Month: November 2000

The Star-Spangled Banner Rules OK

  By David Buik, Cantor Index Yes, the Olympics were spectacular ‘ no doubt about it! But apart from this sporting extravaganza, the month of October proved to be unpredictable, difficult and extravagantly exuberant in terms of volatility in both betting rings ‘ sporting and financial. The only markets that constantly caught the eyes of […]

Retirement & You

  By Philip Kozloff, Kozloff Consulting This is my last column on the financial challenges of retirement. I have tried to provide pointers to positioning your financial situation so that your years of retirement can be at least as enjoyable and productive as your work years. This is not “automatic” and requires some serious, but […]

Yamaha XVS1100 Drag Star

  By Kevin Ash, You might expect it to be much easier to design a cruiser than a sports bike. But engineers are used to dealing with numbers and equations, feeding them into computers and watching data come out the other side, and here sports bikes have an advantage. When Yamaha introduced the R1 […]

Why do Funds Still Prefer the Phone?

With a wide range of bank-led initiatives designed to better service customers, it seems that many fund managers feel there’s still a lot to be desired in terms of the services with which they are provided. Profit & Loss/Parker Global Strategies Fund Managers’ Report 2000 For some time now, banks have been investing heavily in […]

Thomas Cook Takes New Trading System

Thomas Cook Global and Financial Services has taken the Wall Street System as its front to back office global treasury system. The system will enable the group’s treasury to gain an overview of its business activities and monitor trading processes in its London, Toronto, Sydney and Asia offices, as well as its headquarters in Peterborough. […]

Thomson in Partnership with MatchbookFX

Thomson Financial’s IFR ForexWatch has formed a content partnership with online trade-matching network MatchbookFX, to provide the latter’s clients with real-time FX and economic analysis. The analysis will be available this month. “We can now reach a broader range of clients like fund managers, corporate treasurers and individual investors, giving them access to information that […]

CME & TSE Enter Global Alliance

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have announced plans to pursue a global alliance to further develop the exchanges’ fixed income and equity derivatives markets, including the potential development of joint products and globally interconnected electronic trading systems. TSE president and CEO Masaaki Tsuchida said in a statement, “This collaboration […]

Kalahari Signs Three More Clients in Europe

Kalahari, the analytical and price discovery software vendor, has recently signed three client contracts in Europe. Hamburgische Landesbank will be using Trio Arbitrage; Carl Kleim will be using k.A.C.E.; and Tradition has increased its WinDiamond32 usage. k.A.C.E. (Kalahari Advanced Calculation Environment) is an intelligent pricing tool aimed at traders, money brokers, corporates and other trading […]

Lehman Purchases Reuters 3000 Xtra

Lehman Brothers has entered into a strategic agreement with Reuters for its e-commerce applications, messaging middleware, trading system infrastructure, and trading desktop solutions. The three-year deal includes the global installation of 1,500 positions of Reuters 3000 Xtra, Reuters’ flagship information product. In addition to the 3000 Xtra desktop application, Lehman will use Reuters TIB/ActiveEnterprise architecture […]

Refco Broadens Product Range

Refco Overseas has gone live with a new trading tool, Expert Trader Option (ETO). The service allows the client to keep all net trading profits, while all net trading losses are disregarded, says David Donora, head of OTC derivatives. “We’re seeing growing interest in the Expert Trader Option from a wide range of clients, who […]