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Content posted in August 2009
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Forex Trading Provider Gain Capital Overhauls IT
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Gain Capital has had to buy new networks, servers and software -- for the best of reasons: to accommodate a 50 to 60 percent increases in trade volume and spikes in the currency markets.
GFI Group and Quick Corp. Collaborate on FX Options Data
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
GFI Group Inc. and QUICK Corp. of Japan have extended their long-standing relationship whereby GFI’s FX Options market data is made available to QUICK terminal users in Japan.
Xen Launches Open Source Cloud Platform
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Intended to work with companies' existing virtual servers.
Cognitive Capital Deploys Orc Software to Support HIgh Frequency Trading
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Proprietary trading firm utilizes Orc for FIX connectivity and risk management
"Leverage" and "Reach Out" Most Overused Workplace Terms (Survey)
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
"It is what it is," "viral" and "game changer" are next on a list of most-overused phrases derived from a survey of 1,000 U.S. executives.
Supercomputer Used to Predict Climate Change Among U.K.'s Worst Polluters
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
In the latest example of climate-change hypocrisy, Britain's Daily Mail reported yesterday that the supercomputer the U.K.'s national weather bureau uses to predict climate change is one of the country's worst polluters. The massive IBM System p used by England's Met Office in Exeter, Devon, consumes 1.2 megawatts of energy, is capa
Boston Options Exchange Eliminates Make or Take Pricing
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
The Boston Options Exchange ("BOX") will eliminate Make or Take pricing on all Penny Pilot Classes effective September 1, pending regulatory approval.
FBR Capital Launches Prime Brokerage in NYC
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
D.C. investment bank is offering New York-based prime brokerage to hedge funds, has hired a passel of ex-Shoreline Trading executives to run it.
Chi-X Europe Allows Participants the Opportunity to Trade at No Cost
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
New pricing tariff reduction across all markets enhances the economic benefits available to Chi-X Europe trading participants by increasing opportunities to take advantage of Chi-X Europe’s proven pan-European liquidity and benefit from potential price improvement, now at an even lower tariff, Chi-X says.
TGIF: Goldman's Town Hall; Good, Bad News About Economy
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
David Weidner stages a Goldman Town hall and Jon Stewart's take on the U.S. economy.

Goldman's Town Hall Meeting

David Weidner at MarketWatch has envisioned what a Goldman Sachs town hall would be like.

To give you a taste, here's the first question and answer:

"Question 1: Is it true that the $180 billion bailout
Investment Adviser ProfitScore Capital Management Promises Hedge Fund-Like Returns In a Separate Account
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
In an innovative approach, the investment adviser uses actively traded mutual funds to go long and short from inside a separate account to generate hedge fund-like returns.
Hedge Funds Hiring Again
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Hedge fund and trading desks are picking up talent dislodged during the credit crisis.
NYSE Euronext to Acquire Nyfix
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Acquisition will give the exchange new high-speed trading technology to offer members, including trading workstations, trade messaging software and the recently upgraded Millenium dark pools.
NYSE Euronext to Acquire NYFIX for $144 million
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
NYSE Technologies will integrate the FIX software business and NYFIX Marketplace, but explore alternatives for Millennium dark pool.
A Day in the Life of a NYMEX Trader
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Every wonder what it's like to be a NYMEX Trader? CNN's Richard Quest, followed Ray Carbone, to find out.
S&P Offers Bond Portal to Financial Advisors
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Bond research intended to help advisors help their clients diversify their holdings.
Federal Bureau of Prisons Refutes Madoff Has Cancer
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The Federal Bureau of Prisons refutes a New York Post story saying that Bernard Madoff has cancer and is dying from the disease.
HFT Does Not Create Volatility, Says Buy Sider
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
The high frequency trading debate is reaching new heights with Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman this week calling on the SEC to review "questionable" developments in the markets - including high frequency trading, dark pools and flash orders - but one industry expert goes to bat for high frequency trading.
Swiss Firm Enhances Fund of Fund Software
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Infonic AG Releases Version 4.3 of HedgeSphere Software that includes Risk Analysis, FX Hedging and Fee Calculations
Wyse Accelerates Flash for Virtual Desktops
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Should improve the quality of streaming video over virtualized PCs.
Asset Manager 1798 Global Partners to Use Sophis Risk Tools
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Hopes software will help manage risk of complex instruments.
Patsystems Upgrades to New ASP Facility in Tokyo
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Low-latency facility will support Patsystems' customer base in Japan, with XLink network connecting to its London data center and other exchanges.
8.25.09 The Goldman Sachs Trading Software Espionage Case
8.25.09 The Goldman Sachs Trading Software Espionage Case
Wall Street & Technology Videos  |  8/25/2009  | 
The arrest of programmer Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing 32 megabytes of trading software code from his former employer Goldman Sachs has made front page headlines. Theft of proprietary software has always been a concern of Wall Street firms.
Shakeup of Wall Street’s Grid Vendors
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
DataSynapse has been acquired by Tibco, Platform Computing has bought HP clustering technology, and grids are trying to become clouds.
Deutsche Borse Selects IBM Messaging Technology for Future Trading System
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
New technology infrastructure will deliver efficiency, speed and throughput across all Deutsche Borse Group's exchanges.
Corvil Releases Market Data Quality Analysis for HFT
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Corvil has launched new capabilities in its CorvilNet latency management system, including market data quality analysis integrated with network microburst analytics in new customized live dashboards.
Deutsche Borse Group Selects IBM High Speed Messaging Technology
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
International Securities Exchange will be the first of Deutsche Borse's marketplaces to migrate its options exchagne to the new common infrastructure.
Is Bernie Madoff Dying from Cancer?
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The cancer theory could explain the speculation as to why Madoff took the fall for the entire fraud.
Omgeo Receives SEC No-Action Letter for TradeSuite Confirm Archive
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Clients can now outsource trade confirmation recordkeeping.
Solarflare to Equip Servers for 10 Gig E Networks
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
New controllers said to provide standard x86 servers with sub-six-microsecond latency.
Barclays Capital Launches Barclays Capital Live
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Barclays Capital Launches Barclays Capital Live
Barclays Capital Launches Barclays Capital Live
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Barclays Capital Launches Barclays Capital Live
SIX x-clear to Offer Central Counterparty Clearing to QUOTE MTF
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Pan European MTF will adopt a dual CCP model allowing customers to pick the CCP of their choice.
Morgan Stanley Hiring Up to 400 Sales, Trading Positions
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
According to reports, Morgan Stanley has plans to hire as many as 400 traders and salespeople to bulk up its trading operations this year.
TGIF: U.S. Stages Coup to Wipe Out National Debt
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
After dismissing other ideas for reducing the national debt, such as disguising the country as Canada, Congress has settled on a political coup as the answer to the staggering U.S. debt.
Professors Unveil Low-Cost Way to Diagnose Network Latency
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
University of California, San Diego, and Purdue University computer scientists today presented a way of identifying data center network delays as short as tens of millionths of seconds.
BM&F Bovespa Approves Cedro Market & Finances as DMA Provider
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Permits investors to access the exchange's electronic trading platform without transmitting data through the broker's network.
Buy Side Trader Shares His Use of HFT
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Eric Karpman, CEO of Trading Strategy Group and Luxoft Trading Solutions, discusses how he uses high frequency trading at his boutique asset management firm.
UBS Settlement Could Unlock Bank Secrecy
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
An agreement reached between the U.S. and Switzerland over secret American accounts held at the Swiss bank UBS may open the way for revelations of tax evasion at other banks.
Professors Unveil Low-Cost Way to Diagnose Network Latency
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Service analyzes customer holdings, identifies mutual fund changes intended to help people save better and avoid fees.
Seth Merrin Examines the Pros and Cons of High Frequency Trading
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
High frequency trading adds a lot of liquidity, but institutions need to opt-in to that, says Liquidnet's Seth Merrin.
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