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Buy-Side Firm Leverages OMS for GSTPA Connectivity Custodians, buy-side firms, sell-side firms, exchanges and technology vendors are all on the GSTPA's list of concentrators -- would one of these solutions be right for you? For one buy-side firm, its OMS vendor was the preferred choice.
TimesTen Releases Enhanced Version of its In-Memory Database Version 4.3 features increased performance and functionality to save users time and money.
WIRELESS BRIEFS Wireless Vendor Expands into Asia and the Pacific Rim.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS Instinet's Research & Analytics product is being transferred to Reuters; VistaSource releases its Anyware RealTime for Excel in support of Bloomberg real-time market data; Iverson Financial Systems establishes a London office to provide market-data.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS Barra introduces its Barra Risk Factor tool for the brokerage industry; KMV introduces Credit Monitor 4.
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS PFPC Inc. launches a fully-automated wash-sales-processing system for equity mutual funds; GIS says that its revenues have jumped 30 percent; Investment Technology Group, Inc. announces the release of the North American version of the ITG Platform.
OPERATIONS BRIEFS Encompys names Gene Siembieda chief technology officer; SunGard eProcess Intelligence announces that KBC Bank NV selects intelliMATCH for matching and reconciliation of securities items and related cash; JPMorgan Investor Services ends 2001 and starts 2002 with top awards.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS The Pacific Exchange selects networking connectivity software from Radianz; PatSystems expects to build interface to a pair of single-stock futures markets that expect to launch in the U.S. in the first quarter; Fifth Third Bank rolls out trade-order management platform supplied by BNY ESI.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS EBS purchases Cicada's interest in EBS Market Data business; The New Zealand Stock Exchange makes summary depth information available to brokers; The Copenhagen Stock Exchange makes real-time information on shares and unit trust certificates available on Website www.xcse.dk.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS Creditex launches chat-facilitated real-time trading platform; Aquila selects SunGard Trading and Risk Systems for cross-commodity trading and risk management; Robert Benson is appointed board director at Tamesis.
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS Caplin Systems announces that UBS Warburg selects RTTP to deliver real-time data over the Web to employees and buy-side trading partners; GIS announces that it creates FundShare; Financial Models Company Inc. wins "Best Use of Technology" award at 7th Annual Canadian Mutual Fund Awards.
OPERATIONS BRIEFS Macgregor and GSTP announce Macgregor's intention to provide concentrator services to the GSTP solution; JPMorgan Investor Services announced the launch of Follow the Sun, a universal, client-technology-service support system that provides custody clients with technical and functional support in every time zone, 24 hours a day; Wilco International and IBM announce breakthrough results from Wilco's next-generation trade-processing system running on the IBM eServer zSeries.
Laying New Plans Disaster recovery and business-continuity planning make the top of priority lists this year.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES DST adds new tool to Vision Web; Advent introduces Warehouse Report Center; New tool helps Wireless application developers build mobile applications.
A New Exchange Is Born Electronic trading engine automatically routes customer orders to competitive markets when it can find no internal market-maker match.
ECNs: The Fight To Attract Listed Equities Order Flow Historically, ECN's have built their businesses by matching buy and sell orders for Nasdaq stocks. Today, however, more and more ECN's are attempting to attract a piece of the NYSE's order flow. How are they doing? WS&T takes a closer look.
Is Regulation Right Around the Corner? Regulators, Industry Groups, Firms and Vendors alike are focusing heavily on disaster recovery and business continuity following the Sept. 11 attacks. As the prosepct of regulation nears, Wall Street & Technology takes a look at some of the lessons learned and how new ideas are being applied on all sides in the securities industry.
SIA Moves T+1 to 2005 T+1 has been postponed till 2005. What your peers are doing with the newfound time and money.
Institutional CRM Delivers Value in Tough Times Is now the time to invest in a CRM system?
IT CHALLENGE As employees become increasingly wary of travel, tech managers are calling upon new ways to conduct operations.
IT CHALLENGE Using Touch-Tone menus for call-center operations is becoming more difficult.
Wireless -- A Communications Insurance Policy More than any pitch ever could, September 11 has made the industry appreciate the power of wireless.
Digital Certificates Draw Wireless Attention Wireless vendors look to make digital certificates fly through the air with ease.
GovPX Turns To Bang Networks for Business Continuity Needs Disaster Recovery Sheds Light on Internet Delivery of Market Data for GovPX .
ING Gets Ahead of the Curve with Operational Risk Solution ING Takes a Proactive Approach to Operational Risk with OpVar Implementation.
Opening a Hedge Fund is Popular Move but Running One Requires Specific Technology As the popularity of hedge funds increases, so does interest in the technology which supports them.
A Protocol If You Please -- Bond Efforts Unite Two bond protocol initiatives have teamed up to develop a fixed-income standard that will make FIX compatible with emerging settlement standards.
XML Moves Forward in Financial Services Firms Survey illustrates increasing adoption of Extensible Markup Language in financial-services industry.
CRM To Transition from Vision to Action in 2002 CRM evolves from buzzword to business strategy.
TowerGroup Finds High Costs and Lack in Consensus Main Barriers to Biometrics High implementation costs and lack of industry consensus can delay use of biometrics technology at least a decade.
Wilmington Trust Automates Fixed Income Wilmington Trust has automated its fixed-income trading with Indata. The firm cites data analysis and manipulation as key benefits to new system.
Reuters and Soliton Team up for "Plug and Play" Data Solution Joint Offering combines Reuters DataScope with Soliton's TimeSquare product for faster data integration.
Teletrader Seeks To Mesh Order Routing, Data and Analytics on Single Front End Eyeing investment banks and hedge funds, Teletrader is building a multifaceted, Windows NT-based front-end trading system.
ELECTRONIC TRADING BRIEFS 94 percent of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's shareholders approve proposal to make futures market a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.; Intercontinental Exchange plans to move into the European over-the-counter gas and power markets; SunGard Futures Systems upgrades the Exchange Gateway - to make it compliant with MISS architecture standard for Eurex.
MARKET DATA BRIEFS TheMuniCenter releases series of enhancements to its site; Zurich Financial Services selects XML Global Technologies to provide XML/EDI data-transformation capabilities for sharing business information with partner financial institutions; Amicus, Inc. provides WS Griffith Advisors with a new extranet Web site and Internet applications for 1,100 advisors and home-office users.
RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS The Societe Generale Group selects Tibco's Enterprise Application Integration solution to integrate information from various trade-capture systems and streamline risk-evaluation process; Algorithmics works with key clients to create the Algo Credit-BIS II Module for its Algo Suite; CECA selects SunGard Trading and Risk Systems' Panorama solution to provide market and credit-risk management to members..
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BRIEFS Javelin Technologies announce the opening of a sales office in Hong Kong to better serve Asian Pacific marketplace; Trema announces that Pension Fennia is now live with Finance KIT version 5.0; Thomson Financial announces the launch of Customer Care Online.
OPERATIONS BRIEFS Options Clearing Corporation announces new record for total options volume; Brown Brothers Harriman Foreign Exchange announces release of FX ORDERView; European Central Counterparty Limited announces it is operationally ready to provide clearing, netting, settlement and risk management services for Nasdaq Europe.