Industry Issues & Initiatives

Change for the Good

Waters has changed. But it's all good – we've 'folded in' Buy-Side Technology and Sell-Side Technology (previously known as Dealing with Technology) to the all new Waters and we've also just launched a new website underpinned by a recently-developed…

Opening Cross: Spotting the Right Opportunity

Last week's crisis in the Greek economy followed by a nosediving-then recovering-Dow Jones Industrial Average must have prompted concerned investors to wonder whether this slow and painful financial recovery might yet crumble beneath their feet.

LSE Chief Urges Review of Data Regs

The European Commission should address the costs and inefficiencies associated with a fragmented European trading and market data landscape as part of its review this year of the current Markets in Financial Instruments Directive regulation, London Stock…

STAC to Expand Benchmarking Tools

The Securities Technology Analysis Center is modifying the test environment it uses to benchmark the performance of feed handlers, to enable clients to choose off-the-shelf latency measurement and time synchronization devices from multiple vendors for…

Pulling together

Wall Street’s bulge-bracket brokers have in recent months encroached on their smaller counterparts by poaching their hedge fund clients. But as Anthony Malakian reports, this isn’t necessarily a bad development as brokers look to work together to support…

Month in Numbers, April 2010

"Telling an investor that you've got $10 million of their assets out as collateral and you're tracking it on a spreadsheet is not quite the story you want to be telling now" Jeff Siemer, head of North American business development for Algorithmics'…

Hedge fund fault lines

Currency speculators and their benefactors in the financial industry have been getting what they would call a 'bum rap' lately following the Greek debt crisis. But bad press may prove a mere tip of the iceberg if recent sabre-rattling by certain European…

Spotlight on James Hockley

Investit's new business director James Hockley is no stranger to the London-based consultancy. He has previously headed the firm's operations practice, with a stint as head of European funds services and global provider management at Barclays Global…

DST Global Solutions launches risk consulting service

DST Global Solutions' Investment Management Solutions (IMS) business has launched a range of risk consulting services to address various aspects of buy-side firms' risk management challenges. Edward Dumas, DST Global Solutions' head of risk solutions…

LSE: Standalone Trade Data Key to EU Tape

The London Stock Exchange is to begin a consultation period with member firms to assess demand for a real-time feed of time-and-sales data via new subscription products, separate from its existing datafeeds, to help market participants create a…

Data Volumes Buck Trading Decline in US, Europe

Derivatives market data volumes in the US and Europe have continued to hit new peaks, despite a decline in derivatives trading in the US and Europe during 2009-although higher derivatives trading in Asia-Pacific resulted in flat trading volume growth…

Working Group Prompts Backdown on Bloomberg Fund Admin Fees

Bloomberg has backed down on plans to introduce new fees for fund administrator clients that use the vendor's data to calculate fund net asset values (NAVs) to their clients, according to members of a working group created by data consumers in response…

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