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Recorded Webinar: Trading Beyond the Horizon

You can listen to the recording of this webinar by registering on this page. Click below to watch the recorded webinar, or download the white paper–for free! In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage…

FISD Launches Financial Information Associate Certification

The Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the launch of its new “Financial Information Associate” certification – the very first offering of its kind in this industry sector and the first to come out of the FISD Professional Certification program. As of May 2010, early adopters from…

PaceMetrics Appoints Senior Consultant to Drive Buy Side Growth

PaceMetrics, a global provider of process driven enterprise data management solutions, today announced the appointment of Dick Severs as senior consultant. Severs will manage PaceMetrics’ enterprise data management (EDM) product development and solution offerings for buy side institutions. He will also be responsible for expanding PaceMetrics’ buy side client base globally and will be based…

Ex-Netik Exec Hale Joins Multifonds IGEFI as New Global Head of Transfer Agency

After 13 years as executive vice president of EMEA for data management solution vendor Netik, Keith Hale has joined Multifonds IGEFI as its new global head of transfer agency. In his new role, Hale is responsible for all aspects of its software package Multifonds Transfer Agent at the buy side software solution provider including strategy,…

Trading Beyond the Horizon: Fragmentation Drives Multi-Market Execution

In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage opportunities across the order book and by implementing high frequency and complex, multi-leg, cross asset class strategies. The successful operations – whether they be the proprietary desks…

Hungary’s OTP Bank Deploys SuperDerivatives’ Revaluation Service to Improve Hedging and Transparency

OTP Bank, the biggest commercial bank in Hungary, has selected SuperDerivatives (SD), the derivatives benchmark, to provide market-accurate revaluations for its varied derivatives portfolio. Krisztian Kovacs, head of middle office department at OTP Bank, comments: “We needed a reliable, independent view of the value of the broad range of vanilla and complex FX and interest…

B-next Extends Data Reach with Interactive Data Agreement, Extends Ambitions to UK

Compliance and regulatory reporting platform vendor b-next has recently signed an agreement with Interactive Data under which the data vendor will provide global pricing and reference data to feed b-next’s MACOC software solutions. The deal is part of the German vendor’s ambitions to crack the UK market and should help it in the effort to…

Issue 6: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Even as the financial markets undergo unprecedented turmoil, the drive to lower latency shows no sign of abating. Why is this? Put simply, it’s because low latency technologies enable those competing in the financial markets – whether they be sell-side firms, buy-side firms, exchanges or alternative trading venues – to run ahead of the pack….

What is Your Latency IQ?

Capital markets firms have been implementing a number of different strategies for reducing latency – from increasing network bandwidth, to implementing low latency applications, to collocation – giving rise to the question: What’s next? To get the best trade, firms realize their need for visibility into the entire chain of trade execution events in real…

Keeping it Simple and Using Common Message Standards is Vital, Says Integration Panel

In order to reach the goal of consistency across new best of breed software and legacy systems, firms need to make sure users understand and use common message standards, said Sally Hinds, global head of enterprise data management (EDM) at HSBC. Her fellow panellists agreed that a shared format for all business applications and normalisation…