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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2011
SunGard Connects with GETCO's European Crossing Network
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
GETMatched crosses brokers’ orders with passive flow from GETCO’s European market-making operation.
What the Cloud Really Means for Custodians
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Cloud is increasingly becoming the basis for IT infrastructure, and that can fundamentally change the way that custodians do business, contends StatPro's CEO Andrew Peddar.
Open Compute Project Aims to Bring Open Source Standards to Data Center Technology
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
At New York City event, OPC names its first slate of directors, which includes Goldman Sachs.
Technology's Growing Importance to Business Provides an Opportunity
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Today's economies are far more technology-intense than in 1980, and the overall technology economy is growing even as the global economy stagnates.
New Application Development Tools Promise to Boost Code Quality and Reduce Downtime
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
To improve application code and reduce downtime, financial services firms such as Raymond James are turning to an emerging category of analytical tools to objectively measure quality and inform developers.
Hedge Fund Compensation Fell in 2011: Glocap Survey
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Compensation for hedge fund employees declined in 2011 in the wake of volatile markets, with portfolio managers and senior traders taking the biggest overall cuts in pay, a Glocap survey shows.
Equinix's IBX Cloud Marketplace Launches Today
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Equinix sets up online community for companies to search for partners ranging from network connectivity to private clouds to alternative trading systems.
Proposed Taxes on High-Frequency Trading Won't Become Law
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
High-frequency trading has become quite the punching bag for overseas governing bodies in recent months, but for the time being it appears that those who rely on it may escape being taxed for it.
Hedge Funds Pursue Cheap Credit
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
BATS' Acquisition of Chi-X Europe Clears UK Regulator
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
The UK Competition Commission provisionally concluded that customers have the power to prevent the merged company from raising trading fees or worseing service.
To Boost Cloud Usage, NYSE Technologies Launches Advisory Service
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The service will help market participants discern the functional, economic and security benefits of moving to a cloud environment.
Swap Dealers Expect Smaller Profits Under Dodd-Frank
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The Dodd-Frank bill is likely to boost the amount of liquidity floating throughout the swaps market, but most dealers believe profits will be hard to come by in the new landscape, research by Tabb Group contends.
BRICS Join Exchange Forces
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Volatility Derailed Quant Funds in Q3 and Clouds Their Outlook
Commentary  |  10/11/2011  | 
Beneath the cacophony of screaming headlines about the European debt crisis, Occupy Wall Street and the slumping U.S. economy lays the struggles that quantitative hedge funds have recently endured.
The Trader Meets the RoboTrader
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
EU Tax on Speed Trading Will Harm Investors – Experts
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
A proposed tax on financial transactions by European regulators will severely hurt high-frequency traders and ultimately harm all investors and market makers in the process, industry experts tell Advanced Trading.
Nasdaq OMX Introduces UltraFeed
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Partners with Quodd Financial Information Services to deliver a feed that combines equities, options futures and index data into a single stream.
Banks Cut IT Contractor Pay
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
The Steve Jobs Revolution
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
Galaxy MTF Receives Approval from Swiss Regulator
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
The MTF for European bonds will operate as a foreign exchange in Switzerland.
Volatility Pulls the Buy Side into Alternatives
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
While the popularity of alternative asset classes, ranging from equity options to currency and gold futures, has been growing for several years, participation in alternatives among asset managers and retail investors has skyrocketed this year as traders have sought to cushion their portfolios against the zigzagging stock market or, conversely, to make bets on the volatility.
Gate Technologies Pushes One-Stop Shop for Secondary Markets
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Gate Technologies bets that transparency into the private equity market will attract institutional investors.
Tradeweb's Interest-Rate Swaps Volume Surges 90 Percent
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Electronic trading activity spiked, as clients began to prepare for regulatory compliance, say Tradeweb.

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