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A WILD Look Into 2012

Even in the 21st century, women represent a small proportion of financial technologists. Sell-Side Technology sits down with Jessica Titlebaum, one of the co-founders of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) to discuss what is in store for women in capital...

Sell-Side Technology | Interview | People | 19 Dec 2011


Can High Frequency Trading Be Defined?

Earlier this week, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) gathered several wise men to discuss how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. Actually, during the meeting of the regulator's Technology Advisory Committee, the discussion turned...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Algorithmic Trading | 16 Dec 2011


SunGard Consolidates Sell-Side Units

SST has learned that SunGard is restructuring some of its sell-side business units as global trading president Raj Mahajan leaves the company.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Organization & Management | 16 Dec 2011


Clark Takes Sumerian Helm

Big-data analytics consultancy Sumerian announced today that Bryan Clark has been named CEO, relieving interim CEO and founder David Sibbald of the position. Sibbald will remain in his current position of executive chairman. The 30-year industry veteran...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Organization & Management | 12 Dec 2011


Will Regulators Kill the Cloud?

The industry dodged a bullet by adopting cloud computing when it did. I realized this at the Waters USA conference in New York this week. Regulatory changes taking place in the global markets will definitely have an impact on firms’ infrastructure...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Hardware & Grid | 09 Dec 2011


Waters USA: CTOs See Flat IT Spending in 2012

Technology spending by buy-side and sell-side firms will remain flat—roughly equaling budgets in 2011, and in some cases, 2010—according to CIOs and CTOs who spoke at the Waters USA congress in New York this week. "The budget will be same as last...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Events | 09 Dec 2011

Stewart Macbeth at the DTCC

DTCC Seeks Clean Sweep for OTC Trade Repositories

Deriv/Serv, the over-the-counter (OTC) subsidiary of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. (DTCC), plans to launch global trade repositories for foreign exchange (FX) and commodity OTC trades, according to DTCC officials. The DTCC, in conjunction...

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Clearing & Settlement | 07 Dec 2011


Hardware Failure Halts Bats Europe Trading

A third-party hardware failure at 9:36 a.m. local time halted trading on pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF) Bats Europe this morning. Following the advice of the hardware vendor, the undisclosed faulty component was replaced, rectifying...

Sell-Side Technology | News | Exchanges | 06 Dec 2011


Waters Announces 2011 American Financial Technology Awards Winners

Last night, Waters hosted the seventh annual American Financial Technology Awards banquet, following the Waters USA conference, at the New York Marriott Downtown in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District. The two most coveted awards of the night...

Waters | News | Awards & Rankings | 06 Dec 2011


Can Smith Turn Around Thomson Reuters?

Yesterday, the final domino fell in the Thomson Reuters senior management shuffle that began earlier this year. The industry mainstay announced that CEO Tom Glocer would step down at the end of the year and that COO James Smith, a 24-year veteran of Thomson,...

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Organization & Management | 02 Dec 2011

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