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Content tagged with Risk Management posted in November 2009
Mereor Absolute Return Fund Picks GlobeOp as Fund Administrator
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Merger and credit arbitrage fund cited GlobeOp's middle- and back-office support, integrated reporting and SAS 70 certification as factors.
Industry Aims to Secure Cloud
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The obstacle to large financial firms' use of public clouds has been security, but industry groups and vendors are working to fix this. And internal clouds, protected within a firm's own firewalls, are under construction.
Northern Trust Building Better Views of Liquidity for Asset Managers
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
How the custodian is renovating IT and operations to support intra-day calculations, dashboards, and a five-petabyte data store intended to help hedge fund and private equity investors know precisely who and what they're dealing with.
Swedbank to Use CEP to Assess Liquidity Risk
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Swedish financial firm rolling out new liquidity risk management software to perform stress tests and calculate the impact of unusual market events intraday, says Erik Ohman, head of operations.
Hedge Fund Research Firm Aksia to Use Risk Analytics from JP Morgan/Measurisk
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Offering clients reports that model the positions of 1,000 hedge funds.
TowerGroup Regulation Outlook: Risk And Derivatives Top List
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Regulation and the many anticipated changes coming in the next year were the focus on a briefing hosted by TowerGroup and Sybase this morning.
New Regulatory Requirements Require Data On-Demand
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
With a plethora of proposed regulations in the pipeline, financial services firms are facing more strenuous audits and data reporting requirements that could result in penalties if firms get them wrong.
Former Jefferies Money Manager Indicted for Insider Trading
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Joseph Contorinis, a former managing director at Jefferies, has been charged with a $7 million insider trading scheme.
Derivatives Clearing Gives Congress Fits
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
The Challenge Congress is working on legislation for OTC derivatives reform, but there is still no agreement on mandatory clearing of standardized instruments or on how exotic instruments will be handled.
The Five Cs of Counterparty Credit Risk
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
In a punishing market for those who improperly handle risk, these tenets of credit risk management can be the difference between success and failure.
Wiretaps Catch 14 More Insider Traders
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
Hedge fund managers, trading firm executives, lawyers, and corporate insiders thought they were safe using prepaid cell phones, but were caught through the FBI's surveillance system, which captured extremely damaging phone call transcripts.
FSA Fines UBS $13 Million for Unauthorized Trades
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
UBS settled early to receive 20% discount in its fine.
Calypso System Integrates With Bloomberg Server API Via Sky Road
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Bloomberg's real-time data is now available to Calypso Technology and Sky Road joint clients.
No Country for Old Risk Models
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Congress and taxpayers agree on one thing: Financial firms cannot continue to make large, risky bets and expect a government bailout. Survival in 2010 will hinge on more-effective risk management processes and technology.
Tullett Prebon and Calypso Launch Correlation Service
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Tullett Prebon and Calypso Technology Launch service to help firms actively manage risk.
Wall Street's Quants Feel Misunderstood
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
Buck themselves up by saying, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!"

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