August 8, 2005 Issue Abstract

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Buy-Side Automation: Strategic Shifts Highlight Demand for Newer Portfolio Management and Accounting Systems.
Web services are proving to be the technological engine of change, pulling ahead of the concept of application service providers.
Industry Alert: Hedge Funds Riskier, but Not Yet at Cliff's Edge. Hedge fund managers and their brokers are still more likely to try new strategies and new products when returns have declined, according to recent research.
Spotlight: Thomas M. Idzorek, Director of Research at Ibbotson Associates
Transaction Costs: Market Complexity Boosts Trading-Cost Analytics. Transaction-cost research has gone from being considered a necessary evil to ensure compliance with trading regulations, to the high status of a valuable cost-saving measure.
Trade Order Routing: Bloomberg Execution Management System Sees Gains. Global investment bank Lehman Brothers makes pre-trade equity analytics available through the Bloomberg Professional service, reaching 250,000 Bloomberg users worldwide.
Securities Trading: Transaction Audits Ensure Best-Execution Compliance. Transaction Auditing Group, Inc. provides firms, primarily broker dealers, market makers and institutions, with best execution analysis.
Corporate Actions: DTCC Embraces ISO Standard for Corporate Actions. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has adopted the ISO 15022 messaging standard for its Global Corporate Action (GCA) Validation Service to accommodate a broader interest in the offering.
The News Network: Barclays moves iShares ETF trading from AMEX to NYSE; JPMorgan joins Hotspot FXi foreign exchange market; CSFB offers algorithms on Advanced Financial Impact Pro

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