Eze Castle Integration, recently added algorithmic trading capabilities to its AOL IM front end.
CHX Seeks OrderRouting Partner
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
With every regional stock exchange gearing up for Reg NMS, the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is looking at potential partnerships with technology companies and brokers that offer smart-order routing, according to Dave Herron, the exchange's CEO.
Daiwa Charts Neutral Course
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Daiwa Securities America, a U.S. rendition of its Japan-based parent, prefers to model its business on Switzerland's ideology rather than that of either the United States or Japan.
A Note From The Editor
Commentary  |  8/22/2005  | 
You may have read my editor's note in Wall Street & Technology last month in which I announced that I was leaving CMP Media.
CME Developing Advanced Global Trade Matching System
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
Exchange reveals plans for cutting-edge system that reduces data latency.
IBM Showcases Tech Innovations for Financial Services
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
The company has new biometric-security, risk management and customer service technology under development at R&D lab.
Wall Street Firms to Acquire Stakes in Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and more
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
Wall Street Firms to Acquire Stakes in Philadelphia Stock Exchange, NYMEX Europe Taps OMX to Support Open Outcry Futures Exchange, ISE Explores Membership in CTA and OTC/UTP Plans, Soleil Securities Chooses iStar Workstation for CRM
DTCC Sets Up Link with Canadian Depository, and more
News  |  8/18/2005  | 
DTCC Sets Up Link with Canadian Depository, ADP Wilco Hires Gunther to Raise Outsourcing Profile in Germany
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