Buy-Side Technology - 2007-06-01

Users undecided on Thomson-Reuters deal

User organisations are undecided in their response to the proposed takeover of Reuters by Thomson Corporation, although positives likely to result from the merger include low product overlap and the combined entity's ability to take on rival Bloomberg…

Multi-asset class trading systems...still a pipe dream?

Paul Miller and Jonathan Hammond discuss the current shortcomings of multi-asset class trading systems initiatives, and propose a new approach to this growing conundrum which involves meaningful collaboration between technology producers and consumers

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US Senator Charles Grassley and German Chancellor Angela Merkel make unlikely partners in commiseration. But both politicians face dim prospects in their attempts to assert more control over hedge funds, which seems to reflect a general lack of interest…

Breakfast Briefing

entitled, Stop the pauses: How to win the latency versus volume battle, where the issue of latency and how it impacts a firm's trading and risk management performance was discussed. Generally, the faster an organisation is able to complete its compute…

Spotlight on Andrew Shrimpton

Andrew Shrimpton , recently appointed senior advisor at London-based buy-side consultancy Kinetic Partners, speaks with Stewart Eisenhart about the experience gleaned during his time at the FSA, and how his FSA-tenure put him in the ideal position to…

Is DMA on the rocks? – Stewart Eisenhart’s feature focuses on the benefits to buy-side players of accessing the markets directly, and the primary stumbling block of integrating DMA technologies with other front-office applications, currently inhibiting mo

Since direct market access (DMA) tools began gaining traction with buy-side firms, the benefits of managers taking more control over their trading operations in terms of best execution and greater efficiency have been tempered by significant challenges…

Blueprint for the future

The correlation between a buy-side firm's technology and its ability to trade fast and efficiently has never been stronger. Amy Muddimer explains this dependency by scrutinising technologies on the buy side that underpin the continuous drive for…

Buy-side use of equity derivatives outpaces automation

Tabb Group’s Exchange-traded equity derivatives report charts the increase in the use of such instruments across the buy side and predicts substantial changes in the way buy-side firms currently trade as they move from phone- and faxed-based systems to…

Can two become one?

Max Bowie, editor of Inside Market Data magazine, scrutinises the recent Reuters acquisition by the Thomson Corporation, outlining the new management structure, predicting product integration headaches, and significantly, concluding that the only…

Numbers

'The systems had a shelf life of six months, after which the processors just melted from constant usage'

It does what it says on the tin

SuperDerivatives has been synonymous with derivatives pricing – most specifically options pricing – since its inception some seven years ago. But is was the launch of SD Funds in March this year that positioned the London-based vendor as one of the…

Glocer's go-to man

Andrew White was appointed global head of Reuters trade and risk management by Reuters' chief executive Tom Glocer just over a year ago. Victor Anderson recently chatted with White about his ambitious five-year plan to grow the firm's market share,…

SunGard unveils IMpower Reconciliation

SunGard has announced the availability of IMpower Reconcili-ation, an application designed to help reduce manual, error-prone processing of transactions by automatically identifying exceptions.

Store and purge

The boring world of data management is heating up and is about to boil over. Speak to today's data managers and you'll hear an interesting dissonance. Every CIO and techie assigned to storing and managing data knows that they are required by their…

Apama available as SaaS product

Progress Software has announced that it has 'Software as a Service' (SaaS)-enabled its Progress Apama Algorithmic Trading Platform.

BlueBay implements new bond module

BlueBay Asset Management, the London-based fixed-income credit hedge fund with approximately $11 billion under management, has implemented a recently released bond module of CMA's QuoteVision service.

Editor's letter: Tell me why I don't like mergers?

I accept that mergers and acquisitions are part and parcel of the financial services industry. I don't necessarily like that fact, but I'm learning to deal with it. Mergers and acquisitions represent growth and progress, they signify the maturation of…

New Eagle system strives to support derivatives

West Hartford, Connecticut-based Eagle Investment Systems (EIS), a subsidiary of the Mellon Financial Corporation, has released the latest version of its integrated suite of investment management products.