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Content tagged with Risk Management posted in January 2011
A Surprising Bestseller: The 576-Page Financial Crisis Inquiry Report
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
Perhaps readers were lured by the literary prose of the commission's chairman, Phil Angelides.
Wells Fargo to Clear Interest Rate Swaps Via CME
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Wells Fargo & Co., which has been working with the Federal Reserve to reduce risk in the derivatives trading industry, announced it will clear over-the-counter interest rate swaps through CME Group.
Nuance Communications Releases New Voice Biometrics Platform
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Nuance’s VocalPassword targets automated remote verification based on an individual’s voice, while Nuance FreeSpeech performs verification and fraud detection in the background of conversations between callers and agents in the contact center.
FIX Flyer Delivers Trading Solutions Via Equinix
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The managed service provider of FIX connectivity leverages Equinix global data centers.
MarkitSERV to Update OTC Derivatives Platform with Collateral Messaging
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
MarkitSERV announced it's working with the Depositary Trust & Clearing Corp. and AcadiaSoft to develop a platform that can help over-the-counter derivatives traders set and maintain collateral between deals with their counterparties.
Wall Street Titans Rein in Pay Amid Calls for Restraint
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Are Wall Street's titans actually heeding widespread calls for restraint as the rest of the nation slogs its way through a painful economic recovery?
Beware: Hackers Now Targeting Your Social Network And SmartPhones
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
The security firm Sophos released its annual Security Threat Report, revealing that hackers are now gaining access to accounts and computers through social networks and mobile phones.
Coming Barclays Layoffs Point to Fragile Recovery
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
Although optimism is slowly creeping back to pre-crisis levels on Wall Street, that's apparently not quite the case at Barclays PLC.
Buy-Side Must Pay to Play in New OTC Derivatives Market
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
But some firms may not be able to afford the table stakes in a market that's still unruly.
Wall Street Banks on GOP Watering Down Dodd-Frank
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
Bank stocks have been on a tear since the November rout that catapulted the GOP into control of Congress. And now Wall Street is banking on the Republicans to water down the Dodd-Frank bill, which by some estimates may slash bank profits by some $22 billion, Barron’s reports.
Markit Acqures QuIC
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
The acquisition will enable Markit to meet the growing demand for risk analytics and enterprise-wide risk management services.
Barclays CEO Says Stop Blaming Bankers for Weak Economy
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Barclays Chief Executive Robert Diamond is apparently mad that Wall Street is constantly being blamed for the weak global economy and he's not going to take it anymore.
Vietnam Commodity Exchange Chooses Patsystems
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Asia's new commodity exchange will utilize Patsystem's complete exchange solution when it launches early in 2012.
Broadridge Partners with Pitney Bowes
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Broadridge will utllize Pitney Bowes' new Volly service for secure digital delivery of products to clients and shareholders.
ELX Futures Traded 100K of US Treasury Futures Contracts
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
The electronic futures exchange establishes a single-day volume record on Wed., Jan. 5th, showing it's on a growth path, says CEO.
Hedge Fund Industry Set to Surge in 2011
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
The hedge fund industry is poised to surge in 2011 due to a strong fund raising climate and a coming spike in new fund launches, according to the consulting firm Agecroft Partners.
Dodd-Frank Drives Hiring but Traders Need Not Apply
Commentary  |  1/5/2011  | 
The Dodd-Frank bill is doing far more than simply reining in the risky trading practices that drove the global economy to the brink of disaster more than two years ago.
TradingScreen Acquires Citi's BECS Post-Trade License Exclusivity
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
EMS provider seeks to become a one-stop shop for multi-broker TCA.
Liquidity Risk Continues to Haunt Firms Two Years Later
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Capital markets firms must continue to enhance and fine-tune their risk analytics capabilities in order to understand and reduce enterprisewide exposures and meet regulatory reporting demands.

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