BlackRock Preps Technology Platform for Revamped CDS Sector

March 2009
Securities Industry News;3/16/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports that New York-based asset management giant Blackrock is making changes to its technology platform and derivatives operations in anticipation of a newly transparent credit derivatives market. Blackrock director of portfolio management group Stephan Bassas states that they are tweaking the module that feed their Alladin investment system to accommodate new protocols for the standardized trading of credit default swaps (CDS). He added that the best way to ensure that the modifications are done optimally is to have a clean architecture.


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