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STA's Toes Exhorts Stock Market to Learn from Auto Industry's Woes

in the wake of public outcry and government examination, STA president Jim Toes exhorts the stock market to learn from the auto industry's recent woes and follow its example of how to recover after a crisis.

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TECHNOLOGY: Bloomberg Brings Cloud-Based Information Archiving to Salesforce1 Users

Bloomberg announced it has joined the salesforce.com partner program to bring cloud-based enterprise information archiving to Salesforce1 for Financial Services. Bloomberg's Vault will provide specialized enterprise information archiving and compliance 'as-a-service' to financial services firms.

TECHNOLOGY: Options Target Hedge Funds with Cross Asset Managed Platform

Options, a financial cloud provider for the capital markets, announced that it has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options Momentum platform.

Asset Managers' Support Ops Face New Data and Product Challenges

In a joint study, Aite and SunGard find that asset managers' operations systems are coming under an increasing amount of pressure these days, thanks in part to new products, more data and globalization of their asset pool.

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Guide to Correspondent Clearing Firms

A guide to correspondent clearing firms as presented by Clearing Quarterly & Directory.

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Commissioner Scott O'Malia of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is on a mission. He says the process of writing new over-the-counter derivative contract rules needs more transparency. Over the past year he has repeatedly called for more roundtables and public comment on how rules are written. Why is this important? Because these rules, among other things, will determine which OTC derivative contracts must go through a clearing process and which ones can continue to use the old bilateral, dealer-to-dealer model.

OCC Sees Record Clearing Levels

The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corp., the largest equities derivative clearing firm, saw record clearing volumes in the first month of 2014.

Brown Exits Omgeo, Arthus Steps In

Longtime Omgeo CEO and president Marianne Brown has stepped down from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. subsidiary and will be replaced by Paula Sausville Arthus.

SunGard's Cloud STP for Alternative Investments

Hedge fund managers, private equity firms and fund administrators looking to manage incoming and outgoing alternative investment data now have a cloud-based choice from SunGard.

ICE Trade Vault: 4.5M

IntercontinentalExchange Group's Trade Vault Europe, its European trade repository, processed roughly 4.5 million trades across energy, agricultural commodities, metals, credit, interest rates and equity derivatives its first day.

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