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The Institute for International Research is holding the Fixed IncomeTrading Technology Forum at the Loews New York Hotel in New York City on May 22-23. This two-day event will focus on such topics as the best practices in technical architectures for fixed-income market participants, capitalizing on cross-matching systems for corporate and high yield bonds, the future of price transparency in the corporate bond market and fixed-income order management systems. Speakers include Tom Broadhurst, vice president, business development at Liberty Brokerage, Bob Iati, senior research analyst at the TowerGroup, and Myles Harrington, chairman of MuniAuction. To register, visit www.iir-ny.com.

Two money managers, Ridgecrest Partners and OakTree Capital, have signed on for Eze Castle Software’s trade order management system, Traders Console. With automated trade processing and paperless trading as key criteria, Ridgecrest Partners of New York is using Traders Console to automate their trade workflow and streamline their clearing process with their prime brokers Morgan Stanley and Neuberger Berman. OakTree Capital, a globally diverse institutional money management firm based in New York, had several key requirements in their evaluation of order management systems. The main three that lead to their selection of Traders Console were strong multicurrency features, automated trade processing, and a vendor who would partner with them to develop functionality that was specific to their trading operations.

Naperville, Ill.-based Calamos Asset Management has chosen Janna's Enterprise eRM Solution. Janna's strategic partner, Seritis Services Group, will lead the implementation, and will integrate existing legacy applications used by Calamos money managers with the Janna Enterprise Suite to offer a single portal to access all client information. Calamos, which manages about $5.2 billion in institutional and individual assets, will benefit from Janna’s Web-centric approach to synchronizing customer relationships across multiple channels, business functions and audiences represents a significant advance from traditional CRM.

Clearnet is holding its TMART (Trading, Market Data and Real-Time Technology) and OMTEX (Order Management and Automated Trade Execution) seminars on May 15 and 16, respectively, at One World Trade Center in New York City. TMART focuses on such issues as exchange markets trading and technology, dealer markets trading and technology and enterprise and industry integration. OMTEX will focus on new process and technology for best execution in equities, fixed income, future and foreign exchange, as well as an in-depth look at the FIX protocol. To register, check out www.mgit.com.

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