June 28, 2010 Issue Abstract

Data Management: Utility Concept for Global Reference Data Seeks Support as Central Counterparty for Data Management. A patent-pending initiative proposed by Financial InterGroup Holdings seeks to offer an industry-wide reference data solution as The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation offers its own answer.

Industry Alert: A Handy Synopsis of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. Broad-ranging financial reform proposals in the US target transparency and accountability (for financial instruments and the firms behind them), and include the creation of a Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Editor’s Comment: A Time to Act. Thinking independently may be the toughest thing to do, but it pays great dividends.

Spotlight: Making the Case for Event-Driven IT Architecture at Asset Management Firms. A conversation with Don DeLoach, newly named President and Chief Executive Officer at Infobright, a firm founded by mathematicians, offers data insights for C-level buy-side executives.

Securities Trading: Alphacet, Knight Team Offers Traders a Pair to Remember. Their new comprehensive workflow solution advances the goals of algorithmic pairs-trading mavens.

Derivatives Trading: Misys-Numerix Alliance Enables OTC Traders. The two firms offer their clients a unique way of leveraging their products to increase efficiency and reduce operational risks.

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