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The Connected World of Connectivity

What is connectivity? How to define connectivity in the high-performance trading infrastructure segment depends on where you sit in what’s increasingly viewed as the financial ecosystem. At the FISD’s recent Low-Latency Roundtable event in London, I asked a group of esteemed supplier panellists how financial markets users should decide on which application type is the…

Go East Young Man

They say timing is everything, so perhaps it was fortuitous that I managed to catch up with David Stanton – Cable & Wireless Worldwide’s man in Singapore – just a few days before news of Singapore Exchange’s interest in the Australian Stock Exchange hit the wires. But as I’ve noted here in the past few…

A Random Walk Down Brick Lane

Having spent some time last year at Equinix’s LD4 data centre in Slough for a piece in our A-Team Insight Quarterly magazine (check out Issue 10, Q3 2009 here) – and getting an exclusive preview of the LD5 facility, then under construction, I jumped at the chance last week to tour Interxion’s Brick Lane site….

Hibernia Aims to Undercut Latency with Express New York to London Link

Hibernia Atlantic is planning a sub 60 millisecond latency cable link between New York and London, claiming that none of its competitors will be able to beat its speed in the timeframe before the cable carries low latency data for high frequency traders in mid-2012. Hibernia says the 60ms New York to London round trip…

Data Management for New Trading Opportunities

As high-frequency and quantitative trading techniques mature, trading firms are finding it harder to make money. Market practitioners are recognizing that speed of market access alone is no longer sufficient to stay ahead of the pack, as low-latency connectivity enters the mainstream. The emphasis is returning to the quality of the trading model. In order…

NYSE Technologies Names Connectivity Providers for Basildon Liquidity Centre

NYSE Technologies has named Colt, euNetworks and Verizon as connectivity providers for co-location customers accessing NYSE Euronext’s European liquidity centre in Basildon, Essex. The trio will supply connectivity to NYSE Euronext’s Secure Financial Transactions Infrastructure (SFTI) access centres, enabling co-location customers to then use the NYSE Technologies’ SFTI Optic service to ensure low latency access…

Recorded Webinar: Trading Beyond the Horizon

You can listen to the recording of this webinar by registering on this page. Click below to watch the recorded webinar, or download the white paper–for free! In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage…

SEC’s HFT Proposals Could Boost Tech Vendors’ Fortunes

High-frequency trading is high on the agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two recently proposed rule changes could lead to a boon for technology providers. However, industry insiders caution that the SEC must be careful not to leak any intellectual property data it may gather from its increased surveillance of high frequency…

Connecting to Today’s Fast Markets

At the same time, the growth of high frequency and event-driven trading techniques is spurring demand for direct feed services sourced from exchanges and other trading venues, including alternative trading systems and multilateral trading facilities. Handling these high-speed data feeds its presenting market data managers and their infrastructure teams with a challenge: how to manage…

Trading Beyond the Horizon: Fragmentation Drives Multi-Market Execution

In 2010, financial markets participants will continue to expand their trading activities as liquidity increasingly becomes fragmented, seeking alpha in new markets, best execution in dark pools, arbitrage opportunities across the order book and by implementing high frequency and complex, multi-leg, cross asset class strategies. The successful operations – whether they be the proprietary desks…