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Secret Transatlantic Radio Links Create Game Changing Advantage for Traders

By: Jason England, Head of Capital Markets Networks and Hosting, TD Securities Imagine if you could get prices and data 10 milliseconds faster than your competitors. The arbitrage benefits of the lowest latency transatlantic link would be enormous. NYC to London in 22 milliseconds is possible via radio and is a full 50% faster than…

Metamako Adds MetaProtect Firewall to Portfolio of FPGA Network Appliances

Metamako has extended its portfolio of field programmable gate array (FPGA) enabled network solutions with MetaProtect Firewall, a network appliance designed to deliver ultra-fast firewall protection and solve problems including situations where a firewall is mandatory but ultra-low latency and high port density are also required. The firewall solution takes Metamako into the security space…

NovaSparks Offers FPGA Optimised Market Data Distribution for Microwave Networks

Field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data distribution company NovaSparks has developed patent pending bandwidth shaping and market data conflation mechanisms that allow its FPGA ticker plant, NovaTick, to automatically adapt its output data rate to meet microwave networks’ strict bandwidth requirements. Transmitting market data updates over microwave networks is notoriously challenging due to the…

WH Trading Uses QuantHouse for Low-Latency Global Market Access

WH Trading, a tech-savvy global proprietary trading firm, is using QuantHouse solutions QuantLINK and QuantFEED to support low-latency global market access. The Chicago based firm, which trades futures and options markets across US, Europe and Asia, is using QuantLINK, QuantHouse’s ultra-low latency 40G network, to enable market access and delivery of market data at low…

Why Banks Aren’t Looking in the Right Places to Tackle the Profitability Problem

By Jay Patani, Tech Evangelist at ITRS Revenues at the world’s top investment banks are at their lowest levels since the financial crisis in 2008. According to research firm Coalition, the top 12 investment banks’ revenue fell to $150 billion in 2017, a 4% decrease from the previous year. A sizeable part of the decreasing…

SIX Extends Trading Connectivity Portfolio with Microwave Network Across Europe

The SIX Swiss exchange is pioneering microwave trading connectivity across Europe through a Zurich-based joint venture called 12H AG (12H) and including shareholders of microwave solutions provider 12Horizons. The microwave network connects Zurich to London, Frankfurt and Milan, as well as Milan to Frankfurt, and allows trade data for all securities listed at SIX to…

Challenges and Opportunities of Cloud Solutions in the Trading Environment

Once a data security concern and now a popular processing option, cloud computing is becoming an integral element of trading infrastructure, but it does have limits when it comes to high-performance trading. The potential of cloud technology in the trading environment was discussed recently during an A-Team Group webinar moderated by Intelligent Trading Technology editor…

Schroders Deploys CommciseBUY Research Valuation Platform

Schroders is deploying the CommciseBUY research valuation platform to support research and interaction evaluation, broker voting and allocations. The asset manager’s investment professionals are using the Commcise solution with both a traditional web interface and a mobile app for on-the-move evaluation of research services. Angus Bogle, co-head, equities management at Schroders, says: “Schroders chose Commcise…

Metamako Makes First Acquisition as it Takes on xCelor’s Hardware Business

Metamako has acquired the network device business of Chicago based xCelor, bringing xCelor hardware customers into the Metamako fold and allowing xCelor to concentrate on developing high-performance network applications that will be provided on Metamako hardware. This is Metamako’s first acquisition and a strategic milestone for the provider of low-latency FPGA-enabled network solutions. Sydney based…

Colt Partners NPL to Deliver Time Service Suited to MiFID II

Colt Technology Services is offering financial firms using its colocation services a timestamping capability that more than meets the requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The company has partnered with the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to deliver precise timing capabilities to firms using its colocation services in Equinix data centres…