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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2012
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U.S. Exchanges Urge Brazil to Open Bourse Competition
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
U.S. exchanges Direct Edge and BATS Trading on Friday urged Brazilian securities regulators to take bolder steps to open competition in the local bourse industry as they prepare to enter the South American nation's burgeoning financial markets.
Facebook IPO Leads SEC to Scrutinize Nasdaq's Systems
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
The watchdog is investigating Nasdaq's computer systems and processes related to the flawed Facebook IPO on May 18. Will the regulator demand system upgrades?
Buy Side Turns to Options as Strategies Grow More Complex
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Asset managers are expanding their use of options, and with their strategies becoming more complicated, they're investing in powerful technology to aid the front and back office.
Cloud Vendors Target Alternative Asset Managers, FX Clients
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Gravitas and Portware are both launching new offerings, as the cloud continues to grow in all areas of the financial services industry.
Portware Boosts FX Platform with Enhanced TCA
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
The firm said the upgrade was driven by demand on the buy side for better execution quality, and for tools to better manage institutional order flow.
Investment Advisor Grandeur Peak Opts For Linedata Trading Platform
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Grandeur will use Linedata's Longview to aid its trading decisions and to fire off transactions.
C.Suisse Shares Hit New Lows Amid Capital Worries
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Credit Suisse shares hit a new 20-year low on Wednesday as a board endorsement of American chief executive Brady Dougan's strategy failed to banish investor skepticism that he can meet demands for a stronger capital base.
Beyond Dodd-Frank: The Dire Consequences of Inaction
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Many buy-side firms are only addressing the basic and imminent requirements for counterparty risk management. What are firms missing, and what will it cost the industry?
3 Steps to Achieving Zero Infrastructure in the Trading Industry
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
As industry profits languish, many firms are asking, 'Can we get to a point where we have zero infrastructure?'
Deutsche Bank Algo to Help Buy Side Navigate the Close
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
The investment bank beefs up its sales staff with new hires and unveils an algo that can handle significant market data volumes at the close.
Bloomberg Updates Service With Interactive Research Platform
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
The firm said the analysis given by Bloomberg Industries is the latest major update to the Bloomberg Professional Service, which has more than 310,000 subscribers worldwide.
Inside The SEC’s Tech Department
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
The Commission has long been derided for being out-of-touch and poorly staffed, but the SEC has recently been quietly shaking things up in its technology department.
MarketPrizm Unveils Forex Trading Platform: PrizmFX
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
The system features high-speed connectivity and co-location to ECNs and liquidity pools around the world.
Vertex Analytics Announces CEP-Based Futures System
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
The hosted solution provides CEP-based futures market data and analytics, with both historical and real-time data.
Be Afraid: Some in US see Shades of 2008 in Euro Crisis
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Grim. Serious. Terrifying. Nerve-rattling. These are the words some prominent American investors and strategists are using to describe the worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and its impact on the global economy.
Why Speed Traders Slow Down On Purpose
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
In his new book "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay," Frank Partnoy breaks down why even though speed is the lifeblood of a high-frequency trading operation, slowing down by a few milliseconds can mean bigger profits.
The No-Shame Game on Wall Street
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Despite this historic mess, bad brazen behavior is not showing any signs of leaving the scene.
Twitter Double Outage Blamed On Bug
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
A double outage rocked Twitter on Thursday, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across the website and mobile applications of the microblogging platform.
Goldman Sachs' Cohen: U.S. Shares Look Cheap Over Medium-Term
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
U.S. stocks look good value in the medium to long term, even if short-term prospects are clouded by financial woes in Europe and jitters over the U.S. presidential election, Goldman Sachs' senior investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen said.
La Française AM and S&P Capital IQ Team Up
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
In the lead-up of the forthcoming global credit Luxembourg fund, La Française AM will leverage S&P Capital IQ's proprietary Risk-to-Price practices.
Crisis Has Barely Begun: GLG Hedge Fund Manager
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's likely to last for at least another 15 to 20 years as major economies cut debt levels, according to Jamil Baz, one of Europe's most prominent hedge fund managers.
SEC Seeks Big 4 Audit Papers From China
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
The Chinese arms of all of the Big Four audit firms have been asked by U.S. regulators to turn over documents related to audits of China-based companies listed in the USA.
Dimon: JPMorgan Was Honest With Shareholders
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said his bank was upfront with investors about its multibillion-dollar trading loss, even as regulators investigate whether JPMorgan disguised a dramatic rise in risk-taking.
Migdal Stock Exchange Services Joins the SunGard Global Network
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
The brokerage arm of Israeli investment group Migdal Capital Markets and member of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange now offers trading services and research on the Israeli markets.
Spain, Italy Demand Action as Debt Pressure Mounts
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Spain called on Monday for the European Central Bank to fight financial market pressures on the euro zone, and Italy said more must be done to shore up the bloc after the Greek election result failed to ease the strain on both countries.
Cambridge Asset Manager AlphaSimplex Opts for OneTick
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
The firm said OneMarketData's platform will help it make trading decisions and improve the storage of historical and real-time data.
Volatility, New Regs Demand Better Data Management
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
With a flood of new regulation on the horizon, cost pressures rising and clients demanding more transparency, data management can no longer be confined to the back office.
HK Bourse Buys London Metal Exchange for $2.2B
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
The Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday agreed to pay 1.4 billion pounds ($2.18 billion) to buy the London Metal Exchange (LME), in a deal that gives Asia's largest bourse a much needed entry into a commodity trading platform, and brings LME members closer to China, the world's biggest metals buyer.
Stanford Sentenced to 110 Years in Prison
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Allen Stanford, the former Texas billionaire convicted of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, was sentenced to 110 years in prison by a U.S. federal judge on Thursday.
Deutche Bank Says Greek Exit From Euro Unlikely
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Deutsche Bank thinks it is unlikely that elections in Greece this weekend will lead the heavily-indebted country to leave the euro, the chief financial officer of Germany's biggest bank said on Thursday.
JPMorgan Bets Sent False Signals to Wider Debt Market
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
JPMorgan Chase & Co's disastrous bets on corporate debt may have caused unexpected collateral damage: erratic behavior in a barometer that measures the financial health of blue-chip U.S. companies.
IT As Profit Maker
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
In defining your company's core operations, is IT one of them? Many non-IT companies have patented, trademarked, or copyrighted at least one tech innovation.
IMF's Lagarde Urges Euro Zone To Take 'Decisive Steps'
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
The head of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday called for "decisive steps" by European policymakers to deal with the region's financial crisis.
Every Trader Needs An Entourage
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Instinet Names New CEO of Instinet Europe
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
Futures See Slight Rise on Spain; Worries Loom
News  |  6/11/2012  | 
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mildly higher open on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed on an aid package to help Spain, but worries persisted over the upcoming Greek election and the global growth outlook.
Investors Lose Faith In Computer Trading Models
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Investors are losing faith in the computer-based trading models that made them millions in the bull market years, as Europe's financial convulsions have shown how poorly they cope with the unpredictable.
5 Critical Tactics In The Wells Fargo-Wachovia Integration
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Few IT shops will ever work on a project as big as this historic banking acquisition. But some tactics Wells Fargo used make sense for smaller scale mergers and consolidation projects.
Getco's Chief Technology Officer Departs
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Michael Rauchman who served as CTO of Getco since 2010, has left electronic trading firm following a leadership change in February under CEO Daniel Coleman.
What Keeps CIOs Awake At Night
Slideshows  |  6/6/2012  | 
The top quotes from Tabb Group's MarketTech 2012.
NYSE Technologies and Xignite to Launch Web-Based Market Data Service
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Geared to non-latency sensitive clients, the new service will provide access to real-time, historical and reference market data for all NYSE Euronext markets via the Internet.
Get Smart With Your Buy Side Technology
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Morgan Stanley May Sell Part of Commods Unit - CNBC
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Morgan Stanley is considering selling a stake in its commodities unit, CNBC television reported on Wednesday, as regulatory pressures weigh on the outlook for the business.
4 Tips to Better Manage Your Firm's Technology Economics
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Investors are paying increasingly close attention to firms' technology strategies and IT spending. Here are four keys to managing your company's technology economics.
Flame Virus Prompts Microsoft to Boost Windows Security
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Discovery of the Flame virus that mainly affected computers in the Middle East, has prompted Microsoft Corp to strengthen the security of a Windows program that helps customers secure their PCs and update software.
S. Korea's KDB Could Triple IPO Size
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
South Korea's government may sell as much as 30 percent of state-owned KDB Financial Group in a $5 billion initial public offer, three times the amount it originally planned to sell, in defiance of gloomy global markets.
Vulture Funds Smell Blood from Spanish Bank Woes
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
A flock of "vulture" funds is circling over Madrid in the hope that a banking sector shakeout will finally deliver a bonanza of real estate and distressed company assets at rock bottom prices.
How Useful is Social Media-Based Sentiment Analysis to the Buy Side?
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
Progress Software founder and chief technology officer John Bates explains why even as such tools struggle to catch on, they're still likely to become very useful to the buy-side trader's workflow within the next five years.
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