I suspect you are right. Just for fun and games, here’s an alternative. Sungard consolidate their investment banking front office/trading applications into one group and move to integrate properly using their middleware (MINT??). Enter the European market in force and compete with Fidessa, the 400lb gorilla, Orc and Tbricks (the smart new kid on the block)….
Competition would be a good thing for the market and also help Fidessa to refocus on how to add value to their clients….
Comment by John Greenan — August 12, 2008 @ 7:58 am
im am told from the inside Sungard have a ‘vision’ for consolidating their technology and offering more seamless front-to-back solutions that their clients actually want but at the rate of acquisition I cant see this working, at least not to a meaning full level.
So will Sungard GMI kill GL’s UBIX – number 1 and 3 respectivley (so I am told) also ION buying Rolfe Nolan, this happening / happened?