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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in December 2012
A Look Ahead to the Capital Markets in 2013
Slideshows  |  12/21/2012  | 
The Eurozone crisis is far from over, the fiscal cliff is top of the headlines and industry revenues continue to decline. Adding to their collective headache, financial organizations are dealing with flat IT budgets while striving to innovate in today’s ultra-competitive market. But there are a host of bright spots in the financial technology world. Here is a look at Wall Street & Technology’s take on the key issues that will shape the industry in 2013.
Costs, Investor Confidence Among Biggest Obstacles for Boutique Asset Managers
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
According to a SunGard survey, boutique asset managers are looking to technology to help meet growth challenges and satisfy increased demands.
Extreme Makeover: Citi Consolidates 70 Data Centers to 20
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
The global bank has also virtualized 40,000 servers and improved server utilization by 45 percent.
Seatbelts, Air Bags Won't Solve Threat of Tech-Induced Market Crashes
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Given the rapid growth of technology in all aspects of the market, the disastrous BATS and Facebook IPOs - and the Knight Capital episode - shouldn't have been a big surprise.
2013 Electronic Trading Outlook: More Pressure on Tap for the Sell Side
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Next year, the buy side is also likely to be impacted by intense pressure on management fees, an issue has been developing for some time but in 2012 seemed to reach a tipping point.
So Much Uncertainty, So Little Volatility
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Equating economic uncertainty with financial market volatility this year would have been a dangerous game.

Hedge Funds Down, Not Out in Tricky US Natgas Market
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
David Coolidge may still be the king of U.S. natural gas hedge fund managers but his $2 billion Velite Capital has made less than half of last year's money while one of his biggest rivals is headed for a loss in an unusually tricky year for traders.

Things You Should Know About HTML5
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
Leading front-end trading applications in FX, fixed income and OTC derivatives have moved quickly to adopt HTML5. But this is no technology fad, writes Mazy Dar, CEO of OpenFin.
Instinet Revamps Commission Management Platform
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
The global agency broker has launched an enhanced version of Plazma with multi-strategy functionality to enable buy-side users to view budgets and balances on a sub-account level.
Damage from Sandy Still Hampering Trading
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Some 40-odd days after Sandy hit New York, some traders are still forced to use back-up facilities.
The Biggest Risk on Wall Street – Still Rogue Traders, Not Rogue Computers
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
The controls against rogue trading in an investment bank comprise a combination of cultural change and intelligent system re-engineering.
The Road to Big Data
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data becomes inescapable in today's financial services industry, institutions can prepare by surveying the analytics landscape, targeting a specific problem to solve, studying relevant cases and expanding capabilities with the right technology solution for their environment.
The Dodd-Frank Stress Test Rule is Stressing Out U.S. Banks
Commentary  |  12/10/2012  | 
Another day, another regulatory rule. And this one seems to be causing stress for risk and compliance managers at U.S. banks.
'Black Box' Hedge Funds Buy Exchange Seats to Dodge Brokers
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Some of the world's top computer-driven hedge funds are buying exchange memberships to trade directly on the biggest commodities and financial futures markets, saving on the sizeable commissions normally paid to brokers.

Sun Trading Expands Tech Partnership for Cross-Asset Trading
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
The proprietary trading firm will use Kx Systems database to roll out new quant trading strategies and diversify across multiple asset classs and markets.
Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs, Take $1 Bln in Charges
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Citigroup Inc will eliminate 11,000 jobs worldwide, about 4 percent of its total staff, in a move to save as much as $1.1 billion a year in expenses, the company said on Wednesday.

Hedge Funds Narrowly Beat Stock Market in November
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Hedge funds beat the broader stock market by a whisker in November, according to data published Monday.

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