March 22, 2010 Issue Abstract

Research & Analytics: Post-Crisis Resource Limits Push Asset Managers to Make Wider, More Creative Use of Technologies. Our report looks at advanced solutions that are playing crucial enabling roles in boosting the productivity of traders and portfolio managers.

Industry Alert: Securities Processing Mavens Are ‘Cautiously Optimistic’. The findings of an ISITC membership survey also reveal the majority of firms working on innovations in middle- and back-office demands of securities processing.

Editor’s Comment: The Buy-Side’s Century. Pension plan sponsors and their investment managers will need to become the thought leaders spearheading new ways of doing things.

Clearance & Settlement: LCH.Clearnet to Cross-Clear Chi-X CFD and Equity Trades. In a revolutionary step, equity trades and Contracts for Difference will be matched for clearing.

Spotlight: Michael Green, Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer, American Century Investments, talks about his strategy and challenges in the US money manager’s bold bid for international distribution.

Exchange Traded Funds: 15 Seconds Can Mean Arbitrage Opportunities on Indicative Value. How savvy traders are finding profit-making opportunities.

Asia-Pacific Monitor: ITG Launches Posit Marketplace as Asian Dark Pool. The latest moves in expanding ITG’s global desktop footprint.

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