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Pioneer Solutions’ president, Uday Baral, discusses how the needs of ETRM users are being met by the dynamic and efficient service his company offers
Integrated front- to back-office processes in energy trading still lag those of financial markets considerably, putting energy markets at a big disadvantage. Lianna Brinded takes a look at why this is the case, and whether change is on the way
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SunGard Trading and Risk Systems (STRS) will next week unveil the first version of its Adaptiv trading and risk management suite.
Hedge funds will no doubt start 2004 where they left off in 2003 - as the investment vehicles of choice for private and institutional investors looking for the best opportunities for decent returns.
The industry needs standards to automate corporate actions and meet the Group of Thirty's recommendations. By Gary Write, director, CityCompass.
Energy companies are not alone in having to review their operations to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Energy software suppliers, too, are looking at their systems, although most are confident they are already well prepared, finds Clive Davidson
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Operational risk is a major issue for investment managers due to advances in back office automation and increased outsourcing.
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NEW YORK — The failed settlement of over 20,000 Australian dollar and Japanese yen trades on the Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS) service last week was caused by multiple technical faults, senior CLS officials told FX Week.
Buy-side firms now recognise the strategic benefits and operational efficiencies that technology can bring. And, despite adverse market conditions, Fritz McCormick of Celent Communications believes IT investment is set for continued growth, especially...
Despite the threat of increased terrorist attacks and war with Iraq, financial institutions are still struggling to find the funds to invest in appropriate business continuity plans.
Outsourcing could be the key to institutions keeping up with the cost of installing technologies able to cope with CLS, Basel II and STP, and could provide a vital comfort zone in future-proofing your IT.
The latest G30 report on global clearing and settlement offers more than a few worthwhile suggestions. But Kristina West says there is still much to be done before the industry will wholly embrace the recommendations.
Ever more complex investment risks with crushing liability factors and increased client scrutiny demand new and highly sophisticated technology, says Adrian Pay of LatentZero.
To better manage exposures, the firm realized traffic running through its electronic trading network had to be monitored in real time.