• Risk Management

      • * Fairfield Greenwich Group selects Measurisk's ASP service for its multi-manager hedge fund portfolio.
        * Euroclear signs on for Thales Information Systems' Asterisk global credit risk management system.
        * The Global Association of Risk Professionals hosts its third annual Risk Management Convention and Exhibition and Financial Risk Manager of the Year awards.
      • * Over twenty-five former regional directors of the Global Association of Risk Professionals form a new international nonprofit association of risk managers.
        * International Swaps and Derivatives Association and FpML.org announce the FpML Standards Committee has decided to publish a Trail Recommendation for Financial products Markup Language Version 2.0.
        * Michael Zerbs is promoted to chief operating officer at Algorithmics.
      • * Kamakura names Jaqueline Outram managing director in charge of client relationships and operations in Australia and the Asian Pacific region.
        * SunGard combines Comdisco's Availability Solutions assets with its Business Continuity and Internet Services group to form SunGard Availability Services group.
        * Tamesis appoints Les Gosling sales director.
      • - Meridien looks into technology used to implement privacy management; Board of Raft International appoints Derek Gordon Hall.
        - Meridien Research looks into technology used to implement privacy management and provides estimates on spending.
        - The Board of Raft International appoints Derek Gordon Hall as a non-executive director of the company.
      • The Global Association of Risk Professionals hosts its third annual Risk Management Convention and Exhibition and Financial Risk Manager of the Year awards; Tel Aviv Stock Exchange upgrades and relocates its contingency facilities to make sure trading and clearing will continue in the case of an emergency at the exchange's main premises; The Bond Market Association is holding its 7th Annual Legal and Compliance Conference January 8-9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
      • Creditex launches chat-facilitated real-time trading platform; Aquila selects SunGard Trading and Risk Systems for cross-commodity trading and risk management; Robert Benson is appointed board director at Tamesis.
      • The Societe Generale Group selects Tibco's Enterprise Application Integration solution to integrate information from various trade-capture systems and streamline risk-evaluation process; Algorithmics works with key clients to create the Algo Credit-BIS II Module for its Algo Suite; CECA selects SunGard Trading and Risk Systems' Panorama solution to provide market and credit-risk management to members..
      • Pulse Software Systems adds BITA Plus Consultants' performance and risk attribution software components to Pulse Portfolio; Man Investment Products selects GlobeOp Financial Services to provide risk and data aggregation services for securities fund products; eRisk hosts online conference, "Selecting and Evaluating Credit Risk Models" Tuesday, December 11.
      • CFF selects SunGard's BancWare product for cross-currency; NumeriX and Summit Systems form strategic partnership to integrate Summit's transaction processing and valuations system with NumeriX's analytics engine; Gruppo Monte Paschi Asset Management implements Barra TotalRisk System to manage risk across firm.
      • JP Morgan Chase & Co. signs independent software vendor agreement with Versata; SunGard Trading and Risk Systems develops analytics service for measuring credit risk; United States Bankruptcy Court approves SunGard acquisition of Availability Solutions business of Comdisco.
      • SunGard Trading and Risk Systems appoints Paul Murphy as president of SunGard Collateral and Steve Husk as president of Credient/Infinity; Tremont Advisors establishes a joint development relationship with RiskMetrics to develop Web-based risk reporting; Standard & Poor's forms strategic alliance with the Risk Data Bank of Japan Limited (RDB) to develop a scoring model for assessing the creditworthiness of SMEs.
      • CIBC World Markets licenses EGAR Technologies' EGAR Dispersion tool; BITA Plus, releases a new returns based analysis service for fund managers; Decisioneering releases multimedia training CD to teach fundamentals of spreadsheet risk analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.

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