In a further signal that regulators may seek to address what they see as information and process asymmetries within HFT firms’ trading strategies, the UK’s FCA last month published a research paper claiming that latency arbitrage results in a global “tax” on non-HFT investors in equity markets. The paper says HFT firms’ use of faster information access and more efficient processes to complete trades gives them a speed advantage over other players, and suggests that eliminating latency arbitrage would result in a 17% reduction in trading costs.
A-Team Insight Briefs
Migration of financial apps and data to the cloud is well underway as financial institutions take the opportunity to cut the cost of running systems on premise, scale as and when required, and spin up test environments quickly and inexpensively. Moving the trading technology stack to the cloud is a different and more difficult proposition....
ACTIV Financial has developed a software-only implementation of its ticker plant and content management platform. The ticker plant capitalises on advances in CPU technology and kernel-bypass networking to meet or exceed performance previously associated with hardware acceleration. Steve McNeany, CEO of ACTIV Financial, says: “Advances in CPU technology and the widespread adoption of kernel-bypass networking...
Now in its 4th year, the RegTech Summit in NYC explores how the North American financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
The potential of a reference data utility model has been discussed for many years, and while early implementations failed to gain traction, the model has now come of age as financial institutions look for new data management models that can solve the challenges of operational cost reduction, improved data quality and regulatory compliance. The multi-tenanted...