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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in May 2011
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BATS Exchange Adds Latency Monitoring
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
BATS Exchange announced it's become the latest exchange operator to use Correlix's RaceTeam latency monitoring service, an arrangement it says will enable clients to get a clearer view of their strategies' performance in various markets.
French Banking Group Picks Quantifi for OTC Derivatives
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
CM 10-CIC went live with Quantifi XL's front-office pricing and analysis tool to support trading operations in flow and derivatives products.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Allows Brokers to "Tweet" Market Research
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
Twitter has proven to be a game-charger in news, now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is testing whether or not it can do the same for market research.
Quantifi's Survey: Industry to Overhaul Counterparty Risk Systems
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Releases preliminary results claiming that all respondents plan to make changes in their counterparty risk systems.
The Worst Market Structure ... Except All Others
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
To paraphrase (poorly) Winston Churchill, our equity markets are the worst form of market structure "except all the others that have been tried.
Instinet Takes Aim at Untapped Canadian Dark Pool Market With ICX
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Agency broker Instinet Inc. announced the launch of a pair of Canadian dark pools aimed at traders who are looking to execute shares in large blocks without moving the market.
CAST Launches Cloud Service to Identify Software Risk
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Highlight takes a snapshot of enterprise software within seconds, arming executives with information on structural issues.
NYSE Technologies Expands Network into China
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Partners with subsidiary of Shanghai Stock Exchange to offer FIX orde
Who Should Run the IMF?
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Market Analytics: The New IT Benchmark
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
The traditional, annual IT benchmarking process is just about irrelevant. Today's dynamic technology economy requires more continuous analysis.
ID Governance: Bridging Compliance and Security
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Governance-based identity management ensures that the proper IT controls are in place to actually prevent theft and misuse, not just pass a security audit.
Lime Brokerage To Provide Pre-Trade Risk Controls via BT Radianz
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Lime leverages BT's financial cloud to offer pre-trade risk solutions to other brokers facing compliance with SEC's Market Access Rule in July.
FX Execution Platform Ogg Trading Launches
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
David Ogg, who pioneered the use of algorithms in the FX ECN market, announced the launch of Ogg Trading, a platform designed to help traders achieve best execution in FX.
Batterymarch Deploys FlexTrader EMS
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The global equity specialist was looking for extensive pre-trade decision support and real-time trade analytics along with post-trade reporting.
Cultural Shift and Data Security Pose Challenge With Cloud Computing
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Buy-Side Executives at Wall Street & Technology’s Capital Markets Cloud Symposium felt that while the private cloud leads to benefits such as standardization and time-to-market, it also causes cultural change for IT staffs.
BATS Rolls Out Multicast Latency Feed
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Exchange operator BATS Global Markets announced the launch of a multicast feed that will give members latency statistics and allow them to monitor matching engine performance.
Sybase Launches New CEP Product
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
The new version of the CEP platform enables users to deliver real-time applications such as continuous risk assessment.
Hedge Fund Adopts XSP's Corp Actions Kit
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Speed-to-Market Is Biggest Benefit Of Cloud Computing
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Executives at the Wall Street & Technology Capital Markets Cloud Symposium noted that while cost savings and the ability to scale up and down are attractive cloud propositions, they were swayed to move to the cloud primarily by the ability to push products to the market much more quickly.
Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Makes Debut
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
State Street Aims for the Cloud
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Neuberger Berman Names Global Head of Infrastructure
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The money management firm hired David Eckert who was previously ING's global COO/CIO for its investment management and insurance business.
ITG Expands POSIT's Coverage to Turkish and Israeli Equities
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
With the addition of trading in Turkey and Israel, the crossing network's coverage encompasses 14,500 securities in 22 EMEA countries.
Ranking of Top 100 Hedge Funds Shows How Far Industry Has Grown
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
A close look at Institutional Investor's ranking of the top 100 hedge funds in terms of assets under management reveals how appealing such investments have become to institutional clients over the last decade.
The SEC Registration Survival Guide
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
As a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, most hedge funds have to register with the SEC by July 2011. Here’s everything funds need to know about registration and how to remain in compliance with SEC rules.
Selerity to Offer S&P's Low Latency Credit Rating Announcements
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Users of Selerity platform will gain access to analysts' changing credit rating outlooks on public companies and emerging sovereign nations in machine-readable format.
Smart Order Routing in Canada
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Pipeline Hires TCA Expert from Rival ITG
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Hans Heidle joins Pipeline as director of execution management consulting to run its TCA program.
U.S. High-Frequency Trading Firms Look Eastward
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
The new gold rush is taking place in the Far East. Plagued with depressed trading volumes, brutal competition and stunted growth, high-frequency trading firms are setting their sights on the Asia-Pacific region as the U.S. and European markets stagnate.
Tradar Partners with Eze Castle Integration on Cloud-Based Offering
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Tradar's portfolio management and accounting solution will be hosted in Eze Castle Integration's cloud-based hosted offering for investment managers and hedge funds.
A Trader's Take on the Aftermath of the Flash Crash
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Despite causing a stir among commentators and legislators over high frequency trading, last year's flash crash has not dampened investor confidence in the markets.
Quants Aim for the Clouds —Private Only
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Trading firms are leveraging private clouds for research and back testing as well as global order routing.
ConvergEx Offers Custom LiquidPoint Technologies to Support Options Routing
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
This suite is designed for technology-demanding traders who require differing speeds and capacities for their unique trading styles, ConvergEx said.
Bloomberg Tradebook Beefs Up Research Offering
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Bloomberg Tradebook, the agency broker division of the news and market data firm, announced the expansion of its research platform with the addition of several independent providers.
Nomura Launches U.S. Conviction Buy List
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The list of 10 to 25 securities highlights the best long-only ideas generated by the firm's fundamental equity research department.
Telx Launches cloudXchange
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Telx said cloudXchange makes the delivery of cloud services more cost-effective to deploy because providers can "scale up" as their cloud computing offerings evolve.
Omgeo Forms Hedge Fund Operations Forum
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Members will meet quarterly to discuss post-trade best practices that go beyond current regulatory requirements.
Post-trade Data to Play Key Role in Exchange Differentiation
Commentary  |  5/9/2011  | 
Exchanges have an opportunity to consolidate data and offer value added services, but this require a transformation of their data infrastructures, contends Jeffrey Wallis of SunGard Global Services.
Fallout of the Flash Crash - One Year On
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
While the nation's top securities regulator contends there's no foolproof way to prevent a repeat of last year's "Flash Crash," experts argue the chances of a sequel are remote thanks to the safeguards put in place in its aftermath.
What's Changed Since the Flash Crash?
Commentary  |  5/6/2011  | 
What happened last year on May 6th and what have we learned as a result?
Deutsche Borse Unit Delivers Key Economic Data via Smartphones
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Designed for traders, MNI Monitor is a web-based application that provides 260 market-moving economic indicators to smartphones.
TradingScreen Adds Full Coverage of Brazilian Market
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Execution management system provider TradingScreen, which had been looking to expand its Brazilian offering, said BM&FBovespa authorized it to provide direct market access to clients through a data center in Sao Paulo.
Beware Venture Capitalist Advice
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
TradingScreen Expands Low Latency Access to Brazilian Markets
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Clients will have better cross-border communication and the ability to trade a range of products on a global scale, the vendor said.
The (Cloud) Tipping Point
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
Trusted financial services vendors are grabbing the cloud market away from the Amazons and Googles of the cloud world.
Omega ATS Drops Subscription Fee
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
The low-cost alternative trading system for Canadian exchange-listed equities and fixed income instruments will no longer charge a monthly $350 (CDN) subscriber fee.
AIS Fund Administration Hires CTO from Harvard Management Co.
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Anthony Perugini joins AIS in a new position. The firm provides provides middle and back office support to hedge fund managers.
Man Group Raises $1.5 Billion
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
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