News & Commentary
Content posted in September 2008
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When financial crisis escalated, firms failed to communicate with worried investors
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
When the financial crisis escalated with the fall of Lehman Brothers, the AIG bailout and the sale of Merrill Lynch two weeks ago, firms failed to communicate sufficiently well online with their client base, according to a report.
The End of the Single Prime Broker Model
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
September’s financial crisis calls into question an unaddressed issue in the rapidly changing landscape of independent investment banking and prime brokerage: The reliance by some hedge funds on a single prime broker.
Derivix Chosen for Goldman Trading Platform
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Derivix to provide exclusive options pricing and analytics integration with Goldman Sachs' electronic trading platform.
Lehman's US Equity Trading and Research Relaunched under Barclays Capital Brand
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Barclays Capital relaunches US Equity Trading and Research now including Lehman assets
The New Business of Collateral Management
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
The recent collapse of many financial services firms has been a wake-up call for others, and you can be sure that each and every buy- and sell-side firm has increased its vigilance of existing trading relationships, reevaluating all of its counterparty’s creditworthiness and reexamining the rationale of even the smallest trading relationships.
The New Wall Street (Halloween Comes Early)
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
What will the future entail and how will Nicholas-Applegate change its trading to adapt to the new environment?
Why the Bailout Failed and Ideas for Fixing Wall Street and its IT
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Congress's failure to pass the Treasury's proposed $700 billion financial bailout package today came as no surprise to Anil Kumar, global head - financial services group at IT services giant Satyam. "They didn't do a good job of summarizing the plan," Kumar says. "They've got to redefine the plan to be more consumer-oriented, rather than solely based on removing toxic assets from banks' balance sheets." He adds, "Unless the housing problems are
Markit Postpones Rolls
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Direct Edge Partners with ISE
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
ICAP Makes Trading Statement
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Why are we still waiting for the $700 billion bailout?
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
As debate over the $700 billion bailout continues, Larry Tabb, CEO of TABB Group, comments on the need for "bipartisan, unambiguous and morally steadfast leadership ... not a group of folks fiddling around while Rome burns"
STAC Benchmark Council Approves Specification for Testing Direct-Feed Solutions
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Goal is to allow trading firms to compare vendor solutions on an apples-to-apples basis.
TGIF: The Situation on the Economy
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
In the Situation Room, Wolfe Blitzer speaks with experts on the economy, and John McCain.
Update: JPMorgan Buys WaMu
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
IT integration could take years, Aite analyst cautions.
Tools To Help Older Clients Weather the Economic Storm
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
At least two older people I know live entirely off the income they get from ultra-conservative investments such as Treasury bills. With long-term Treasury notes paying 2-4%, they're watching their monthly incomes plummet. To pay their bills, they have to periodically sell off some of their principal, a scary thing they hesitate to do, knowing they'll have even less to live off of.
The Rush to Regulate Credit Default Swaps
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
On Tuesday, SEC Chairman Christopher Cox called for giving the agency the authority to regulate credit default swaps.
Will Politicians Become Portfolio Managers?
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
With the government bailing out so many financial firms, will they need traders and portfolio managers to manage their assets?
LIM Advisors Selects Capstone From Fidessa LatentZero
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Capstone Technology is chosen by LIM Advisors for trading, compliance and management support.
Tradar Links Portfolio Management and Accounting System with Thomson Reuters Reference Data Platform
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Demand for data leads Tradar to link to Thomson Reuters platform.
Wall Street Systems Partners With Aleri to Enhance its FX Trading Solution
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Wall Street Systems Taps into Aleri CEP Technology, revealing partnership at the Gartner Event Processing Summit.
Wall Street Meltdown Making Buy-Side Firms Really Rethink Sell-Side Relationships
News  |  9/24/2008  | 
Investment management firms to start saying no to derivatives.
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