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Model risk for Moody’s…
More benchmarking/testing of models needed by Moody’s below – begs the question though whether other ratings agencies may have any similar issues given that many institutions require two agencies to rate a security:
Vhayu and Streambase – positioning clarified?
Partner announcement on Finextra with Vhayu and Streambase coming together:
Defining what vendors mean by a "Data Management System" is difficult enough for clients, but in the area of the somewhat fuzzy technology definitions around automated trading it is interesting to see Streambase clarify their offering around CEP (and not database too, which was one of their first messages around bringing real-time and historic data together), and that Vhayu seems to be emphasising its tick database capabilities (and de-emphasising its original perception in the market as a CEP vendor).…
Investment banks after the crisis…
FT questioning what the investment banking industry will look like once the credit crisis has passed, in particular whether big name "stand alone" investment banks can continue to prosper when faced with competition from broader based institutions with a strong retail base:
Euro taking baton from the dollar?
Interesting article on Euro taking over as the world’s benchmark currency, building on history of Dollar taking over from UK Sterling:
Long (!) timeline summary for sub-prime losses on bbc news at:
Hedge fund fee incentives and risk
FT pointed out interesting academic research on how the risk appetite of hedge fund managers seemingly changes in accordance with how close they are to the previous high of the fund: just short and they take more risk; way below they take less risk to limit losses; and well above the previous high they again take less risk.…
Sun and MySQL – implications for Oracle/SQL Server
Interesting article on Sun’s $1billion acquisition of MySQL and how it may affect Oracle and SQL Server:
Paris – great restaurant: Hotel Costes
Went along with a client to the restaurant at Hotel Costes in Paris last week – great food and great atmosphere – if the evening is fine make sure to eat outside in the courtyard area. Phone number for booking at www.hotelcostes.com…
TradeTech Paris 2008 – Chi-X leads the waiting game
We exhibited at the TradeTech Paris event last week – this is a mainly equities/trade execution event and as such most of the speakers were playing the waiting game and not saying much. Everyone seems to want to see more of the new trading venues come on line before they put out any opinions of substance.…
Streaming Blue Genes…
The supercomputer continues to make a come-back – just up on Finextra with TD Bank testing IBM’s Blue Gene supercomputers to amalgamate and analyse real-time structured and unstructured data: