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August 1999 || Vol.4, No.8
DEPARTMENTS
PLAYERS
Talking Heads from Chicago…Nick Leeson’s Prison Tales…Former Trader Heads the CFTC…Briefly

SHORTS
Trading Telecom Bandwidth…Charting Global Risk…All FAS 133, All the Time…Netting Made Simple…RAROC: Still a Long Way To Go…Cat Bonds Heating Up

REGULATORY WATCH
Foreign Terminals

TECH NOTES

BOOK REVIEWS
Mark Rubinstein’s e-Textbook…The Future of the Futures Market

COLUMNS
Community Bank Balance Sheets…Ask Dr. Risk: Put-Call Basics

  FEATURES
The Electronic Threat
How will the Internet change derivatives trading? No one knows for sure, but everyone’s got an opinion.

The e-Players
Six new firms want to capture business now going to the OTC derivatives market. And more are coming just around the corner.

Building a New Systems Architecture
Existing client-server systems must now compete with Enterprise JavaBeans, application servers and web browsers.

The XML Wars
Four groups are busily competing to develop the ultimate lingua franca for all financial systems.

How I Traded Currencies on the Internet
Low commissions, adequate spreads and plenty of market data. What else does a trader need?

The 1999 Derivatives, Risk Management and Technology Roundtable
Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Compaq Computer Corp., and Infinity, a SunGard company.

The World According to Martin Mayer

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