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New 'Agora' Enables Shift in Quants' Roles

Flush with financial engineering knowledge as never before, firms are deploying quants to tackle new challenges. Tim Bourgaize Murray reports on a fresh discourse among them about technology—including communication, memory, and intuition—indicating...

Waters | Feature | Risk Management | 22 Feb 2013


IBM Upgrades Big Data, Cloud Approach

Technology juggernaut IBM has announced an extensive revamp of its PureSystems integrated platform, which allows for the rapid deployment of private cloud infrastructure and large data set analysis.

Sell-Side Technology | News | Infrastructure Technologies | 06 Feb 2013

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WSNS Taps Network Vet Ruggiero to Head Engineering, Ops

Parsippany, NJ-based financial network provider Wall Street Network Solutions has hired Frank Ruggiero as managing director of engineering and operations, reporting to chief executive Michael Fritzlo. Ruggiero was most recently vice president of vendor...

Inside Market Data | News | People | 30 Jan 2013


2013: Keep Calm and Carry On

Victor Anderson looks into his 2013 crystal ball and sees little change next year in terms of the challenging operating environment, although he does see opportunities for technology vendors and delivery models that will transpire over the next 12 months....

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 01 Jan 2013


Cloud's Green Reputation May Be Overblown

Cloud computing provides obvious efficiencies in both cost and energy consumption. But behind the good vibes are some overlooked ways that large datacenters may be hurting the environment.

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 14 Nov 2012


The Big Data Quality Question

As financial firms seek to harness the potential of big data, they are adopting technological and strategic approaches to ensure the data quality measures up. Nicholas Hamilton surveys the ways in which risk, regulatory and data management concerns come...

Inside Reference Data | Feature | Data Management | 06 Sep 2012


Are You Ready for 'Bigger' Data?

Banks’ legacy systems are struggling to cope with the ever-increasing volumes and speed of data. Steve Dew-Jones highlights some of the major considerations for the financial services industry if it is to catch up with other sectors.

Waters | Feature | Data Management | 02 Aug 2012


Waters Rankings' Best Data Grid Provider: IBM

1. IBM 34.8% 2. Oracle 20.1% 3. VMware 14.1%

Waters | Special | Awards & Rankings | 30 Jul 2012


Waters Rankings' Best Outsourcing Provider: IBM

1. IBM 24.3% 2. Accenture 19.2% 3. Infosys 9.6%

Waters | Special | Awards & Rankings | 30 Jul 2012


Power Play

Alternative technologies can provide the future of financial services

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Hardware & Grid | 27 Jul 2012

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The over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market is in the midst of a global regulatory restructure. Authorities in Europe, Asia and the US are currently...


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