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Optimizing Infrastructure for Trading Performance

Automated trading in the financial markets continues to grow, as it is adopted beyond equities into other asset classes, and as its use expands globally. While some classes of automated trading – such as High Frequency Trading, Arbitrage and Market Making – continue to require a continued focus on reducing latency, from milliseconds to microseconds…

Q&A: Sidera Networks’ Maura Mahoney on Partnerships and New Data Centres

Barely a day goes by when there isn’t an announcement from one of several wide area connectivity players, which underpin the world of low-latency trading. Sidera Networks is one of those at the centre of the action, and IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with Maura Mahoney, vice president for marketing and business development at the company, to…

Options IT Taps Celoxica for Managed Futures HFT

Managed data and transactions service provider Options IT has tapped Celoxica to provide HFT trading services for futures trading in the U.S. and Europe. By leveraging Celoxica’s Container technology and providing requisite server hardware and connectivity, Options IT customers need just to provide the algorithm code, and can be operational within days. Celoxica’s recently-introduced Container…

CFN Adds CME Data, Elementised News to Alpha

CFN Services has augmented its recently-released Alpha Platform with the addition of market data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and elementised news from Selerity. Alpha is CFN’s managed service, providing ready access to market data, news and transactional services from a number of access points globally. CME data will be delivered in a roundtrip time…

Hardware Acceleration – A Roundup and Update with Nomura, Burstream and Fiberblaze

What’s been happening in the world of hardware acceleration of late? Despite a couple of killjoys on LinkedIn who reckon it’s still unproven technology, the answer is – quite a lot. It was good to get an update from the coalface a couple of weeks ago at our London Low-Latency Summit. There, I chatted to…

Ralf’s Role at Reuters

OK, that should be Thomson Reuters, but the historical name just fitted the headline better, and I’m a bit of a poet. I’m referring to Ralf Roth, who recently joined TR from Deutsche Bank, as we noted here. And we also said that we were intrigued by his ‘Elektron Transactions’ job title and would be…

Deutsche Bank’s Roth Named Elektron Head at Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters has filled a gap in the senior ranks of its Enterprise Solutions unit, with the appointment of Deutsche Bank’s Ralf Roth to the role of global head of Elektron Transactions and Strategy. Elektron is the company’s managed hosting and co-location offering, providing low-latency market data, risk management, analytics and transactional services. At Deutsche…

NovaSparks Cites Nanosecond Performance of FPGA Data Appliance

NovaSparks has released performance data for its FPGA-based data feed appliance based on the highly volatile market conditions in August, noting average latencies of 400 nanoseconds, and extreme cases of 900 nanoseconds. On test was NovaSparks’ Gen2 appliance, which is based entirely on FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology (i.e. unlike some competing products, no…

News – Machine Readable – is in the News

The low-latency delivery of machine readable news – to drive trading algorithms before the market moves – is a continuing story in itself. So here’s a quick roundup of recent headlines, including news from Selerity, Deutsche Borse, RavenPack and Thomson Reuters … * Selerity has installed an aggregation point of presence at Equinix’s Frankfurt data…

Fast-Paced Futures

Whether you are trading Eurodollars in Chicago, FTSE 100 futures in London or Nikkei contracts in Tokyo, there is little to distinguish the style of listed futures and options trading or the regulatory requirements involved. From the trader’s perspective, the hundreds of thousands of instruments and the multitude of exchanges on which they trade are…