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Adam Sussman
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Technology Needs A Catalyst. How Does Survival Sound?

In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, Liquidnet's Adam Sussman discusses why we should love AI and stop fearing it. Also, he delves into how the majority are focusing the conversation on the wrong issues when it comes to AI and automation, and are minimizing the fear of job losses by downplaying the promise of massive efficiencies.

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December 20, 2007

Merrill’s Broker-Neutral Play

Clearing Quarterly & Directory

By Gregory Bresiger

With hedge funds using multi-prime broker platforms, Merrill Lynch says its new middle- and back-office management system, Merrill Middle Office Solutions, will provide a broker neutral technology solution.

The platform uses the British GlobeOp open platform, which provides both global processing and servicing functions, according to Merrill officials. They added that the central product of Merrill Middle Office Solutions is a data consolidation engine, with overnight reconciliation of cash and security positions for multiple prime brokers.

“Our strategy,” says Jeff Penney, cohead of global markets financing and services at Merrill Lynch, “is to facilitate the flexible, independent multiple prime broker environment most hedge funds prefer, giving these hedge funds access to competitive pricing for financing.”