September 19, 2005 Issue Abstract

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Foreign Exchange Trading: Buy-Side Institutions Warm Up to FX Trading As a New Source of Alpha-Generation Strategies.
More investment management firms are bringing foreign exchange (FX) trading in-house to maximize return on capital and enhance overall portfolio performance.
Industry Alert: BeX Signals a Future for Regional Markets. Citigroup, CSFB, Fidelity and Lehman Brothers are teaming with the Boston Stock Exchange to create the Boston Equities Exchange (BeX) to avoid being left out of the securities-exchange marketplace.
Spotlight: Jeffrey S. Wecker, Global Head of Electronic Client Services, Lehman Brothers.
Market Data: Nexa's Validated Data Sets Support Rapid-Fire Trading. Nexa Technologies, working with the Toronto Stock Exchange, has added Canadian securities data to time series data products that it already provides from sources including the NYSE, Nasdaq and Amex.
The News Network: Eurex Launches Futures On Market Volatility; DTCC Expands Deriv/Serv; DTCC Links With Canadian Depository for Processing; ISE Looks at Participation in Listed and OTC Trading; Fortis Consolidates Services; Macgregor, Tradar Integrate Order and Portfolio Solutions.
Financial Networks: ECNs Select Savvis for Financial Extranet Services. BATS Trading, planning to launch a new ECN in early 2006, has chosen Savvis to provide its network and hosting platform.

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