Video Highlights From the 2011 BST Awards

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Anthony Malakian, deputy editor, BST

In journalism there are writers and there are speakers. A strong writer generally performs poorly in front of a camera, and the talking heads couldn’t write flowing prose to save their lives. Only a rare talent can meld the two.

I'm a writer. In front of a camera, I say "um" too much, I'm short and the glare off my bald head can be blinding. Fortunately for Buy-Side Technology, one of our reporters is of a rare breed—a good writer whose talents can translate to video. His name is James Rundle and I now turn this space over to him and the video interviews he conducted at the Buy-Side Technology Awards ceremony earlier this month in London.

James spoke with representatives from StatPro, ConvergEx's Eze Castle Software and RealTick, SmartStream, BI-SAM, and Equipos about the advancements that these companies have made and the trends they are seeing in the marketplace. They are worth watching.

James also reported this week on the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) Europe Conference, which was held on Thursday at RBS, in the City of London. It is a new tweet-based format that gives a rundown of the event. If it's good, old-fashioned typewriter-style journalism you're looking for, James also looks at whether or not financial services firms are sufficiently prepared for new communications recording regulations in the UK.

Once you’ve watched and read all that, I would be very thankful this Thanksgiving if you took a gander at my article that looks at the IT jobs market on the buy side, and the Q&A I conducted with Charles Schwab's Trish Cox on its acquisition of Compliance11.

Finally, I hope you enjoy the last weekend before the holiday season begins here in the US.

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