Buy-Side Technology - 2006-04-01

Communication is the key

The challenges facing the financial services industry in confirming and settling over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts – specifically credit derivatives – came to a head at the end of last year when the Federal Reserve and 14 dealers unveiled the…

Seeing things

Performance and attribution reports are fast becoming one of the key differentiators between buy-side firms in an increasingly crowded marketplace. But some practitioners argue that these reports have become too complex. Statpro's Andrew Colin believes…

Proving your worth

The need to achieve best execution seems self-evident for any investment manager looking to reap returns to keep clients happy and grow assets under management. But as financial regulators push increasingly convergent requirements on the buy side to…

The value of experience

Sunil Chadda was recently installed as head of Citisoft's hedge fund and derivatives practice. Victor Anderson speaks to him about trends that he's identified since his appointment, the impact Mifid (the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is…