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Elaine Wah

Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

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April 1, 2003

Wall Street Prepares for Disaster

By Staff Reports

The top brokerages are on a war footing. And, in some cases, executives at these firms are managing operations from remote locations until the war is over.

This is one of the steps to provide business continuity, a measure designed to prevent the same interruptions that occurred after the September 11 tragedy.

Some large brokerages now maintain separate off-premise command centers where their executives can gather, according to Ken Smith, president of SunGard Planning Solutions. He said these centers have banks of phones and whiteboards. They have the capability to manage any incident.

Meanwhile, the Bond Market Association has a procedure in place for a potential disaster: It's a prearranged conference call so members can get a grip on what's needed to keep trading active.