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Content tagged with Risk Management posted in August 2008
Demand for Credit Analysts Rises on the Buy Side in Wake of Rating Agency Disasters
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
After losing faith in rating agencies, buy-side firms are hiring their own in-house talent to perform credit analysis of issues.
The Buy Side Learns to Survive in the Post-Credit Crisis Environment
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
In the post-credit crisis markets, buy-side firms are learning how to manage new challenges, such as a lack of sell-side liquidity in fixed-income products and new concerns over counterparty risk.
To Avoid Data Breaches, Firms Need to Improve Detective Controls
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
Firms seem to understand the importance of preventative controls, such as having firewalls and access control lists, but they lack a good grasp of detective controls, says Tony Hernandez, managing director at SMART Business Advisory and Consulting.
Financial Firms Try to Protect Themselves Against the Insider Job
News  |  8/15/2008  | 
Following the Societe Generale scandal, Wall Street firms have reexamined their internal security practices. But a number of factors, including the economic downturn and business pressures, continue to make rogue employees a very real threat.
5 Steps for Stopping the Insider Threat
News  |  8/14/2008  | 
Guardium's Phil Neray offers guidance on preventing insider data theft.
Now Is the Time for Firms to Position Themselves for the End of the Economic Downturn
Commentary  |  8/13/2008  | 
Downturns happen -- the industry will survive. But firms need to adjust to changing market dynamics.
VeriSign Unveils Real-Time Protection Against "Pump and Dump" Fraud
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
The VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Fraud Detection Service Stock Trading Module protects traders at the transaction level, by tracking behavior specific to stock trading scams.
Sapient Boosts Derivatives Operations with Acquisition of DCG Consultancy
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
Financial institutions have major issues with rising volumes, manual processes and lack of the right people.
Risk Mitigation Lies in Diversity
Commentary  |  8/8/2008  | 
In response to The Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group's report issued last week, Philippe Carrel, EVP of Risk Management at Thomson Reuters, comments on the report in which the leading banks pledge reforms to limit their own risk.
Prime Brokers Select SWIFT For Trade-Date Matching Platform
News  |  8/7/2008  | 
New platform to reduce cost and risk for prime and executing brokers of processing hedge fund trades globally
optionsXpress Redesigns Web Site with Access to Education
News  |  8/7/2008  | 
Prospects who test drive the new site can enter a drawing to win a Cadillac CTS.1
DTCC Names Jisun Burton VP of Product Risk Strategy
News  |  8/6/2008  | 
Burton will manage risk associated with all OTC derivatives products, operations, and regulatory issues.
Active Traders are Hungry for Broker Education
News  |  8/5/2008  | 
Online brokers offer training, night school and live Webinars on risk management.
As iPhone Applications for Capital Markets Emerge, Hedge Funds First to Adopt
News  |  8/4/2008  | 
Lab49 Capital iPhone application provides portfolio managers with real-time performance tracking.

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