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Infrastructure Monitoring: Mapping Technical Performance to Business Performance

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent, TradingTech Insight. High-performance infrastructure and connectivity technologies have become essential components of trading architectures in today’s electronically traded markets. And as trading systems become ever faster, increasingly interconnected, and process more and more data, there has never been a greater need for accurate and comprehensive monitoring of the infrastructure that…

Gedik Investment Selects Horizon as Algo Trading in MENA Region Grows

Gedik Investment, a leading brokerage house in Turkey, has chosen Horizon Software as its platform for algorithmic execution of equities on the Borsa Istanbul exchange. Gedik has implemented both the TWAP and POV trading strategies offered by Horizon, allowing the Gedik team to time trades efficiently and instantly benefit from significant changes in price. “The…

Editor’s Recognition Award for Best Trading Technology Practitioner

Vijay Bhandari, Technology Principal, Strategy and Innovation Network, Deutsche Bank. Following the announcement of A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight Awards – USA 2021, we talked to Vijay Bhandari about the award, his work at Deutsche Bank, and how he expects his role to evolve over the next year. A-Team: Vijay, what does this award mean to…

Glue42 and Deephaven Collaborate to Deliver Pre-Trade Risk Management at Top 10 Hedge Fund

Desktop integration specialist Glue42 has partnered with Deephaven Data Labs, a next-generation data platform, to build a unified portfolio management platform for a top 10 global hedge fund, delivering a pre-trade risk and regulatory compliance module as an initial use case. The hedge fund had four specific goals in mind, says Reena Raichura, Head of…

TickSmith Partners with BMLL to Help Firms Monetise Their Data, and Integrates with Snowflake’s Data Cloud

Montreal-based TickSmith has announced a collaboration with BMLL, the data and analytics company, that will enable data producers, including exchanges, trading venues and data vendors, to generate new revenue streams by creating and distributing analytics derived from their data. TickSmith’s Enterprise Data Web Store allows data-rich firms to create their own customisable data web store,…

VendEx Launches VSource Vendor Services Directory for the Market Data Industry

San Francisco-based market data management specialist VendEx Solutions has launched VSource, an interactive digital catalogue of market data vendors, products and services, containing details of more than 3,700 active vendors at launch. VSource uses a proprietary alphanumeric taxonomy, the VID (patent pending), to capture product and service information at a granular level, enabling firms to…

Hurricane Capital Advisors Selects SS&C Platform

Hurricane Capital Advisors, a New York based start-up offering a global alternative investment management platform, has deployed SS&C Technologies’ front-to-back office solution to provide fund administration, customised middle office solutions, FIX connectivity, hosting, and order and execution management systems. The firm expects to carry 10 portfolio managers on the platform by July 2021. “We wanted…

UOB Deploys Chronicle EFX for Electronic FX Pricing and Trading

Asian bank United Overseas Bank (UOB) has deployed Chronicle Software’s EFX solution in Singapore to power its FX pricing and trading engine. By deploying EFX and taking advantage of reduced latency via colocation connectivity, UOB aims to improve price discovery to provide customers in the ASEAN region and across its global network with access to…

Gresham Technologies Agrees to Acquire Electra Information Systems

London-based Gresham Technologies is acquiring New York-based post-trade automation specialist Electra Information Systems, in a cash deal valued at up to $38.6 million. The acquisition, which follows Gresham’s purchase of Inforalgo Information Technology last summer, will boost Gresham’s physical presence in the US, double its customer numbers to over 270, and strengthen its cloud and…

Outsourced Trading: Is the Buy Side Asking the Right Questions?

By Chris Jenkins, Managing Director at Tora. Outsourced trading is a hot topic in the industry today. By all accounts, there is a fast-growing trend amongst asset managers to outsource some or all of their front office trade execution activities to third parties. In fact, a recent study from Standard & Poor’s Greenwich Associates found…