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CFTC Appoints "Flash Crash" Expert As Chief Economist The top U.S. futures regulator has tapped Dr. Andrei Kirilenko to advise it on dealing with high frequency and algorithmic trading.
Bonus Blues: Meet the Zeros To boost profits and curb the risk-taking, some Wall Street firms are giving nothing but zeros to mid level traders and back-office staff.
Blackstone Raises $15 Billion for Buyout Fund: Report Blackstone is close to completing a $15 billion buyout fund, which would be its largest since the financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Brady plc to Acquire Viz Risk Management The deal will make Brady the largest European-provider of trading and risk solutions to the global commodity and European energy markets, the company says.
Nasdaq Fights Bank "Cartels" in Battle for Clearinghouse Control Nasdaq OMX Group is quietly working the back channels of the nation's capital to limit banks' "cartel-like control" of clearinghouses as Wall Street braces for final word on how the $600 trillion swaps market will function.
Will Dodd-Frank Be DOA With GOP Congress? Don’t Bet on It Dodd-Frank, and particularly the Volcker Rule, are just as much alive as they day the Act was signed into law and we expect it will have some "teeth" in efforts to curtail systemic risk.
NASDAQ OMX to Acquire FTEN The largest exchange company broadens its offerings into risk management
I-Banking, Trading Push Wall Street Over the Top Just two years after the nation’s financial sector nearly fell off a cliff, only to be rescued by an unprecedented bailout, the industry’s titans have roared back.
DTCC Unveils OTC Derivatives Matching Service; G14 Dealers Go Live The Depositary Trust & Clearing Corp. announced the launch of a global over-the-counter equity derivatives cash flow and netting platform, a service it said is now being used by the 14 largest international dealers.
Bonus Round: A 90 Percent Tax?! If any US bankers are still licking their wounds from the insults they received since the Crash of 2008, perhaps they should shed a tear for their brothers and sisters in Ireland.
2011: The Year Of Dodd-Frank After two years of uncertainty, everyone is looking forward to a year of steady progress and growth.
Barclays Capital Launches Automated Limit Order Functionality On Fixed Income Platform The fully automated limit-order service allows clients to buy or sell government bonds or interest rate swaps when a certain price is reached in the market.
Russell Investments: Managing Risk in a Recession With the release of new indexes, the dual-role investment firm discusses how it stays within the lines.
Maintaining Data Quality to Manage Operational Risk Financial services firms can deal with uncertainty by controlling the operations process to reduce the risk and costs associated with exception processing and failed trades.
Henderson Global Investors Chooses Bloomberg for TCA As a broker-neutral platform, Bloomberg is helping the buy side to analyze the performance of their traders, brokers and their algos.
StatPro Signs Multi-Year Contracts With Customers Clients including TCW, State Street Global Advisors and Pimco chose a variety of StatPro's products related to its financial analytics platform and evaluated pricing service.
WikiLeaks Guessing Game Jostles BofA Bank of America's stock dipped three percent yesterday in the wake of news that it might be the focus of a WikiLeaks expose in the months to come.
SunGard Launches Hosted Version of Front Arena Lowers infrastructure costs for hedge funds and asset managers facing constraints on infrastructure and IT budgets.