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Q&A: Corvil’s Donal Byrne Puts Latency Under The Lens

Latency management specialist Corvil has introduced its Trade Lens functionality, designed to map the technicalities of latency management onto trading business operations. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Corvil CEO Donal Byrne to get the details. Q: Can you describe what Trade Lens does, and why it’s of benefit to trading operations? A: The Trade Lens transforms the…

Q&A: NovaSparks’ Yves Charles on Doing It All on FPGAs!

FPGAs are growing up and spreading their wings.  Only a couple of years ago, their use for market data handling was considered cutting edge, whereas now it’s almost mainstream.  But what about using them for more complex functionality? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to NovaSparks CEO Yves Charles on pushing the complexity, and the challenges involved. Q: You…

Molten Markets Launches FX ECN; Leverages Technology from First Derivatives, Kx Systems

Startup Molten Markets has launched MoltenFX, a new ECN for the foreign exchange markets. The venture is led by Simon Wilson-Taylor, most recently head of FICC eCommerce at UBS, and leverages technology developed by First Derivatives, based on Kx Systems’ kdb+ database. Wilson-Taylor says it is “an ideal time” to launch a new FX ECN,…

EMS Functionality, Increased Footprint are Key Drivers in Mantara’s Acquisition of UNX

Customer requests for increased desktop functionality, as well as the opportunity to increase the footprint for its pre-trade risk and connectivity services, were key drivers for Mantara’s acquisition of UNX, says president and CEO Michael Chin. UNX’s installed base for its Catalyst EMS offers Mantara a “valuable desktop presence” says Chin, providing a ready platform…

A Flexible Approach to Market Infrastructure

he growing speed and complexity of today’s financial markets are placing all but the most technologically well-resourced participants at a strategic disadvantage. Buy- and sell-side firms, the execution venues they use, and the wide range of post-trade, market data and other service providers whose offerings they consume, are all struggling to keep up with the…

London Low-Latency Summit Just One Week Away

With just a week to go before the London Low-Latency Summit, I thought it was the right time to preview what the agenda will bring.  Space at the new venue – the America Square Conference Centre – is limited but there’s room for a few more delegates, so be sure to register today. Now, with…

Q&A: Alice Botis of Fidessa on Latam Trading – Opportunities and Challenges

Electronic trading in Latin America continues to be a hot subject, with action moving beyond Brazil to other countries. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Fidessa’s head of business development for the region, Alice Botis, to get an update, and a handle on low-latency initiatives in the marketplace. Q: Can you start by some scene setting – where…

Rainier Investment Management Selects Charles River as Data Source

Rainier Investment Management is delivering improved and more timely data to its portfolio managers and traders as a result of switching its data source from an incumbent supplier to the Charles River data service and upgrading its implementation of the Charles River investment management solution (IMS). The employee owned, Seattle-based investment bank went live with…

Can Emerging Markets Resist The Algo Trading Bug in 2012?

As algorithmic trading continues to evolve, it is my view that we will start to witness more firms using their systems to trade equities not only from the U.S. and Europe, but also from the Middle Eastern, Latin America and Asian markets. The latest announcement that Colt’s sister company KVH will be expanding its low-latency…

Collaborating To Make FIX Go Fastest

It used to be that when FIX protocol communication was needed, a trading firm would simply buy an off-the-shelf gateway/engine, install it and treat it as a black box, much like a network router. But with the advent of multi-asset class automated trading – including algo and HFT – firms are looking to optimise the…