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Content tagged with Risk Management posted in January 2009
DTCC Plans Real-Time Trade Guarantee for Equities, Municipal and Corporate Bonds
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
DTCC increases daily processing capacity to 500 million transactions per day.
Oracle Financial Services Software Releases Oracle Reveleus Market Risk
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Release features new modeling, analysis and reporting capabilities to help financial institutions improve ability to manage market risk and related capital adequacy and compliance regulations
Russell Investments to Reduce Work Force By 20%
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Russell Investments to reduce work force by 20% as a result of economic woes.
Funds of Funds Will Stress Independence and Technology to Avoid the Next Madoff Scandal
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
After losing billions of dollars in Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud, funds of funds are refocusing on technology to perform due diligence on hedge fund investments.
What Is a Fund Administrator?
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
In the wake of the Madoff scandal, institutional investors increasingly are demanding that hedge funds hire third-party fund administrators to verify net asset values and trading positions.
Financial Workers Regularly Forget USB Sticks at Dry Cleaners
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
As data loss reaches an all time high, a new survey shows financial workers in the UK are regularly forgetting USB sticks at the dry cleaners.
Croatian National Bank Selects Wall Street Systems for Reserve Management
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Solution will provide reserve management operations and achieve Eurozone compliance
Hedge Funds Take a Hit
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Hedge fund assets are falling and prime brokerage relationships are changing but during tough times a focus on improving technology can be a big differentiator.
Communication Is Key to Survival
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Liquidity has becoming increasingly fragmented in today’s market, making communication between traders and everyone involved in the trading process key.
New Environment Requires a Return to Basics
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
As markets move faster and volatility is high, moving back to a hands-on approach and DMA access is valuable.
Success Requires a Global Perspective
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
A global view of the markets is more important today than ever before and liquidity remains key to the buy-side trader.
John Thain Reportedly Resigns
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
After a morning meeting with Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis, former Merrill CEO John Thain reportedly resigned.
Quantitive Risk Analysis Raises Red Flags with Madoff Funds, says Riskdata
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Bias Ratio and risk profiling are tools that SEC should use for detecting fraud
Benchmarking Trading Trends 2009: Crisis and Competition
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
TABB Group's latest U.S. institutional equity trading report offers insights into how the turbulent economy has affected order flow, the use of crossing networks, algorithms and block trading, and more.
Four Ways President Obama Can Put the Economy Back on Track
Commentary  |  1/21/2009  | 
The Obama Administration walked into one of the most turbulent financial markets since the Great Depression. What can President Obama do to not only stop the slide, but also turn the economy around?
Obama Promises Economic Recovery, Hints At Market Reform in Inaugural Speech
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
"Without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control."
Risk Management Consumes Buy-Side Traders Amid Volatility
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
Even as buy-side traders look to step up their risk management efforts, ongoing market volatility continues to present a challenge.
Thomson Reuters Launches News Analytics for Trading and Risk Management
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
Machine-readable news adds real-time analysis on key news events
Thomson Reuters launches key news analytics for trading and risk management
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
With the aim of helping to predict market volatility and returns, Thomson Reuters has expanded its machine-readable news offering to include real-time analysis on key news events.
How Buy Side Trading Has Changed
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The wake of 2008’s turbulent market conditions has left behind a new trading landscape, one that is different and one that is unique. Buy side traders share their thoughts on how trading has changed for them.
Adoption of Cloud Computing Hindered by Security and Operations Concerns
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
It's not that the major cloud providers can't provide strong security. The problem is that they won't talk about it.
RCG RiskHunter Rolls Out Real-time Risk Application Using Coral8 CEP
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
New tool offered for managing risk in volatile market environment
Mini-Primes Offer Hedge Funds Turnkey Service to Diversify Counterparty Risk
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
In response to counterparty risk concerns, mini-prime brokers are offering smaller hedge funds the hosted technology to manage multiple prime relationships.
Exclusive: 2009 IT Spending to Drop Only 5%
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
Despite all the doom and gloom in the economy, a recent study from Aite Group says overall IT spending will only drop five percent and that risk management and compliance were two of the highest priorities. Business intelligence, document management and wealth management are areas that will see less resources in 2009.
Fund-of-Hedge Funds Lacked Technology to Avoid Madoff Losses
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
Expert contends FOHFs didn't conduct due diligence, but a system would have helped to raise red flags.
Regulatory Push for Clearing Platforms in Credit Derivatives Could Pave the Way for E-Trading
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
Regulators are scrutinizing credit default swaps and their role in the financial crisis. While dealers want to keep CDS trading over-the-counter, many believe exchange-traded CDSs are inevitable.
Hedge Funds Outsource to Independent Fund Administrators
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
In wake of financial crisis and Madoff case, hedge funds look to outsiders to verify positions and net asset values.
Cloud Computing Begins to Gain Traction on Wall Street
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
While Wall Street organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Nasdaq have begun using cloud computing for its pay-as-you-go model, questions about control and security remain.

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