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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in December 2009
What Is the Middle-Office Role in Data Management?
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Firms' middle offices must validate data in near real time before it is sent downstream.
Potential and Unintended Consequences of the Financial Transaction Tax
Commentary  |  12/21/2009  | 
The FTT may create natural incentives for financial services companies to move overseas, just as their manufacturing brethren has done over the past two decades.
Deutsche Bank Completes Solar Power Project
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Solar panels to generate 12% of the power consumed by the firm's Piscataway, N.J. office.
Chi-Tech Deploys 29West Messaging for MarketPrizm
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Chi-X Global Technology (Chi-Tech) has selected messaging technology from 29West for the low-latency market data delivery infrastructure of its MarketPrizm service.
Interactive Data Adds Portfolio Analysis to PrimeTerminal
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Interactive Data has added a range of portfolio analysis functionalities to its PrimeTerminal Professional financial desktop product.
Nomura Sheds Light on Dark Pool MTF Registration
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
At a time when dark pool regulations here in the U.S. are being hotly debated, Nomura has decided to relaunch its NX dark pool as a multilateral trading facility (MTF) in Europe.
Chi-X Global Makes Strategic Appointments
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Cynergy Financial Using Egnyte Cloud Storage Hybrid
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
For a financial services firm concerned about accessing files over the internet, a local network-attached storage setup that replicates data to Egnyte's cloud offers an answer.
IBM Survey Finds Companies Rely Heavily on Business Intelligence
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
Among 400 business and IT leaders surveyed, most use dashboards and visualization tools.
RTS Launches Hosted LSE Market Access
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
RTS has launched high-speed access under a unified infrastructure to all markets of the London Stock Exchange Group, including the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and the European Derivatives Exchange (EDX) as well as Oslo Bors’ Equity market.
Nord/LB Chooses CQG for High-Volume Futures Trading
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
Nord/LB will give customers and internal trading desks access to CQG's electronic trading, decision-making tools and consolidated market data.
NYSE Working to Integrate NYFIX Business
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
Following the recent closing of its acquisition of NYFIX, NYSE Technologies is working to integrate the company’s FIX business, which includes the NYFIX Marketplace and the FIX software business.
RBC Appoints Fokianos FX E-trading Head
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
Cisco, Savvis Partner to Support Private Clouds
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
Savvis to use Cisco's all-in-one server/network/storage device in its data centers.
Trading Cross HFT Team Commences Trading
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
TXC plans to incubate five teams in 2010 and is in active discussions with several high frequency traders seeking to establish their own high frequency firm.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Enhances Canadian Algos
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has enhanced its algorithmic trading platform for Canadian equities with several new algorithms available to Canada and other changes to deliver improved execution performance.
CME Group Thrives on Technology Innovation
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
As the operator of the Chicago Mercantile and other exchanges, CME Group's competitive advantage increasingly is built on technology innovation.
Atrium Network to Distribute CME Data for Activ Financial
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Activ Financial, a provider of low-latency market data solutions, is extending its connectivity to Atrium Network to consume and distribute CME Group real-time data across the platform.
Solarflare, Cloudsoft, Citrix Partner to Build High-Speed Clouds
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Cloud development platform and network switch adapters can enable 4.6 Gbps data speeds for internal clouds, the vendors say.
ISE, DB Sign Get New Fiber Optics Network
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
RCN Metro's Financial Services Network Ring will Support ISE's New Trading System Migration.
ACTIV Financial Expands U.S. and European Operations
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
ACTIV Financial Expands U.S. and European Operations to Equinix Singapore Data Center to Optimize Global Delivery of its Market Data Solutions.
Odey Asset Management Implements ConvergEx’s Eze OMS
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
London-based investment firm Odey Asset Management has selected ConvergEx’s Eze Order Management System (OMS) for support and automation of its pre-trade compliance, position checking, order management and electronic trading processes.
Merlin Securities Expands Desk With 24-Hour International and Domestic Coverage
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
Merlin hires two traders, Troy Prince, formerly with RBC Capital Markets, and John Perna, previously with, J.P. Morgan, to oversee the expanded trading desk.
Knight to Enter Global Carbon Markets, Hiring Traders
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
The global capital markets firm has hired Dan Braun as head of carbon trading, who will build the business and hire additional traders.
ConvergEx Acquires NorthPoint Trading Partners
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
ConvergEx will now offer small and medium sized hedge funds access to a full range of boutique prime brokerage services through NorthPoint’s high‐touch service model and established clearing and custody agreements.
AdaptivCool, Bluestone Partner to Provide Rebate-Worthy Data Center Makeovers
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Offering energy efficient IT design and cooling technology — intended to win rebates from local energy utilities — to data centers in parts of New York, Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Chi-X Europe Names Alasdair Haynes CEO
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Chi-X Europe Limited, operator of the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF), today announced the appointment of Alasdair Haynes as Chief Executive Officer, subject to standard regulatory approvals.
HFT Firms Not Better or Worse, Just Different
Commentary  |  12/1/2009  | 
HFT firms are inherently no better or worse than other market participants, they are just different and institutional investors need to adjust their trading strategies accordingly.
Thomson Reuters Adds Company Events to Machine Readable News Offering
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
The solution will automatically extract key data from US company press releases in XML format for use in event driven trading strategies.

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