January 25, 2010 Issue Abstract

Enterprise Data Management: Underlying Data Issues Gaining Fresh Attention as Asset Managers Set Post-Crisis Priorities. Investment institutions are entering the data management services market with a combination of defensive and offensive goals. Compliance and risk management departments have gained a stronger voice.

Industry Alert: 2010, the Year of ‘Information,’ Has Key Shifts in Store. Four key financial industry themes will mark 2010, forecasts IDC Financial Insights. Among them are focus on a client-centric model and restoring investor trust and confidence.

Editor’s Comment: Needed: A New Regulatory Vision. There’s a very strong case for financial reform. But the goal should not be to punish bankers, rather to outline a new vision for the financial system of the 21st century, writes Editor in Chief Pavan Sahgal.

Spotlight: Richard Reid, Director of Research, International Centre for Financial Regulation (ICFR). The initial regulatory drive into improving competitiveness in Europe has not been matched by the ability to get transparency in the pre- and post-trade price formation process.

Portfolio Analytics: Cabot’s Behavioral Analysis Tool Boosts Portfolio Hygiene. Managers’ buying and selling patterns offer pension plan sponsors and other institutional clients daily signals to ‘behavioral vulnerabilities.’

European Market Monitor: Chi-X Edges Past NYSE Euronext in Pan-European Trading. The numbers translate into a 14.79 percent market share for Chi-X Europe in terms of value traded.

The News Network: SunGard Launches an Electronic Brokerage in Europe; BATS Europe debuts a Pan-European Smart-Order-Routing Service.



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