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Misys Focuses on Enterprise Risk, Collateral Management and Central Clearing Support, Says Dewnarain

Misys is focusing on a number of initiatives in several key areas including providing support for central clearing in the OTC markets, enterprise risk management (ERM) and cross asset collateral management, according to Denny Dewnarain, deputy European managing director of Treasury and Capital Markets for the vendor. Following its acquisition of Sophis earlier this year,…

“Hockey Stick” Moment for CVA Due to Regulatory and Accounting Rule Changes

Accounting standards changes, Basel III and the development of industry best practices for risk management and valuations have caused a “hockey stick moment” for the development of credit valuation adjustment (CVA). Dan Travers, product manager for Adaptiv and CVA solutions at SunGard, explains that CVA is a fast evolving area and the last five years…

Liquidity Risk Regulation: Data Quality Under the Microscope

The UK Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) liquidity risk regime has set a precedent for tackling this particularly thorny area of risk management, ahead of the wider implementation of Basel III globally. Reference Data Review speaks to a number of risk technology vendors about the data quality issues underlying the liquidity risk management challenge in light of…

Fitch Appoints Rob Harpel Chief Technology Officer

Fitch today announced it has appointed Robert Harpel as group managing director and chief technology officer. A 25-year information technology veteran, Harpel was most recently senior vice president, sales systems for Viacom’s MTV Networks. In his new role he reports to Peter Jordan, group managing director and head of global business management for Fitch. “Technology…

DClear Services Expansion Continues with Appointment of Industry Veteran Hugh Stewart

SmartStream, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist, today announced the appointment of Hugh Stewart as sales director for its DClear Services business. Stewart joins DClear with more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the global financial services and technology industries, most recently as SVP of sales, EMEA and Asia at enterprise data…

Asset Control’s Andrew Wolf Promoted to Sales Director, Americas

Asset Control announced today the promotion of Andrew Wolfto the position of sales director, Americas. Based in New York, Mr. Wolf will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of the North American sales team, including adding new sales executives in Canada and specific metropolitan areas in the US. He will also pursue new markets for…

First Derivatives Focusing on High Performance Functionality for Data Solutions, Says North American Head Richards

Since its acquisition of Reference Data Factory (RDF) back in October last year, First Derivatives has been working on integrating the reference data solutions into its overall portfolio for a more holistic approach to the market, explains Dale Richards, who was recently appointed as president of the vendor’s US operations. The next port of call…

LakeFront Data’s Richards Joins First Derivatives as President of its US Operations

Earlier this year, First Derivatives bought Reference Data Factory (RDF) for around US$10 million and Dale Richards, CEO of LakeFront Data Ventures and board member of RDF, joined the advisory board of the market data and risk management focused solution provider. Richards, who has since taken a back seat at his own start-up LakeFront Data…

Intel’s Nehalem EX Changes the Game for Low Latency

Intel calls its chip release strategy “Tick Tock” which means better, faster, cheaper chips every year. A year ago, the groundbreaking Nehalem chip was introduced, and this past week saw the introduction of a high-end version of that, Nehalem EX. Featuring more cores, better memory I/O and larger memory addressability, the Xeon 7500 as it’s…

DST Global Solutions Appoints Sales Director

DST Global Solutions has appointed Paul Manson as sales director to develop the company’s sales strategy across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Reporting to Tony Armour, DST Global Solutions Global Sales Director, Manson brings a comprehensive knowledge of technology solutions and over 18 years of experience in the financial technology sector. Armour commented:…