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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2010
ITG Takes Dark Pool to Asia
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
ITG has launched its new Posit Marketplace dark pool in Asia to trade Hong Kong equities.
Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi to Integrate Japanese Securities Businesses
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Morgan Stanley have announced plans to integrated their securities operations in Japan.
Northern Trust Finds Success in Unity
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Northern Trust consolidated its trading operations in time to weather the financial crisis and streamline the trading process.
LCH.Clearnet Launches Clearing Service for Credit Default Swaps
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
nday, March 29, to bring security and transparency to OTC derivatives markets.
Instinet to Launch Corporate Access Platform, Changing Sell-Side Driven Process
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Instinet's Meet the Street will automatically match CEOs and CFOs with institutional investors to arrange non-deal roadshows in U.S. cities.
Computing Return on IT (ROIT): The Holy Grail of the Business Value of IT
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
The development of a return on IT measure ensures that business and IT management can understand current technology investment in terms of business outcomes, according to Howard Rubin, founder of Rubin Worldwide.
Vendor Risk Top of Mind for Wall Street Firms
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
As firms search for stability in their technology partners, larger vendors have the edge. But eventually smaller, innovative providers will make a comeback.
ITG Canada Goes Live on Omgeo CTM
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
ITG Canada has become the first broker in North America to go live with the Omgeo Central Trade Manager (Omgeo CTM).
Capital Markets Firms Turn to Cloud Computing
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Despite disagreement on the actual definition of 'cloud computing,' capital markets firms increasingly are turning to the technology to achieve scale, cut costs and improve time to market. But not everything about the cloud is white and fluffy.
Proactive IT Monitoring Strategy Emerges for Complex, Low Latency Infrastructures
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
A new strategy, Business Transaction Processing, has emerged for monitoring and troubleshooting high-volume, complex environments in investment banks.
OptionsXpress Embraces Virtualization
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
While brokerage optionsXpress has embraced virtualization, don't tell EVP Ben Stein that the firm is using a cloud.
Riding the Cloud to Market: Q&A With Marc Chaikin
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Marc Chaikin, who developed the first real-time analytics workstation for stock traders and portfolio managers, talks to WS&T about his latest venture and how he is using the cloud to deliver data to investors' smartphones.
Liquidnet Ranked No. 1 Broker for Best Ex in ITG Broker Edge Study
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Liquidnet ranked first in three major categories, from Q4 2008 through Q3 2009.
Lime Brokerage Offers Solution to Naked Access Problem, In Advance Of New SEC Regulations
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Releases LimeInside with pre-trade risk controls for sponsoring brokers to aggregate risk across multiple destinations.
Intel, AMD Servers To Run NYSE Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft, the NYSE is building its data centers with PC-style servers, disk drives, and I/O devices -- on a massive scale.
Global Parallels Prime Canadian Traders to Find Alpha
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
As U.S. and European firms respond to their changing environments and the dispersal of liquidity along with high frequency trading, Canadian traders are also looking to speed and automation to secure alpha.
Syntel Taps Numerix to Power New Pricing Service
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Syntel announced it would begin providing independent pricing services to its buy- and sell-side clients using Numerix’s cross-asset pricing and risk analytics technology.
ISE Boosts Risk Management to Enhance SafeGuards
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
ISE members can define hard limits for their own FIX connections and those of their sponsored access clients.
BTIG Hires Goldman's Jesse Lentchner to Spearhead Its Asia-Pacific Expansion
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Lentchner is responsible for overseeing BTIG's operations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Eurex Launches Real-Time Risk Service
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Eurex Clearing has launched its new Enhanced Risk Solution, a real-time risk data distribution service for risk management and margining data to its trading and clearing members.
Jefferies Releases New Algo Suite
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Jefferies has launched a new suite of algorithms for the U.S., Canadian and European markets offering a number of features to address price volatility and liquidity in fragmented and less visible market environments.
Alacra Launches PulsePro For News Filtering
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
PulsePro plans to apply intelligence gathering of news feeds to algorithmic trading.
Former Instinet Exec Joins Penson
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Clive Triance has been appointed chief executive officer of Penson Financial Services, Penson Worldwide’s London-based clearing and execution services subsidiary.
Misra Named CEO of Algo Technologies
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
Hirander Misra, former COO of Chi-X Europe, has joined Algo Technologies, which is launching to deliver trading technology solutions focused on algorithmic trading, execution market data services.
Eurex Gets Regulatory Approval in Quebec
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
Eurex will expand direct access to its products in a key North American market.
Thomson Reuters Expands Relationship with Data Consultancy
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
Thomson Reuters Extends Relationship with Market Data Consultancy to Support Worldwide Strategic Hosting Solution
SunGard to Provide DMA Access to BM&FBovespa
News  |  3/12/2010  | 
BM&FBovespa, the Brazilian securities, commodities and futures exchange, has authorized SunGard as a provider of direct market access (DMA) for its BM&F derivatives markets.
Post-Crisis, Banks Paying Close Attention to Vendor Risk When Choosing Tech Partners
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Post-crisis, Wall Street firms are paying closer attention than ever before to vendor risk when choosing their technology partners.
Bats Europe Selects QuantHouse for Market Data Feeds
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Bats Europe has selected QuantHouse to supply it with real-time market data feeds from other European trading venues.
Kinetic Derivatives Chooses Orc Software
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
London-based start-up will use Orc for flow/proprietary trading of fixed income derivatives on Eurex and NYSE Euronext Liffe.
Saxon Technologies Selects Wesley Clover IP Voice Communications Platform for Broker Dealer
News  |  3/8/2010  | 
Trading floor technology expert team to bring advanced IP turrets to multi-location broker dealer.
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Is "Betting Our Company" On The Cloud
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
Speaking to a gathering of hundreds of students at the University of Washington, Ballmer said: "I'll know we've succeeded with this aspect of the cloud the day we all agree that the virtual interaction through the cloud is as good as being here."
DST Launches Risk Consulting Services for the Buy Side
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
In response to the economic downturn, DST Global Solutions is offering a broad range of consulting services via its investment management solutions business.
Fidessa LatentZero Partners with Fincad on Analytics
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Buy-side users will be able to value all fixed income and derivatives instruments in their portfolios through the entire LatentZero solution.
The Problematic Nature of New Short Selling Restrictions
Commentary  |  3/1/2010  | 
The SEC's new rules limiting short selling do not satisfy either proponents or antagonists of short sale restrictions.

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