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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2011
After Quake, Hedge Funds Go Long on Japanese Equities
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
Goldman Sachs employees may be trying to flee their Tokyo digs , but hedge funds apparently can't get enough of Japan right now.
Deltix Launches Hosted HFT Quant Trading Solution
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The solution, hosted by Investment Technology Group, allows clients to create, backtest and deploy quant trading strategies with connectivity to global destinations.
Goldman Gets Gangster with Tokyo Employees
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Executives who parachuted in to give fearful employees a pep talk also conveyed a stern warning to its Tokyo staff, CNBC said. Don't leave Tokyo and don't leave Japan. If you do, don't expect to keep your job, CNBC reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Tibco Unveils Extreme Low-Latency Messaging Technology
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Targeted at banks, hedge funds and exchanges, Tibco FTL claims to be 40 percent faster than competitors like Informatica, IBM and Solace.
Spread Networks Clocks Latency Under 14.75 Milliseconds
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The telecom provider further reduced the latency on its Ethernet wave service between Chicago and all the market center execution points in New Jersey.
Kyte Group Measures Global Data Latency
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Hedge Funds Bet on Asia Pacific
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
While the aftershocks of Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis continue to unfold, hedge funds are sprouting up in Asia Pacific and U.S. investors are buying Japanese ETFs.
Asset Manager Marathon to Deploy SimCorp Dimension
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Marathon Asset Management, which manages $53 billion for institutional clients, announced it will use SimCorp's Dimension platform as its investment management system.
Morgan Stanley Unveils VWAP for FX
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Morgan Stanley announced the rollout of an over-the-counter algorithmic trading platform that provides institutional investors with flow-weighted average pricing in currencies.
Liquidnet's Merrin Calls On Exchanges to Look Past Mergers
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Liquidnet Chief Executive Seth Merrin called for a new market structure where which institutional investors trade alongside retail markets run by exchanges, in a speech to the World Exchange Congress in Madrid.
Orange Business Services Installs New Turnkey Trading Foors In China
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
China Minsheng Banking Corporation and Evergrowing Bank have used Trading Solutions to design and deploy entirely new trading floors in their respective Shanghai offices.
Nasdaq OMX Nordic Debuts North American Market Access
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Nasdaq OMX Nordic is making it easier for its clients to trade in the North American equity markets.
Traiana Launches Central Clearing Connectivity for FX Derivatives
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Citi is the first client to use the central clearing service, Harmony CCP Connect, for the bank's FX prime brokerage trades.
U.K. Hedge Fund to Use Twitter to Predict Market Moves
Commentary  |  3/17/2011  | 
Can Twitter be used to predict daily moves in the global equity markets?
The Associated Press Joins Forces with RavenPack
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
RavenPack will develop sentiment analysis products that process A.P.'s market-moving content or use in quantitative trading and investment models.
Bloomberg Breaks $1Trillion Record for Electronic Swaps Trading in 2011
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
With plans to register as a swaps execution facility in 2011, Bloomberg's fixed income platform is seeing extensive participation from 23 dealers and 450 buy-side firms in interest-rate and credit default swaps trading.
Orc and Newedge Deliver High Speed Link for Asian Markets
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Orc will manage the high-speed connection between Chicago and Newedge's Hong Kong trading data center, offering US traders access to Asian markets.
Brandywine Global Taps Eagle Investment Systems
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Chooses Eagle Access, a hosted solution for data management, investment accounting and performance measurement, to replace existing installed vendor.
Bleak News for Japan's Economy
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
E-Trading: When is Fast, Fast Enough?
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Even Before Quake, Hedge Funds Wagered Against Japan
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
Hedge funds were leery of the Japanese economy even before last week's devastating earthquake laid waste to the island nation's infrastructure and marketplace.
Direct Edge CTO Steps Down
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
The exchange operator said Steven Bonnano will leave the company in May and that a search for candidates has commenced.
Deutsche Bank Shaves Trade Latency Down to 1.25 Microseconds
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Offering a new hardware-based DMA technology to high frequency shops, the bank said it's breaking the speed barrier of software-based solutions.
Canada's Omega ATS Unveils U.S. Securities Trading
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Canada's Omega ATS, a low-latency alternative trading system for equities and fixed income products, announced its clients can begin trading U.S. securities through its platform starting next month.
Goldenberg Hehmeyer Extends Contract with Orc Software
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Proprietary trading firm to use Orc Liquidator engine to support its ETF market making operations and access to exchanges.
More Hacker Headaches for Bank of America
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Nearly three months after shaking off WikiLeaks, Bank of America once again finds itself in the crosshairs of a web provocateur who's threatening to prove the firm is guilty of fraud.
Nomura Makes A Play for U.S. Electronic Trading Business
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Nomura Makes A Play for U.S. Equity Business
FTSE Unveils iPhone Market Data App
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Britain's FTSE Group announced the launch of an iPhone app that enables users to stream real-time market data and keep track of indices in more than 50 countries.
Dodd-Frank Pushes the Middle Office Forward
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Algo Technologies Goes Live With Colo to LSE Markets
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
This enables the high frequency and algo trading community via the LSE Group data center, to access Turquoise and eventually the other LSE markets on the MillenniumIT platform.
SWIFT 3SKey Zaps Digital Signature
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
ICAP Launches Financial Tech Incubator
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
Euclid Opportunities will offer a seed funding and acceleration program to early-stage companies in post-trade risk management, data and other financial market applications.
Algo Testing Mandate a Solid, But Impractical Idea
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton recently proposed a bold idea: Exchanges and regulators should test trading algorithms before they go to market and perhaps award them a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" before launch.
Has the Hedge Fund Rally Hit a Bump?
Commentary  |  3/8/2011  | 
Hedge funds are still riding the momentum generated by their strong finish to 2010, but does data from Hennessee Group indicate the good times are coming to a close?
Global Derivatives Volumes Soared 25 Percent in 2010
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Reforms in OTC derivatives markets are causing participants to shift their risks to exchange-traded derivatives, says WFE Chairman.
DZPrivateBank Deploys TraderTools for FX
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Luxembourg-based German bank chooses Liquidity Management Platform to boost competitive edge, reduce risk and increase automation.
Hedge Funds Want Their iPads
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
In addition to being an excellent platform for playing Angry Birds, Apple's iPad has the potential to push the laptop out of the picture at hedge funds.
Formula May Pave Way to Stopping Flash Crashes
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
Can a simple mathematical formula prevent another Flash Crash? Marcos Lopez de Prado, head of high-frequency futures trading at Tudor Investments, thinks so.
Nasdaq OMX Launches Genium INET Web Trade
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
The new trading app will first be implemented on Nasdaq OMX's Commodities Europe, the power and carbon derivatives exchange.
Bonds.com Raises $6.5 Million
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
New ATS for professional fixed income traders receives additional financing from Oak Investment Partners and GFINet to focus on small-size executions.
Pentagon-Funded Study Suspects Terrorism Fueled 2008 Crash
Commentary  |  3/2/2011  | 
The 2008 collapse of the U.S. economy wasn't simply the product of risky trading practices, a bursting credit bubble, and subprime mortgage lending.
NYSE Euronext, TSE Agree to Link Their Networks
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
In a follow-up to its merger with Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext announced it reached a deal with the Tokyo Stock Exchange to allow their customers to access each exchange's markets through a linked network.
Newedge Connects to Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Derivatives Markets
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Expands FIX connectivity network to give clients access to JSE's FTSE/JSE Top 40 index futures contract as well as agricultural contracts.
PhilipCapital Partners With RTS Realtime Systems Group
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
Plans to offer low-latency algo trading solutions to institutional trading houses via the Singapore Exchange's platform.

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