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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in August 2011
Northern Trust Names New CTO
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Scott Murray joins Northern Trust from JPMorgan Chase as part of a restructuring of Operations & Technology.
Invictus Platform Lets Hedge Funds Do Stress Tests on Banks
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The firm said the service will give banks a clear snapshot about whether a bank is over, under or fairly valued in relation to its peers.
MICEX Launches Low Latency Market Data Service
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Clients will obtain real time trading data — including exchange indices, the 10 best bids/offers, as well as market statistics — as a multicast stream.
Raymond James Chooses Rapid Addition
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The broker is using Rapid Addition's FIX technology to extend Microsoft's BizTalk middleware for TRACE reporting of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities to FINRA.
The Keys to Hedge Fund Software Selection
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Hedge funds must realize that one size doesn't fit all when selecting a business-critical system.
Job Cuts: Wall Street's Cruel Summer
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
The banks may be posting decent (if mildly disappointing) profits, but they're aggressively slashing job rolls to rein in costs.
Wall Street Back to Work
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
ING CTO Named Chair of Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Tony Kerrison, ING's CTO, succeeds Sean Kelley, the former ECLC chairman who recently left Deutsche Asset Management.
ConvergEx Names Head of Asia Pacific Transition Mgt.
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Jim Karelas joined ConvergEx from JP Morgan in Sydney.
UNX Announces Two Buy-Side Clients for Catalyst EMS
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Both asset managers, Everett Capital Management and Bradley & Company, are utilizing Catalyst's custom plug-ins for electronic equities trading.
BNY Mellon to Clear Interest Rate Swaps Via CME Group
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Bank of New York Mellon announced its clearing arm will clear over-the-counter interest rate swaps through CME Group, an arrangement the firm said it made on behalf of its institutional clients.
Mexican Broker Implements FIX Flyer
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Actinver Grupo Financiero is using Fix Flyer's engine for routing client orders to the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores as well as Daytona Monitoring to measure latency of FIX sessions with all counterparties.
Ailing UBS to Slash 3,500 Jobs
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Real-Time Stress Testing Your Fund
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Instinet Sets Trading Record in Asia
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
The firm cites uage of its Nighthawk liquidity aggregation algorithm to execute across 17 destinations in Asia.
African Fund of Funds Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors: Study
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
A study by PerTrac and HedgeNews Africa contends that African Fund of Funds could provide a safe haven for investors in an increasingly volatile landscape.
CIBC Unveils New Trading Platform
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
GlobeOp Launches Form PF Reporting Service for Hedge Funds
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
GlobeOp said its service will aid hedge funds in meeting the Securities and Exchange Commission's new requirement for private fund reporting.
Global Market Volatility Comes as No Surprise
Commentary  |  8/17/2011  | 
Most conversations about the financial markets last week centered largely on the "extreme" market activity taking place.
NYSE Euronext Aims to Speed Up Data Center With Solarflare
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
NYSE Euronext announced that in order to accelerate its trading network it will deploy Solarflare's 10 Gigabit Ethernet server and OpenOnload software at its data center.
Omega ATS Displays Fixed Income Quotes
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
One Chicago Certifies FFastFill for DMA
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
The exchange will allow FFastFill clients to execute orders through an SaSS-based trading platform.
Did Buy-Side Bond Trader Steal Secrets?
Commentary  |  8/16/2011  | 
Jeffrey Gundlach, a well known bond trader, is confronting his former employer TCW over allegations that he stole data and fixed income trading software.
New OTC Derivatives Rules to Send Data Levels Soaring 400 Percent
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Regulatory changes to the over-the-counter derivatives markets in Europe and the U.S. will cause data levels to soar as much as 400 percent above the current level.
BondDesk Names Kim Bang as CEO
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Hires the former CEO of Bloomberg Tradebook to drive technological change in the retail fixed-income space.
Parus Capital, Compass Adopt Tradar
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Thomson Reuters Makes Play for High-Frequency FX Trading
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Thomson Reuters announced it will add FX trading capabilities to the Elektron platform, a move aimed at capitalizing on the rapid growth of high-frequency global currency trading.
Where Are the U.S. Riots?
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Deutsche Bank Expands Market Access Platform to U.S. Exchanges
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Deutsche Bank announced its electronic trading unit will expand its low-latency direct market access trading platform to include all co-location facilities at the major U.S. stock exchanges.
Canada's Scotiabank Chooses CGI's Cloud
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The international bank signed a seven-year agreement to use CGI's managed service for trade finance, replacing multiple legacy applications.
Q&A With BTIG's Chief Risk Strategist Dan Greenhaus
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Although Standard & Poor's downgrade of the United States' top tier credit rating sparked a swift and massive selloff in the global equity markets, it won't affect how institutional investors and hedge funds build their portfolios, according to Dan Greenhaus, the chief global strategist at international broker dealer BTIG.
What the Buy Side is Buying
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Financial Markets IT Spending To Hit $90 Billion - Or Is It $400 Billion?
Commentary  |  8/8/2011  | 
Consultancies battle it out with IT growth figures. But is anyone really able to predict spending?
Inside the Buy Side's Decision to Colocate
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Once the dead-end warren for housing old emails, expired market data and other bits of corporate effluvia, today's financial data center is where the action is. Forget the exchanges - these days you're more likely to find a listless remote shot of a lonely CNBC reporter on an exchange floor (if you can find an exchange floor) than the hustle and bustle of yesterday.
US Treasuries Get the Last Laugh?
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Financial IT Spend to Hit $90 Billion
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Hedge Fund Stars Profit in Global Debt Crisis
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
In the wake of a 500-point drop on the Street, managers bet on gold, dollar, CDS and bank stocks.
It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like 2008
Commentary  |  8/4/2011  | 
There's no shortage of frightening economic news floating about these days.
The How-To's of Hedge Fund Outsourcing
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Perseus Connects to Brazilian Exchange
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Canada: Remain an Island or Go Global?
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Exchanges Face a Stark Choice: World Domination or Isolation
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
What a difference a few months make. Are exchanges headed for world domination, or will governments stop their local exchanges from becoming the trinkets of a global exchange aggregation scheme?
ICE Unveils Brazilian Electric Power Exchange
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Global clearinghouse and exchange operator IntercontinentalExchange announced the launch of a Brazilian marketplace for trading electronic power contracts, a platform it said will boost pricing transparency in the nation's energy sector.

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