January 24, 2011 Issue Abstract


Investment Technology Trends: Economic Stability Is Seen as a Catalyst Speeding Up Buy-Side Focus on Transforming IT Infrastructure. With the worst of the financial crisis now behind them, buy-side institutions are turning attention to infrastructure investments that can help support long-term business growth, and in the process they are rethinking operations and IT strategies.


Industry Alert: Tabb Study Raises Questions on Real Depth of U.K. Market. The findings suggest that only 65 percent of daily trading turnover in Europe’s biggest equities market is “meaningful, executable liquidity.”


Editor’s Comment: Risk Mitigation Challenge T+Tango. The industry dances around shortening settlement timeframes.


Spotlight: Financial Industry Leadership Vacuum Creates a Regulatory Tangle Spun by Dodd-Frank Act. Michael Boland, President, Dome Advisors LLC, points out decisions may be made by a small group of people from 11 different Federal agencies, among other insights on regulatory reforms.


Risk Management: Mexico’s Indeval Is World’s First Securities Depository to Offer High Frequency Settlement. A new system, that’s the first of its kind globally, settles trades in seconds to reduce risk and shield Mexico from fluctuating market environments.


OTC Derivatives: DTCC, MarkitSERV, AcadiaSoft Tackle Collateral Control. Their joint solution seeks to improve communications in setting and maintaining collateral for OTC derivatives trades.


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