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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2011
What Wall Street's Layoffs Mean for the Economic Recovery
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Perhaps the only thing that can make morale lower these days are actual GDP figures confirming what some economists already believe: that we're in the throes of a double dip recession.
State Street Buys Slice of FX Options Platform Digital Vega
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
State Street, one of the world's largest institutional investors, announced it bought a minority stake in the FX options trading platform Digital Vega.
Financial Firms Support iPod, iPad and Android
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
With the iPhone and iPad winning the popularity contest among consumers, while BlackBerry stumbles, financial services executives are apt to support multiple devices.
The Brave New World Of Banking Technology
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Increasing regulation will dampen profits, drive cost cutting and push banks into shared IT environments.
Will the Buy Side Colocate?
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Among the criticisms of high frequency trading is the charge that colocating trading strategies in the same data centers as exchange matching engines gives HFT firms an unfair speed advantage.
CIO Sean Kelley Departing Deutsche Bank
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Longtime CIO and cloud computing advocate is leaving Deutsche Bank.
Omega ATS Posts Higher Quarterly Volume as Rivals Struggle
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Canadian alternative trading system Omega ATS announced that second quarter trading volume on its platform expanded 11.11 percent from the first, even as overall market volumes for equities fell 22.17 percent.
BofA Merrill Announces Ultra-Low Latency Platform
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
BofAML Express delivers sub 10-microseconds of wire-to-wire latency with pre-trade risk controls required by SEC rule.
BGC Partners Hires ICAP Executive to Run Market Data
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Mark Benfield will head BGC Market Data from Asia Pacific, taking over for Bernie Weinstein, who will focus on Kleos and intellectual property.
Principal Trading Groups to Make Markets for Interest Rate, Credit Default Swaps
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Principal trading groups, firms that flourish in highly liquid and electronic markets, will become the new market makers for interest rate and credit default swaps once the new regulatory landscape is in place, a Tabb Group report contends.
Three Dealers Are Deadlocked in Fixed Income —Greenwich Study
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan are tied with 11.5 percent share in insttiutional trading, followed by Goldman and Citi with 10 percent each.
NASDAQ OMX Selects Cisco Technology for High Performance Options Trading Networks
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
NASDAQ OMX PHLX deployed the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and the Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender.
MIK Fund Solutions Launches Equity Finance Application
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Hedge funds and asset managers can reduce and optimize their stock borrow costs.
Buy-Side Unprepared for Dodd-Frank's OTC Swaps Rules - Survey
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
A majority of North American buy-side firms consider compliance with the Dodd-Frank finance reform bill to be among their top priorities, but most are unprepared for the new landscape, a survey by software provider SimCorp found.
Insider Trading Can Fly Under the Radar
Commentary  |  7/18/2011  | 
Hedge funds need to install monitoring systems to plug gaps in internal controls, says technology executive.
ICE Trust Gears Up for Dodd-Frank Oversight
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
ICE Trust, the IntercontinentalExchange's North American credit default swap clearinghouse, announced that it will complete its transition to a regulated derivatives clearing organization on July 16.
Nasdaq OMX Enlists Cisco for Options Trading Network
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Nasdaq OMX announced it will use the Cisco network platform for its options trading exchange and data center.
Getco Acquires Automat
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
The London-based proprietary trading firm focuses on exchange traded derivatives and spot foreign exchange markets.
Hedge Fund Withdrawals At Highest Since 2009
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Investors withdrew more money from hedge funds than at any point since October 2009 last month, reflecting ongoing difficulties in the global equity markets, GlobeOp data shows.
JPMorgan to Service Precidian's ETF
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Is Congress Using Inside Information To Beat the Street?
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Fund managers continually wrack their brains trying to figure out how to generate alpha. Perhaps they could look to Congress for tips on how to consistently beat the market.
AIB Rolls Out IPC Unigy
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Roughly 55 traders are using the unified trading communications and application kit on the Malaysian bank's trading floor.
Wysota Joins DTCC as New CTO
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Adam Wysota, a former managing director at Barclays Capital, will oversee the strategic direction of DTCC's IT infrastructure.
Firelake Capital Adopts Navatar's Private Equity Cloud
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
The CRM solution for private equity firms is built upon salesforce.com's cloud computing platform.
Who Needs Hackers? Morgan Stanley Loses Personal Data of 34,000 Clients the Old-School Way
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
For a company that's worth more dead than alive, losing sensitive customer data was the last thing Morgan Stanley needed.
TradingScreen Hires Former Buy-Side Trader As Head of FX Sales
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
Paolo Gilardi spent 20 years on the buy side, then worked at ING Capital Markets and Credit Agricole, before joining EMS provider TradingScreen to drive FX sales.
Sanford C. Bernstein Offers Algos Via SunGard Global Network
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
Broker's algos will be available to 2,000 asset managers in the SGN community across 24 European countries.
ISE Launches the First Cloud Computing ETF
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Based on an index of companies involved in the cloud computing industry, the ETF reflects the evolution of IT infrastructure.
Tradeweb Hires Compliance Chief Ahead of Regulatory Deadlines
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Tradeweb, an electronic trading network for bonds and derivatives, announced the hiring of a compliance chief as it prepares for the Dodd-Frank financial regulations to take effect.
Three Latin American Exchanges Choose FIX
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Chile, Columbia and Peru chose the FIX standard to create network linking the three exchanges.
Best Ex in FX
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
David Ogg, who pioneered the use of algorithms in the international currency trading markets, argues that best execution in foreign exchange has been sorely lacking for the institutional buy side.
Markit Hub iPad App Adds Nomura Research
News  |  7/5/2011  | 

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