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Video: The Evolution of Financial Technology

June 17, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

An unmistakable glow of nostalgia rises from this reunion of "five of the founding fathers of modern finance," in the words of Andrew Lo. The speakers reminisce about their start in economics, and their professional lives at MIT, a decades-long era of intense collaboration and creativity that both transformed the academic field and the landscape of real-world finance.
Andrew Lo chairs this panel which includes: Stewart C. Myers, Myron Scholes, Robert Merton, John C. Cox. and Stephen...

UK Government explores the future challenges and opportunities of computer trading in financial markets

June 17, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

The UK Government Office for Science has embarked on its latest Foresight project, which will examine the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advances in financial markets worldwide.In recent years the ways in which financial markets operate have been transformed by fast-paced technological progress. For example, the volume of financial products traded through computer automated trading - taking place at high speed and with little human involvement - has increased...

Computers That Trade on the News

June 17, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Graham Bowley writes in the New York Times:

The number-crunchers on Wall Street are starting to crunch something else: the news.Math-loving traders are using powerful computers to speed-read news reports, editorials, company Web sites, blog posts and even Twitter messages — and then letting the machines decide what it all means for the markets.The development goes far beyond standard digital fare like most-read and e-mailed lists. In some cases, the computers are actually parsing...

Fixnetix Raises the Bar: World’s Fastest Nanosecond Trading

June 17, 2011 by Fixnetix   Comments (0)

Managed Services Company Breaks 1 Microsecond Barrier  
Fixnetix announced today, iX-eCute, an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) microchip for ultra-low latency trading is now the world’s fastest trading appliance for the financial markets. Customers are now seeing latencies as low as 740 nanoseconds through the stack (wire-to-wire). Fixnetix is offering live demonstrations of nanosecond trading at the New York SIFMA Show, held at The Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the...

Fixnetix Continues Growth; New York Head of Sales Now in Place

June 17, 2011 by Fixnetix   Comments (0)

London and New York 16, May, 2011 - Fixnetix announced today, Eric Barret, has joined the team as General Manager - Sales, Americas, to be based in New York. Eric is a thirteen year international industry veteran fluent in French, English and Spanish. This new hire continues strong growth momentum for Fixnetix, a company committed to hiring leading experts to best serve the needs of a worldwide customer base, including investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups and...

Fixnetix Hires Ultra-Low Latency Industry Expert to Lead Customer Projects

June 17, 2011 by Fixnetix   Comments (0)

Tony Cossey Joins Fixnetix as Project Manager Fixnetix announced today Tony Cossey has joined the company as Project Manager. Mr. Cossey is a 15 year financial markets expert who has lead technical projects for the likes of ICE, Bridge/Telerate, COLT and most recently, headed EMEA project management for IDC 7Ticks.  This strategic hire continues with the Fixnetix hiring philosophy of employing leading experienced experts to best serve the needs of their worldwide customer...

Fixnetix and Equiduct Continue Strong Relationship

June 17, 2011 by Fixnetix   Comments (0)

Ultra-low latency data and trading provider secures long term agreement with European equities venue
London, 15 February, 2011 – Fixnetix announced today that Equiduct has renewed a multi-year contract for ultra-low latency market data. Equiduct leverages Fixnetix data to facilitate pan European best execution for the retail community and to create proprietary data products including the volume weighted best bid and offer (VBBO). The continued relationship is an endorsement of...

Call for Proposals 2011 – Faculty Research Award Competition Financial Literacy - Behavioral Finance and Stock Investment

June 15, 2011 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Via: The College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
The College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has established the Betty F. Elliott Initiative for Academic Excellence (Elliott Initiative) out of the expendable gift received from a generous donor. It is hoped that this initiative will have a major impact on the College of Business’s strategic efforts over the next ten years and beyond.
The Elliott Initiative will develop a compelling...

InteDelta releases survey on How do banks perform due diligence for a large number of funds?

June 13, 2011 by InteDelta  

In this survey InteDelta examines how banks balance rigour versus efficiency in their approach to conducting due diligence and ratings for funds.
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New York Institute of Finance to host live Online Bank Management Contest Final, August 29 - 31, 2011

June 12, 2011 by New York Institute of Finance  

New York, NY - May 25,2011 - The New York Institute of Finance announced today that it will host, for the first time, the Online Bank Management Contest (OBMC) 2011 Final in August at NYIF's New York headquarters.
Developed by SimArch, a provider of financial learning solutions, the OBMC consists of three uniquely choreographed training days, during which participants role play in teams as banking employees working at FirstB@nk, a simulated, full-service bank. Teams are immersed in...