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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in April 2012
How the JOBS Act Will Impact Hedge Funds
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The recently passed Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act is about more than jobs. The new regulation is likely to drive consolidation among asset managers, and small hedge funds are in danger of being forced out of the game.
SuperDerivatives Hires Morgan Stanley Quant
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The company appointed former Morgan Stanley derivatives expert Raphael Juston to jumpstart the growth of its commodity and energy derivatives solutions.
Emerging Markets Hold Breath As EU Banks Shrink
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
LONDON, April 30 (Reuters)- From Beijing to Bucharest, emerging market policymakers are as worried as those in Brussels that the rapid contraction in western European banks' balance sheets will compound the debt crisis and further delay economic recovery.
NYSE Tech FIX Expansion Lets Europe, Asia Traders Go Global
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
The technology arm of NYSE Euronext says the move will let overseas traders access global liquidity sources at the same cost of a regional FIX connection.
Spanish Economy In 'Huge Crisis' After Credit Slash
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Spain's sickly economy faces a "crisis of huge proportions", a minister said on Friday, as unemployment hit its highest level in almost two decades and Standard and Poor's downgraded the government's debt by two notches.
Startup Hedge Funds Battle Gale Force Headwinds
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
From fundraising difficulties, to IT and regulatory headaches, smaller hedge funds are struggling to take off while investors seek security with the larger players.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist 'Bring Your Own Device'
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
User-friendly consumer devices, such as Apple's iPad, are infiltrating the enterprise and transforming workforce expectations. Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains are forcing banks to embrace BYOD.
Thomson Reuters Launches Elektron in Brazil
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Interest in Brazil has increased rapidly in recent years, driving market liquidity and seeing an expanding number of domestic and international firms adopting algorithmic trading.
LCH.Clearnet In Talks to Buy IDCG From Nasdaq OMX
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The European clearinghouse operator said the move will help it to better serve the buy side, while expanding its footprint in the U.S.
Thomson Reuters Brings Elektron to Fast-Growing Brazilian Market
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The move comes as a growing number of domestic and international firms adopt algorithmic trading in Brazil.
BATS Software Bug Stings Strategy
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
The market's confidence in financial institutions is low enough without being exacerbated by completely avoidable mistakes.
Electronic Trading Blooms in Latin America
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
Brazil, Mexico and Chile have made significant investments in their exchange technology to provide lower latency and higher throughput execution for their participants.
Dutch Hedge Funds Face Supervision
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Global Hedge Fund Assets Surge But Smaller Funds Wobble
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
The industry's total assets surged to record levels during the first quarter, with most of that money going to established firms managing at least $5 billion.
Hedge Funds Short the Euro
Commentary  |  4/19/2012  | 
BrokerTec Says New Trading Platform Boosts Order Volume Tenfold
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
The firm said it built the high-speed trading system with a modified version of Nasdaq OMX's Genium INET system.
Hedge Funds Face Make or Break Year: Allstate
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Large institutional investors who have ploughed tens of billions of dollars into hedge funds may rethink their allocations if the industry performs poorly yet again this year, one large U.S.-based investor said.
Abel Noser Unveils TCA To Combat FX Trade Costs
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
The transaction cost analysis provider says its clients are increasingly turning to TCA for FX.
State Street's Q1 Profit Crimped by Expenses
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
State Street Corp. said Tuesday that first-quarter profit fell 11 percent as compensation and other employee benefits surged at nearly three times the pace of operating revenue growth.
What's Next For Exchanges After Fizzled Merger Plans?
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
In an interview with Advanced Trading, Tabb Group analyst Adam Sussman spells out what's next for the global exchange industry after their best-laid merger plans were halted by regulators across the world.
With TSX Shaky, Canadian Fund Managers Play Defense
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
With China's massive economy slowing and fresh signs of trouble in Europe, many Canadian fund managers are now favoring defensive stocks over growth-driven sectors such as mining and energy.
JPMorgan Gets Boost From Better Economy, Trading
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
An uptick in trading and dealmaking lifted JPMorgan Chase & Co's first-quarter profits out of the funk of late 2011, but the recovery fell short of the good times the largest U.S. bank enjoyed a year ago.
Why Your IT Spending Is About to Hit the Wall
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
The increasing demand for computing power is beginning to exceed the computing efficiencies created by Moore's Law, and financial services firms are about to feel the pain of rising IT costs more than ever before.
Upstart Exchanges Eye Spain, Final EU Frontier
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Europe's aggressive new low-cost stock markets are set to storm into the only major European market where they still lack a significant share, helped by the collapse of a Spanish bank plan to set up their own rival to the main exchange.
9 Biggest Mistakes CIOs Make
Slideshows  |  4/11/2012  | 
Managing a multitude of IT projects with a virtually flat budget in a highly competitive environment is no easy task. But CIOs are making a number of serious mistakes in running the IT organization, such as trying to build too much internally or focusing on the wrong type of transparency, which could ultimately damage their company, and the industry at large. WS&T sat down with four experts to discuss what heads of IT departments are doing wrong. Here is the list of the biggest 9 mistak
The JOBS Act: Hedge Funds, Start Your Engines!
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
The bill, which was signed into law by President Obama last week, loosens the binds that prevented hedge funds from advertising to attract new clients.
Nasdaq Exports Market Surveillance to China
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
The exchange operator said China Merchant Securites is the latest firm to use the SMARTS Broker platform to monitor illegal trading activity by their clients and traders.
Formula 1 IPO Pitch Ends Friday
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula One's Singapore IPO, sources told Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign that the process for the roughly $1.5 billion IPO is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.
Options IT Completes New Industry Standard For Private Cloud
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
The standard offers firms assurance that a service provider’s internal controls provide among other things a certain level of security and privacy.
Hedge Funds See Best Q1 Since 2006, Though Concerns Mount
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Hedge funds may be off to their best start in six years, but the industry is on high alert with Europe likely in a recession while the U.S. struggles to hang on, according to Hennessee Group.
Wall St Week Ahead: Will Earnings Spark Further Stock Declines?
News  |  4/6/2012  | 
Since October, estimates for first-quarter earnings growth have tumbled while the S&P 500 has surged. With the earnings season starting next week, the outlook is not as sunny as in previous quarters.
Did the CFTC Err in Accusing RBC of An Illegal Trading Scheme?
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
RBC dismissed accusations it operated an illegal wash trading scheme as absurd, and they're not alone in their view that the CFTC was off target in launching the case.
The Top 12 Hedge Funds of 2012
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
Although hedge funds badly lagged the stock market's first quarter rally, a dozen standouts managed to outperform.
Beyond Volcker: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
Looking at the big picture, we see that Dodd-Frank leads to the removal of some of the structural barriers that exist in today's largely two tiered market structure, redistributes risk capacity within the capital markets and moves prop risk taking out of the banking system.
Prominent US Hedge Funds Enjoyed Strong 1st Quarter
News  |  4/5/2012  | 
A handful of prominent hedge fund managers reported strong first quarter results after the industry recorded dismal returns in 2011, but only a few managed to top the performance of the rallying U.S. stock markets.
How to Prepare for Fragmentation in the Brazilian Marketplace
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
Economic indicators suggest that South America's hottest market will soon join the global trend and embrace a multi-market structure with liquidity fragmented across different venues.
Mobile: Data Security's New Frontier
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
As clients increasingly expect to be able to trade, transfer funds and do almost anything else they can do on a PC from their mobile devices, Wall Street technology executives must figure out how to protect data outside the enterprise.
How to Protect Employees' Mobile Devices From Cyber Attacks
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
With many financial services employees conducting business on the go, their smartphones and mobile devices increasingly are targets of cyber attackers.
Data Security: Who’s Winning the Cyber War?
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
The growing sophistication of cyber attacks and the proliferation of vulnerabilities resulting from the rise of mobile computing are forcing financial institutions to rethink data security and embrace new fraud-fighting techniques and technologies, including real-time monitoring.
NYSE Euronext's Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Offering Ready for Q3
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Mahwah, N.J., data center will offer IaaS to traders outside licensed New York Stock Exchange membership, starting in the third quarter.
The Key to Protecting Financial Data
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Protecting financial data requires finding the right balance between security and access, says Tabb Group's Alex Tabb.
New Suite of Flash Technology Improves Real-Time Data Analysis
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
LSI Corp. launches portfolio of intelligent, flash-based solutions to improve data analysis speed and data center performance.

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