Omgeo Expands CTM Coverage to North America

BOSTON-Post-trade industry utility Omgeo is one broker closer to retiring its global trade and allocation platform, Oasys Global, as ITG Canada becomes the latest brokerage to participate in Omgeo Central Trade Manager (CTM), the central matching service…

Best sourcing: buying in what you can't do without

In the wake of the downturn, financial institutions are relying on their trading and compliance technology to support their businesses in more ways than ever before. They need it to be robust enough to deal with the rigours of an increasingly complex…

AlphaOne looks to SEI for middle- and back-office support

AlphaOne Capital Partners, a London-based equity-focused money manager founded by former Gartmore chief executive Paul Hondros, has selected SEI to provide it with a middle- and back-office outsourcing service for its portfolio of investment products.

Verticlear Debuts Back-Office Trade Compression

IRVINE, CALIF.-Looking to the middle- and back-office needs of second- and third-tier Canadian broker-dealers, startup vendor Verticlear announced the availability of its portal-based Cross-Market Trade-Compression reporting tool today, March 15.

Getting the balance right

Outsourcing is an established model for managing technology. For many buy-side firms, particularly smaller ones with increasingly complex technology demands, being able to access the services and skills-base of a large supplier can be an effective way to…

Opportunities and efficiencies

This month's analyst research focuses on three diverse subjects - centralised clearing of OTC instruments; the rise in popularity of commission-sharing agreements; and the development and implementation of high-performance database systems. All three…

Cinnober Gains Real-Time Clearing Client

STOCKHOLM-Trading and clearing platform vendor Cinno­ber has signed the first client-an unnamed firm-for its new real-time clearing platform, and is negotiating with three or four parties in Europe who are looking for a clearing system, vendor officials…

Introducing Brokers Ramp Up Application Spending

BOSTON-U.S. introducing brokerage firms are poised to increase spending on business applications this year, while clearing firms will compete to get more of that spending, according to the authors of a recent white paper from industry research firm Aite…

ICE Plans ICE Clear Europe Migration

ATLANTA-Inter­conti­nental­Exchange (ICE), operator of European clearinghouse ICE Clear Europe, expects to complete the clearinghouse's migration to completely internally developed technology by the beginning of next year, exchange officials tell DWT .

Transaction monitoring: driving efficiency in real-time trading

The dire effects of the recession on certain financial services firms has forced CIOs and other IT managers to examine new technologies that could improve online transactional efficiencies across all aspects of the business. As early adopters of…

Progressive embraces business continuity challenge

Business continuity rose to prominence in the wake of the September 11 attacks, as firms of all sizes sought to develop contingency plans as a way of mitigating the business and operational risks resulting from systems failures. By Victor Anderson*

Clearinghouses Address Regulatory Concerns

LONDON-To head off a regulator-imposed regime on how to mitigate the risks of clearinghouse linkages, expected from the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority (FSA) later this month, European clearinghouses have been working to build an industry consensus…

SunGard Offers BM&F Back-Office Support

NEW YORK—U.S.-based futures commission merchants (FCMs) looking to better automate their processing and clearing of trades on the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F), which is owned by exchange operator BM&FBovespa, can now use SunGard GMI…

Omgeo Slates ProtoColl Update

LONDON-Post-trade utility Omgeo is set to release version 4.9 of its Omgeo ProtoColl collateral management service in early 2010, say officials.

Regulatory Concerns Stall Clearinghouse Links

LONDON-Independent global clearinghouse LCH.Clearnet has suspended discussion on bilateral clearinghouse interoperability with European Multilateral Clearing Facility (EMCF) due to concerns of regulators in the U.K. and Holland over the potential…

Kondor+ Update Set for 2010

LONDON-Market data and trading platform provider Thomson Reuters plans to release version 3.2 of its trade capture and risk management platform Kondor+ sometime during the first quarter of 2010, DWT has learned.

Pipeline Sets for Eastern European Expansion

LONDON-Officials from Pipeline Financial Group, the European business of the U.S.-headquartered Pipeline Trading Systems, have completed the first phase of Pipeline's deployment in Europe and plan to expand its clearing models by early 2010.

OTC Derivatives Clearing Debate Continues

NEW YORK-The Over-the-Counter Derivatives Act of 2009 approved by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 15, if signed into law, would shift the responsibility for regulating and ensuring central clearing of over-the-counter (OTC)…

Oslo Børs Diversifies Clearing Offering

OSLO-Norwegian exchange operator Oslo Børs has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oslo Clearing, its existing clearing partner, and LCH.Clearnet to offer exchange members a choice of central counterparty (CCP) clearinghouses.

Brokers Seek Clearing Transparency

LONDON-Price transparency isn't just a front-office concern for brokers as many are seeking better transparency from European exchanges about clearing and settlement tariffs so that firms can calculate fees as a proportion of value traded.

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