September 2007
Goldman Sachs and Other Brokers Develop Alternative Research Platforms to Advise Buy-Side Clients
Goldman Sachs and Other Brokers Develop Alternative Research Platforms to Advise Buy-Side Clients
As the buy-side unbundles the cost of research and executions, brokers are partnering with alternative research providers. Could it cannibalize their own proprietary research?


Skyrocketing Market Data Message Rates Leading Trading Firms to Consider Hardware Acceleration
With Reg NMS causing more quote message traffic in equities and options volume already exploding, vendors are pushing hardware acceleration to lower data latency.

Traditional Investigation Methods and New Tech Help Catch Insider Traders
As insider trading rises globally, regulators and banks are using complex event processing and remote-control software to catch rogue traders.

E-Discovery Compliance Growing Increasingly Difficult
As electronic data proliferates, complying with e-discovery rules becomes more difficult -- and more costly.

Broker-Neutral OMS/EMS Solution Can Address Rapid Change In Investment Industry
An integrated, broker-neutral OMS/EMS solution is the answer to the rapid change in both asset classes under management and the way in which they are traded, according to Fidessa LatentZero CEO Richard Jones

The Market for Low-Latency Solutions Is Smaller Than Many Realize
Until high-speed, low-latency technology becomes easier to acquire, install and integrate, there are going to be many disappointed vendors.

Still Plenty of Job Opportunities in the Capital Markets
In spite of trading floor automation, free online trading, and automated research tools, there are plenty of job opportunities in the capital markets.
Who Will Eventually Foot the Bill for Cleaning Up the CDO and Sub-Prime Mortgage Mess?
Once the dust settles, investors should ultimately pay the price for taking risky bets on CDOs.

USB Flash Drives Represent Top Threat To Corporate Security
Removable media devices have surpassed Web viruses as top corporate security headache.

BI Costs Erroneously Perceived As Prohibitive, Say Software Companies
Despite the overwhelming belief that business intelligence (BI) could benefit their companies, perceived high costs have prevented BI professionals worldwide from deploying BI systems, according to a recent survey.

European Exchanges See Booming Revenues
European exchanges recorded a 34% profit last year, making them far more profitable than their U.S. counterparts.

Employee Fraud Not Being Properly Addressed By Financial Industry, Government, Survey Says
Actimize survey cites increased access to technology, poor hiring and organized crime as drivers for employee fraud. Most surveyed say the financial industry and government are not doing enough to tackle the problem.

Albridge Releases Updated Wealth Management Solution
Albridge Solutions expanded its Wealth Reporting portfolio accounting and performance reporting solution to include internal rate of return (IRR) and daily time-weighted rates of return calculations.

LogicManager Releases Updated Sarbanes-Oxley Solution
Enterprise risk management (ERM) software provider LogicManager launched a new solution to address the recent changes to Sarbanes-Oxley.

Symantec Releases New Storage Management Solution
The Veritas CommandCentral 5.0 family provides end-to-end visibility in both virtualized server and storage environments

Northern Trust Hires Cherecwich as Head of Institutional Strategy and Product Development
Cherecwich has 20 years experience in custody, operations and investment services at State Street, including four years as head of the firmís Japan operations.

Deliso Joins DTCC's Wealth Management Services
Nicholas A. Deliso has joined The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) as a senior relationship manager in the wealth management services area, where he will provide support to customers of DTCC's Managed Accounts Service.

ESP Names Joshua Levine CEO
Joshua S. Levine has been named CEO of DMA and algorithm provider Electronic Specialist (ESP).