J.P. Morgan Launches Third-Party Clearing for SmartPool and Arca Europe Trading Platforms

LONDON - J.P. Morgan announced today that its GlobeClear(SM) business has been offering third party clearing and settlement services for trades executed on the SmartPool and NYSE Arca Europe trading platforms.

American Apparel Responds to Inquiry From UK Advertising Standards Authority


American Apparel (Amex: APP) has agreed that it will no longer use a UK advertisement after an Advertising Standards Authority request stemming from an offended viewer.

Contemporary Apparel Manufacturer Selects Vertica Analytic Database

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- Market-leading columnar, MPP analytic DBMS chosen to reduce cost of data warehousing terabytes of retail data in North America and Europe

350 Research Contributors Join TheMarkets.com’s Research Distribution Network


TheMarkets.com, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to the buy-side, today announced that over 350 brokers have agreed to deliver their content to the Company’s global network of research and estimates clients. TheMarkets.com is used by over 2400 investment management firms worldwide.

American Apparel Opens in Dublin, Ireland


American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, has opened their first store in Ireland.

Vertica Analytic Database 3.5 Broadens Reach with Added FlexStore Architecture, Incorporates MapReduce Integration


A new version of the Vertica Analytic Database features a next-generation database architecture that promises huge performance gains for a broader range of analytic applications that can now take full advantage of the columnar MPP database’s blazingly fast speeds.

J.P. Morgan Expands Payments Capabilities in Europe

LONDON - J.P. Morgan’s Treasury Services business, a full-service provider of cash management, trade finance and treasury solutions, today announced new payables and receivables capabilities in the Baltic and Nordic regions through both urgent payments and non-urgent local ACH channels.

Actis to Invest US$244 Million in Egypt’s Commercial International Bank to Become Largest Single Shareholder

CAIRO - Actis, an emerging markets private equity specialist, is pleased to announce today that it has executed an agreement to invest US$244 million to acquire shares in Commercial International Bank, the leading bank in Egypt. Actis is acquiring 50% of the stake held by the consortium led by Ripplewood Holdings. The transaction makes Actis the largest single investor in CIB.

Nevis Selects Vertica to Make Business Intelligence Fast, Easy and Affordable for European Retailers and Manufacturers

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Italian software developer, Nevis, has developed a new kind of data analytics tool, called NFactum that combines Vertica’s high-performance analytic database with its own parametric modeling software to analyze terabytes of multidimensional data in seconds. The software allows executives to gain better, more immediate insight into profitability and other key performance through NFactum’s easy-to-use dashboard.

Coventry Continues International Expansion, Opens Hong Kong Office


- Charles Wong Named Managing Director of New Office, Latest Senior Executive to Join Coventry Team

Japan’s Largest Trust Bank Selects Fortent Monitor Anti-Money Laundering Solution

TOKYO - Fortent, a provider of risk and compliance technology and information, today announced that Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (President: Kinya Okauchi), a major wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (President & CEO: Nobuo Kuroyanagi), has selected the Fortent Anti-Money Laundering software for the firm’s Japanese domestic operations.

Mumtalakat Makes Senior Appointments

DUBAI, UAE - Bahrain Investment Company Appoints COO, CIO and VP Corporate Development

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company ,the Bahrain-based investment company, today announces three significant senior management appointments to its management team.

Vertica and Sigma Systems Webinar Showcases IPDR Mediation and Data Warehousing Solution for Telecom Service Providers

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Vertica Systems, maker of high-performance analytic database management software, and Sigma Systems, a leading supplier of OSS solutions for the design, delivery, management, and mediation of advanced communications and entertainment services.

Knight Libertas UK Establishes European Credit Sales and Trading Team

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and LONDON - Knight Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NITE) today announced that Knight Libertas UK has established a European Credit Sales and Trading team based in London. Effective immediately, Neil Robertson, Andrew Linford, Tom Goodale, James Holdsworth, Simon Marriott, Spencer Harman, Daniel Cohen, Michael Levy, Nigel Perry, David Fenwick, Kayyor Rao, Justin Perry, Andrew Carrie and Geoff Capell have joined the institutional fixed income broker-dealer.

Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud Gets an Upgrade

SAN FRANCISCO - Vertica Analytic Database for the Cloud 3.0 adds new ease-of-use, Java development and Sun Cloud support

New Preliminary Data from Two Studies Show Clinical Activity of Neratinib in Combination with Trastuzumab and in Combination with Paclitaxel in Advanced HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer

COLLEGEVILLE, Pennsylvania - Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), today announced preliminary data from two ongoing studies, one evaluating neratinib (HKI-272) in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin(R), Roche) in HER-2 positive (ErbB-2 positive) breast cancer, and a separate study investigating neratinib safety and efficacy when given with paclitaxel (Taxol(R), Bristol-Myers Squibb) in patients with HER-2 dependent solid tumors. The data gathered from both trials are scheduled to be presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from May 29 to June 2, 2009. Neratinib is an investigational orally administered irreversible inhibitor of the HER-2 and EGFR kinases.

Integra Taps Vertica to Deliver World’s Fastest Log Data Warehouse

BILLERICA, Massachusetts - Businesses are drowning in a sea of audit log data from their IT systems, which must be tracked to mitigate the risks of security threats, legal exposure and regulatory compliance. Vertica is working with Italian IT security specialist, Integra, to offer these businesses the world’s fastest log warehouse for managing never-ending volumes of audit data.

250 Research Contributors Choose TheMarkets.com’s Research Distribution Platform

NEW YORK - TheMarkets.com, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to the buy-side, today announced that over 250 brokers worldwide have agreed to deliver their content to the Company’s global network of research and estimates clients. TheMarkets.com is used by over 2400 investment management firms worldwide.

Fortent Introduces All-in-One Financial Crimes and Compliance Solution

NEW YORK - Fortent Connect is First Complete System for Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud, Customer Due Diligence, and Reporting

Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund North America Now Independent as SteelRiver Infrastructure Fund Following Buyout From Babcock & Brown.


Reptiles in Revolt Against Damian McBride Reference

LONDON - Lizards Maligned by McBride Comparison

Lizards and reptiles (and their owners) throughout the UK are up in arms - after being compared to disgraced former government adviser Damian McBride by both Conservative and Labour MPs in yesterday’s Public Affairs Committee meeting at the House of Commons.

Vertica Analytic Database 3.0 Debuts at TDWI: Data Warehousing Workhorse for the Modern Data Center

CHICAGO - Major release of column-oriented, MPP DBMS features dozens of enhancements driven by fastest growing customer base in analytic data management

Investors See Market Bottom in Second Half of 2009

NEW YORK - In a survey of 160 institutional investors, 85% of those surveyed expect that the market will bottom out before the end of the first half of 2010, with the majority of those expecting the bottom in the second half of 2009. The survey, reaching investors in 20 countries, was conducted by TheMarkets.com, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to institutional investors worldwide.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hires Bryan Weadock as Head of Americas Fixed Income Sales

NEW YORK - Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that Bryan Weadock will join the company’s Global Markets group as head of Americas Fixed Income Sales in July 2009. Weadock was most recently head of Investor Client Management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York. He will report to Mike Meyer, global head of Sales for the Global Markets platform.

Photos: Can One Artist Inspire a City? Western Union Says Yes!

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - ‘Reverse-graffiti’ artist Moose creates illustrations in 68 sites throughout London

TheMarkets.com Reports Continued Growth in 2008

NEW YORK - Triples revenues over three-year period; Launches new products; Doubles
headcount in New York and London offices

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