Spotlight on Andrew Baker

The October issue of Buy-Side Technology included the news that Andrew Baker, former COO at Schroder Investment Management, had joined the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) as deputy chief-executive. He recently explained to Stewart…

Israel Goes Global

Ester Levanon took up her position as chief executive officer of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange with an aim to go global. Sixteen months down the road, she can celebrate a strengthened relationship with the London Stock Exchange as well as a FTSE country…

No finish line

It is fair to say that data management issues reside at the heart of most buy-side operational challenges. Mike Atkin , managing director of the EDM Council, speaks with Victor Anderson about the Council's mission, the organisational and management tasks…

When Is Data Not Data?

The recent trend towards socially responsible investing has seen a growing demand for data relating to non-financial criteria. Inside Market Data spoke to Tony Czarnecki, managing partner of UK-based consultancy Euro Business Management Limited, about…

Standardizing Standards

Lack of standards for securities data has been an ongoing concern for financial institutions, and global harmonization similar to that experienced by the retail industry does for many seem like a far-away dream. But as Swift's business manager for…

Deutsche's technology head honcho

Victor Anderson initially met Peter Kelso, DWS Investments' managing director, at this year's SunGard Europa conference in Italy. Later, in a phone interview, Kelso talks about the changes his organisation is currently going through, his technology…

Spotlight on George Handjinicolaou

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with George Handjinicoloau, ISDA’s recently appointed deputy chief executive, about his short-term plans for the organisation, and the reasons for the creation of this new role and his appointment.

Roberts Takes the Wheel

The new head of Accenture's capital markets North America practise speaks to Tine Thoresen about her data management plans for the division

Spotlight on Gavin Little-Gill

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Gavin Little-Gill about his move from the financial services analyst community where he was research director at TowerGroup to Linedata Services where he now heads up front-office product development.

Latency: "Death by a Thousand Cuts"

Citigroup last week announced a deal to acquire Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based electronic market maker Automated Trading Desk for $680 million in cash and shares, in a bid to boost Citi's electronic order-flow capabilities. With ATD now commonly…

Spotlight on Rinando Soto

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Eze Castle Integration’s Rinando Soto about the changes he’s experienced resulting from his recent move from the prime brokerage industry to the buy-side technology vendor community, which services ostensibly the same market…

Fimat's French connection

Victor Anderson speaks with Philippe Teilhard, managing director of alternative investment solutions at Fimat, about his firm’s reliance on proprietary technology – most notably its cross-margining tools – and the firm’s solid derivatives foundation.

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,…

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…

A Consolidated Tape for Europe?

Part of the European Commision's upcoming MiFID regulation is designed to stimulate more competition among markets by ending concentration rules. But as the same securities begin trading on multiple venues and more price sources emerge for both…

.X Marks the Spot

With just six months until MiFID takes effect, Stephen Wilson, global head of exchange-traded instruments at Reuters, outlines the data challenges facing the industry as a result of the new regulations.

History repeating itself

Augustus Asset Managers, the London-based hedge fund manager, was spawned after a management buy-out of Julius Baer Investments in January this year. Victor Anderson speaks with Sonal Amin, head of information systems at Augustus, about the changes she…

Spotlight on Michael Green

Michael Green, recently installed head of ITG’s European operations, speaks with Stewart Eisenhart about what to expect from the vendor in the coming months as ITG looks to expand its footprint in the European buy-side market

The Data Challenges of Valuing Complex Securities

How to value growing numbers of increasingly complex fixed-income securities came under discussion at a panel discussion hosted recently by Standard & Poor's. Panelists debated the data inputs required as well as which models to employ to generate the…

Spotlight on Paul Migliore

Paul Migliore, recently appointed chief executive of Citisoft’s North American practice, speaks with Stewart Eisenhart about his new role at Citisoft, and how its clients’ approaches to strategy and technology have evolved

Start-up specialist

Anthony Clemente, chief executive of Manhattan-based Canaras Capital, speaks about the challenges facing new start-ups, the unavailability of third-party software to support the trading activities of firms like Canaras, and the difference between his…

Horizontal Service Horizons

Rob Casper, managing director, global head of reference data, Morgan Stanley, talks to Phil Albinus

Shedding the shackles

Chris Sims, head of investment operations at Gartmore Investment Management, speaks with Victor Anderson about his new role at the investment manager, and how Gartmore has changed since its leveraged management buy-out last year.

Spotlight on Ben Jackson

Stewart Eisenhart speaks with Ben Jackson, SunGard Kiodex’s recently appointed chief operating officer, about his plans for the firm’s commodities trading platform.

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