May 1, 2006 Issue Abstract
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The Electronic Marketplace: Newest Algorithmic Trading Strategies Exploit Inter-Dependencies Between Cash and Derivatives. Algorithmic trading continues to grow, and not just in equities, but also in futures, options and foreign exchange (FX). Now some hedge funds are advancing the state of the art by combining different asset classes within the same algorithm.
Industry Alert: ISE Ups Competition With Stock Trading Platform. After shaking up the world of derivatives trading with its new technology, the International Securities Exchange (ISE) electronic options exchange plans to enter the equities market with the launch of the ISE Stock Exchange LLC.
Spotlight: Michael Radziemski, Partner and Chief Information Officer, Lord Abbett.
Securities Trading: Tradeware Enhances MarketCenter Order Management. Tradeware Global Corp. has added real-time market data and a global security master to its MarketCenter front-end order management system, which will support a wider range of regulatory requirements.
FX Trading: Technological Advances Add Value to FX Trading. With foreign exchange (FX) now viewed by investment managers as a full-fledged asset class, the process for making decisions on FX trades itself is evolving, say executives who run FX trading businesses.
Block Trading: Pipeline Bets on a Strong Future for Block Trading. Users of Pipeline Trading Systems’ Pipeline electronic platform, version 3.0, are automatically committed to buy or sell, as mere indications of interest (IOIs) are not permitted.
Derivatives Trading: Standard & Poor’s, CSV Meet Complex Pricing Needs. Standard & Poor’s, a leading provider of independent research, ratings, indices and fixed-income evaluations, has allied with New York-based Complex Security Valuations Inc. (CSV) to offer expanded securities valuation services to buy- and sell-side clients and complement their respective pricing offerings.
The News Network: ICAP To Acquire EBS Group in $775 Million Deal; NYSE Arca Electronic Exchange Debuts New Order Types; S&P Opposes FASB Optional Fair Value Accounting Proposal.
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