Month: January 2015

MarketAxess and BlackRock take their Open Trading platform to Europe

BlackRock and MarketAxess will bring their Open Trading Alliance to Europe. Investors stand to benefit from the liquidity sourcing and comprehensive market data the system will provide. Strategic partnership brings Open Trading to Europe Forex Magnates reported that MarketAxess and BlackRock plan to bring their Open Trading alliance to the global credit markets of Europe.…

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Tailored solutions will help asset managers deal with “volatile volatility”

For large U.S. banks, fixed income trading revenue was down significantly in the fourth quarter of 2014. Increasingly, the need for sophisticated tools, data analytics and investment management platforms is evident. “The revenues reported reflected a 23 percent drop in fixed income, currencies and commodities, leading to the first annual decline in aggregate net income for…

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Demand for munis could decrease, but they will continue to perform in 2015

Municipal bond investors expect the strong performance of debt issued by U.S. cities, states and local entities to continue in 2015. As market conditions change and regulators introduce additional reporting requirements, experts speculate on how the situation will unfold. Municipal bonds performed well in 2014 Investors showed strong interest in the $3.6 trillion municipal bond…

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Trading operations invest heavily in technology

Buy-side firms spent considerable money on trading operations in recent months. Personnel and technology were the two main drivers for budgets in 2014. Technology comes first (after payroll of course) A Greenwich Associates report  revealed that approximately 34 percent of trading desk budgets in 2014 were designated toward technology, according to Traders Magazine. New solutions…

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Sneak Peek of Data Warehousing: Part Two

Some specific improvements to our Data Warehousing include: Tables structures now have increased granularity to allow for more flexible reporting and data analysis Additional columns and tables have been added to specifically make time-series reporting more powerful Third-party feeds are now centralized in their native state and can now be included in reporting The addition…

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Configuration Corner: Viewing Publication XML Files

Configuration Corner articles are targeted toward IT users and implementors of Everest. This article is also available on Lift, our online client documentation portal. Being able to view publication XML files allows the checking of outputs from Everest workflows, which is useful for a number of reasons including troubleshooting errors, integrating with third-party systems, or…

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Tips & Tricks: View Data Panel Load Times

This Tips & Tricks article is geared toward both business users and IT users of Everest. Starting with version 5.0 of Everest, users with the proper permissions can check the details behind data panel load times by leveraging a new data panel option. Steps: 1) Locate the “i” icon on the data panel you wish…

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Highlighted Feature: Shared Views

Each release of Everest is chock-full of new features and enhancements. To emphasize some of the most compelling, we compile a “Highlighted Features” PowerPoint with every major release. This is made available along with full Release Notes through our online documentation portal known as “Lift” (contact your Relationship Manager for access). We’re now taking this…

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