• Asset Management

      • WealthTouch, Inc. introduces WealthTouch Portfolio Reporting; U.S. Bancorp prepares to go live on CheckFree APL to administer its separately managed accounts business; Barclays Capital announces two hires in Corporate Communications and Global Marketing.
      • Harris Associates selects the MFTP to automate its equity trading; Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Trust selects Eagle's Web-based portfolio-management system; U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray prepares to go live on CheckFree APL to administer its separately managed accounts business.
      • Trace Datawise Financial Limited signs an agreement with APT Computer Systems to integrate APT's FIX engine with Trace's MPF product suite; Macgregor announces the appointment of Gary Plotkin, as vice president, Professional Services; PFPC Inc. enters an exclusive-service agreement to market and provide the ADVISORport managed-account platform to managed-account sponsors nationwide.
      • * CMC announces its FIX Client API now supports .net and C#; Financial Fusion Inc. announces the support in TradeForce GlobalFIX for Euronext; Putnam Investments announces plans to introduce the Putnam Individual 401(k) plan in early November.
      • * Allegiance Capital selects the Macgregor Financial Trading Platform to automate its fixed-income trading; * Bessemer Trust licenses the LongView Trading System for firm-wide use; * Rosenblatt Securities uses TransactTools platform technology to provide direct, electronic connectivity to the NYSE.
      • I'd like to comment on your article as to whether progress is being made with Wall Street disaster recovery; As a consultant, it is our opinion and continued advice to custodians and prime brokers that they preserve the integrity of the margins by curtailing the amount "free" tech they dole out to their buy-side clients.
      • * Allegiance Capital selects the Macgregor Financial Trading Platform to automate its fixed-income trading.
        * ING Ferri selects and implements GlobalFIX in its project for electronic routing of orders using FIX.
        * Cameron Systems announces that Financial Fusion's European Sales and Technical Directors have joined Cameron Systems to spearhead further expansion into Europe.
      • As if developing a desktop to satisfy the complex needs of financial advisors wasn't challenging enough, there's the vast array of advisor-business models to support.
      • * SWIFT purchases its FIX Simulator for testing the SWIFTNet-FIX-pilot service.
        * HedgeWorld Markets USA, Inc. announce the availability of its HedgeWorld Markets hedge-fund marketplace.
        * netDecide Corporation announces the latest release of its software.
      • * Europe's $3.5 trillion mutual-fund industry will expand at a CAGR of about 14 percent per annum between years-end 2002 and 2006 according to research included in the inaugural issue of CA Global Update, slated for publication this month.
      • * FPL announces it is now in possession of the fixprotocol.com URL following a hand-over organized by the FIX engine vendor, Cameron Systems. * Investment Technology Group, Inc. announces the acquisition of Hoenig Group Inc. * CheckFree Investment Services unveils www.SMAForum.com.
      • * Macgregor signs an alliance agreement with Access Data Corp.
        * NYLIM Retirement Plan Services and Morningstar Associates, LLC, launch a new service called Portfolio Complete.
        * uMonitor, Inc launches a new service called uMAdvisor.

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