February 8, 2010 Issue Abstract

Buy-Side Technology Trends: Asset Managers Making Compliance Systems a Higher Priority Among IT Projects for 2010. The financial crisis has coalesced at least three key drivers which make investment in compliance technologies an imperative.

Industry Alert: Key Capital Markets Drivers Point to Need for IT Spending. Stephen Bruel, Research Director, Securities and Capital Markets, at consultancy Tower Group says CIOs who have “cut to the bone, if not deeper,” in terms of their budgets and the personnel costs are especially vulnerable to coping with the demands of business and regulatory changes.

Editor’s Comment: Global Trend Spotting. 21st Century globalization calls for a different mindset in the C-suite, writes Editor in Chief Pavan Sahgal.

Spotlight: John Lowrey, Chief Executive Officer, Chi-X Global. Chi-X is readying to launch three new Asia-Pacific market centers in 2010.

Exchange Traded Funds: SEI’s Turnkey Solution Offers Panacea to ETF Providers. The ETF is the mutual fund of the 21st century and requires considerable IT support to make it a faster, sleeker, more transparent and cheaper version.

Clearance & Settlement: SIX x-clear and LCH.Clearnet Share Details of Their Interoperability Pact. By publishing all major contents of their inter-CCP contract, the goal is to increase transparency and investor confidence.

On the Exchanges: ISE Stake in Hanweck Associates Hints at Analytics to Come. International Securities Exchange’s minority stake in Hanweck Associates LLC aims to leverage the company’s capabilities in high-performance quantitative analytics for derivatives.



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