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News & Commentary
Content tagged with Risk Management posted in October 2009
CFA Institute Sends Letter on OTC Derivatives Reform to Congress
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
Standardized derivatives should trade on regulated exchanges and clear centrally, states CFA's letter, citing investor group's report.
Paladyne, RiskMetrics Partner for Hedge Fund Risk Reports
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
Paladyne Systems has formed a strategic partnership with RiskMetrics Group to provide intra-day, daily and monthly risk reports to hedge funds and service providers.
Capco Expands Cap Markets Group to Meet Trading Demand
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Industry Experts Joe Anastasio and Michael Haworth to Co-Lead Group
Finding Hidden Dangers in Spreadsheets
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
So much valuable information on Wall Street is stored in Excel spreadsheets, it's worth keeping an eye on them to spot fraud and errors before auditors do, says Ralph Baxter, CEO of ClusterSeven.
AmInvestment Selects SunGard for Risk Modeling
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Funds Management Division of AmInvestment Bank Group Selects SunGard’s APT for Multi-Asset Fund Risk Modeling, Analysis and Reporting
Stamford Risk Analytics Introduces New Approach to Enterprise Risk Management
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Ali Samad-Khan, a world-renowned expert in risk management, has announced the formation of Stamford Risk Analytics.
Higher Frequency, Lower Risk
Commentary  |  10/28/2009  | 
Detractors claim that high frequency trading has a very risky profile and is capable of destabilizing the markets but Aldridge examines the risks of high-frequency trading in comparison with lower-frequency trading styles across every risk category.
Datawatch Upgrade to Ease Fraud Investigations, Expert Says
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Datawatch's Monarch software, which converts reports to Excel spreadsheets, can now embed the original source document in the Excel file. Fraud examiner Phillip Levi says this should shorten and simplify internal fraud investigations.
Nothing Has Changed, Paul Wilmott Says
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Risk models are OK, says famous researcher and quant who predicted the subprime crisis, but they need to be paired with common sense rather than a sheep-like mentality.
S&P Offers Residential Mortgage Data
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
New data feed provides information about mortgage originations and performance.
Regulators Urge Financial Firms to Get Risk Data in Order
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Mergers and acquisitions have created for many firms a hodgepodge of databases that need to be integrated and normalized, a report finds.
Wall Street Compensation and Investment: A Different Take
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
The likelihood of deferred compensation may trouble Wall Street professionals. But on the bright side, it should fuel a deferred compensation-based investment boom.
E-Discovery: Remembering Forgotten Data
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
Electronic discovery is proving to be one of the most powerful tools in the corporate and legal arsenal. As corporations come to rely more heavily on e-discovery, however, some serious flaws in traditional e-discovery processes have become more and more prevalent.
Fincad Enhances Analytics Suite
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
In response to credit market disruptions, high volatility and regulatory compliance requirements, Fincad has made substantial enhancements to its analytics library.
Chi-X Europe Launches Chi-Velocity
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Chi-X Europe has launched Chi-Velocity, a proximity-hosted risk management software layer co-located next to the Chi-X Europe primary matching engine that enables trading participant firms to offer ultra-low latency sponsored DMA to their clients.
TD Ameritrade Customers Track Positions in Real Time
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
Worden Brothers' www.FreeStockCharts.com automatically tracks positions of TD Ameritrade customers in real time.
Shareholders Challenge Goldman’s Bonus Plans
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
Shareholders challenge Goldman Sachs as it prepares to pay record bonuses; file shareholder resolution early.
FINRA Fines Citigroup $600,000 for Failing to Supervise Trading Strategies
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
Firm also fined for failing to report trades to an exchange and inadequately monitoring Bloomberg messages.
BlackRock's Analytics Pay Off in More Ways Than One
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
BlackRock's analytics and pricing models are so well respected that the firm made a business of them. Now the federal government is one of its top customers.
Goldman Sachs Sets Gold Standard for IT Innovation
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
By focusing on in-house development capabilities and a culture of collaboration, Goldman Sachs has built outstanding risk management and algorithmic trading products.
SunGard Offers New Risk Reporting to Asset Managers
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
SunGard extends asset arena offering to provide risk management and consulting services.
NYSE Euronext Innovates at Warp Speed
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
NYSE Euronext and CIO Steve Rubinow are focused on doing things faster, including communication, development and, of course, competing in the low-latency trading arena.
JPMorgan Chase Opens Tech Center at Syracuse University
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Students and faculty will work with bank employees conducting research and running the bank's global technology operations, hundreds of jobs will be created in the upstate New York area.
Proposed NIF Aims to Reduce Risk By Analyzing All Trade Data
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Why Morgan Stanley is backing a quasi-governmental group that would collect and analyze trade data to help regulators identify systemic risks.

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