COVER STORY

The Buy Side Learns to Survive in the Post-Credit Crisis Environment

A lack of sell-side liquidity in fixed-income products and new concerns over counterparty risk are among the new challenges asset managers and hedge funds must overcome in the wake of the credit crisis.

Sidebar

Demand for Credit Analysts Rises on the Buy Side in Wake of Rating Agency Disasters

After losing faith in rating agencies, buy-side firms are hiring their own in-house talent to perform credit analysis of issues.


FEATURE

Muriel Siebert on Wall Street Then and Now: '1,365 Men and Me'

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Advanced Trading, Muriel Siebert sits down with Editor-in-Chief Kerry Massaro to discuss how Wall Street has changed in the 40 years since Siebert started trading.


BEHIND THE DESK

Russell Investments Bridges the Buy-Side/Sell-Side Trading Gap

Investment manager doubles as both a buy- and a sell-side shop to better serve its customers.


ANATOMY OF A TRADING FLOOR

Russell Investments

Tacoma, Wash.-based Russell Investments (more than $213 billion in assets under management) is a global provider of investment products and services. The floor at its headquarters is arranged for open communication, with traders, portfolio managers, analysts and quantitative research teams all sitting in close proximity.


ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACES

End Game: Anti-Gaming Technology in Dark Pools Tops Buy-Side Agenda

The buy side is pressing the sell side for more anti-gaming technology to prevent price manipulation in dark pools.


MANAGING THE DESK

Consolidated Clearing: Obstacles and Evolution

Cost savings and efficiency are making the buy side take note of consolidated clearing. But will widespread adoption happen?



Basil Williams, CEO, Concordia Advisors


FROM THE EDITOR

LSE Outage Causes Industry to Rethink Resiliency

The London Stock Exchange outage in early September had the industry rethinking their disaster recovery plans.


MARKET INTELLIGENCE

NYSE Euronext's Duncan Niederauer: It's OK to Fail

NYSE Euronext CEO addresses Futures Industry Association at NYC luncheon.


DIRECTORY

Algorithmic Trading Directory

The rundown on 36 of the industry's top algorithm providers, including details on the services they offer, their algorithms and order types, their direct-access technology, and the order management systems through which their algos are available.



STREET CRED

A Tale of Two Exchanges: BATS Gets Status, CME/NYMEX Agree to Merger Terms

On August 18, two seemingly contradictory events -- the conferring of exchange status on BATS, and the merger of the CME and NYMEX -- signaled that the exchange sector is still very much in flux, according to Contributing Editor Larry Tabb.


AT THE CLOSE

Counterparty Risk Is a Top Concern in the Wake of the Credit Crisis

Buy-side firms have shifted their attention to counterparty risk in the wake of Bear Stearns and now they are focusing on credit default swaps.